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 Subject : Coordinator for Career Mentoring and Internships - Clarion University.. 03/26/2015 03:35:56 PM 
Krissie Doppelheuer
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Clarion University’s Center for Career and Professional Development is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill a temporary 24 month, State University Administrators (SUA) II position, as the Coordinator for Career Mentoring and Internships.

This individual will be an integral part of our center and will initiate a pilot program which, if successful, will serve as a model for the university. The initial focus will be to collaborate with our College of Business and Information Sciences to coordinate, develop and oversee a comprehensive career mentoring and practical career experience program that will ultimately benefit all Clarion University students.

If this pilot program is determined to be successful, a search for a permanent position is planned, within the 24 month period.

Review of applications begins on April 7, but the position is open until filled. I encourage applicants to submit application materials by the April 7 review date.


Coordinator for Career Mentoring and Internships - Clarion University
SUA II, 24 month temporary position

Overview of Position:
This individual coordinates, develops and oversees a comprehensive career mentoring and practical career experience program for Clarion University students. The coordinator works closely with university business and industry partners, alumni and college personnel, to establish and implement a model program that provides positive career experiences and outcomes for students. This is a pilot program developed with the support of the administration, faculty and business advisory council of the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences.
Responsibilities for this pilot program reside within the Center for Career and Professional Development, in the Division of Academic Affairs. As a member of the Center for Career and Professional Development staff, this individual works closely with the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences to support student mentoring and experiential learning needs. As time permits, these efforts may be expanded to other university colleges and schools.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Link alumni and business, and industry partners with current Clarion University students to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships that foster the sharing of knowledge and experience.
• Provides students with opportunities for professional development, networking, and an exchange of ideas with professionals in their academic area. Affords students valuable career and professional advice to facilitate their entry into the job market.
• Provides relevant training and resources for students; creates ways to increase student awareness of mentoring, internship and other experiential opportunities, beginning in the first year.
• Markets mentoring and experiential opportunities to students including social media, e-newsletter, workshops, classroom presentations and partnership programs with student groups and faculty.
• Identifies mentors and mentees and matches students with employer partners and alumni mentors to maximize the career learning experience. Work closely with the College Business Advisory Council for assistance.
• Shares best practices in internship education and career mentoring with mentors and students to ensure successful internship and mentoring experiences.
• Provides guidance to mentors and students regarding goals, tasks, expectations and expected outcomes of the mentoring experience.
• Serves as a career guide and intermediary throughout the mentoring and experiential learning process.
• Documents experiential education and mentor opportunities and outcomes by using the Career Connections career management database and Excel. Conducts outcomes assessment and shares qualitative and quantitative information with university constituencies on a semester and annual basis.
• Maintains an accurate database of internship and experiential opportunities, and of volunteer employer and alumni mentor participants.
• Contributes to the overall mission, goals and projects of the Center for Career and Professional Development and completes other duties as assigned by the director.
• Adheres to professional, university and governmental guidelines and laws, including equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree and demonstrated success in written and oral communications, organization, teamwork and planning skills. Must possess the ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, employers and alumni. Strong interview, customer service, and relationship building skills are required. Expertise in utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite and ability to adapt to a career management system is required. Must posses the ability to conduct meaningful career research and assimilate best practices in career development, in particular those practices related to mentoring and experiential learning.
Preferred Requirements:
Experience in career development or human resources and/or Master’s degree in human relations or related field preferred.

Our online application process is available at https://jobs.clarion.edu
 
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