A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authority Statement
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel Statement
A “designated position” could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing. This is NOT a “designated position.”
Statement of Economic Interest
Statement of Economic Interest Statement
This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position Statement
A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.
Chief Objective of Position
The Internship Coordinator will implement programming and outreach efforts to raise awareness of and participation in experiential learning opportunities such as internships and externships. The Coordinator will serve as an essential part of the Center for Career Planning team and will build relationships with a variety of constituents including employers, faculty and staff, alumni, etc. The Coordinator will counsel students on their career plans, teach an internship course, and oversee the Center’s internship program.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:
Design and implement student programming related to internships/experiential learning including workshops on how to find internships and maximize the experience, as well as facilitate opportunities for students to understand and communicate the value of internships.
Co-supervise the Career Planning Interns and coordinate professional development opportunities.
Coordinate and evaluate the summer experiential learning program known as SHIP, including collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement.
Advise students individually on how to find internships/experiential learning opportunities.
Teach credit-bearing course, The Internship: A Course for Your Career each semester.
Maintain updated lists and resources of internships and other experiential learning programs to share with students.
Create marketing materials and messaging related to experiential learning programs and opportunities.
Interface with faculty to understand internship course requirements by academic discipline and create resources to educate students.
Collaborate with faculty, staff, parents, and alumni to develop internship opportunities.
Assist with the summer activities survey to document activities of students between junior and senior years.
Research and understand internship trends and communicate to invested members of the Christopher Newport community.
Provide information, advice, and programming to students and alumni of all majors and class years to facilitate the career planning process.
Teach students how to use career-related technology including Handshake at CNU, LinkedIn, and other career resources.
Review and offer feedback on resumes, cover letters, graduate school personal statements, and other career-related documents.
EMPLOYER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:
Advise employers on best practices for internships and recommend strategies for employers in building their brands on campus.
Approve internship, fellowship and experiential learning postings in Handshake at CNU.
Assist employer development team, employers, and faculty and staff with development of internship and job opportunities and support employer and graduate school-related outreach efforts and activities.
Participate in various local, state, regional, and national organizations, conferences, and recruitment events to increase internship and employment opportunities for students.
COLLABORATION WITH CAMPUS CONSTITUENCIES:
Collaborate with student groups, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and recruiters to deliver major/field specific programming and to increase awareness of and usage for the Center for Career Planning.
Communicate the value of a Christopher Newport liberal arts and sciences education to a wide variety of constituents including students, recruiters, parents, alumni, and faculty/staff.
Promote student programming and recruitment events.
Maintain comprehensive knowledge of career services and best practices in career services, experiential learning, higher education and recruiting.
Serve on University and other professional committees and support various Christopher Newport functions.
This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees.
Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely go the extra mile in providing service.
Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work-related absence.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required
Strong interest in assisting students and alumni to gain practical work experience; Knowledge of the rules, regulations, ethical standards and laws relating to internships, interviewing and employment; Ability to develop rapport and communicate effectively with diverse constituencies; Excellent planning, organizational, customer service, and interpersonal skills; Ability to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously; Ability to occasionally work necessary evening and weekend programs; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Knowledge of hiring and employment trends, work settings, undergraduate life, career development, and patterns of higher education; Knowledge of effective interviewing skills and approaches; Ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education; Strong counseling/coaching skills; Ability to organize and analyze data using advanced functions of spreadsheets and word processing.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred
Ability to present to large audiences in a professional and articulate manner; Familiarity and understanding of the liberal arts curriculum; Ability to effectively navigate job search web tools such as Handshake and LinkedIn.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Student Personnel Services, Business or related area; or Bachelor’s Degree in related field and experience that equates to an advanced degree.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Student Personnel
Experience advising and working with students; Experience working in higher education; Experience utilizing electronic job searching and databases; Utilization of an online recruitment database, such as Handshake; Experience designing, developing and implementing workshops and/or seminars; Demonstrated evidence of planning and executing large-scale events; Experience building relationships with a variety of constituents; Experience working with college student populations and/or in the field of higher education.
Experience assisting individuals in the identification and achievement of their career goals; Experience educating job seekers on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and job search techniques (to include job search web tools); Experience with experiential learning programs to include internships, externships, and volunteer work; Experience with Handshake or other career management software; Experience advising, counseling and coaching college students on their career plans; Experience working in career development in higher education; Experience working with recruitment staff at businesses, nonprofits and graduate schools to develop opportunities for internships, post-graduation employment and graduate school admission; Experience counseling liberal arts students; Prior experience with coordinating career fairs, on-campus interviews, and other career programs.
S?elected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387? Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide? as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.
Review of applications will begin May 31, 2022.
Applications received after May 31, 2022, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.