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Assistant Director of Career Development and Internships

Grinnell, IA - Posted on: Wednesday 07/13/16


Position Information

Date New Hire Needed 08/15/2016
Job Title Assistant Director of Career Development and Internships
Department Center for Careers, Life, and Service
Job Summary

Grinnell College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) is seeking a passionate, student-centered professional to join their growing team as the Assistant Director for Career Development and Internships. Reflective of the CLS’s integrated model of personal, professional, and civic development, this position serves an essential role in counseling, mentoring, and assisting students as they pursue career-related experience through internships. This individual will lead the internship program by working collaboratively with members of theCLS staff, college faculty and administration, alumni, and the various sites hosting Grinnell interns. The Assistant Director for Career Development and Internships will promote internships as an integral, valued element of the liberal arts learning experience as well as connect students with specific campus internship resources. In collaboration with and under the supervision of the Director of Career Counseling & Exploration, this professional will work strategically to elevate and enhance the College’s internship program through: 
• Assisting students with preparing, applying, and securing internship opportunities;
• Programming and campus outreach; 
• Coordinating the summer internship funding application and selection process as well as the credit-bearing internship process; 
• Promoting general awareness of the internship program and the value of internships; 
• Managing and growing Grinnellink internship opportunities, which connects students with internship opportunities through an alumni connection each summer in various industries; 
• Conducting data tracking, assessment, and evaluation initiatives; and 
• Utilizing effective technology resources to benefit the internship program and students.

In addition to the above responsibilities, this individual will:
• Provide general career counseling/advising to students on a broad range of career-related topics to include: career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and mock interviews, job searching, networking, and using social media in the job/internship search;
• Serve as an advocate for students, the internship program, and the CLS in general.


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in counseling, student personnel ad-ministration or related field or MBA and at least 3 years of experience in career counseling or advising within higher education or at an organization or business with an internship program. Preference given to those who can demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the selective liberal arts college ethos. Applicants should possess excellent advising and career counseling skills involving career and employment issues with ability to understand diverse students’ needs and concerns as well as understanding and knowledge of career development theory. Strong experience with aspects of the internship and job search preparation and application processes (including reviewing résumés and cover letters, conducting mock interviews, etc.) is also required for this position. This individual will need to demonstrate evidence of successfully developing and implementing projects and programs and the use of strong written and oral presentation and problem solving skills. A successful candidate should be successful in working both independently and as a member of a team and has the ability to establish productive collaborations students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Experience and proficiency with incorporating the use of technology to deliver career services is also desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin Friday, August 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal.

Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number S00346
Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

To Apply:

Please visit https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/1647