Director of the Center for Internships and Career Placement
Location: Weston, Massachusetts
Preferred Education: Master’s
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 81979
Summary Reporting to Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Center for Internships and Career Services develops, coordinates and facilitates services, resources, advice and educational opportunities for Regis College students and alumni in the areas of internships and other facets of experiential learning and career development.
Counsel students and alumni individually regarding issues of major, internships, career development, job search, research and exploration, and transition planning.
Responsible for internship and recruitment efforts including developing and maintaining internship site and employer relationships.
Provide educational and informational programs in areas of career development and experiential learning.
Collaborate with student and leadership groups, partner with campus departments and alumni resources, engage community members as appropriate, and develop programs in response to student/faculty requests and identification of need.
Create, develop, and maintain relationships and partnerships with community organizations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and corporations by conducting regular site visits and communicating regularly by utilizing available technologies to foster and develop these partnership relationships.
Partner with the Office of Institutional Advancement to develop and implement an alumni outreach program that engages alumni in the experiential learning of current students (e.g., internships, service learning, e-mentoring). Integrate career networking experiences of students and alumni.
Support student development and academic achievement initiatives through program and service collaboration with campus colleagues.
Collaborate with school Deans, Program Directors, and Faculty Advisors to integrate internship and experiential learning opportunities within majors and programs.
Develop experiential learning resources for faculty and staff for curriculum integration and co-curricular participation.
Manage and maintain online database of jobs/internships.
Assist with student project initiatives.
Offer information/training sessions.
Initiate community-based partnerships.
Serve as a knowledge resource for experiential/service learning.
Provide print and online resources.
Establish information distribution opportunities.
Participate in campus discussions and serve on appropriate committees related to experiential learning and career development.
Attend professional development programs on and off campus; remain current and engaged in the fields of experiential learning and career development.
Oversee the daily operation of the Center by implementing best practices in accordance with professional standards.
Serve on various University committees and respond to requests from other departments or faculty for speaking assignments, panels and/or data for publication.
Maintain current knowledge of academic trends and practices through peer association, attendance at seminars, study, review of literature, and proposed regulations.
Perform other related duties as required.
Duties require knowledge of internships/experiential learning, counseling, recruitment, and academic career services equivalent to completion of a master's degree and five to seven years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to uphold the University's commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
Knowledge of marketing and networking to support the high priority of raising the awareness of Regis students and alumni to employers.
Ability to understand the needs of a wide variety of majors and academic programs, inclusive of liberal arts (e.g., STEM, humanities) and allied health sciences.
Demonstrated ability to actively pursue, maintain, and increase relationships with potential employers and internship sites.
Leadership, program development, strategic planning, management, and supervisory skills.
Strong organizational and coordinating skills.
Ability to market programs and ideas, to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to establish positive public relations, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
Public speaking skills.
Working conditions/Physical Demands
Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veterans status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.