ABOUT WARREN WILSON COLLEGE

Warren Wilson College is a vibrant, nationally recognized, independent liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 600 undergraduates located on a 1,135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. The education program incorporates experiential learning, challenging work experiences, and deliberate community engagement, with a commitment to sustainable practices.

POSITION SUMMARY

Promote the internship program as an integral, valued element of the Warren Wilson College educational experience. Maintain and enhance an infrastructure that supports the student internship as a meaningful growth experience through coordinating a systematic approach that fosters informed, effective involvement of all parties (i.e., students, faculty, campus educators and employers). Develop and coordinate additional experiential opportunities that prepare students for internships and enhance their career development. Provide oversight of career development technology and supervision of student staff.

Priority will be given to candidates who apply by April 3, 2019.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Internship Program Development and Coordination

  • Seek out internship opportunities with organizations including the cultivation of alumni relationships.
  • Assess the contribution the internship experience makes to achievement of learning outcomes, identifying and implementing means of improving that contribution.
  • Facilitate the Internship Advisory Committee.
  • Ensure internship sites are in compliance with FSLA requirements.
  • Regularly update internship program information for students, campus educators and Site Supervisors.
  • Serve as a liaison, working collaboratively and communicating effectively with the Applied Learning Division and college majors/programs with existing or potential internship programs.
  • Work closely with faculty and crew supervisors to support the internship needs of their students.
  • Maintain records and disseminate information on where students have done internships.
  • Coordinate the process for awarding internship stipends. Assist students in finding funding to support unpaid internships.
  • Facilitate the evaluation of students by site supervisors.

Programming

  • Develop and implement a shadowing program and serve as the liaison with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce mentoring program.
  • Organize, market and lead periodic Career Treks.
  • Coordinate the annual Summer Job and Internship Fair and assist with the coordination of other career-related events.

Teaching and Coaching

  • Teach sections of the Academic Internship Reflection course and an Advanced Internship Reflection course as needed each semester.
  • Assist students in locating and obtaining appropriate internships and maintain regular contact with them during the internship.
  • Assist international in obtaining CPT/OPT opportunities and stay abreast of appropriate requirements.
  • Coach students to help them connect career development goals to internships.
  • Design, develop, schedule and conduct presentations on internships, presenting to classes, student organizations, and other college departments.

Staff Supervision and Media Coordination

  • Train and supervise student staff, ensuring an exceptional professional experience for the peer career coaches and the delivery of quality peer-to-peer services.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining the content of the Career Development Center’s resources, website, infographics and virtual guides as needed.
  • Find new and innovative ways of delivering career services through social media, virtual workshops and one-on-one counseling interactions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A master’s degree in counseling, college student personnel, or other related discipline is required.
  • At least three years of experience developing and delivering career-related programming and counseling based in a knowledge of student development and career development theory.
  • Proven ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals, i.e. faculty, supervisors, and employers.
  • Ability to understand and articulate the value of a liberal arts education and how internships are integral to a student’s college experience.
  • Education experience with a college-age population; college teaching experience is preferred.
  • Effective application of initiative, imagination, innovation, and creativity with planning, marketing, programming or other aspects of service delivery.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and experience with providing quality career-related programs and services to diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the legal landscape of internships including liability issues.
  • Ability to work in a close-knit community that values consensus and teamwork and can demonstrate high motivation and ability to achieve results independently.
  • Excellent computer skills including database and spreadsheet creation and management, web authoring/editing applications, social media and career management programs.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage people and projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including editing skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the mission of Warren Wilson College.

Department

Career Development Center

Supervisor

Wendy Seligmann

FLSA Status

Exempt

Supervisor’s Title

Associate Dean of Career Development

Classification

Full-Time

Status

Regular

Positions Supervised

Peer Career Coaches

Schedule/Hours

12 month, M-F 40+ hours/week some weekend and evening hours will be required

Last Updated

05/2018