Associate Director of Internships
The College is seeking an entrepreneurial Associate Director of Internships. This position will expand the capacity of the College to provide comprehensive career services and focus on the development of internship and career opportunities for students. This position is an opportunity to help further develop the College’s academic internship program, which is part of our strategic vision and plan.
Reporting to the Director of Internships, the Associate Director of Internships has primary responsibility for creating internship and career partnerships with for-profit, not-for-profit, and government organizations in the area that will provide high-quality learning and career experiences for students. The Associate Director of Internships also provides one-on-one and group career advising, coaching in order to prepare students for internships and post-graduation jobs, and leadership of career services including the annual Career Fair.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops strategic objectives for employer relations and internships that will yield maximum career and experiential learning opportunities for students.
- Evaluates and approves internships before students are placed at new internship sites.
- Connects with alumni, employers, professional organizations, and others who will provide opportunities to explore internship and career possibilities.
- Assists students with identifying appropriate internship and full-time career opportunities based on their goals, interests, and competencies.
- Provides services through scheduled appointments and drop-ins with individuals, group programs, outreach opportunities, special events, information technology, and/or any other available resources.
- Collaborates with the Director of Internships to evaluate and maintain online internship and career opportunity databases.
- Utilizes social media to effectively reach students, internship sites, and employers.
- Advocates for the advancement of internships and career services within the college.
- Plans and executes events such as the annual Career Fair, Major Exploration Fair, and Graduate School Panel.
- Nurtures an environment where commonalities and differences among people are recognized.
- Addresses the characteristics and needs of a diverse population when establishing and implementing policies and procedures.
- Ensures that privacy and confidentiality are maintained with respect to all communications and records (to the extent such records are protected under the law and appropriate ethical practice).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in education, business, career or vocational counseling, psychology, human resources, student services, or related fields; or equivalent experience
- Experience interfacing with employers and potential partners
- Familiarity with corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies, and an ability to develop partnerships with those organizations
- Working knowledge of experiential learning theories and best practices
- Track record of integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality
- Exceptional communication and organization skills
- Technology skills, including social media fluency with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
- Experience with career services platforms (e.g., Symplicity, Handshake) and Customer Service Management (CSM) platforms (e.g., Salesforce)
- Experience as a recruiter
- Familiarity with National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
- Teaching or training experience
About the college
The college is a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as scholars, entrepreneurs, managers, and community leaders. We attract students from all over the world–young adults who are committed to learning, play intercollegiate sports, start and lead organizations, and volunteer in the community. The campus is located near an area that is renowned as an innovation incubator with many opportunities for experience-based learning.
In support of experiential learning, all business majors are required to complete a 6-unit internship prior to graduation. Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship. The Internship Program is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings.