Coordinator of Experiential Education and Internships (Coordinator of Cooperative Education)
MCCC Unit Professional position, Grade 4 (12 month position)
Primary campus: Lynn
Coordinator is responsible to coordinate the operations, development, growth, quality, and sustainability of the Experiential Education program, utilizing employers and work-based learning placements as an education strategy to enhance students' learning and career success. Responsibilities include career counseling, orchestrating placement of student workers with local businesses, maintaining a collaborative relationship with college departments, advisory boards, and faculty. Responsible for identifying new and maintaining existing partnerships with internship sites that provide hands on opportunities for students to deepen knowledge in the field and demonstrate student learner outcomes.
Duties include outreach to and recruitment of students and employers, collaborating with College career offices, planning and implementing job fairs, assisting students with finding job placements related to their academic majors, conducting job site visits, monitoring student progress during internships, conducting student/employer assessment surveys, compiling results, and sharing feedback with academic faculty for continuous improvement purposes.
Services are provided to students at both the Lynn and Danvers campuses who are matriculated in a program that requires or recommends applied learning, as well as students who seek a practical learning component to complement classroom learning in a career field of their choice. Coordinator's duties and responsibilities require regular travel between campuses and to job sites.
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary is $50,705.00-$55,000.00. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
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STARTING DATE: ASAP
Submit cover letter and resume no later than July 5, 2021. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.
Recruit, maintain, and familiarize potential employer partners with internship goals, expectations and opportunities for student placement.
Orient new internship site supervisors to college procedures, academic requirements, timelines, and expectations.
Develop and update resources (web-based and within the learning management system) for instructors, students, prospective employers and job site supervisors.
Provide motivation, guidance and support for students who are new to the job search process including mock interviews, resume writing and cover letter support.
Collaborate with the College's Career Placement Coordinator to ensure that students are prepared for internship placements.
Match students with appropriate work sites to enhance their learning experience.
Initiate communications with site supervisors to ensure compliance and track student progress.
Conduct site visits to evaluate quality of internship work experience and attend to issues that may arise in connection with a student's work site job placement.
Collaborate with faculty to update and continuously improve and grow experiential and applied learning at NSCC by attending department/program, division, and advisory board meetings and providing presentations on experiential and internship education.
Develop and foster linkages and relationships with local businesses, employment agencies, professional organizations and community agencies/organizations and coordinate to offer semi annual College Job and Internship fairs.
Research industry requirements, labor market trends, and occupational/career qualifications needed to assess the suitability of job placements for students enrolled in credit academic programs.
Collaborate with deans and faculty to develop and deliver curriculum that links career readiness to internship experiences.
Participate in the evaluation/assessment of the internship program and experiential education across the college.
Work with Career Education and Internship platforms such as Handshake.
Coordinate with the Workforce Investment Board and North Shore Career Center to leverage resources to assist students with aptitude testing, career preparation and readiness and foster placement for internship and post-graduation.
Work with the Dean of Strategic Partnerships to convene related professional staff on a bi-monthly basis to develop strategies that expand applied learnings and foster the expansion of Experiential Education.
Participate in college service activities such as serving on governance committees.
Perform other duties consistent with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
Additional Salary Information: Anticipated starting salary is $50,705.00-$55,000.00. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges, which serves the 26 cities and towns north of Boston. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single leased building to an urban campus in downtown Lynn and a suburban campus in Danvers, and from five to 80 academic programs of study. Nearly 50,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).