Grinnell College seeks applications and nominations for an Associate Director of Employer Engagement and Internships.
As a key member of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) and reporting to the Assistant Dean and Director of Employer Engagement, the Associate Director will ensure the internship program aligns with the CLS’s goals for student learning and advances its mission of empowering students to live, learn, and work with meaning and purpose. The Associate Director will assist with the creation, coordination, and implementation of programs and initiatives to cultivate new and sustain established relationships and partnerships with organizations, alumni, parents and other friends and stakeholders of Grinnell College to increase and expand the number of quality internship opportunities for Grinnell students.
This position will also provide the leadership, structure, and overall coordination of the College’s internship program, including the grant funding process as well as the internship course (INT-300). In doing so, the Associate Director will work collaboratively with College staff (e.g., CLS, Development and Alumni Relations) and faculty, members of the administration, alumni, and employers in promoting internships as an integral element of the liberal arts learning experience and work with campus partners to monitor risks of international internships and all government regulations as needed and required. The Associate Director will also prepare pertinent internship reports and publications; maintains accurate employer and student records; and maintains statistics regarding student tracking as well as track job market demand to assess and predict future engagement activities.