Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Director for Internship Programs position. The Assistant Director for Internship Programs is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-3. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our studentsidentify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The Assistant Director for Internship Programs is responsible for student outreach, advising and programming, and student support and communications during the summer to support successful internship experiences. Emphasis will be on supporting students enrolled in the Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program (Houston).
The Houston Program will support an innovative and equitable structure for students to explore and plan for meaningful careers through off-campus summer experiences. Houston internships will be available across a broad range of fields and areas of interest, including healthcare settings, arts administration, technology, science research, business, government, policy and education. In addition to a portfolio of summer opportunities, the program will offer students 360° support throughout the entire internship cycle including preparatory advising, professional skill development and assistance throughout their summer experience.
The Assistant Director will work effectively with diverse teams, demonstrate a commitment to continually improving how the center serves Amherst students, and participate in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Development - Oversee annual student preparation programming timeline, in accordance with Houston internship program goals, implement internship reflection activities and program evaluation tools, collaborate with the Loeb Center Communications Manager on marketing and communication materials, collaborate with the Internships Coordinator to promote internship opportunities in the Houston Program portfolio, serve as a resource to the employer relations team on identifying new employer partners and opportunities to include in the Houston Program, advise the Associate Director for Internship Programs on program strategic planning and provide recommendations for changes
Student Preparation and Career Education - Establish effective connections with diverse populations and groups of students, advise students on career exploration, internship search and personal/professional skills development in individual appointments and telephone/e-mail consultations, conduct practice interviews and review internship application materials, develop and implement career education programs designed to prepare students for successful summer internship experiences; create programs designed to help students reflect and integrate work-based learning into their academic experience, manage full cycle Houston program student experience (enrollment thru end of internship)
Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years relevant professional experience, or a Master's degree and at least one year of relevant professional experience.
Demonstrated interest and commitment to supporting a diverse student community. Active commitment to fostering inclusive communities through leadership and programming.
Related experience in a higher education setting
Knowledge of recruitment trends, and a clear understanding of the role of internships and career education initiatives
Excellent career advising skills with ability to understand diverse students' needs and concerns
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including strong public speaking ability
Demonstrated time management, project management and organizational skills
Significant experience in program design, implementation and administration
Collaborative, self-directed and detail-oriented
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Success working both independently and in cross-functional teams
Able to work evenings and weekends as needed for events and programs
Knowledge of college student development and career development theory preferred
Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
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About Amherst College
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.