Creative Pathways Coach and Community Engagement Specialist

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

JOB SUMMARY: Paid Internship that is student-centered, mission driven, equity / entrepreneurship and trauma-informed

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and organize student teams and alumni mentors to support the program, communication and coordination for:
    • Gustie Entrepreneurial Leaders Network
    • Startup Labs (1/mo)
    • Pitch Nights (1/mo)
    • Gustie Cup (April 22, 2022)
  • Career development for budding entrepreneurs
    • Weekly office hours in Center for Inclusive Excellence 
    • Weekly office hours in Career Development Services
  • Co-lead and participate in Entrepreneurship courses as schedule and availability allows 
  • Attend meeting as needed and available with the Director of the Entrepreneurial Innovation Center
  • Work to set up, and organize systems and processes to support the ongoing development of the Entrepreneurial Innovation Center


Apply for this position if you:

  • Are a current graduate student
  • Have strong relational, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Enjoy providing life coaching, intake and entrepreneurial self-efficacy assessment, working 1:1 with students and groups of students to attain their full potential as persons, to develop in them a capacity and passion for lifelong learning
  • Have strong leadership skills, are self-managing and self-directed 
  • Bring deep experience in community engagement and community referral
  • Have cultural awareness and a deep commitment to equity and justice
  • Bring critical thinking and a trauma-informed lens to your work
  • Have experience in youth advocacy
  • Have a entrepreneurial and innovative spirit 
  • Are able to work in a complex, fast-paced, relationship focused environment that works to strengthen collaborative entrepreneurial services between Entrepreneurial Innovation Center, Career Development, and Center for Inclusive Excellence
  • Are able to work with multiple stakeholders across campus to support the evolution of entrepreneurship and innovation at Gustavus Adolphus College

Internship Hours and Pay: 225 hours total

  • 10 - 15 hrs/week, 17 weeks 
  • Providing 50 hours of 1:1 and group support to students
  • 1 hour of supervision/week
  • $16/hr

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application and submit the following: 

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three (3) references

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Katie Boone | | 507-933-6723

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022

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