Greenfield Community College Internship Coordinator in Greenfield, Massachusetts

GREENFIELD Part time The Internship Coordinator works with GCC faculty, students and area employers including businesses, non-profits and governmental organizations to manage and expand a robust internship program. This involves supporting existing internships and building new ones with area employers. The Internship Coordinator works closely with academic faculty and students to match GCC students with appropriate internship opportunities, interviews and coaches students through the process, and assists faculty mentors. The Coordinator maintains a database of potential internship sites, manages the internship web-based portals, and analyzes internship data. This position is also responsible for managing an internship budget and coordinating spending with departments that have grant resources to support internships. The majority of current internships are in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) area, and some in business and professional studies. The Internship Coordinator needs to be familiar with STEM fields to support those internships, while continuing to offer internship support across the entire college to interested departments and students. ? Business relationship management: Help new companies conceptualize and post internships. Advise on GCC internship requirements. Help companies draft internship job descriptions and create high-value internships for themselves and the intern. Help students and companies evaluate internships during and upon completions. Help businesses post internships at times that coincide with the GCC academic and internship calendars. Help companies apply for external funds available to support/stipend their interns (e.g. Mass Clean Energy Center). ? Intern matching: Meet with students. Manage online applications. Work with faculty mentors and GCC departments to facilitate matching appropriate GCC students with business and agency partners. Coach new faculty mentors on responsibilities. ? Outreach and promotion: Promote internships as part of student programs to students and faculty at GCC through presentations, emails, bulletin boards, stories for GCC marketing and press. Visit classrooms and clubs, such as Business Club. Reach out to employers to broaden the base for internship opportunities. Maintain collaborations with existing employer partners. Create profiles of student interns as well as participating employers and their internship opportunities. ? Maintain databases: Use GCC internship website to extract data. Update potential internship database with business contacts from conferences, local business groups etc. Manage internship database including financial information, credits, faculty and student stipends, grant support etc. ? Web Site and program management: Administer GCC internship website. Propose and write changes as needed. Confer with leadership, (Deans and Chief Academic Officer) on issues outside the purview of this position, such as legal questions. ? Meetings and Trainings: Convene meetings and organize/conduct trainings to gather employer input or educate businesses about internship opportunities. Organize student lightning talks and other presentations about internships. ? Systems Design, research and logistics: evaluate program and suggest changes and improvements. Reach out to other organizations and schools that have internship programs to learn about best practices. Work with GCC and partner agencies to refine policies and procedures, (i.e. liability insurance) to facilitate hosting of interns. ? Administration: Manage internship budget. Assist department administrative assistants in creating internship courses and enrolling students. Keep track of total funds available to support interns from various sources (e.g. grants, internship budget, etc.) ? Other internship-related duties as assigned. ? Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or equivalent experience. ? Good customer interface skills, business sales or other experien