Internship Advisor

Position Title– Internship Advisor
Status– Full-time, non-exempt, 37.5 hours per week.

Summary Statement – The Internship Advisor works directly with internship locations, academic departments and the community to assure that all students gain the needed strategies for developing sustainable, creative practices and attaining industry-related opportunities through the College’s required internship program. The Internship Advisor upholds the educational value of all internship experiences while maintaining positive relationships with the College’s community partners. Internship experiences take place during Junior and Senior year.

Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties:

• Direct and advise students who are actively pursuing for-credit internship opportunities.
• Plan and implement multiple events, workshops and classroom presentations each semester on topics related to internship search and success strategies.
• Specialize and develop workshops for students in their first and second year of studies in preparation for the Junior/Senior year internship experience.
• Work closely with the Director of Career Services to build strong relationships with Chairs, faculty and administration across all concentrations/departments to form collaborative partnerships to increase the presence of the internship program.
• Work with students and site supervisors to develop a learning contract for each experience and maintain communication to ensure; compliance with the learning contract, contact hours are maintained, and learning goals are being met.
• Continuously collaborate with faculty to assist students in integrating their internship with their academic education.
• Facilitate Reflection Seminars for students to share and distill their experiences with each other.
• Collaborate with the College’s Webmaster to regularly evaluate and update the department’s webpage. Promote programming through posting to social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and circulating announcements.
• Support departmental and institutional events schedule.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: (Experience, Skills & Abilities)

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience:

• 3-5 years of experience and/or training that includes academic advisement, academic placement, counseling, career development, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Previous experience in a classroom, teaching, or educational environment is a plus.

Communication/Professionalism:

• The ability to collaboratively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
• High level of customer service, collaboration, exceptional work ethic, attention to detail, organization, problem-solving, and follow-through ability.
• Excellent interpersonal as well as written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
• Strong skills related to critiquing resumes, interviewing, effective job search strategies, and solid project management skills.
• Strong commitment to student success with the ability to maintain a professional, positive and service-oriented attitude.
• Commitment to providing exceptional advising to all students and an understanding of the diversity of student populations with special academic and social needs.
• Professional dress and demeanor.
• Creative, proactive, and can-do work ethic.

Office and Administrative Skills:

• Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office.
• Database administration experience is a plus.
• Experience communicating through social media tools.

Complexity and Organization:

• Must have proven organizational skills, ability to prioritize with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities.
• Experience with coordinating and managing events.
• Ability to accomplish multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to problem-solve and work effectively without direct supervision.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

• Ability to lift materials and carry supplies (up to 20lbs).
• Manual dexterity and ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
• Occasional weekend and evening work required.
• Daily travel required during the semesters and over the summer months to job sites.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest and a current resume to the Human Resources department at Montserrat College of Art, jobs@montserrat.edu, with the subject line “Internship Advisor.” Resumes must be received by February 28, 2019.