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Assistant Director of Employer Relations for Internships — Center for Career and Community Engagement

June 16, 2017


Earlham College is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual with an affinity for the liberal arts and a commitment to student success to join the Center for Career and Community Engagement in the role of Assistant Director of Employer Relations for Internships. This is a 12-month, full-time administrative position. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

The Assistant Director is responsible for all aspects of the College’s funded internship program and works collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies to build a challenging, meaningful and accessible student experience. As Earlham prepares to launch the EPIC Advantage, a program that aims to provide every student a funded, high-impact research or internship experience integrated into their four-year plan, the Assistant Director will be uniquely positioned to have significant impact on its design and implementation.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Employer Relations and works closely and collaboratively with the Internship Coordinator to ensure a seamless internship program is developed and presented to students.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the College’s funded internship program including marketing and promotion, applications and selection, student support, tracking, accounting and assessment.
  • Collaborate with Alumni Relations, Institutional Advancement and key faculty to steward existing and develop new intentional internship partners.
  • Collaborate with Institutional Advancement to facilitate excellent donor stewardship.
  • Leverage and integrate digital technology platforms (Handshake, AdviseStream) into the internship program.
  • Communicate the value of internships and experiential learning to current and prospective students, parents and employers.
  • Co-develop, support and participate in collaborative programming initiatives within the Center for Career and Community Engagement.
  • Consistently and continually research current and developing trends in professional standards and best practices for internships, experiential education and higher education through relevant professional conferences, professional development workshops, and other appropriate mediums.
  • Assist in planning and execution of all major on campus employer relations events.
  • Participate in Earlham College projects and serve on various college committees.
  • Perform other duties as determined appropriate for the position.

Experience & Qualifications


  • A bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in student/career services in higher education, human resources or employment services.
  • Clear understanding of and passion for the liberal arts.
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively in a team atmosphere.
  • Strong listening, verbal, interpersonal, presentation and time management skills.
  • Energy and passion for developing new relationships.
  • Self-motivation and a strong commitment to taking initiative.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in diversity and inclusion with specific regard to student interactions and programs.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an evolving work environment.
  • Ability to flourish in a diverse, challenging community.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to drive as needed.


  • Experience with internship program management.
  • Knowledge of professional standards and best practices for internships and experiential education.
  • Experience with marketing, communications (including social media), content management, webinars and/or event planning.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume along with the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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