STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator

The College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.  The College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.

STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator
The Academic Affairs Office seeks a STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator. Reporting to the Title V Project Director, the STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive program of advising and academic support services, including establishing internships and research opportunities for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM and health-related disciplines. In cooperation with faculty advisors, the Center for Academic Advising and Success, and the Center for Career and Professional Development, the STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator will contribute to improving the retention and success of STEM and pre-health undergraduates. The successful candidate will have experience developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and research and internship partners, and knowledge of student retention practices. The STEM Internship and Advising Coordinator is a five-year contractual position, contingent upon the annual renewal of Title V federal funding and satisfactory performance.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time, 11 months (off June 15-July 15)
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports to: Title V Project Director


1. Develop and/or coordinate new STEM and pre-health internship opportunities for undergraduate students with a wide range of corporate, government, and non-profit organizations, alumni, students, parents, and faculty
2. In coordination with STEM and pre-health faculty advisors, provide individualized and group advising to students interested/majoring in STEM and pre-health areas on academic policies, exploring majors, creating educational plans, career clarification, internships, research fellowships, and the graduate and professional school application process 
3. Collaborate with faculty to promote cooperative relationships and to seek experiential learning opportunities that align with the academic goals of STEM and pre-health majors 
4. Prepare undergraduates to pursue research experiences and fellowships, job shadowing and internships, and graduate school admissions including the identification of appropriate opportunities, resume and personal statement preparation, and effective interview skills
5. Maintain relationships with professional STEM and pre-health organizations that provide networking and marketing opportunities with potential employers
6. Collect data on student appointments, employer contacts, and presentations for analysis, evaluation, and program improvement; track and maintain accurate records on the number of students engaging in internships
7. Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal contacts such as Alumni Relations, Disabilities Services, CAAS, Athletics Dept., etc. while promoting research, job shadowing, and internship opportunities for STEM and pre-health students
8. Serve as a campus expert and resource to students, faculty, and staff on STEM and health professions programs; Facilitate development of knowledge among other offices and academic departments regarding pre-health topics; Act as the College's STEM and pre-health professions representative at admissions, orientations, and fellowship events
9. Other duties as assigned

Non-essential Functions of the Job: 
1. None identified at this time

Position Specifications and Requirements:

  1. Demonstrated experience in establishing new partnerships with external organizations
  2. Insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students with particular emphasis on STEM pathways and trajectories
  3. Facility with relationship building, the development of others, and the ability to function competently and collaboratively within a team environment
  4. Effective organizational and written and verbal communication skills
  5. Superior interpersonal skills and proven ability to work well with diverse students, faculty, and organization/company site staff alike
  6. Understanding of and commitment to the application of employer relations, college recruiting, and the professional development of today's college students in a liberal arts environment preferred
  7. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as the job may require

Knowledge and Education: Master's degree in a STEM, Student Affairs, Counseling, or 
Education-related discipline required with a minimum of 3 years of relevant advising experience 
preferred. Combined professional experience/education may substitute for minimum education.


Application Deadline: Until Filled

Whittier, CA 90608
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