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Director of Career and Internship Services
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York

Posted 9/12/2017

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track non-classroom faculty position serving as the Director of Career and Internship Services. 

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

Job Description:

Please note that the College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Career and Internship Services unit educates and supports students and alumni by providing experiential education and career counseling services, including credit bearing worksite experiences, career planning and development opportunities, self-assessment tools, and individual counseling.

Career and Internship Services is a major component of the Career and Internship Center which also comprises the academic department Internship Services. The Internship Studies unit offers all of the credit-bearing internship courses that students must complete as part of their degree program. The Director of Career and Internship Services maintains a very close, collaborative working relationship with the Chair of Internship Studies in order to ensure a seamless registration and enrollment process for students completing an internship. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Support, in direct support of FIT's visionary strategic plan, the Director of Career and Internship Services is responsible for operations within the Career and Internship Services unit, including credit-bearing worksite experiences, career planning and development opportunities, self-assessment tools, and individual counseling.  The successful candidate will be responsible for making recommendations to the relevant College bodies for policy development as related to the unit's mission, and oversee the management of budget, personnel, and programs pertaining to career and internship services provided to FIT students and alumni. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for the quality of the career development initiatives developed by the unit, creating partnerships with industry aimed at developing and implementing educational and career opportunities for FIT students and alumni.

The exceptional candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Providing oversight and direction to the employees in the operating unit, including the management of the overall operational, budgetary, technological, and financial responsibilities and activities of the department.
  • Planning and allocating resources to effectively staff and accomplish the department's productivity goals. This includes planning and evaluating to improve the efficiency of business processes and  
  • Procedures to enhance speed, quality, efficiency, and output for all stakeholders including, students, faculty, alumni and industry partners.
  • Coaching, mentoring and developing all team members, including overseeing new employee training and development as well as providing professional development opportunities, while at the same time empowering employees to take responsibility for their jobs related responsibilities and goals.
  • Fostering a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members that allows for healthy professional discussion regarding ideas, and expeditious conflict resolution and instilling a culture that manifests the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working effectively together to enable each individual employee and the department to succeed. It is also expected that the Director consciously creates a workplace culture that is consistent with that of  the College's and that emphasizes the identified mission, vision, guiding principles, and values of the College.
  • Developing strong, collegial relationships with industry partners to ensure that students and alumni have a strong resource pool for career, job and internship opportunities.
  • Communicating regularly with other designated contacts within the College.
  • Collecting and applying evaluative data to improve services and training.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Raising the visibility of FIT students and graduates to employers through effective marketing and networking techniques.
  • Managing and growing employer relations and on-campus recruitment programs, internship programs, and all other placement initiatives.
  • Collaborating with academic administrators to identify, define, and meet student career planning and internship needs, goals and objectives.
  • Coordinating career programs with academic departments, alumni and other constituencies
  • Managing the budgets for the unit.
  • Other duties as required.

Specific competencies sought as related to the position:


  • Appreciate and respect the impact of varying racial, ethnic, religious and social groups and divergent opinions and attitudes in outreach to students, and outreach to faculty and staff.

Learning Enrichment/Higher Education

  • Exhibit a commitment to professional service, support, and assistance to students, faculty, and the campus community.

Professionalism/Service Orientation

  • Exhibit a commitment to professional service, support, and assistance to students, faculty, and the campus community.
  • Model professional behavior that prepares students and peer tutors for entry into their chosen fields.

Instructional Design/Student Development and Success

  • Understand the academic development needs of today's students and counsels, consults, or mentors them to ensure they are successful in meeting their education goals.
  • Advocate for student learning needs.


  • Use technology to enhance professional productivity.
  • Optimize the use of technology to improve service delivery to students, faculty and the campus community.


Master's degree required. Seven (7) years of experience in career planning, placement, student services, or human resource management and internship experience strongly required. Knowledge of career counseling principles and practices; marketing strategies, processes, and available resources; current employment trends and placement opportunities; financial/business analysis techniques; and targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ten (10) years of experience in career planning, placement, student services, or human resource management and internship experience pref.  Familiarity with career fields of interest to students in the creative fields including art, design, business and technology, film, media and museum professions preferred.

Additional Information:

FIT is undertaking a national search for the Director of Career and Internship Services and welcomes applications and nominations for this Non-Classroom Faculty position. Final salary and appointment rank will be based on the education level and cumulative experience of the candidate. FIT has a generous benefits package including health insurance, vacation, and holiday schedule.  Applications for the position will be considered until the position is filled.   

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.  Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.  Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu.

Application Instructions:

* Resume/cv|
* Cover letter
* A list of three (3) professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Please note successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: http://www.fitnyc.edu

Returning Applicants Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

To apply:  https://fitnyc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88659 

Assistant Director of Employer Relations for Internships
Earlham College
Richmond, Indiana

Posted 6/19/2017


Earlham 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.  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. 

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. 

The application review begins immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. 

To Apply 

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: 

Human Resources
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374
Phone: 765-983-1393

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 differences. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). 

Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Provost/Dean of the Faculty
Lyon College
Batesville, Arkansas

Posted 6/6/2017

Lyon College is launching a national search for its next provost and dean of the faculty. The provost is Lyon's chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic and related programs. The provost will report to and partner with recently appointed Lyon President Joey King at an exciting time of refocused planning, refined assessment, and renewed institutional vitality. The opportunity for new academic leadership to have a significant impact on Lyon's educational culture is clear. Working collaboratively with faculty, engaging in strategic program development, and embracing change, the new provost will have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in the life of Lyon College. The provost will be invited to assume office and begin her/his work as soon after January 1, 2018 as possible. 

