Director of Internships & Assessment

Marian University
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 policies.
  • 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 professional opportunities.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • 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 Day.
  • 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 BSOB.
  • 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 worker supervisors.
  • Represent The Exchange in collaborating with HR to oversee student employment and onboarding process for new student workers.
  • Assess and adjust internship and student employment processes to remove barriers to employment and support students and supervisors effectively.
  • 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 goals.
  • Oversee the alignment of The Exchange’s work with the institutional learning outcomes (ILOs) and measure progress toward those goals.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 desired.
  • 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 problem-solving skills;
  • 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 effectively;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and direction, as well as within a team environment;
  • High ethical standards for maintaining confidential information;
  • A sense of humor appreciated.

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