Coordinator for Professional Experience Development
Washington & Jefferson College
Location: Washington, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Working within the Center for Professional Pathways, the Coordinator is responsible for developing, growing and maintaining a clearinghouse of internship, practicum, and fellowship experiences for students. The Coordinator will also serve as the administrative coordinator for the Magellan Project. This staff member will work with faculty departments and alumni relations to identify these high impact experience opportunities and will assist a team of Student Success Consultants (SSCs), Pathway Advisors, and faculty in connecting students with these experiences. The Coordinator will develop and maintain an assessment process for students engaged in practicum/internship work, as well as serve as a point of contact for these off-campus supervisors. The Coordinator must be a strong communicator, work strategically using best practices toward the education of the whole student, and exhibit joy in working with students and colleagues.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as the primary contact for intern awards such as the Maxwell Internship Award; assist with the promotion, selection, and administration of the program. Liaise with members of the selection committee. Develop and maintain a dynamic database of internship, practicum, and student teaching opportunities.
Promote and schedule interest sessions for fellowships and merit-based awards in partnership with academic departments.
Promote and track student participation in pathway experiences such as internships, practicum, student teaching, and other fieldwork.
Serve as the point of contact for internship and practicum sites hosting W&J students.
Assist faculty, Pathway Advisors, and SSCs in connecting students with viable opportunities.
Serve as the administrative coordinator for the Magellan Project.
Collaborate with Alumni Relations, Professional Pathways staff, and faculty to cultivate options for students.
Serves on College-wide committees as appropriate.
1 to 3 years of professional experience.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
Passionate about working with College students and supporting developmental experiences.
Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, technical, and written communication skills with the ability to work closely with a diverse group of students and colleagues.
Proven experience in event planning, social media planning, and the development of presentations and publications is helpful.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
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Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.
Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.
Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.
Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.