Coordinator for Student Work Study and Internships (Career Counselor)

Job Title: Coordinator for Student Work Study and Internships (Career Counselor)
Position Number: PROF-FT-CSWSI-09282016
Departments: Career & CallingStudent Life
Reports To: Director of Career and Calling
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Responsible for providing disciplining and mentoring of students through the vision of career and calling, personal and social development and vocational and educational training. Seek to engage students to help prepare and obtain work opportunities on campus, as well as internship experiences within the greater Houston business community.

Job Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership and oversight of recruitment and development of relationships with potential employers for the purpose of initiating internship positions.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining web-based internship materials and employer databases to make available as students coordinate potential internships.
  • Assist in planning and implementing innovative marketing strategies to identify potential employers. Coordinate on-campus marketing strategies to communicate and connect students with internship opportunities and employers.
  • Coordinate and assist academic departments who have no established internship program with appropriate internship opportunities.  Serve as a liaison to schools/colleges with an established internship program.
  • Lead a small discipleship group each semester using materials relating to the call of God and the ethics of workmanship.  Possible resource would be “Your Work Matters to God” by Sherman and Hendricks.
  • Design and implement a student work study workshop each semester with the purpose of mentoring and discipling students using written materials and enlistingChristian supervisors from area businesses to speak on the importance of work within the context their call of Christ.
  • Develop a mentoring program for faculty and staff who supervise work study students with training and intentionality in sharing their faith and discipling their employees throughout their employment.
  • Produce a best practice work study resource with standard operating procedures that will be designed for both supervisors and student workers.
  • Using NACE standards, seek to stay informed to national, state, and local internship best practices, employment trends, and other labor-related issues.
  • Coordinate each semester seminars for students best practices of interview techniques and preparation in seeking internships.
  • Willingness to participate in various Student Life programs such as orientations where the Department of Career and Calling can be marketed.  Assist the staff in planning and executing on campus career related events such as job fairs; etiquette dinners; mock interviews and pertinent career placement skills.


  • Develop and maintain the mission of the department and the university in servicing students
  • IT literacy and the ability to use the programs in Microsoft Word as well as other software that would be pertinent to career services
  • Demonstrate competence in strengthening and expanding internal and external relationships
  • Works well with students on a one-on-one basis as well as large groups and possesses strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Knowledge of best practices in developing internship and recruitment opportunities



  • Ability to provide clear direction, delegate responsibility, motivate others, develop others’ skills and talents, attract and recruit talent, and demonstrate organization and time management
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and show consideration for others by listening effectively, cooperating well with others, establishing and maintaining relationships.
  • Seek to use good judgment through problem solving and the ability to set clear objectives and priorities.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Work to further the university’s vision as stated in the “Ten Pillars”
  • Exhibit and active Christian faith


  • Master’s degree required in a related field (human resources, counseling, student personnel, marketing, public relations, or communications)
  • At least two years of experience preferable working in college career services in developing an internship program.

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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