Externship Coordinator in Brownsville, TX at Southern Careers Institute

Date Posted: 9/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Only Those with a Passion to Change Lives Qualify.

At Southern Careers Institute (SCI), the core of what we do is passion.  We’re passionate about putting our students first to help improve their lives through education and career training.  It’s this passion that drives everything we do, and if you feel you have it burning in your belly, we want to talk.

Externship Coordinator

We call it being a life changer, but you’ll call it a job you love while helping others find the same.  You’ll have a hand in improving the lives of countless SCI students throughout Texas by working with impassioned educators and campus faculty in a collaborative, interactive environment to create optimized environment for our students.

The Externship Coordinator works under general supervision to coordinate an externship program, cultivate partnerships with potential externship sites, maintain a database of externship opportunities and resources, and supervise externship training. Provides assistance and guidance to students throughout their externship experience to prepare them to make the transition from classroom to externship to placement. Partners with the career services and education staff to support successful outcomes for SCI students.

What you can expect when joining SCI:

  • Training & Development
  • Fun & Energetic, Family-Based Environment
  • Continuous Growth Opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Options
  • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Options (HSA & FSA)
  • Basic Life & Accident Insurance
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • SCI is an Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and deploy marketing strategies to identify and cultivate a diverse group of potential externship sites in various industries and sectors;
  • Locate new externship sites, maintain contact with employers, and coordinate placements;
  • Maintain Documentation in Student Administrative System and provide weekly updates on the following: Site contacts, affiliation agreements, site requests, student contacts, travel records, externship to placement conversion ratio;
  • Supervise all externship initiatives, and expedite resolution of student extern issues;
  • Collaborate with campus staff and faculty to resolve student concerns with externship placement;
  • Coordinate an externship referral program; interview students to determine interests, skills, strengths, and opportunities; advise on externship choices; refer for additional training and experience, when indicated;
  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship with students at the start of their programs by presenting externship overview during new student orientation;
  • Conduct externship orientation meetings and/or workshops with each student;
  • Assign students to externship experiences that match skill sets by coordinating with education and career services staff;
  • Conduct weekly site visits for the express purpose of enhancing existing relationships with employers / sites and establishing new partnership opportunities.

 

Job Requirements

Position Requirements

Successful candidates will have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree and five years of related experience preferred;
  • Minimum 2 years practical work experience required;
  • Experience in career services preferred or employment background in any of the following: job placement at a vocational school, college, or university; staffing agency; recruiter; government sponsorship agency; or marketing/sales;
  • Access to reliable transportation with ability and willingness to travel to externship sites;
  • Familiarity with the local job market.

About Southern Careers Institute

SCI has been changing lives for over 50 years, now and we’re just getting started.  We offer certification-based training with programs in Medical, Business, Cosmetology, Skilled-Trades and Technology with campuses spanning across central and south Texas as well as online.  Our students can graduate most of our programs in under one year and with real-world experience under their belt.