Internship & Work Experience Coordinator Tenure Track

$64,137 - $98,451 yearly
  • Cabrillo College
  • Cabrillo College, Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
  • Jan 30, 2023
Full time Careers Services & Placement

Job Description


Internship & Work Experience Coordinator Tenure Track

Cabrillo College

Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Full-time
Job Number: 2022-01533
Closing: 3/1/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Aptos, CA
Department: Career Technical Education

Employment Opportunity
We need YOU! Cabrillo College is looking for faculty to provide quality programs and services for a diverse student population promoting ever-evolving needs as our students grow toward their individual aspirational goals. Cabrillo is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a special focus on enhancing the Latinx student experience. Come join our team, valuing high-level and innovative instruction, support services, a welcoming environment, and helping to change the world one student at a time!

Starting Salary Range: $64,137 to $98,451 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $4,282 is granted to eligible faculty.

Excellent benefits, including quality health insurance at a *LOW COST for you and your family! Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Benefits begin the first day of the second month of employment. *Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY: This full-time, tenure track instructor will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule.

The position begins on Monday, August 21, 2023 pending Governing Board ratification. Classes may be in a traditional "in class" setting, online, or hybrid format scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations, including days, evenings, and/or weekends.

About the Department:
The Employment & Internship Office implements a comprehensive career development and work based learning programs; develops and implements initiatives to enhance students career readiness through internship, apprenticeships, and employment opportunities: and partners with local employers to develop a variety of work based learning and employment opportunities.

Visit our departmental web page to learn more!
College Commitment to Equity and Diversity
The ideal candidate will share and participate in Cabrillo's commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its socioeconomically and ethnically diverse student community. In the Fall of 2021, 58% of Cabrillo students are members of minoritized populations, identifying themselves as LatinX (48%), Multi Ethnic (5%), Asian (2%), Black Non-Hispanic (1%), Filipino (1%), American Indian/Alaskan Native (<1%) and Pacific Islander (<1%).

Cabrillo is proud to be an Hispanic Serving Institution, enrolling 48% Hispanic students, and recent data from Spring 2021 indicate that the college has closed the achievement gap for graduation success (50% of graduates are Hispanic). The college is also proud of its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, having established Board goals of supporting antiracism efforts and promoting a year-long equity reading certificate program for faculty, staff, and managers.

Guided Pathways
Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project helping students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About our College: Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. We transfer many of our students to three nearby universities - the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.
Want to know more? Check out our web page here!
About our Community: Santa Cruz County is situated on the northern coast of beautiful Monterey Bay. The county has four predominant regions: the northern coast that includes the urban areas of Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, and Aptos; the mountainous north that separates Santa Cruz County from Silicon Valley; the wildly scenic San Lorenzo River Valley that winds from the Santa Cruz mountains to the Monterey Bay; and the agricultural south county that includes Watsonville and Corralitos on the way to Monterey, Carmel, and Salinas. With more than 29 miles of beaches, over 14 state parks, 2 colleges, over 70 wineries, hundreds of places to dine, a symphony, an NBA G League team, museums, a Shakespeare company, and so much more, there's something for everyone here.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

Examples of Duties

  • Coordinates and guides the operation of the Work Experience/Work Based Learning program in concert with District plans
  • Assesses and advises students regarding program readiness, procedures and potential placement
  • Establishes academic learning objectives, course schedules, and communication guidelines for enrolled students
  • Writes an update course curriculum
  • Creates lessons and activities relevant to career development and work based learning
  • Establishes course outlines for each semester
  • Performs Work Experience/Work Based Learning site visits for enrolled students
  • Collects, reviews and grades student coursework
  • Provides program and career advising for students enrolled in career education programs or interested in participating in Work Experience (e.g. Computer & Business Applications, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Construction & Energy Management, Horticulture, Accounting, Business, Community Health Worker, Computer Information Systems, Music Technology)
  • Ensures compliance with confidentiality guidelines
  • Teaches assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments
  • Maintains timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress
  • Provides academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours


  • Coordinates all activities and operations essential to maintaining and enhancing Work Experience/Work Based Learning program
  • Maintains compliance with all relevant Title V regulations and District plans
  • Monitors, updates, and documents student enrollment records, class rosters and activities
  • Ensures completion of student work and requirements
  • Administers grades for student work
  • Establishes schedule of classes for Work Experience courses each semester
  • Schedules and delivers orientations
  • Develops and maintains course materials for paper and electronic distribution
  • Develops and maintains informative and accessible program website
  • Coordinates course offerings, enrollment tracking, and census placements for program courses
  • Maintains inventory of instructional resources, provides assistance and support to students and employers utilizing these resources

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION (Industry/Educational Institutions):

