Job TitleAssociate Director of Experiential Education
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Staff
Salary Range $ $65,000 - $75,000
Location Binghamton, NY
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Lexie Avery
The Associate Director for Experiential Education leads initiatives to support the career readiness and professional development of all Binghamton University students specifically related to experiential learning. This position will support efforts to increase the number of students participating in internships and also support the coordination and amplification of broader High Impact Practices (HIPs) participation on campus.
The associate director will work collaboratively with campus stakeholders to increase the number of students who participate in at least one high-impact practice by the time they graduate, this metric is outlined in the University’s strategic plan. This position will work to improve awareness of HIPs on campus and serve as a hub of conversations and sharing of knowledge to both campus partners and students. The role will focus on elevating the storytelling and marketing initiatives around HIPs in order to highlight the positive impact that participating in a HIP has on the student experience and student career outcomes. The associate director will also participate in meetings related to internship education, policy, and high-impact practices and collaborate with partners to manage updates to the Binghamton Impact website. It will be important for this person to be highly collaborative and communicative with campus partners across divisions, and up to date with the latest trends in experiential learning.
Student Engagement and Outreach
The associate director will provide student outreach and curate awareness initiatives related to ‘nonparticipant’ groups which refers to the number of students not participating in a high-impact practice by the time they graduate. This position will also provide 1:1 consulting for students specifically related to the internship/experiential learning search and collaborate with targeted campus partners. The associate director will also support the Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement and Career Readiness with the Fleishman Center’s skills lab initiative and programming plan. The skills lab initiative will work with alumni and industry professionals to teach and mentor students in getting exposure to relevant industry skill sets to ensure they are competitive applicants in the internship and job search.
The associate director will oversee the assistant director for internship education and the corresponding team to support goal-setting related to the academic internship program (CDCI 385/395). This position will also be responsible for staying current on the latest trends and policies related to internships, and experiential learning. It will be critical for this person to have strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and support a team. The associate director will assign workload, manage their team, and complete performance programs and evaluations for staff.
-Set goals and provide overall leadership for experiential learning initiatives
-Analyze relevant HIPS data reports, cultivate strategic partnerships and awareness initiatives in response to the data, and support coordination of data needs for SP2 in collaboration with SAASE (Student Affairs Assessment and Solutions for Engagement)
-Provide 1:1 support to students for appointment hours (specifically those with traditionally lower engagement with HIPS)
-Coordinate a working group with representatives for each SP2 designated HIP to review data and consider collaborations and initiatives to increase student HIP participation
-Supervise several professional staff
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
-Master’s degree in higher education or a related field and 5+ years of professional experience in career services or related functional area
-Experience with and strong knowledge of experiential learning and high-impact practices
-Comfortable with reviewing data, assessing trends, and curating action items based on the data
-Strategic thinker, with the ability to brainstorm and collaborate with a team to develop long-term strategies that support the success of Binghamton University students
-Self-starting, creative professional with the ability to create and manage multiple projects simultaneously
-Demonstrated experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with students, employers, staff, and/or faculty with diverse backgrounds.
-Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to write compelling career education content that engages the reader
-Must share core values of campus collaboration, high ethical standards, and dedication to what is best for students, employers, and Binghamton University.
-Experience supervising professional staff, student staff, or paraprofessional staff
-Knowledge of student development and career development theories
-Preferred knowledge of career management and higher education systems, such as Handshake, Banner, and Brightspace