Southwestern University has an immediate opening for an I-CORPS (Internships Cultivating Occupational Readiness and Professionalism at Southwestern) Program Coordinator. This is a twelve-month, full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. This position will lead the effort to create/develop on campus high impact experiences to include 15-20 new campus student internship positions and 30-40 augmented student internship positions from current work-study jobs under the oversight of the Center for Career and Professional Development director.   The Program Coordinator will work with rising juniors with at least one retention-related risk factor; oversee an I-CORPS alumni mentoring program in Years 2 and 3; facilitate a 3-day I-CORPS Summer Residential Orientation prior to the fall semester; and work with Faculty on support module design and mentoring during I-CORPS activities.  This position is funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for a period of three years. Although funding is not secured after the initial three year period, the University intends to assess the program and determine whether to extend it further. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Oversee administrative functions of I-CORPS:
    • Create and manage I-CORPS program policies and processes (e.g. application processes for departments to apply for positions and for student to apply to positions, evaluation process, timesheets, etc.)
    • Track and assess I-CORPS program activity
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with campus partners (faculty/staff) to help them develop I-CORPS positions (e.g. create and enhance job descriptions, create and implement evaluation process).
  • Market I-CORPS program to faculty and staff to source positions.
  • Plan and implement events for I-CORPS students, including summer orientation, ongoing professional development, and cohort development activities, and workshops for faculty/staff about I-CORPS (e.g. effective mentoring).
  • Mentor and advise I-CORPS students individually to create and implement Individual Professional Development Plans.
  • Select, train and supervise I-CORPS alumni peer mentors.
  • Research, review, and select, in consultation with director, program resources.
  • Collaborate with campus partners (including Mosaic) to promote career-readiness competency development through student employment for all campus student employees.
  • Participation in administrative matters, including, but not limited to, appointments to committees or councils, departmental meetings, assistance with special projects, etc.
  • Assistance with implementation of other Center for Career and Professional Development programs.
  • Attendance at conferences or seminars designed for professional development.
  • Active participation in University activities/events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree OR Bachelor’s degree and three years related professional experience
  • Understanding of and commitment to value of student internship programs, career readiness, and experiential learning
  • Demonstrated professional manner with all internal and external University constituencies, including strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written, listening)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Initiative and creativity to develop and spearhead new projects
  • Discernment; ability to make independent judgments
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to be flexible, adjust to fluctuating priorities
  • Proven ability to perform well in stressful situations
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. Microsoft and Google applications for word processing, database management and spreadsheets; working knowledge of the internet)
  • Understanding and commitment to a liberal arts education, including the ability to relate to a liberal arts faculty
  • Willingness to adhere to the University’s core values
  • Have knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community
  • Ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation
  • Ability to attend work consistently and maintain a regular work schedule. Work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Position Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a college career center or other student development position

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  The University’s endowment ranks among the highest per student of undergraduate institutions in the country.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our web site at www.southwestern.edu

To apply:  The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/61385.  Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the name and contact information of three professional references, and salary expectation.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee.  The Committee will review all completed applications until the position is filled. 

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  EOE/M/F