  • Coordinates outreach activities with K-12 partners, industry partners, and employers
  • Promotes programs regionally to prospective students, partners, and educators
  • Participates in college wide Career Education Industry Advisory meetings and others as appropriate
  • Participates in relevant collaborative work-based learning efforts regionally
  • Provides workshops and presentations for industry partners and employers to learn more about work-based learning opportunities including driving to offsite locations
  • Coordinates with college departments and employers to provide student employment, internship, apprenticeship information and opportunities
  • Participates in college program committees and events such as College and Career Night, job fairs and others.
  • Supports apprenticeship initiates across campus


  • Recruits students and employers to participate in work experience/work based learning programs
  • Stays abreast of legislative changes and updates from the Chancellor's Office
  • Aligns programming efforts with updated recommendations from Chancellor's Office
  • Implements and maintains data tracking efforts for measurement of student success
  • Performs regular program review and pursues improvements based on student success measurements
  • Responds to students and the community regarding program questions, concerns and feedback
  • Leads efforts in maintaining currency, quality and effectiveness in program curriculum/services
  • Markets program to students, staff, and employers; prepares promotional materials and articles, and maintains up to date online presence


  • Monitors program operation budget and makes suggestions for program expenditures
  • Coordinates with the Career Education Office regarding program enhancement spending
  • Oversees and prioritizes program expenditures, including transportation, course materials, and other general expenditures


  • Participates in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
  • Cooperates with and participates as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
  • Completes required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications in one of either the Work Experience or Counseling disciplines listed below:

Work Experience:

  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty, and staff AND
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the disciplines listed below under this bullet point AND two (2) years of community college experience in an instructional setting, such as Cooperative Work Experience Education and/or vocational guidance OR
    • Accounting
    • Agriculture Technology
    • Biotechnology
    • Business
    • Computer Applications and Business Technology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Construction and Energy Management
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Career Work Experience
    • Community Health Worker
    • Criminal Justice
    • General Work Experience
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Digital Media
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Engineering Technology
    • Fire Technology
    • Horticulture
    • Human Services
    • Journalism
    • Medical Assisting
    • Music
    • Nursing
    • Public Safety
    • Radiological Technology
    • Welding
  • The *equivalent OR
  • A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in one of the above Work Experience required fields


  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty, and staff AND
  • Master's in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling OR
  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) OR
  • A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in one of the above Counseling required fields OR
  • The *equivalent

*Equivalency Application Form and Process link

Why would I complete the Equivalency Form when I am already completing an application and have a relevant degree? To determine whether your current education, or exact discipline, and/or experience is "equivalent," you must submit an Equivalency Form to initiate a review by the Equivalency Committee at Cabrillo College and so that your application can move forward and be considered by the search committee.

Please note the Equivalency Committee will consider only those applicants who formally request equivalency consideration by submitting the Completed Equivalency Form with their application by the closing date stated in the job announcement. Be sure to attach detailed evidence such as unofficial transcripts and/or other certifications that support the equivalency.

Still working on completing your degree? Applicants currently working on the required degree(s) for the position are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they must complete the Equivalency Form and attach supporting documentation with their application.

For additional information, please review our Applicant FAQ's here.

Required Professional Expertise:

  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field, curriculum development, review and assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of programs such as Guided Pathways, that address commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies enhancing student success
  • Work cooperatively and demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology
  • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond primary teaching assignments

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques of organizing a Work Experience program; oversee staff, faculty,
  • advisors and adjunct faculty
  • Recordkeeping principles and practices and report preparation
  • Employment preparation, including search and hiring techniques and practices
  • Applicable sections of California Education Code and other applicable laws, including those
  • pertaining to Cooperative Work Experience, internships and other experiential education
  • programs
  • Applicable sections of Federal and State employment laws regarding work experience,
  • internships, and apprenticeships
  • County and regional labor market information
  • Community resources and efforts regarding workforce development
  • Local, regional, and statewide workforce development efforts, strategies and resources

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Meet the needs of students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural
  • backgrounds, including students with disabilities
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with others
  • Assume leadership role in community to leverage resources and efforts to enhance work-based learning opportunities

Required Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

  • Must possess at time of hire and maintain a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment
  • Must be willing to work days, evenings, and weekends at various campus locations

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

  • Successful online teaching experience.
  • Recent California Community College experience
  • Experience with Cooperative Work Experience Education
  • Bilingual in Spanish & English

Application Details

Additional Information

  1. Complete the Application and answer ALL Supplemental Questions
  2. Attach Resume or CV detailing teaching and professional work experience
  3. Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended displaying any degrees conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant's expense - click here for more information OR
    • Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in a subject area noted above under the section, "Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications", front and back (if applicable) OR
    • Equivalency Form - click here Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Unofficial transcripts must accompany this form. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2023.

Please note:

  • Cabrillo College is closed for the Winter Break Friday, December 22, 2022 through Monday, January 3, 2023; all college staff are unavailable during this time
  • All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

Selection Procedure
Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration / presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and by accessing your application profile. First round interviews are tentatively slated for April, 2023.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes). Please read Cabrillo's COVID-19 Immunization Protocol here.

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at

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