POSITION: INTERNSHIP & POSTGRADUATE OUTCOMES COORDINATOR FOR STEM
LOCATION: BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT/TITLE V GRANT
JOB SUMMARY: Under the coordination of the Title V Program Director and the Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, the Internship & Postgraduate Outcomes Coordinator for STEM is responsible for developing meaningful and strategic partnerships that result in new internship/externship and Cooperative Education opportunities for STEM students, in alignment with NJCU's strategic emphasis on experiential learning across the campus. Developing a program of personal, academic, and career enhancement activities and events that involve alumni, practicing professionals, and peer mentors for a diverse population of students in NJCU's STEM programs. Administering the STEM Summer Research Internship Program and extending the successes of the Career Services Office of the School of Business and the Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships of the College of Education, and serve as a model for similar positions for Arts & Humanities programs and in the College of Professional Studies. Extending the successes of the Career Services Office of the School of Business and the Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships of the College of Education, and serve as a model for similar positions for Arts & Humanities programs and in the College of Professional Studies.
- Identify and develop new Cooperative Education and externship opportunities in STEM fields in the public, private and non-profit sectors
- Develop and implement a program of personal, academic, and career enhancement activities for STEM students, including Co-op and internship/externship exploration, professional and graduate school application, career planning, interviewing, resume development, professional social media, test preparation, and personal financial literacy
- Provide students with internship orientations and assist them with pre-employment skill development, applications, interviewing and onboarding
- Mentor and counsel students to support their goal-setting and assist them in evaluating their progress
- Plan and manage the Summer Research Internship Program and recruit annual cohorts of Summer Research Interns and faculty mentors
- Maintain accurate records of internship placements, employer portfolio, internships, presentations, and other metrics of student success
- Work with College of Arts & Sciences officials to develop goals, policies, and procedures that comply with national standards and align with NJCU's strategic plan
- Stay abreast of the NJCU STEM departmental majors and marketplace developments
- Use technology and social networking to further program development and for delivery of services
- Assess the effectiveness of program services and resources, compile and summarize data, and develop findings and conclusions for program reporting
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to travel locally, as needed
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in STEM, business, behavioral science, or other applicable field
EXPERIENCE: Five years of experience in STEM recruiting, career placement or cooperative education or internship supervision in a corporate environment.
REQUIRED: Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to develop productive relationships with potential employers and NJCU stakeholders. Knowledge of policies, procedures and legal issues affecting internships, cooperative education, and international students. Ability to provide students with career counseling and on-the-job coaching. Ability to plan and host events. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently across multiple projects with diverse populations of students, faculty, professionals and staff. Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, PeopleSoft, Blackboard, or similar productivity software and platforms. Schedule flexibility and willingness to travel as necessary.
New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.
Cut-Off Date for Filing Applications: March 9, 2021