• Full Time
  • San Jose, CA
  • June 30, 2024

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Presentation High School

Position Title: Internship Program Director
Full-time/Part-time: Full-time 12-month
FTE: 1.0
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Principal
Pay Range: $ 70,000-$120,000
Supervises: None

About Presentation High School
Presentation High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community. We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.

Position Summary
The Internship Director plays a crucial role in bridging academic learning with real-world experience. This position will build and oversee the internship program where students are provided with hands-on work experience through external community partnerships. This is a unique opportunity for students to apply classroom knowledge in work settings, thereby enhancing their professional skills and readiness for their careers ahead. This program further enables students to live out our motto, “Not Words, but Deeds.”

Duties and Specific Responsibilities
Program Management and Development
Lead the planning and implementation of a robust internship program.
Develop strategies to expand and enhance the program in alignment with educational objectives and industry trends.
Partnership Coordination
Coordinate with alumnae, local organizations, and businesses to obtain internship opportunities for students off campus.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with faculty/staff and across academic departments to identify and develop meaningful internship opportunities for students.
Ensure all internship opportunities align with academic programs and enhance the professional development of students.
Collaborate with the Development, Engagement, and Admissions teams along with the President’s office to identify possible internship partners.
Student Engagement
Identify and recruit students for internship placements based on their interests, skills, and academic goals.
Provide ongoing support to students throughout their internship experience, including orientation, progress monitoring, and feedback sessions.
Liaison to Faculty/Staff & External Community Partners
Serve as the primary point of contact between students and internship supervisor/mentor.
Develop relationships with local community partners; work with the Dean of Student Wellbeing and Safety to ensure that all clearance and code of conduct training protocols are in place prior to student placements.
Facilitate communication between all community partners (external and internal) and collaborate, as appropriate, with school leadership to appropriately respond to any issues that arise during the internship period.
Design, manage, and implement Career Day for students in collaboration with the Advancement team.
Program Evaluation
Regularly assess the effectiveness of internship placements and program activities. Collect feedback from students and Faculty/Staff/External organizations to make data-driven improvements.
Develop an evaluation tool for students and community partners and evaluate the data quarterly and at the end of each year.
Compliance and Administration
Maintain the internship database, and collaborate with the school’s marketing department to market and promote the program. Ensure the program complies with all institutional policies and regulations.
Manage program documentation, including applications, agreements, and evaluations.
Professional Development
Organize workshops, lunch and learns, and training sessions for students to develop additional skills that are beneficial for their internships and future careers.
Coach and support students as they develop LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and cover letters.
Teach students interviewing skills, decision-making processes, email etiquette, workplace behavior/etiquette, and how to interact with employers.
Invite guest speakers to assist with these workshops or trainings for students.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree required
3-5 years of prior demonstrated experience in a similar role
Experience in mentoring, advising, or coaching students is highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Ability to teach entrepreneurial skills
Strong organizational and project management skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of working effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships and to work collaboratively across departments.
Knowledge of career development practices and the current job market.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Internship Director must be able to:
Lift and/or carry a moderate weight of 10 pounds
Sit, stand, walk, climb stairs or ladder, reach, perform repetitive hand motions
Must be able to focus on highly detailed tasks for long periods of time.
Spend considerable amounts of time at a desk using a computer terminal.
Work Monday through Friday 8-5 with some evenings and weekend events required
Work with frequent interruptions

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described below represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:
Typical office environment
Mostly indoor office environment
Office with equipment noise
Office with frequent interruptions

EEO Statement
Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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