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Internship Coordinator/ Academic Advisor

Department: Center for Academic Advisement and Oxley Career Education Program
Reports to: Assistant Dean for Academic Advisement and Career Education Program

Internship specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide advisement to potential student participants regarding the internship program
  • Conduct Information sessions on the internship program
  • acilitate a section of the Internship Discovery Seminar and the Discovery Internship course
  • Maintain an updated list of current internship sites and contact information for on-site supervisors
  • Develop relationships with organizations interested in Internship partnerships
  • Disseminate information to students, faculty and staff regarding the internship program, including requirements, lists of internship sites and important deadlines for admission into the program
  • Administer student internship contracts, maintain records and provide on-going supervision for student interns including visiting and resolving issues at internship sites
  • Advise students with low internship performance ratings
  • Assist students with strategies to promote professional success through their internships
  • Track completed internship site evaluations and develop processes to insure the awarding of credit for the internship semester
  • Develop a library of materials for the internship program including information on profit and non- profit organization participants
General advising duties and responsibilities:
  • Disseminate information on College policies and procedures and stay abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, and state and federal mandates
  • Create schedules for and register incoming freshman students
  • Partner with Assistant Dean for Academic Advisement, Director of Academic Advising, HEOP Director, Director of Career Education and Internship Coordinator on related academic programs (i.e. Advisement Workshop, FYE course)
  • Work with students to develop academic goals and specific course plans for registration
  • Facilitate section of a Freshmen Year Experience (FYE) course and act as academic advisor for students enrolled in your section
  • Serve as a liaison and foster relationships with other advisors, faculty and administrative departments
  • Refer students to the appropriate offices for counseling, financial assistance, etc.
  • Develop advisement materials and deliver presentations for events, such as orientation and other topical workshops (i.e. undeclared students)
  • Actively participate in Freshmen Orientation and assist in preparation of materials
  • Prepare data and annual reports as necessary
  • Support the College mission based in value-oriented education, rooted in the Catholic heritage
Oxley advisor duties and responsibilities (all advisors):
  • Function as Oxley advisor for incoming freshmen students
  • For Oxley advisees, perform such duties as Exit Interviews, Probation Advisement, Return from Leave of Absence advisement, change of Major and/or Minor, Add/Drop or Withdrawal from courses advisement and other advising tasks as needed
  • Assist students with strategies to promote academic and professional success
  • For Oxley advisees, assist students with making connections between their academic experience and career paths, and identifying their interests, skills, and values
  • Provide career-related counseling to help students clarify academic and career goals, establish career plans, review resumes, develop job search skills and make successful career transitions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in advising, counseling or student services in higher education
  • Experience working with at-risk and underprepared students
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Experience with an academic database, such as Banner, is highly preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to provide timely and accurate information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials
To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,300 undergraduate students and 225 graduate students located in the Riverdale section of New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. Send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, three letters of recommendation and a list of five references who can speak to your professional qualifications to Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until filled.

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