As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who
represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University
seeks a Director of Internships & Assessment. The Director of
Internships & Assessment is a vital member of The Exchange – a
team empowering students and alumni to explore and discern
potential career paths and develop key skills critical to their
long-term professional success. The Exchange engages with students
early and often and connects students to the larger community in
the form of on-campus employment, informational interviews,
networking, internships, mentoring, and community-engaged learning.
The Exchange was recognized as a ’20-’21 and ’21-’22 Career
Development College of Distinction.
Reporting to the Executive Director of The Exchange, the
Director of Internships & Assessment will promote Marian
University’s Catholic mission and identity by supporting student
development with a specific focus on experiential learning
opportunities. The Director of Internships & Assessment will
collaborate with faculty, staff, and outside professionals in order
to measure learning outcomes for experiential learning
opportunities in various disciplines and throughout the campus
student employment process. With those institutional learning
outcomes in mind, the Director of Internships & Assessment will
develop and implement professional programming and cross-discipline
curriculum designed to support the development of Marian University
student interns and student employees.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of
Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and
honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through
transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through
service, integrating faith and life, and institutional
- Coach Marian University students in the internship and job
search/application process and lead workshops and presentations
about career development topics.
- Serve as co-instructor for internships in the Byrum School of
Business and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) through Canvas
courses developed to support and measure student success.
- Consult with faculty internship advisors, lead discussions and
develop web resources regarding best practices for internship
support, measurement, and co-instruction.
- Lead the effort in supporting student employee supervisors and
internship host agencies who employ Marian University interns.
- Develop online resources and host a series of supervisor
workshops for the benefit of student and intern supervisors for
improved support of student worker and intern growth.
- Assist in building partnerships with local businesses in
partnering with the university to post Federal Work Study (FWS)
positions on campus, recruiting FWS students to provide more
- Act as liaison to the Byrum School of Business (BSOB) in
planning and executing career development plans and supports
throughout department curricula.
- Coach students in career planning, career exploration, and
job/internship search activities. This includes résumé reviews,
mock interviews, personal statement reviews, etc.
- Promote College Career Center Consortium career fairs to CAS
and BSOB faculty, staff, and students. This includes Collegiate
Career Expo, Indiana Means Business, and Accounting Interview
- Manage scheduling of Marian University candidates for
Accounting Interview Day.
- Present and/or coordinate seminars to faculty internship
advisors and academic advisors launching and continuing education
regarding internship process and expectations.
- Collaborate with faculty and administrators from various
departments to define internship expectations and standards both as
a university and within each discipline.
- Create instructional materials to communicate internship
processes and standards to all audiences: faculty, employers, and
students. Work with faculty/staff to distribute materials and
information to students.
- Develop and manage upkeep of online career development
resources on The Exchange’s web pages.
- Design and manage internship and experiential learning courses
as co-instructor with faculty internship advisors from each
academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and
- Coordinate with intern and student supervisors, collecting
feedback and performance evaluations for interns, addressing
performance issues with students as necessary.
- Assemble and share resources to support intern and student
- Represent The Exchange in collaborating with HR to oversee
student employment and onboarding process for new student
- Assess and adjust internship and student employment processes
to remove barriers to employment and support students and
- Initiate and lead efforts to collect, assess, synthesize and
analyze data to report on Exchange efforts in alignment with
institutional learning outcomes and to track progress toward
- Oversee the alignment of The Exchange’s work with the
institutional learning outcomes (ILOs) and measure progress toward
- Utilize and develop proficiency with current
platforms—Handshake, Qualtrics, Connect, LiveWhale, MobileServe,
Excel, and other data-tracking systems, etc. – to provide data
pertaining to student outcomes related to interaction and
engagement with The Exchange, on-campus employment, internships,
and community engagement and service learning. These tools will
assist in providing and disseminating data to institutional
stakeholders, both internal and external.
- Master’s degree, 3-4 years of experience in higher education or
related field, and experience working directly with people from
diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds strongly
preferred. Bilingual candidates (especially Spanish) strongly
- Excellent communication skills (verbal, written,
proofreading/editing, and follow-through; ability to flex
communication style to multiple cultural environments; ability to
present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically,
and socioeconomically diverse communities);
- Ability to connect with a multitude of audiences (students,
faculty, staff, administration, alumni, external community);
- Ability to navigate online course management software.
- Program and/or course management experience is a plus.
- Commitment to customer service;
- Strong initiative, critical-thinking, multi-tasking, and
- Desire a detail-oriented self-starter who can be given a need
or objective, break it down into executable pieces, identify
questions that need to be asked, prioritize, and executive
- Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and
direction, as well as within a team environment;
- High ethical standards for maintaining confidential
- A sense of humor appreciated.