Experiential Facilitators at Simon support instruction through managing and participating in experiential learning integrations. Alongside professors, instructors, and other facilitators, they will act out case studies, participate in grading, and coach teams. Important qualities include communication, analytical, and pedagogical skills. Experiential Facilitators are also able to engage with the content and participate in the classes they help instruct.
Facilitate experiential integrations in Simon coursework
Coordinate with Instructors, Sr. Facilitators, and other Facilitators to act as various personalities (e.g., clients, suppliers) within real-life case simulations
View prepared presentations from student teams and provide real-time Question & Answer sessions as case-related personality
Evaluate and grade student and team performance
Learn grading rubrics to evaluate student performance
Grade student team presentations and communications based on rubrics
Provide critical feedback to teams on strengths and weaknesses during interactions
Work with instructional team to develop and improve grading rubrics used for evaluation
Coaching and guidance for students
Engage with students, and provide feedback based on your personal experience (i.e. “break character” and provide coaching)
Identify broad team dynamics and work with instructional team to integrate themes into instruction and/or support teams as required
Onboarding, Training, and Coordinating Experiential Facilitators
Training and onboarding at beginning of each course
Attending/viewing class sessions as needed to learn relevant material
Master’s Degree, preferably MBA or MS in Analytics or related fields
3–5 years of Business experience
Advanced technical/office skills, including ability to work within Microsoft suite and on various communication and software platforms (e.g. Zoom, Blackboard)
A successful Experiential Facilitator will have the right blend of proficiencies in and interest/ability to grow and develop following characteristics:
Knowledge and experience of the context of business problems and challenges, including working with clients
Broad understanding of analytics and data and how they apply to various business contexts and challenges (not ability to do)
Ability to act as fictional characters within case studies and other experiential integrations
Experience, knowledge, and ability to coach teams through interpersonal team dynamics and client communication skills
Approximately 30–50 hours total will be distributed across 8 weeks of course time and will vary week-to-week based on the course schedule.
Live case meetings with teams—approximately 3–5 evenings. There are four total cases in the class.
Ad hoc meetings with instructional team to brief/debrief integrations
Grading—flexible grading timing of presentation videos, approximately 3–4 hours per case
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How To Apply
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