Assistant Director of the Career Center - Internships
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
The Assistant Director of the Career Center – Internships (AD-I) serves as the lead of the internship program and works closely with the AD-Employer & Alumni Relations to develop off-campus recruiting/employer relationships that benefit Lawrence University students. The AD-I develops, implements, promotes, and evaluates the campus-wide internship program. This position also collaborates with the Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Social Change, as off-campus community partners served through the CCE may also yield experiential learning opportunities beyond service projects, volunteerism, and the federal community work study program. The successful candidate will stay current with national and local trends to ensure students have access to impactful and relevant strategies as it relates to internships. The AD-I educates students, faculty, staff, and site supervisors on the value of internships, including and not limited to skill development, career readiness, career planning, general and discipline-specific knowledge development, and relevance for personal and professional development. The AD-I fosters positive relationships through outreach with students, faculty, alumni, internship sites, and community organizations. They work collaboratively with Career Center staff to ensure credit and non-credit internship experiences contribute to students’ career development. The AD-I evaluates and approves both credit-bearing and non-credit internships for posting and is a resource to all other approvers of such postings. The AD-I will provide 1:1 internship advising to students who are pursuing and/or have secured internships. The AD-I will facilitate communication between students, their faculty supervisors, and their internship site supervisors.
Responsibilities of this position include collaborating with a diverse range of employers, the campus community of faculty, administrators, and student groups to coordinate/deliver relevant internship programming.
Note: The full position description will be made available to candidates invited for an interview.
Preferred: Two or more years of experience in one or more of the following:
A student-facing higher education role, such as in a career center, counseling center, or an academic advising center;
A talent acquisition/recruiting role for the corporate, nonprofit, and/or government sectors; and/or,
An internship coordinator role (education or elsewhere).
Master’s degree in college student personnel, counseling, human resources, social work, or related field preferred.
Knowledge of experiential education and career development preferred.
Well-developed interpersonal, leadership, group facilitation and strategic planning skills to be able to relate to a variety of people and groups both in and outside of higher education.
Ability to work independently while maintaining collaborative spirit with supervisor and colleagues.
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. Attention to details and deadlines; ability to manage multiple, competing priorities. Self-motivated, responsive and desire for continuous improvement, ability and willingness to take initiative. High level of flexibility and energy to meet changing student and staff needs. Ability to network students with alumni and friends of the university.
Ability to use and to collaborate on best uses of technology and social media for outreach purposes, including LinkedIn.
Capable of effectively representing Career Center on and off-campus.
Ability to network students with one another, alumni and/or friends of the university.
Ability and desire to stay current on resources available, employment trends and student engagement as it relates to internships.
Position requires the ability and willingness to do evening and occasional weekend hours as needed. Some overnight travel may be needed.
Commitment to the values and mission of a residential, liberal arts college.
Ability to meet requirements of University Authorized Driver Policy.
Must have successful completion of criminal record, driving record and reference checks.
Lawrence University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. The benefits package includes the following: health and dental insurance, term life insurance, optional term life insurance, long term disability insurance, flexible spending, retirement plan, dependent tuition remission or tuition exchange program, tuition waiver program, and long-term care insurance. Other benefits include: accrued vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, wellness/fitness facility, and employee assistance program (EAP).