Position Overview: Under minimal supervision by the director, the program coordinator uses independent analysis and judgement to develop, coordinate, and manage an internship and co-op placement program for students in the Warriors at Work program. The position encompasses the following three distinct areas of responsibility: internship development and coordination, employer relations and student performance evaluation.
- Develops, organizes, and maintains the internship program specific to the Warriors at Work program. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of a viable internship program.
- Works in conjunction with OCCD Employer Relations Team to identifies internship employers and solicits their involvement in our internship program.
- Keeps OCCD, Academic Deans, Chairs and Faculty informed about new internship opportunities.
- Using Handshake and Blackboard, develops a system to alert students of urgent deadlines.
- Works with academic advisors, career advisors and Academic Support Center to get students adequately prepared for the internship and enrolled in OBR 1000 or for academic credit.
- Working in conjunction with OCCD Career Advisors, assist students with their applications for internship positions
- Ensures quality work experiences for students by assisting employers in the development of positions, which complement and enhance students’ academic and professional goals.
- Monitor quality of placements and conduct site visits. Ensures the learning experience for students is effective by working closely with faculty advisers.
- Conducts site visits to evaluate appropriateness and relevance of internships for students.
- Provides assistance to students by serving as a liaison for specific academic departments concerning credit issues and internship information, as well as tracking of Warriors at Work program requirements.
- Arranges meetings with faculty and academic department chairs to identify and promote relevant internships for specific majors.
- Works collaboratively with faculty and administration to create policy and procedures for ensuring the integrity of internships. Develops and revises internship policies and procedures.
- Utilize Handshake CRM to post, track and maintain student and employer internship placement data.
- Work in conjunction with ODAR to update alumni records in Millenium as it relates to internship placements
- Master’s degree in career counseling, higher education, or related field.
- Strong preference given to individuals with previous experience in cooperative education, career services, or other student service areas at the college/university level.
- Work experience in a sales or marketing environment is desired.
- Three or more years of progressively responsible office or higher education program administration experience. Must possess sufficient experience in a collegiate environment to understand the academic culture and must have the ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff, students, parents, and administrators.
- Understanding of career development and academic/career advising. Experience in presentation of workshops or public speaking.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be a self-starter and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to organize and work independently as a leader and as part of a team.
To Apply: Please apply online with cover letter and resume.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.