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Co-op Coordinator, Student Development

UofT Scarborough
posted on December 2, 2020


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The University of Toronto Scarborough has been a leader in Co-operative education, combining academic study with alternating work terms, for 40 years. Co-operative education gives students an opportunity to test skills learned in the classroom, and to expand their knowledge through related work experience. The Arts and Science Co-op Office is responsible for preparing students  in over 35 unique program areas to compete for paid co-op work opportunities. The Office also is responsible for engaging industry partners who provide these work terms. A coordinated effort among the stakeholders of student, employer, and university Co-op programming contributes to the development of well-qualified graduates who are prepared to assume a productive role in society. With a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the department works closely with campus and employer partners to support students as they work to achieve their academic and Co-op aspirations.

Your opportunity:

Working under the direction of the Assistant Director, Student Services, the incumbent works with a team of dedicated student development staff to prepare students to successfully compete for co-op work opportunities. Student Development Coordinators work with first and second year students across the Arts & Science disciplines who are preparing to search for their first co-op  work term position. This includes developing and delivering content for in-person or online instructional workshops as well as supporting students one-on-one through advising and coaching regarding job search cycles, process and strategies, creating effective job search documents, preparing and conducting interviews, and preparing to compete for a first co-op work term.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Advising and coaching students on work search strategies and skill
  • Advising students on techniques to improve their interviewing skills
  • Providing regular feedback to students on progress, assessments and assignments
  • Advising students on how to conduct job searches, cover letter and resume development
  • Developing content for instructional workshops
  • Conducting detailed analysis on program efficiency and student learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
  • Updating and maintaining records
  • Providing proactive support to individuals in distress and making referrals to specific university services


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience. Certification in career development, career counselling, human resources, adult learning and development, or a graduate degree in a relevant area will be considered a strong asset.
  • Minimum three years working in direct support of students, new graduates or individuals in the areas of career or career transition
  • Experience with online facilitation or educational technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Broad knowledge of trends in employer hiring practices, occupations, current labour market conditions and a strong understanding of student and career development theories
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles including facilitation, use of digital/social media, online learning concepts, and learning outcomes
  • Self-motivated learner
  • Demonstrated integrity, initiative, flexibility and creative problem solving
  • Ability to manage conflicting demands and work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience in student professional development, knowledge of workplace standards, recruitment and hiring practices, and performance management techniques gained through a role in a cooperative education or internship program
  • Exposure to customized relationship databases such as Simplicity or Orbis

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Persuasive
  • Resourceful
  • Team player


Note: Please note that this is a term position until December 21, 2021.

A copy of the full job description is availble upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Closing Date: 12/09/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 11 -- $65,669 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,978. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.