Director SOC Internship Program Webster University
Position Number: S0821
Job Description Summary: The Director operates the School of Communications' Internship Program. Duties include maintaining relationships with a large number of companies, organizations, and internship providers; facilitating students' placement in appropriate internships; providing students with career advising, career preparation mentoring, educational events, and other activities; teaching the internship course; collaborating with faculty members on learning outcomes and assessment; and collaborating with the dean on corporate partnerships, community engagement, and alumni relations.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelors Degree Experience in career advising, personnel development, talent recruiting, or similar fields. Functional/Technical Skills* Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and experience with relevant types of record keeping, data management, and using data and records for report writing and decision making. Ability to exercise important human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within the University community and with external constituencies, including colleagues in the School and across the university, students, alumni, internship providers, prospective employers, and the public. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, work under deadline, adapt to contingencies, and maintain a sense of humor.
Preferred Qualifications Experience or familiarity with communication and media professions or education preferred but not required. Desire and capacity to learn may substitute.
Open-minded, flexible thinker, with intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn about our fields of study and practice.
Essential Duties Essential Duties and Responsibilities Manage and direct the School of Communications Internship Program within the established guidelines and procedures. Provide students with career advising and career preparation mentoring in one-on-one sessions, in classes, special events, and other activities. Collaborate with faculty, staff, and School leadership on career oriented special events, such as Communication Careers Week, Media Academy, or guest speakers. Facilitate students placement in appropriate internships; grading of student work and assessment of the internship experience; teaching the internship course. Represent the School externally, especially in cultivating relationships with internship providers and prospective employers. Build and maintain a large and broad network of businesses and organizations, to represent the diversity of curriculum programs in the School and career aspirations of our students. Collaborate with the dean to engage the media and communication professional community as potential providers of intelligence, advice, and other supports for the School, as well as internships and employment opportunities for our students. Work with the faculty and School leadership to develop and implement learning outcomes and assessment procedures for internship experiences in coordination with curriculum development and assessment, and for periodic review and revision of internship program requirements and guidelines. Work with the department chairs and associate dean on assessment processes to provide measurements of professional success and proof of achieving learning outcomes by student interns. Serve as a liaison between the School and media and communication internship providers managing qualifications, guidelines, and rules for the internship experience. Create and manage a database of appropriate employers. Provide School faculty with curriculum development feedback from media and communication professionals. Provide School leadership with regular reports on program performance, challenges, and opportunities; identify and recommend appropriate innovations and new developments.
*Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the duties performed.
Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Copyright 2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.