The Love School of Business (LSB) is a top-50 nationally ranked undergraduate business school, with 8 undergraduate majors, 3 master programs and over 2000 students. Each LSB student completes one for-credit internship as a graduation requirement. In addition, the internship satisfies one unit of the Experiential Learning Requirement for Elon University. The Director of Internships oversees these internships for the Love School of Business.
The Director of Internships for LSB reports to the Director of Undergraduate Programs. The Director is responsible for supporting student efforts to secure and complete internships. This includes monitoring internships, developing and assessing the curriculum for the internship class, registering the internships and tracking academic progress of each student completing an internship for credit. The Director will interact with internship supervisors, employers, the external community as well as relevant Elon staff and faculty to meet those objectives and assure the LSB students are properly completing their internship requirement for graduation.
The Director of Internships position requires an energetic and entrepreneurial individual who thrives in a dynamic and collaborative work environment. The successful applicant should possess comprehensive experience in a collegiate environment working with undergraduate students as well as the ability to effectively interact with the LSB Dean, registrar, faculty, staff, students, parents, and administrators. Additionally, the Director of Internships should have high-level experience within experiential education and career advising, the ability to work with all majors and class years, strong presentation skills and an understanding of the commitment to the college mission and student population of Elon University. Additional skills/requirements include:
Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
Extensive experience in the use of relevant technologies, particularly with respect to assessments and career development (Symplicity experience a plus)
Strong writing and public speaking skills suitable for a corporate audience are essential.
Proficiency with MS Office and database management experience
High level of organizational ability, including the ability to organize and coordinate a diverse workload with attention to detail and ability set and meet deadlines
A motivated/enthusiastic work style, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents
Attitude - hardworking, positive, diplomatic, culturally aware, creative, able to work well in a team and under pressure, adaptable, with strong initiative and a willingness to learn
Ability to initiate and develop relationships with students and employers, both one-on-one and in group settings
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Support LSB student efforts to secure internships, guiding students’ internship search, helping them to locate opportunities, selecting appropriate industries and locations
Coordinate and administer all aspects of the for-credit internship program, including all administrative and academic management of the course in the fall, spring and summer semesters
Counsel and advise students in career planning and career-related decisions
Travel to internship locations and conduct site visits with internship employers
Conduct internship orientations throughout the year, as well as well as additional presentations that are relevant to the internship program within the Love School of Business
Facilitate student learning by assisting students to secure appropriate internships to enhance overall academic experience and learn skills essential to conduct a successful job search.
Work collaboratively with faculty and administration to create policy and procedures for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of internships
Recruit and train up to 12 faculty each spring on teaching the internship course, and then act as the lead instructor for 10+ sections of the course each summer, supporting those 12 faculty and over 300 students completing a summer internship for credit
Supervise the academic component of the internship, including evaluating academic work related to the internship and assessing student performance on that work
Supervise Porter Center student ambassadors
Maintain relationships with key employers and industry contacts
Track and assess internship sites, assuring that all students are completing high quality internship experiences
Shepard international dual-degree students in securing an internship and then oversee their 16 credit internship course during the school year
Manage database of internships, assessments and employer evaluations and submit an end-of-year report to the Dean
Work as part of a team with Elon Student Professional Development Center, other internship directors across campus, and LSB administration and faculty
Assess third party study abroad providers to determine viability of internships for credit while abroad
Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Undergraduate Programs and/or the Dean
Applications received by March 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the Elon Human Resources webpage, https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/search
MBA or Masters degree in higher education, student affairs or a related discipline with a minimum of five years of work experience. Three or more years of professional experience working in experiential education and/or career development within higher education is preferred.