Coordinator of Internships and Industry Pipelines, Philadelphia Academies, Inc.

Posted by on October 08, 2012

Philadelphia Academies, Inc.

Position Description

Position:         Coordinator of Internships and Industry Pipelines

Reports To:        Manager Internships and Industry Pipelines

Primary Objective:
Plan and implement both summer and year round internships and industry pipelines.  The coordinator of Internships and Industry Pipelines ensures the implementation of a robust internship and job placement model as well as effective Industry Pipelines that support career academy students in targeted PAI partner schools.

Duties & Responsibilities

Internship and Job Development
•    Secure internships and work-based experiences for PAI academy students
•    Refers qualified student applicants to employers and conduct necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions
•    Keeps updated regarding job fairs and Internet resources; researches various employment programs for high school youth
•    Participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs and information sessions about year round and summer internship opportunities

Industry Pipeline
Implement robust Industry Pipelines in high-growth industry areas that have specific workforce needs and appropriate human and financial resources to support a pipeline strategy.

Relationship Management
Market and facilitate internships and pipelines with the following groups: employers, Chamber of Commerce, societies and associations, youth service organizations, post-secondary institutions and vocational training agencies.

Skills Necessary for the Successful Performance of Responsibilities and Duties:

Project Leadership and Collaboration
Able to think systemically about problems and issues; create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements; identify resources needed; analyze relevant data, identify problems and propose solutions; implement multiple projects simultaneously with supervision and support from manager; ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

Communications and Relationship Management
Excellent writing and analytical skills; ability to adapt and adjust to different employment environments and situations; ability to listen openly to what other people are saying and ask appropriate questions.

Youth Engagement and Development
Prepare youth for specific industry/career areas by expanding their knowledge about the possible careers through partnership where they are challenged to learn, grow and apply educational tools in a corporate setting. Must have an ability to engage young people and gain enjoyment from the experience; knowledge of different ways of learning and ability to use multiple approaches to learning.

Comfort and skill with major business software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel); and familiarization and experience with data management software such as Raiser’s Edge.


· Facilitate and drive the operational and functional process with PYN and other youth serving employer organizations

· Implement a consistent youth skill development framework for the High Schools, Industry Partners, and Post-secondary institutions

· Utilize employer feedback system that evaluates both the employee and the support system

· Facilitate professional development with youth participating in internships and industry pipelines

Salary Range:    Commensurate with experience

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