Associate Director, Experiential Education
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Career Development and Services
Position SummaryThe Associate Director for Experiential Education is the primary contact for 1) campus engagement regarding experiential education, planning, and programming; and 2) companies and other organizations seeking to post experiential education opportunities on BCC. This position is responsible to develop experiential education programs and resources for students; assist employers in recruiting Bryant students for experiential education opportunities; provide career coaching; serve as a liaison for a specific campus student population; develop and present experiential education-related workshops, and special topic programs related to experiential education.
Nature and Scope:
This position reports to the Executive Director of the Amica Center for Career Education as do the Associate Director of Career Services/Career Development, Assistant Director of Employer Outreach and Development, the Assistant Director, Technology, Assessment & Communications, and the Sr. Internship Coordinator, and the Administrative Coordinator.
The Amica Center for Career Education is responsible to effectively deliver comprehensive career services that includes counseling/coaching/advising undergraduate (part- and full-time) and graduate students and alumni; workshops, career information programs, and related office programs and services; recruiting support to employers seeking to hire Bryant students and graduates. This includes posting experiential education (e.g., internships, co-ops, volunteer) opportunities and full-time career positions on Brant Career Connection, Bryant University's official job board for students and recent alumni. The office publishes weekly communications to students and faculty, listing experiential education and employment opportunities for Bryant students, as well as other career-related events and opportunities. The office also administers and continues to develop the on-campus recruiting program.
Liaison: The Associate Director serves as the liaison to a specific student population on campus. Assignment is determined annually, based on departmental and campus needs.
Supervision: The Associate Director will supervise the Senior Internship Coordinator, the Internship Coordinator, and the Experiential Education Coordinator.
Special Programs and Workshops: The Associate Director plans, develops and presents numerous special programs and workshops for students which help develop their readiness to engage in experiential education opportunities, to reflect upon experience gained, and make career decisions based on experience.
In order to promote experiential education opportunities for students, the Associate Director works closely with faculty and administration to advise them of experiential education opportunities and encourage their participation as appropriate. The Associate Director oversees the Transcript Notation Program and the online platform that documents student accomplishments and development.
Outreach: The Associate Director identifies and maintains contacts with employers and faculty to develop experiential education opportunities for students. The incumbent also maintains contact with the business and educational communities through participation in professional organizations to identify opportunities in the world of work. The Associate Director actively interfaces with faculty to better meet the career planning needs of students from specific academic concentrations, and to gain faculty input and involvement in office programs as appropriate.
The Associate Director assumes responsibility for various administrative projects (i.e., overseeing the compilation of program specific statistics, coordinating the assessment of the Career Competencies, and evaluating relevant online resources for students.)
- Collaboratively works across the campus to create, support, and promote experiential education opportunities for all Bryant students, across all years.
- Oversees the Amica Center's experiential education and academic internship program, including managing processes and personnel.
- Leads the department and campus in the promotion and documentation of accomplishments and co-curricular engagement and skill development.
- Leads the department and the campus with the digital badging of career competencies.
- Is responsible for the Summer Internship Fellowship Program.
- Works directly with students to support their engagement in experiential education.
- Develops and oversees the transcript notation program (for non-credit internships).
- Develops and oversees the variable credit internship course open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
- Effectively trains, motivates and co-supervises assigned staff to work as a team in meeting department and institutional goals, and ensuring that supervisory practices are in compliance with the spirit and intent of the University's policy on diversity and EEO/AA guidelines.
- Co-instructs career development/education courses/workshops.
- Assists with departmental and institutional career outcomes-related reporting.
- Supports Amica Center programs, including Career Fairs, Resume Rallies, and other events.
- Effectively assists the Executive Director and other staff in fulfilling related departmental administrative responsibilities.
- Serves as an advisor to student clubs/orgs, as time allows.
- Member of the Employer Relations Team
- Performs other duties as assigned
QualificationsThis position is best filled by an individual with a Master's degree and relevant experience in a college career services office or an organizational department of a similar function. It requires thorough knowledge of experiential education principles and practices, internship search processes, including the use of online resources; ability to establish rapport and deal effectively with a broad range of individuals; excellent oral and written communication skills and administrative skills. Experience engaging in and serving a diverse population is important. Willingness to travel and work evening and/or weekend hours as required.
Working EnvironmentBryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined both by the diversity of its campus community and its intellectual endeavors. Its commitment to link academic and social diversity for the benefit of the learning and living environment reflects its belief that excellence and diversity are mutually reinforcing objectives. We are committed to building an equitable and inclusive campus community, one that values individual difference and fosters greater understanding of the many facets of diversity and other distinctive characteristics that make us different. We encourage applications from candidates with an appreciation for and understanding of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about our ongoing commitment to building a community of inclusive excellence.
Posting Number: STA02269
Open Until Filled: Yes