Director of Cooperative Education with Career Services                 (Summer 2019)
University of Idaho

The Director of Cooperative Education provides leadership through developing and implementing of external cooperative education activities designed to uplift and benefit University of Idaho students and industry partners. The DCE: (1.) Engages with employers to identify, develop, and manage symbiotic relationships, (2.) Leads the overall strategic planning and operational activities of the cooperative education program, (3.) Identifies, develops, and coordinates job placement with employers, (4.) Conducts in-progress assessment of student success in the work environment, (5.) Evaluates the total work experience via surveys and follow-up interviews, and (6.) Prepares students on various aspects of entering the world of work, including, but not limited to, resume writing and interviewing skills.

Coordinator, Experiential Learning (Grant Funded, Time Limited)     (Spring 2019)

This position will coordinate with local employer partners to promote opportunities for experiential learning opportunities for students of Wake Technical Community College.  This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate at North Carolina’s largest community college, located in one of the most desirable regions in the nation.  Wake Tech serves more than 74,000 students each year and is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation.

Program Manager/Career Advisor        (April 2019)
The Engineering Career Services Office at the University of Maryland,, assists all engineering students and employers in finding or filling internships, co-op jobs, and entry-level positions.  We offer comprehensive career development opportunities for our students and a wide-range of recruitment programs for our employers.  The responsibilities of the Program Manager include:

Advise students on internship, co-op, and post-graduation employment opportunities and job-search strategies.  Counsel students on career development issues, academic policies, and professional practices.  Critique student resumes and cover letters. Conduct mock interviews.  Process students for curricular practical training and co-op.   Work with offices that serve underrepresented students to improve our services.  Coach students to develop and identify professional skills through class projects, student organization involvement, leadership roles, and philanthropic involvement.  Create, conduct, and evaluate career development workshops.  Assist with student and employer programs including; career fairs, network receptions, and employer-led workshops.  Work with student professional societies to manage career-related activities and specialized workshops for undergraduates. Act as a liaison to other undergraduate academic units.  Identify competencies and characteristics sought by engineering employers.  Assist engineering employers by listing, editing, and approving jobs in career management software.  Identify new online internship and job opportunities for key employers.   Increase job and internship opportunities for students in underrepresented engineering majors.   Cultivate new corporate relationships to generate job opportunities and conducts on-site visits to key employers.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters’s degree in higher education or college student personnel.
Experience with career services management software.
Ability to interact with engineering employers.
Experience working with graduate and/or international students in addition to undergraduates a plus.

Apply at by April 24, 2019.

I-CORPS Program Coordinator

Date Opened: 3-15-2019
Closing Date:  when filled

Southwestern University has an immediate opening for an I-CORPS (Internships Cultivating Occupational Readiness and Professionalism at Southwestern) Program Coordinator. This is a twelve-month, full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. This position will lead the effort to create/develop on campus high impact experiences to include 15-20 new campus student internship positions and 30-40 augmented student internship positions from current work-study jobs under the oversight of the Center for Career and Professional Development director.   The Program Coordinator will work with rising juniors with at least one retention-related risk factor; oversee an I-CORPS alumni mentoring program in Years 2 and 3; facilitate a 3-day I-CORPS Summer Residential Orientation prior to the fall semester; and work with Faculty on support module design and mentoring during I-CORPS activities.  This position is funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for a period of three years. Although funding is not secured after the initial three year period, the University intends to assess the program and determine whether to extend it further.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee administrative functions of I-CORPS:
    • Create and manage I-CORPS program policies and processes (e.g. application processes for departments to apply for positions and for student to apply to positions, evaluation process, timesheets, etc.)
    • Track and assess I-CORPS program activity
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with campus partners (faculty/staff) to help them develop I-CORPS positions (e.g. create and enhance job descriptions, create and implement evaluation process).
  • Market I-CORPS program to faculty and staff to source positions.
  • Plan and implement events for I-CORPS students, including summer orientation, ongoing professional development, and cohort development activities, and workshops for faculty/staff about I-CORPS (e.g. effective mentoring).
  • Mentor and advise I-CORPS students individually to create and implement Individual Professional Development Plans.
  • Select, train and supervise I-CORPS alumni peer mentors.
  • Research, review, and select, in consultation with director, program resources.
  • Collaborate with campus partners (including Mosaic) to promote career-readiness competency development through student employment for all campus student employees.
  • Participation in administrative matters, including, but not limited to, appointments to committees or councils, departmental meetings, assistance with special projects, etc.
  • Assistance with implementation of other Center for Career and Professional Development programs.
  • Attendance at conferences or seminars designed for professional development.
  • Active participation in University activities/events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree OR Bachelor’s degree and three years related professional experience
  • Understanding of and commitment to value of student internship programs, career readiness, and experiential learning
  • Demonstrated professional manner with all internal and external University constituencies, including strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written, listening)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Initiative and creativity to develop and spearhead new projects
  • Discernment; ability to make independent judgments
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to be flexible, adjust to fluctuating priorities
  • Proven ability to perform well in stressful situations
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. Microsoft and Google applications for word processing, database management and spreadsheets; working knowledge of the internet)
  • Understanding and commitment to a liberal arts education, including the ability to relate to a liberal arts faculty
  • Willingness to adhere to the University’s core values
  • Have knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community
  • Ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation
  • Ability to attend work consistently and maintain a regular work schedule. Work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Position Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a college career center or other student development position

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  The University’s endowment ranks among the highest per student of undergraduate institutions in the country.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our web site at

To apply:  The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at  Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the name and contact information of three professional references, and salary expectation.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee.  The Committee will review all completed applications until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  EOE/M/F

Lane Community College Cooperative Education Department   (February 2019)

The Lane Community College Cooperative Education Department is seeking faculty to facilitate career-related learning activities in and out of the classroom.  Beyond the required education and experience, instructors must have a passion for what they teach, and have teaching styles that support student success. Instructors are responsible for following Division and College procedures in support of teaching and learning.

The Cooperative Education Department is part of the Division of High School Connections and Cooperative Education and provides state of the art educational internship experiences to students in a wide variety of settings. The ideal candidate for this instructional position will bring innovative and participatory leadership to the College and the Cooperative Education Department. The ideal candidate will be able to facilitate meaningful, career-related work experiences for students and design/teach learning activities in and out of the classroom. The ideal candidate will thrive both independently and as a collaborative team member. As the teacher of record, the ideal candidate will function at the highest professional level, representing the College in the community and in the classroom.

The Position

Faculty members in the Cooperative Education Department facilitate for students on-the-job learning experiences related to the student’s area of study or career goals. Learning sites are primarily in the local community but may also be throughout the state and Northwest Region. Department faculty members are assigned and responsible for working with students in specific academic areas. Co-op faculty identify learning sites, assist students with resume and interview preparation, monitor student learning at work sites, evaluate student learning and assign term grades. May be responsible for teaching pre-internship seminars which are graded credit courses.”