Position Information

The candidate will be required to provide support, coordination, and issue research and advising on projects within the Learning and Work portfolio. The overall portfolio strategy revolves around three key priorities with an intentional emphasis on helping to advance racial equity through the attainment of quality credentials that lead to economic mobility.

Participation: Identifying and scaling practices in enrolling and re-enrolling.
Student Success: Strengthening and bridging short-term credential to associate degree pathways, with bundled supports and culturally sustaining practices.
Employment Aligned Credentials: Expanding community college capacity to deliver high quality sub baccalaureate credentials that lead to well-paying jobs and further pathways.

Knowledge of one or more of these areas and their context is required, and substantive knowledge is ideal. While the candidate will be supporting projects across these three priority areas at all community colleges, it is most likely that the candidate will be supporting projects that involve the design and implementation of these priorities at two-year, minority-serving institutions.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Tracking developments and trends at community colleges within the context of an equitable economic recovery for adults of color.
  • Short projects that leverage research and knowledge from the field to inform portfolio strategies and implementation of grants, especially two-year minority-serving institutions.
  • Developing and maintaining a database of institutions, programs, and related efforts that are aligned to the priorities of the Learning and Work portfolio.
  • Coordinate with the Learning and Work team to identify meaningful ways to support two-year minority-serving institutions and the organizations that support them.
  • Identify opportunities to elevate strong ideas from the field through writing, presenting, and assisting with convenings.
  • Assist in the management of grants and contracts, including tracking and reviewing grant reports.
  • Engaging with colleagues across the foundation through internal meetings and contribute to strategizing conversations.
  • Working alongside strategy officers and directors to manage project coordinating tasks.
  • Other projects or tasks that the candidate and supervisor agree are related to the portfolio.

To apply for this position, visit: https://www.luminafoundation.org/about/careers/learning-and-work-intern-august-2021-may-2022-virtual/
Position: Intern
Organization: Lumina Foundation
Location: Indianapolis,  IN 
United States
Salary: $16-$19 per hour for a student enrolled in an undergraduate program $18-$22 per hour for students enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate.
Posting Start Date: 3/30/2021
Date Posted: 3/30/2021
Enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent graduate; we will also consider an equivalent combination of work and learning experience.

  • Stable access to high-speed internet
  • Knowledge of community colleges, higher education systems, and their multilayered contexts
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, contextualize, and communicate research and trends as it relates to the goals of the Learning and Work portfolio
  • Commitment to advancing racial equity
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
Status: This listing expires on: 5/29/2021
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Organization Information
Lumina Foundation

Indianapolis,  IN 46260
United States
(317) 951-5336
Amber Garrison Duncan

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