Department: Career Center
Reports To: Director of Career Center
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Code: E-1
Supports the Career Center by independently implementing best practices in internship development, professional skill development, and career equity and access. Supervises complex and varied administrative tasks to provide exemplary career services and best practices in career preparation to the campus community. Must be an innovative thinker who is personable and dedicated to support student success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participates in implementing a comprehensive career development program that reflects and supports the Maryville College curriculum, with specialization in internship development and coordination and career support for diverse populations
- Teach multiple internship classes that include providing professional development for career preparation and goal setting, internship supervision and reflection
- Facilitates student learning by assisting in securing internships that provide opportunities for career exploration, work experience, professional mentoring, and skill development
- Provides career coaching to counsel and advise students in career planning and career-related decisions and meets regularly with students to critique resumes, cover letters and internship and job applications
- Assists students in seeking part-time and work-study jobs, externships, and internship opportunities
- Initiates and maintains contacts with employers to develop internships and create equitable access to career opportunities for students and alumni
- Identifies, develops, and monitors current internship sites
- Participates in ongoing collection of information from student and employer constituents to evaluate effectiveness of internships and provide ongoing research for best practices in experiential learning (including a specific lens to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access)
- Generates and manages opportunities to provide career programs for diverse populations
- Arranges meetings with faculty and academic departments to coordinate internships and facilitate internship skills classes
- Assists in organizing equitable and accessible employer and graduate school programming
- Conducts an on-campus interviewing program for internships
- Collaborates with College faculty to integrate career readiness competencies in curricula through the internship program
- Communicates, tracks, and manages internships on campus through the career center database
- Assists in developing and maintaining up-to-date Career Center publications, and promoting internship opportunities on social media and website
- Assists in conducting careerrelated presentations to groups of students and the community about experiential learning opportunities and diversity, equity, inclusion, and access best practices
- Demonstrates cooperation and effective interpersonal communications, is collaborative and promotes the reputation of the College and Career Center
- Acts as Career Center representative for internship tracking in Handshake
- Performs other duties as assigned and can work productively with others.
- Takes the initiative and can learn quickly.
- Regular attendance is required.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Requires a masters degree in business, psychology, human resources, vocational rehabilitation, or other related majors. Must understand and appreciate the liberal arts and possess the ability to motivate and assist students in meeting career related deadlines and expectations. Must understand and remain informed on best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to career preparation, professional development, and access to opportunity; will make recommendations to improve current DEI career programming. Must be able to articulate the benefits of career preparation, internships, and use of best practices for internship development and supervision. Must demonstrate exceptional organizational, planning, problem solving, supervisory, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of faculty, staff, students, and other College constituents. Public speaking is required.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to create and maintain data related to internships and career programming.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Expertise in Microsoft office applications, as well as ability to learn how to use web-based software programs and database applications.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Energetic enthusiasm and the ability to work collegially and effectively in both independent and collaborative manners with limited supervision. Outstanding interpersonal, communicative, and organizational skills. Demonstrated desire and effectiveness in working with young people and others.
Must possess a valid Tennessee Drivers License.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk and hear; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Required: To be considered apply directly to Maryville College
Maryville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.