The Internship Coordinator develops the processes and performs the necessary tasks to provide students with outstanding career services through its WC Internship program. The program enhances the students’ academic experience while allowing them to identify a path aligned with their professional aspirations and to develop skills essential to conducting a successful job search. The person in this position engages employers, alumni, faculty, academic departments, and campus collaborators with the purpose of identifying and promoting internships and other forms of experiential learning. This position also serves as an internship coach for those students with registered internships each semester.
The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.
Cultivates, maintains, and strengthens relationships and communication with and between employers, students, alumni, and faculty. Coordinates activities and events that facilitate these relationships and create networking opportunities available to students.
Ensures a high quality of and increased participation in the Internship Program by providing students, employers, supervisors, and faculty sponsors with the resources and assistance they need.
Manages the Internship Program by:
Implementing, maintaining, and updating all materials, policies, and procedures of the program.
Managing the Internship Master Course and communication with faculty sponsors.
Developing, coordinating, and monitoring internship sites and maintaining communication with site supervisors.
Supporting and guiding students who have a registered internship each semester.
Develops promotional material for internships and job openings and distributes it to relevant constituencies including major department staff.
Collects, analyzes and uses data to assess the program and make changes based on identified trends and needs.
(Co-)Prepares administrative reports and conducts research in relevant areas, such as career outcomes and alumni, in order to support Westminster’s ongoing assessment of its services and marketing efforts.
As a member of the Student Success Center team participates in the development and implementation of strategies that result in increased student persistence and satisfaction.
Represents Greg Richard Office of Advising & Career Services at admission/recruiting events, student orientation programs, and community networking events.
Maintains an active role in professional associations to remain current with employer/college trends and establish/maintain relationships with recruiters.
Co-manages and develops budget and tracks annual expenses for career services.
Co-manages departmental administrative files and pertinent content-related information.
Trains and manages student workers and interns
Supervise and assign projects to student assistants and interns.
Oversee and guide the general progress of students’ successful completion of their internships.
Troubleshoot and initiate communication to resolve issues that may arise between faculty sponsor, student and internship site supervisor.
Education - A Master’s degree in Psychology, Education, Student Services, Business Communication, Public Relations, Human Resources or related field is preferred. Bachelor’s degree is required.
Experience - Three or more years of progressively responsible office or Higher Education program administration experience, especially in career services.
Excellent customer service and ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff, students, parents, and administrators.
Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity.
High ability to build student-centered relationships and to network effectively.
Knowledge of current employments trends and career development skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation of workshops and public speaking.
Understanding of the principles of student development and sufficient experience in a collegiate environment to understand the culture of a typical liberal arts college.
Demonstrated referral and liaison skills.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
An established network of local and statewide community contacts is helpful, as is experience advocating on behalf of the college and our students.
The ability to adapt to new technology and willingness to receive training.
Excellent organizational, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills with proven ability to work independently.
Strong computer skills; ability in Office 365, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook. Proficiency in Excel strongly preferred.