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Cengage Group Externship Liaison (Remote) in Wichita, Kansas

We believe in the power and joy of learning At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education. Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see https://www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/. We are currently seeking an Externship Support Representative (ESR) to join the team! As an ESR you will be responsible for working with students under the capacity of career services specific to the externship program. Regular tasks will include working with students on all aspects of the externship application process, coaching candidates regarding professional readiness (resume building, cover letter creation, email, and phone etiquette, and/or interview prep) and supporting both the Post Completion Representative and the Externship Specialist in program development and maintenance. What you'll do here: + Assist students with externship application requirements including navigating and completing all documentation needed to be considered eligible for externship placement and make sure students comply with all established host policies, procedures, and safety expectations. + Must create and support a consistent relationship with students through the duration of the externship program via email and phone call to encourage and monitor towards program completion. + Maintain system for data collection as it relates to the externship program and student success rates, placement, and overall outcomes. + Serve as a liaison to advocate for students as an externship site broke by negotiating affiliate agreements for externship opportunities on behalf of students. + Provide students with documents required for externship tracking and program conclusion. + Assist with additional duties as assigned by the Externships Specialist + Maintain up-to-date information on externship sites, including organizing data in an easy to facilitate manner. Skills you will need here: + Associates Degree with 2+ years of client/student services experience in employment support programs or student services programs + Successful experience working remotely with clients/students (by phone, email, or zoom) + Creative problem-solving skills + Experience working with data collection, organization, and interpretation as applicable to workforce program improvement + Experience working with sensitive information and has training in FERPA (preferred). + Experience working with students transitioning from student to employee within career development programs such as externships, internships, apprenticeships, ready-to-hire programs, etc. + Experience negotiating or working with placement site managers for contract development and positive partner relationship development + Experience supporting students while on site fulfilling clinical or work experience hours and completing entry level job tasks + Ability to communicate ideas and expectations clearly and concisely through verbal or written communications + Ability to seek out information from third party affiliates on behalf of students as a support services authority + Experience working with computer operating systems such as Microsoft forms, Excel spread sheets, Salesforce, Admin Tools, Tableau, and Box + Work comfortably with people with a diverse set of backgrounds + Results oriented and competitive drive required + Proven understanding of technical and procedural aspects and functions + Exhibit persistence and positive attitudes in establishing and encouraging a learning environment + Outstanding time management and organizational skills Ed2go, part of Cengage Group, has empowered millions of learners looking to improve their skills, get employed, and build a career. With over 2,000 academic partners, a growing roster of corporate customers, and an expanding direct-to-consumer channel, we are looking to significantly accelerate our business to address the global skills gap. Ed2go provides a catalog of more than 1,000 online courses across a wide variety of topics and industries to Continuing Education Departments within US Colleges and Universities. These non-credit offerings enable academic partners to upskill their community, enabling people to return to employment, make career transitions, and increase their earning power! Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links. Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917. If you are a Colorado state or New York City resident, please email jobpostinginquiries@cengage.com to receive compensation information for this role. Please be sure to include this posting’s job ID in the subject line of the email to help ensure a timely response. About Cengage Group Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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