The Experiential Opportunities Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Career Services. The candidate is responsible for managing internship contracts and maintaining relationships with students and employers to ensure a successful internship experience. The Experiential Opportunities Coordinator is an integral member of the Student Success team by helping plan and implement university-wide programs and policies that strengthen students' abilities in their professional pursuits.
RESPONSIBILITIES: ●Manage Experiential Learning module within the HireNew database and maintain accurate records on students' internship activities ●Communicate with employers on the policies and procedures of The New School's internship programs; assist them with creating and maintaining accounts on HireNew ●Manage and oversee Experience Learning Agreements, while assisting students, staff and employers with any issues they may have throughout the process. ●Manage and respond to all emails concerning the internship program and other experiential opportunities ●Maintain documentation of student progress and related paperwork such as: agreement forms; and evaluations through HireNew and assist with the resolution of concerns brought forward by students, faculty, staff and/or internship site personnel ●Maintain information and instructions on internship policies and procedures on website, in email communication and in printed materials distributed to relevant departments ●Work with relevant staff, faculty and administrators in other departments to ensure internship policies and procedures are consistently applied for all submitted internships ●Work with Appeals Committee staff to collect information regarding retroactive internship requests ●Source employer contacts and opportunities through faculty, alumni, administrators; create and maintain accurate employer information on HireNew and inform Assistant Director of Undergraduate Career Services and Experiential Opportunities ●Strategize social media and technology to promote opportunities ●Compile, maintain and promote professional development resources for students, including the Internship Strategies Canvas course ●Develop relationships and collaborate with student workers, student clubs, professional organizations, employer and faculty to co-market events and resources ●Develop, advertise and facilitate internship workshops aimed at educating students and employers on internship responsibilities and regulations ●Provide guidance to international students on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) in conjunction with international student career coordinator ●Meet one on one with students to provide career guidance and to advise on internships and CPT ●Guide students to assist with maintaining their legal status and evaluating immigration documents and academic records to determine students' eligibility for off-campus employment (Curricular Practical Training) in conjunction with international student career coordinator ●Communicate with staff, faculty, students and employers about internships and CPT policies and regulations in conjunction with international student career coordinator ●Process CPT requests for students participating in internships outside of the university in conjunction with international student career coordinator ●Interpret and adhere to government regulations, university policies, procedures and practices. ●Comply with federal SEVIS reporting and data management requirements ●Conduct internship site visits to ensure employers adhere to internship regulations ●Scout and recruit new employers to form internship and employment partnerships with ●Mediate and resolve all escalated internship issues ●Assist Assistant Director of Undergraduate Career Services and Experiential Opportunities to collect and report on student engagement on programs and services ●Provide assistance in planning, coordinating and executing center-wide events supporting diverse student and alumni populations ●Participate in relevant academic committees and work groups within the college and university ●Establish a professional presence on campus and in the field through partnerships and associations; and participates in education conferences and meetings ●Other duties as assigned
●Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experience in a fast-paced and service oriented environment. ●Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences ●Stellar organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects both independently and as part of a team ●Strong attention to detail ●Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills ●Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer applications
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.