Lyon College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in the city of Batesville (pop. 10,000) and in the foothills of the scenic Ozark Mountains (90 minutes northeast of Little Rock and just over two hours west of Memphis). Undergraduates pursue 15 majors as well as several pre-professional programs. Ninety-nine percent of Lyon's students receive financial aid and the College offers extensive merit scholarships, need-based aid, and athletic grants (NAIA). With a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, 95 percent of the faculty hold terminal degrees and teach almost all classes. Fourteen Lyon professors have earned CASE/Carnegie Foundation Arkansas Professor of the year awards, a record unmatched by any other institution in the nation. 

The provost will join creative administrative leadership at a defining moment of change for this small vibrant college, while extending a culture of academic strength in the liberal arts, a practice of transformative student-centered education, and the exploration of the needs of the 21st Century learner. Among several agenda items, the new provost will be asked to: 

  • Engage in comprehensive strategic planning and become a nimble contributor to the plan's articulation and implementation.
  • Provide traditional leadership in championing the academic program, while also exploring the development of additional high impact learning experiences, focusing on student success and improved retention, and capitalizing on the effectiveness of shared governance in a healthy collaborative environment.
  • Prioritize diversity and inclusiveness as essential ingredients in a fulfilling and meaningful institutional climate at Lyon.
  • Combine a creative outlook for considering change at Lyon with an ability to lead by ideas and advance a vision for the College's future. 

The Provost Search Profile contains more information on the nature of this opportunity and important details for submitting an application, and can be found at:


Inquiries should be directed to: Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D., Search Consultant, tom.courtice@gmail.com, and will be held in strict confidentiality.

Lyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Assistant Director of New Student & Transition Programs
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

Posted 4/4/2017 

Elon University is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director of New Student & Transition Programs. The Assistant Director of New Student and Transition Programs provides support and leadership for meeting the transition needs of Elon students. This position coordinates the International Student Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs, and assists the Director with the New Student Orientation programs, Life Entrepreneur Program, Are You Ready? Program, a new international student experience, and university publications and presentations for NSTP.

The Assistant Director supports the selection and leadership development for the New Student Orientation Head Staff, serving in the planning and execution of retreats and trainings. This position is a critical member of the New Student and Transition Programs team, provides leadership in the daily operations of the department, and is responsible for assisting in the advancement of the vision, goals, and priorities of the department.

  • Master's degree required with one to three years related experience required.
  • Experience with presenting to small groups; developing and implementing goal setting and/or team training programs.

Position will remain open until filled. Apply at https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/4237. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Assistant Vice President for Experiential Education & Career Management
LIM College
New York City, New York

Posted 4/4/2017 

LIM College, a leading institution for the study of the business of fashion, invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Assistant Vice President for Experiential Education & Career Management. Located in midtown Manhattan—the fashion capital of the world—LIM College is devoted exclusively to educating students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM College fosters a unique connection between academic study and real-world experience and is lauded for its graduates’ impressive employment rates. Developing students’ creative and critical thinking, as well as leadership skills, an LIM College education empowers students to become accomplished professionals in a highly competitive, dynamic business environment as well as responsible citizens of a global society. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and with programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, LIM College offers undergraduate majors in Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing, Fashion Media, and Visual Merchandising. At the graduate level, LIM College offers MPS programs in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, and Visual Merchandising. 

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) provides overall vision and leadership for the Experiential Education & Career Management (EECM) department, which serves the College’s 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni and employers. The AVP promotes optimal learning outcomes and career readiness through a range of functions, programs, and services, including twelve credits of experiential education courses and an array of co-curricular experiences. The AVP oversees a robust program of career advising, ensuring its integration with coursework and with students’ overall career-related learning goals, and oversees all aspects of job search strategies and employment services offered to students and alumni; additionally, the AVP oversees the cultivation and development of new employers and job opportunities for students and alumni. Further responsibilities include facilitating continuous improvement and leading change to ensure the EECM department is responsive to student career development needs and evolving market trends; optimizing available technology for communication and the effective delivery of services; and implementing effective data collection, analysis, and reporting systems that demonstrate career-related outcomes and inform strategic resource allocation and direction. This position manages a $1 million budget and supervises a high-performing staff of ten, including three associate directors. 

A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of an advanced degree. Also required is either (1) a minimum of five years progressive experience in higher education that includes management responsibilities, (2) a minimum of five years progressive experience in the fashion industry that focuses on facilitating relationships to support the professional preparation and success of others and that demonstrates familiarity with the needs of employers in the fashion industry, or (3) a combination thereof. The successful candidate will be able to identify and implement solutions to address evolving employment and educational trends affecting students, alumni, and employers; demonstrate successful management and supervisory experience; and bring a strategic, goal-oriented, and data-driven approach to generating measurable outcomes. Other important considerations in the selection of the next Assistant Vice President include a collaborative and flexible management style; a vision for integrating current technologies and social media to support strategic objectives; a commitment to customer service; a strong communication, marketing and public relations sensibility; an ability to partner effectively with faculty and diverse constituents; and a keen focus on students and their ability to translate and leverage an exceptional education to achieve success. 

LIM College has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 5, 2017 will be assured full consideration. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to James M. Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895. 

Spelman Johnson
LIM College – Assistant Vice President for Experiential Education & Career Management

James M. Norfleet, Search Associate 

Visit the LIM College website at www.limcollege.edu 

LIM College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

Last Updated on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:49 AM