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Senior Associate Director for Internship Programs

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08542
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The Senior Associate Director for Internship Programs oversees internship funding awarded through the Center for Career Development, and ensures that supporting infrastructures exist to enable students to reflect on and learn from their internship experiences. The person in this role works in conjunction with colleagues across the University to help build collaborative and coordinated internship policies and procedures, as appropriate. Additionally, the person in this role will work with faculty and departmental administrators who oversee Internship Milestone Credits, and create supporting materials and processes. The person in this role works directly with students, and creates programming to help students procure meaningful internships, prepare for their internships, and build on internship experiences, as well as helping to troubleshoot any challenges that arise during students internships. This is a three-year benefits eligible term position.

This inaugural role will require the ability to set and evolve a creative and compelling vision for the work, build effective relationships, navigate a decentralized internship environment, and thoughtfully assess ongoing planning for programs within their portfolio. The incumbent will need to execute on pieces of the programming and influence others to effectively support operational needs for the program. Serving as a member of the Center for Career Development senior leadership team, the person in this role will also contribute to the overall management of the Center.


Program Development and Management

Provide strategic leadership for the Center for Career Developments internship program, including creating departmental policies to manage internship funding, creating and supporting an educational infrastructure, providing students with relevant training, and curating reflection activities and final projects
Manage funding application process, and convene funding selection committee
Oversee and track program budget
Serve as spokesperson for the internship funding initiative, and promote the program to various stakeholders
Create reports and provide metrics to senior leadership
Manage continuous assessment/improvement efforts to promote meaningful student learning and reflection
Collaborate closely with Career Developments senior associate director for student engagement to ensure continuity between internship reflection and other high impact programs within the department
Write promotional and informational content related to internship funding and collaborate with communications team to share on social media and through newsletters
Manage by influence to coordinate Career Development team members involved in the funding process
Keep abreast of legal and regulatory issues related to internships, and ensure that appropriate processes are in place to mitigate risk
Monitor international travel guidance and ensure that students conducting internships abroad are appropriately guided and prepared

Program Execution and Direct Student Contact
Create and facilitate information sessions to encourage a wide range of students to apply for the program and grow program participation
Meet individually with students to support them throughout the application process and their program participation
Manage Canvas site to support student interns learning and reflection activities
Manage fund awards tracking and all communication with students
Ensure that students reflection activities are read and monitored throughout the summer
Conceptualize and execute a fall event to celebrate student interns and maximize their learning through the experience
Advise students both individually and by integrating opportunities into center communications to help them identify pathways for service-related careers

Additional Leadership and Relationship Management
Establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of campus stakeholders
Work with faculty partners to expand use of Internship Milestone Credit for internships
Serve on and/or lead additional committees and task force groups relating to internships
Serve as active member of the Center for Career Development senior team, providing overall leadership to the center


Master's degree and 5+ years of related work experience

Knowledge of best practices within student engagement/ career development / service learning and the ability to tailor, adapt and evolve such practices to a complex, fast-paced, and evolving program
Proactive and thorough project management skills, and ability to effectively engage broad range of stakeholders and ensure timely and thorough internal communication
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage and build strong relationships with diverse audiences including senior stakeholders across the university and faculty members
Exceptional organizational leadership and communication abilities, including excellent writing and public speaking skills
A passion for advising undergraduate students and working within a student-focused and student-responsive environment
Experience in working with and supporting underrepresented populations, and deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
Ability to establish, measure and report program data and learning outcomes
Ability to track, monitor and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to show results; proficiency in developing appropriate graphs and data visualizations to demonstrate impact
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google suite and either proficiency or willingness and ability to learn Handshake, Canvas, and university finance and reporting systems.
Comfort with change, ambiguity, and risk in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


Posted: 2022-05-06 Expires: 2022-06-07

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