Assistant Director, Academic Internships

at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Position Details Position Details Job Title Assistant Director, Academic Internships Position Number 8101447 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Department Name GLOBAL & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Location Code COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

+ As Assistant Director, serves on the leadership team for the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship ( CELTS ) to support all center-wide initiatives, strategies, and programs

+ Administers all aspects of the undergraduate academic internship program including, developing internship opportunities, cultivating and maintaining relationships with department faculty/staff internship coordinators, communicating regularly with key constituents to collaborate and communicate internship policies and procedures university-wide, and fostering internship opportunities with community/employer partners.

+ Advocates for enhancing experiential learning courses through pedagogy, teaching and learning strategies, and best practices in experiential education and educational internships

+ Develops strong educational/curricular infrastructure for academic internships working with faculty instructors

+ Develops consistency of experience for undergraduate students in academic internships across university

+ Cultivates relationships with community partners/employers, developing supervisors as co-educators to develop on-going internship opportunities for Loyola students across all disciplines.

+ Serves as leadership for the Partnership Development team in CELTS staff

+ Empower key civic, community, cultural, government, and business organizations to advance academic internship opportunities to be educational for students.

+ Facilitates students navigation of on-campus resources to identify academic internship courses

+ Partners with campus resources (e.g., career development centers) to guide students into programs and resources to support learning and exploration

+ Presents on academic internship in classes and other programs to prepare students pursuing internships for academic credit.

+ Teaches EXPL 390 Internship Seminar course each semester (Fall and Spring) to provide students with an academic internship course focused on civic professionalism that meets the Engaged Learning University Requirement.

+ Provide one-on-one consultations with faculty on curriculum development, partner relationships, conflict management, etc.

+ Support faculty development of administrative tasks in order to also develop partners as co-educators, make connections to course

+ Develop curriculum in academic internship courses to achieve deeper learning, connecting academic and experiential knowledge

+ Curating resources across the community-based learning, service-learning, work-based learning literature to inform pedagogical approach

+ Coordinate a community of practice amongst internship faculty to support across disciplines

+ Maintains university-wide internship and fieldwork program records and databases and produce reports on internships, including student placements and employer partnerships.

+ Coordinates and tracks students in internship and fieldwork placements; monitors data and facilitate data input into the centralized database (Peoplesoft) for internship placement and fieldwork placement information.

+ Establishes assessment and evaluation tools for the internship program including feedback forms for employers.

+ Utilize data to inform program developments, e.g., partner capacity development, administrative supports needed, etc.

+ Ensures best practices for academic internships with an emphasis on high-quality internships as goal

+ Conducts site visits of internship sites, in collaboration with partnership development team.

+ Connects academic internship programs with other experiential learning programs, including service-learning, learning portfolios and undergraduate research.

+ Facilitates leadership for the partnership development team within the Center, fostering partnerships with community organizations as co-educators

+ Facilitates web-based tools and resources to enhance the academic internship program as well as partnership development processes.

+ Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master’s degree in related field and five to seven (5-7) years of experience with internships and/or experiential learning.


+ Master’s degree in Higher Education, Experiential Education, or related field required

+ At least 5-7 years experience working with internships, experiential learning, and/or community-based learning is necessary.


Master’s degree in related field and five to seven (5-7) years of experience with internships and/or experiential learning.

Computer Skills

Ability to use MS Office suite, Qualtrics survey, website management, course management systems, and adept user of Internet, e-mail and other office automation systems and ability to use career services programs.

Supervisory Responsibilities Yes Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands Lifting, Carrying, Standing Working Conditions None Open Date 08/02/2023 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion Statement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion ( . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits (\medium=email&utm\_source=transactional&utm\campaign=CldBz-Share-Collection) centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others. Quick Link for Posting
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Posted On: Aug 04, 2023

Updated On: Oct 16, 2023

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