Internship Program Manager - Academic Research

Job description

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

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The Internship Programs Manager in the Center for Career and Calling is responsible for the Community Work Study and for the design, implementation and management of all community work study programs, employees, and funds. In addition, this role provides oversight to the development and coordination of internship programs in partnership with academic departments. This position plays an important role in the local community helping to maintain the university's image, while also ensuring that the university does not lose all federal funds by guaranteeing the fulfillment of community-based minimums. The position reports to the Executive Director of Career and Alumni Relations.

Required Education

  • Masters degree in education, business, leadership or related field.

Required Experience

  • Management experience dealing with a variety of staff, faculty, and community partners (especially city departments, local school districts, and local organizations).
  • Experience working with college students.
  • Program management experience.
  • Proven track record for building team consensus, and for developing collegial and collaborative relationships among team members, faculty, and related support offices.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Community Advancement Programs (CAP) Management
    • Provides leadership, strategic planning and implementation to guarantee the 7% Federal minimum level of community work study as required by the Department of Education.
    • Daily exercise of judgment in critical program decisions affecting relations with community partners, student safety and effectiveness of programs.
    • Responsible for knowing, implementing and interpreting policies and procedures that align with APUs' Legal, Community Relations and Undergraduate Student Financial Services Departments.
    • Conduct research on the processes and outcomes of all programs for improvement of program operations and publication that advances the field of community work study.
    • Publicize the program success and special events of community work study programs through such avenues as University Relations and Community Relations departments.
    • Gain recognition of university's community work study programs while learning from colleagues at other recognized universities through reciprocal sharing of best practices
    • Maintains direct responsibility for daily management, oversight and development of 13 major existing community work study programs: Azusa Reads, Azusa Writes, Azusa Counts, Ready Runners, Classroom Assistants, Azusa Calculates, W.I.N., BOKS, Our Neighborhood Homework House, Computer Lab Tutoring, Girls on the Move, Kids on the Move and THINK Together.
    • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, support, develop and evaluate 90-115 highly qualified undergraduate student workers each year. Provide leadership opportunities and guidance for all student staff.
  • Internship Programs Development
    • Partner with the Executive Director of Career and Alumni Relations, Associate Director of Employer and Alumni Connections, and Assistant Director of Career Consulting to coordinate internship opportunities.
    • Visit organizations/employers to promote students and assess quality of internship partnership.
    • Work collaboratively with CCC staff and faculty to create policy and procedures for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of internships.
    • Maintain communication and database of internship professors and applied experiential learning courses.
    • Centralize the organization, communication, and marketing of internships posted on the APU Career Network.
    • Identify and promote relevant internships for specific majors.
    • Develop an internship manual and promotional material and updates it as needed.
    • Develop and revise internship policies and procedures on a regular basis.
    • Assess the effectiveness of experiential learning programs.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Click below to discover some of the many benefits APU employees enjoy including competitive health care options, an 8% retirement match, and a generous tuition discount.

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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: S004
Posted: 7/10/2017
Application Due: 7/28/2017
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable