The Assistant Director, Experiential Learning position will work closely with the AVP, Employer Relations Team and Career Counseling team to manage the Internshift/Internship summer stipend programs. This individual will also lead key programs within the Career Center to include location based networking programs, the annual trip to NIH, as well as meeting one-on-one or in groups with students to coordinate and support student programming efforts around relevant employer and alumni engagement.
Coordinate and lead annual trip to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Responsible to coordinate location-based annual networking programs in January, June, and July (e.g. Boston, California, Chicago, DC, Lehigh Valley, and Philadelphia). Partner with Career Tracks professional staff to determine date and location.
Partner with Associate Director of Employer Relations (2), Assistant Director- Recruiting Operations and Recruiting Assistant to lead InternShift
Partner with Associate Director of Employer Relations (2), Assistant Director- Recruiting Operations and Recruiting Assistant to lead Robert Beane ’58 Intern Scholar Program.
Partner with Associate Director of Employer Relations (2), Assistant Director- Recruiting Operations and Recruiting Assistant to lead Summer Stipend Program.
Meet one-on-one or in groups with students and coordinate and support student programming efforts around relevant employer and alumni engagement.
Supervise one Employer Relations Intern who provides support re: postings, employer information sessions, and mock interviews. Participate in weekly group meeting with ER intern and professional staff team.
Work collaboratively with all the Gateway Career Center staff to support Lafayette College students
Work collaboratively with Alumni Relations and Development on Networking Nights and other programs where collaboration is necessary
Create and deliver relevant workshop content for students
Produce additional reports as needed
Assist in hiring, training and supervising student employees as needed
Support the Career Center overall strategy as a team member
Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to travel up to ~10% of time
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in cross-functional teams
Strong ability to think analytically and strategically in a highly collaborative working environment; fostering productive working relationships is essential
Ability to effectively communicate to students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers and parents
Must be well organized and able to prioritize effectively
Must be able to remain flexible and adapt to shifting priorities as necessary
Must be able to work effectively with limited supervision and meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills—written and oral (email, in person, phone)
Able to solve problems and make good solid decisions
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s Preferred)
1-3 years’ experience in higher education, human resources or career services in a team based environment
Knowledge of the college internship/job search process cycles is essential