Fresno State campus

Coordinator of Internships and Professional Experiences

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)
Position Description

Coordinator of Internships and Professional Experiences
(Student Services Professional III)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,691 -$4,926 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691 - $6,683 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.


  • The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Dean/Associate Dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, this position is responsible for administering the college-wide internship and professional experiences program. This position works closely with department chairs, center directors, and industry to identify internship/professional experience opportunities. This position also works closely with students and faculty to facilitate industry/agency placements for the purpose of providing enhanced academic experiences through hands-on learning.


Key Qualifications

  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of Student Services including providing learning experiences.
  • Knowledge of the best practices in internship program development and implementation.
  • Applicable university policies, procedures, and academic requirements.
  • Computer office systems and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems, and software packages (Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge of campus support services and programs.
  • Working knowledge of counseling techniques including maintaining confidentiality of student information in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Skill/Ability to:
    • Accurately and concisely communicate with industry representatives, students, faculty, staff and administrators.
    • Work with a diverse population including industry, students, staff, faculty and administrators.
    • Take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and prepare detailed written reports and correspondence.
    • Collect, compile, and summarize program data regarding program service delivery to provide Associate Dean/Dean an ongoing evaluation to enhance processes and meet programmatic goals.
    • Effectively organize tasks in a fast-paced and team-oriented work environment.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community, and promote a positive, service oriented, collegial work environment.
    • Carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments successfully.
    • Demonstrated ability to represent the University in a positive and professional manner and serve as a resource to students, staff and the campus community in responding to inquiries and providing detailed information.
    • Ability to identify funding sources and prepare applications for grants.
    • Ability to analyze information and complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
    • Advise students individually and in groups on complex student‑related matters and determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. (Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Three years of professional experience advising or counseling individuals in learning or career opportunities or in one of the student services program areas or in a related field. (A Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.)
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Knowledge of food and agriculture-related industries and agencies.


Department Summary

The Jordan College draws on its deep roots in the Central Valley to prepare students today to be productive, resilient leaders in a sustainable global agriculture and food sector of the future.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by September 15, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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