Skip to Main Content

SUA II - Career and Internship Navigator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon submission. Full consideration will be given to those applications received by July 7, 2017. Applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number S0350
Position Title Career and Internship Navigator
Department Career Services
Bargaining Unit SCUPA, SCUPA
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Permanent
FLSA Exempt
Salary $47,061
Work Hours 8:00 to 16:00
Work Schedule Mon. - Fri.
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2017
Anticipated End Date None

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Career and Internship Navigator supports learning by providing Lock Haven University (LHU) students with the tools to articulate the skills acquired through curricular and co-curricular development in order to be successful global citizens in their chosen careers. The Career and Internship Navigator serves as both a specialist and a generalist in the field of career development. This position is responsible for direct student services in support of integrated academic and career planning and provides services to individuals and group using aptitude, personality, interest, and values inventories and computer guidance systems, especially for Exploratory Studies students and students contemplating a change in major or career path. The Career and Internship Navigator also coordinates preparation for and assessment of internships. She/he provides a clearinghouse of information about internships within the University and serves as a point person between the University and internship providers. Responsibilities include internship development; coordination and tracking of internship opportunities, coordination of preparation for and assessment of internship experiences; graduate school preparation; faculty and advisor consultation; and direct support (e.g. resume review, cover letter writing, interviewing strategies, possible career paths related to specific majors, labor market and graduate school information, etc.) to students and alumni.

Essential Duties

• Provide direct support to students seeking major & career direction/shift individually and within group settings, especially, but not limited to, STEM and Exploratory students.
• Administer assessment instruments and computerized career guidance systems.
• Assist students to create a four year career development plan including components of career assessment, incorporating high impact experiential learning opportunities (ex. Externships and internships), job search strategies and graduate school preparation.
• Develop mechanisms for career readiness, curricular and co-curricular reflection, and synthesis of talents for students to self-advocate and articulate in interviews and in the workplace.
• Develop mechanisms for career readiness, post-internship learning, reflection, and synthesis of talents for students to self-advocate in interviews and in the workplace.
• Design and implement thematic career readiness seminars for FYE, ACAD119, SSS, Exploratory and diverse student populations to prepare and support high impact experiential learning opportunities.
• Promote career development opportunities for students based on academic/professional fields, including but not limited to graduate school preparation, internship preparedness, faculty collaboration, advisor consultation, and direct support.
• Assist students with navigating, exploring, preparing for internships, graduate school and employment applications, resume review, cover letter writing, interviewing strategies, networking, job search strategies, labor market trends, etc. to students and alumni.
• Provide assistance to students by serving as a liaison for specific academic departments concerning programming information, career related high impact experiential learning opportunities (e.g. internships, community services, study abroad, etc.) and by assisting in all aspects of professional credential preparation.
• Conduct professional development seminars and outreach programs on researching internship opportunities, how to apply, informational interviews, networking, STAR technique and job search.
• Communicate externally with internship providers and internally with departments to provide a clearinghouse of information about internships; coordinate tracking all internships in collaboration with Deans’ Offices.
• Assist students with professional preparation for internships.
• Assist with assessing student and internship provider experience and effectiveness of internship programming.
• Establish and maintain a working relationship with local, regional and national organizations, business and community partnerships to develop and cultivate new and existing internship opportunities.

Information Management:
• Specify programmatic goals and intended outcomes.
• Collect, evaluate, assess and report data related to programs and program goals.
• Track MOUs/ and develop a sustainable relationship with University wide partners.
• Develop manageable processes for gathering, interpreting, and evaluating declared verses undeclared student outcomes.

Specific Duties

Please see essential duties section.

Minimum Qualifications
(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

• Master’s level, three years plus in Career Counseling, Human Resources, Counseling Services or related field, in collegiate environment.
• Ability to understand the academic culture, ability to effectively interact with faculty, administrators, alumni, parents and community partners.
• The Career and Internship Navigator must have experience in the job market, knowledge of trends in one or more disciplines with emphasis in interdisciplinary programs and internship research, preparation and evaluation.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with constituencies across multiple settings.
• Ability to assist students in understanding career issues, clarifications of personal values and interests, and self-directed career management.
• Knowledge of career theories, curriculum development and best practices in student assessment and evaluation.
• Enhance, deepen and sustain collaboration with faculty, students, and community partners while maintaining awareness of diversity issues.
• Computer literacy, including the ability to use/maintain technology related to presentation, teaching, assessment, databases and web-based applications.
• Excellent organizational and group presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrate commitment and passion working with students, faculty, staff and stakeholders with diverse backgrounds in a positive, collaborative, and results oriented manner.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

• Office work including sitting for extended periods of time.
• Occasional evening and weekend commitment.
• Occasional travel.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/22/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon submission. Full consideration will be given to those applications received by July 7, 2017.

Applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3684
Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree you have attained?
    • High School
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctorate Degree
  2. * Do you have three years plus in Career Counseling, Human Resources, Counseling Services or related field, in collegiate environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Professional Licenses/Certifications
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents