Internship/Job Plcaement Coordinator
Working Hours: Working hours for this position consists of a 15 hour week as agreed upon prior to employment. Some schedule flexibility exists.
Summary:The Internship Coordinator will be responsible for helping the program coordinators secure internship sites that are required for all career training programs in both the healthcare and business fields. In the role of Internship Coordinator, this individual will also be responsible for gathering and maintaining all documents related to the internship experience, assist coordinators in placing students at an appropriate internship site, conduct site visits as necessary. This individual will also help students with job placement by providing leads and preparing students for the job search.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Place Career Program students in appropriate internships where they will gain valuable working experience using the knowledge and skills they have developed.
- Develop internship sites in the local community to support new and existing career programs.
- Collect and maintain all paperwork required for the internship experience.
- Conduct site visits and assess the effectiveness of the learning site experience.
- With the direction of the Healthcare Coordinator, help to develop policies and procedures regarding expectations and requirements for the internship experience. Develop policy manuals, handbooks and documents accordingly.
- Help to prepare students for the job market through job coaching, resume development and interview skill preparation.
- Coordinate and participate in recruitment events for the Career Program, Community Education and Professional Development Unit. Recruitment events may include, but are not limited to: those organized by the CCP unit, college-wide activities and externally hosted events.
- Submit monthly reports as requested by the department/division supervisor.
- Conduct him/herself in a professional manner and exhibit a positive image for RACC at all times.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Associates degree, preferably in a business, healthcare, education or human service related field.
- One year experience in internship placement, career placement, or related career planning/counseling field, OR two years’ experience in a position which required networking with and/or partnering with community businesses, agencies, or organizations.
- Experience working with adult learners in an educational setting.
- Experience working with individuals with diverse academic needs.
- Community College experience.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work well with people.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent one-on-one and group presentation skills.
- Experience in maintaining positive relationships with a diverse student population.
- Ability to communicate effectively and positively in writing, via telephone, e-mail, face to face, or using other media.
- Strong follow-up skills.
- Ability to provide exemplary customer service to a diverse customer base.
- Ability to set and obtain short and long term goals with measureable results.
- Strong persuasive ability related to the value of post-secondary training and/or degree pursuit.
Language Skills: Ability to create and edit effective, engaging communication for various target groups. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet skills. Experience working with a Student Information System such as Colleague is a plus.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.