Minerva, headquartered in San Francisco, California, offers a unique undergraduate experience for the brightest, most motivated students in the world. Minerva has been deliberately designed to teach the capabilities needed to solve complex challenges. Combining a reinvented curriculum, rigorous academic standards, cutting-edge technology, and an immersive global experience, Minerva provides an exceptional and accessible education to prepare future leaders and innovators across all disciplines. Minerva formed an alliance with Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to establish the Minerva Schools at KGI in 2013, a WASC-accredited, four-year, undergraduate institution.

The Role

In this role, you will take a student-centric approach to help students grow professionally and achieve their desired career outcomes, guiding them through the appropriate mix of 1-1 interactions and group workshops.

You’ll have the opportunity to shape a new approach to how universities prepare students for the Future of Work, while working with an intellectually diverse group of students that come to Minerva from around the world (more than 60 countries are represented in our undergraduate population).

You will be based in Berlin, where students spend the Fall semester of their third year at Minerva, but the role may involve travel to other cities in Minerva’s global rotation (e.g., Buenos Aires, Hyderabad, London and San Francisco) as well as some virtual work with students while they are based in other locations.

Part-time or short-term contract-based arrangements are also possible.


  • Help students navigate their careers through career reflection, self-assessment, goal setting, research, the job searches process, and the graduate school admissions process.
  • Provide career coaching to students through individual appointments
  • Design and implement a variety of career workshops and programs
  • Build and equip students with the skills to test career hypotheses and advance career goals by tapping members of Minerva’s network
  • Work across teams, particularly with our faculty, to develop a holistic perspective of the students you work with in order to provide them with the best possible guidance

In addition to working directly with students on these core responsibilities, this role will lead the team’s efforts on one of two key long-term initiatives:

  • Assessment: Identify, collect, and utilize indicators from all aspects of the student experience (academic, experiential, professional) to provide students a deeper understanding of their strengths and areas for development. This is an opportunity to take advantage of Minerva’s student-centric organization and connect the dots between Minerva’s reimagined academic curriculum, global experience and professional readiness, while leveraging the organization’s technical capabilities.
  • Curriculum Development: Minerva’s academic curriculum is delivered to students through the Active Learning Forum, an online technology platform built specifically to facilitate interaction via live video. To complement our live, in-city efforts, help lead our development of digital resources and programming that will enable students to grow no matter where they are in the world.

Required Qualifications

  • An understanding of and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience coaching or providing guidance through 1-1 interactions
  • Experience designing and delivering workshops and programs, in-person or online
  • Comfort interacting with a variety of stakeholders including colleagues, faculty, Minerva students, employers, graduate schools and partners
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Comfort using and learning new technology; tech-savvy and eager to adopt new tools to better serve student needs
  • Willingness to spend time in different cities, which may include Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Berlin and Hyderabad.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience advising on career issues and opportunities, or recruiting undergraduate students into highly desirable roles
  • Knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques
  • Knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, career, and employment information sources as well as the application process for graduate and professional school
  • Experience working with a globally diverse population
  • Comfort with data analysis
  • A specific area functional expertise gained through experience as:
    • An advisor for prestigious scholarship and fellowship processes (e.g., Rhodes, Fulbright, Carnegie, Marshall)
    • A technical recruiter
    • Å designer

To apply, please submit:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter