Position Summary: The Experiential Learning Coordinator is responsible for developing experiential learning opportunities for current students by engaging regional employer partners. The coordinator will collaborate with the Instructional Division to ensure alignment with existing academic programs.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop and maintain relationships with regional employers to identify employment opportunities. • In conjunction with Marketing, design and implement marketing strategies to identify, attract and involve students, employers, and faculty to integrate academic studies with work experience. • Coordinate employer visits within internal systems process. • Work with academic and workforce departments to identify critical employer needs. • Develop a working understanding of the department Career Management software in order to utilize the software’s functions. • Coordinate additional activities including: internship site visits, internship fairs and other special programming. • Assist in identifying, developing and maintaining internship, co-op opportunities, and all other EL activities, appropriate to Washtenaw Community College majors and training programs, while also maintaining positive relationships with employers. • Recruit and assist students interested in completing an Internship/Cooperative Experience. • Provide support to Career Transitions department and staff as needed, in the areas of general student advisement, employer outreach and departmental coordination. • Maintain liaison with faculty and College’ Departments to provide institutional support and partnerships. • Assist in advertising internship/co-op programs to campus community. • Serve on college committees and assist in planning and implementing special projects that support student success. • Maintain membership and involvement in related professional organization to enhance professional development • Accountable for implementing follow-up and reporting activities. • Administer and maintain on-line experiential learning process. • Involvement in annual strategic planning to meet requirements for year-round responsibilities as they relate to Career Transitions. • Assist students with Credit for Prior Learning portfolios and submissions. • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s degree. • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience with employer engagement, career services, training or recruiting. • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, demonstrate initiative and be student success focused • Ability to meet and work with community college students with identified additional needs. • Ability to research and quickly develop knowledge of employer EL strategies, job market trends, and occupational information sources. • Ability to research and develop knowledge of career development trends, markets, and issues. • Ability to design and deliver workshops.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree. • Work experience in occupational or career counseling, job placement services, etc., in a college setting. • Experience in, presenting workshops and/or working with students in in an academic setting (higher education a plus).
Internal Number: AI9655
About Washtenaw Community College - WCC
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.