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Assistant Director of Experiential Education & Employer Outreach
Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania
 
 
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Date Posted 01/14/2021
Category
Graduate Business School -Executive-Dean
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
Posting Number:
20200320T

Position Title:
Assistant Director of Experiential Education & Employer Outreach

Position Type:
Temp/Intern

Location:
Villanova, PA

Work Schedule:
temporary

Approximate Number of Hours per Week

Department:
257-Clay Center

Position Summary:

Serve as member of the Villanova School of Business (VSB) O’Donnell Center for Professional Development and Clay Center, assisting with experiential education efforts and the development of corporate relationships that serve the needs of business students. Manage VSB’S academic internship courses and serve as ambassador for student participation in externships, internships, and Co-Op programs as a critical element of their holistic academic experience. Collaborate with VSB entities, University Career Center (UCC), and other campus partners to develop employer relationships. Contribute to the execution of the O’Donnell Center’s broad of professional development resources/services, including career programming, curriculum initiatives, and student leadership development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

EMPLOYER OUTREACH/DEVELOPMENT: Collaborate with the O’Donnell Center team, VSB faculty and academic center directors, VSB Deans, University Advancement, Alumni Office, and University Career Center (UCC) to develop employer partnerships. Assist VSB academic centers with corporate development efforts. Pursue employer referrals/inquiries; facilitate connections between employers and VSB/VU parties, as appropriate. Serve as relationship manager for employer involvement in initiatives such as the Senior Job Meetup, Account events, Bartley Takeovers, Spring Accounting Internship (SAI) Program, etc.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS MANAGEMENT: Manage academic internship programs (semester-based and Spring Accounting Internship programs), including marketing of opportunities, recruiting and preparation of program participants, and faculty approval process. Coach students individually and in groups on internship search and preparation processes, as well as in regard to meeting the requirements for academic internships and fulfilling employer and faculty expectations.

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION INITIATIVES: Serve as ambassador for experiential education among undergraduate business students; educate VSB community on the significance of externships/internships/Co-Ops in increasing students’ opportunities for professional success upon graduation. Initiatives will include conducting a wide-array of student outreach efforts, development of collateral materials, delivery of an internship/Co-Op education series, classroom presentations, and implementation of promotional campaigns. Act as VSB’s primary point of contact regarding Handshake, Villanova’s campus career management portal.

KNOWLEDGE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Awareness of business curriculum as it relates to employer interest in VSB students’ and students’ eligibility for internship/job opportunities. Use career/industry trend info to coach students and enhance understanding of employer needs and relationship development. Be knowledgeable about VSB students’ internship/Co-Op interests in regard to career paths, geographic, industry and/or company preferences.

ODC/CLAY CENTER-WIDE EFFORTS Contribute to O’Donnell Center for Professional Development team and Clay Center initiatives, including the execution of the Backpack to Briefcase Program and Professional Success professional development curriculum, pilot PCAAT (Professional Coaching & Academic Advising Team), etc.

Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience or a combination of education/experience appropriate for the role.
  • Student-focused orientation.
  • Effective relationship-builder.
  • Detail-oriented and strong process management skills.
  • Balance of team player/ability to work independently.
  • Ability to participate in occasional evening programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred or in progress.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

Special Message to Applicants:

EEO Statement

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Posting Date:
01/14/2020
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):
Salary Posting Information:

Commensurate with experience.

Job Classification:
exempt
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