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Assistant Director of Student & Internship Engagement (PRN28231B)

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$49,500.00 - $51,500.00
Posted Date
Nov 3, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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The Assistant Director of Student & Internship Engagement (ADSI) is a leadership role in the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) and a key member of the office’s Outreach & Engagement (OE) team.

In addition to supervising a full-time Events Specialist, the ADSI has a number of important responsibilities related to the promotion and growth of student internships and the overall engagement of CPDC’s career ecosystem partners – primarily students, but also staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners, amongst others.

The ideal candidate is someone with the passion and skill for leadership, the proven ability to engage students authentically, and a keen understanding of university-level career services. The candidate must also possess a strong technology and assessment background that underpins an appreciation for demonstrating the quantitative impact of CPDC’s work. Interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build key relationships are also a must.

The ADSI role is a hybrid in-person/virtual role that requires multiple days of in-person/ in-office work each week.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN28231B 00304 - Career & Professional Dev.


COMPENSATION:             $49,500 - $51,500


WORK SCHEDULE:           Full Time; 40 hours/week; Mondays-Fridays 8 am -5 pm; Weekly mix of in-office and virtual work and some evenings and weekends



  • Serves on the Outreach & Engagement team, charged with broadly engaging our career ecosystem partners and specifically getting more and more students to take advantage of CPDC and its resources.
  • Supervises an Events Specialist, guiding their day-to-day work, professional development, and coordination of 15 career fairs, expos, and engagement events annually.
  • Manages CPDC’s newly created Access & Impact Fund, which will provide unpaid internship support to students and grant seed funding to student-led initiatives around DEI.
  • Co-chairs a campus-wide Internship Council, moving the needle on issues of internship tracking, development, and culture on campus.
  • Acts as internship lead for CPDC – and as a primary campus internship contact – working to promote internships and internship topics with employers, students, senior university leaders, and host of other key stakeholders.
  • Participates as a member of the CPDC Leadership Team (comprised of the office’s Executive Team + 4 Assistant Directors), facilitating information exchange between the Leadership Team and staff and implementation of key initiatives.
  • Helps manage and maximize technology platforms used for student engagement (Handshake), presentations, and staff collaboration (Teams).
  • Ensures that excellent customer serviced support is provided to stakeholders
    both in-person and via electronic media interactions.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.



Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills also required. 
Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


PREFERENCES: Applicable master’s degree





The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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