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Assistant Director of Internship Programs & Employer Outreach

University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health

Job Title: Assistant Director of Internship Programs & Employer Outreach
Job Location: Chicago , IL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Academic administration & affairs
Careers services & placement
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-01-03
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Director of Internship Programs & Employer Outreach

School of Public Health (SPH)


The University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health (SPH) seeks an Assistant Director of Internship Programs and Employer Outreach to provide strategic leadership in implementing and administering comprehensive early career development programs for both undergraduate and graduate public health students.

The Assistant Director provides essential early professional development and career services programming to students from matriculation through their graduation. This position establishes and maintains the School's Field Practicum relationships with partner organizations as both educational collaborators and potential employers; serves in a primary role in employer outreach and development; administers the Field Practicum Program and associated career services programming; plans and implements the employer development functions for SPH Career Services by marketing and expanding SPH presence with local, national, and global employers.

Key Responsibilities/Duties

  • Administer the School's Field Practicum program, working with the School's Field Experience Advisors to identify practicum placements for students and facilitate the placement, establish and formalize agreements with partner organizations, and provide development and relationship building resources for the preceptor.
  • Collaborate with the School's Academic Divisions to create and deliver workshops on professional development, career preparation, and professional behavior in the workplace, to prepare students for their initial entry into the profession as interns and first time employees.
  • Develop and implement strategies to provide opportunities for students to participate in employer internship and practicum opportunities.
  • Develop and lead innovative and creative preceptor events and programs in public health based on student need or administrative direction; including the creation of orientation programming and manuals for preceptors.
  • Develop and maintain programming and resources specific to the practicum program, including searchable listings of opportunities, partner organizations, and potential employment opportunities.
  • Identify and cultivate employers to find internship/practicum/fellowship and full-time job opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Produce reports, such as employment outcomes of new graduates resulting from practicum and internship placements.
  • Advise students about experiential learning opportunities and resources, such as internships, shadow experiences, and related fellowships.
  • Create and deliver workshops and seminars regarding career options, professional development, job search and internship search techniques, interview skills and other related topics to classes, student organizations and other groups. Develop a seminar series related to public health careers.
  • Counsel students on internship and job search strategies, including: self-assessment, networking, and skills development; reviewing cover letters and resumes; conducting practice interviews; advising students; planning, and presenting skills programs and workshops.
  • Research and keep current on employment trends, career opportunities, occupational outlook, salary trends and career development practices. This includes reaching out to prospective employers and alumni to ascertain in-demand skills and experience.
  • Identify, forge, and maintain strong relationships with alumni, recruiters, and employers to create internship and employment opportunities. Promote and generate visibility of SPH Career Services among potential employers locally, nationally and globally.
  • Attend corporate, alumni and professional associations, and events to cultivate a network of key decision makers with hiring authority.
  • Solicit and collect feedback from students, professionals, alumni and employers on career preparation.
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience

  • Master's degree in Public Health, Higher education, Counseling, or related field required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, career services, public health or a related field.
  • A proven record of success in working with students in career services/professional development programming.
  • Experience in working with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and conduct presentations to various audiences.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, demonstrated proficiencies in information technology appropriate to career services offices.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Job Requirements

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