POOL: Jayhawk Consultant

Position Overview

The mission of the University of Kansas School of Business is to advance and impart business knowledge and prepare students to be leaders who positively contribute to business and society.

Jayhawk Consulting (a program of the KU School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship) is building a team of students who will provide advisory and consulting services to various clients from the community. These projects, while varying in scope and size, represent very real challenges organizations are facing and thus are seeking Jayhawk Consulting services for.

The team will be made up of qualified students who express curiosity, creativity, general business knowledge, and responsiveness. They will work up to eighteen hours a week during the semester and will gain valuable advisory, consulting, and professional experience by executing marketing, strategy, and other projects. Employees of Jayhawk Consulting can expect their networks to expand given the nature of the relationships they will be expected to build with their clients.

Before applying, please consider that Jayhawk Consulting, because of its very nature, is predominantly an external facing unit. The expectations of team members, therefore, are to represent the KU School of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship well. Being respectful of client’s needs and desires, communicating in a timely manner, and practicing honesty and trustworthiness when presented with sensitive client information is imperative.

Job Description

  • Meet with existing clients and identify potential clients.
  • Complete assessments to identify and understand client's needs.
  • Work collaboratively with a team to design project timelines and produce deliverables.
  • Communicate in a timely and effective manner with clients and various stakeholders.
  • May be responsible for presentations, satisfaction surveys or program reports.
  • Must be available for weekly team meetings.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be a KU student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  2. Proficient in Microsoft Suites. Especially, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
During the semester of the appointment, the KU student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less that 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Evidence of strong communication, empathy and ability to relate to others.
  2. Demonstrated ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.

Additional Candidate Instructions

  • Complete online application.
  • Upload a cover letter and resume.
  • Due to the nature of this position, incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • This is a pool position, therefore, hiring and start dates will be ongoing.
See Career Service for help with these items, if needed.

Contact Information to Applicants

Advertised Salary Range

Undergraduate: Minimum $10/hr; Graduate: Minimum $12/hr

Work Schedule

Flexible, up to 18 hrs/week. M-F 8am - 5pm.

Anticipated Start Date

Wednesday May 15, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27226BR
  • Department:  Business
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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