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Job Opportunity: CO-OP Program Coordinator

posted on August 14, 2018
University of Ottawa

CO-OP Program Coordinator

Job ID: J0818-0251
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: August 9, 2018
Closing Date: August 19, 2018
Union Affiliation: SSUO
Job Reports To: Team Lead, Business and Employer Development


Position Purpose

Handles employer and job development, maintaining daily contact with employers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. Develops new CO-OP employment opportunities, maintains relationships with existing employers, studies labour market trends and reports trends and shifts in his or her markets. Creates marketing strategies for his or her assigned disciplines and works with management to implement them. Conducts on-site visits to monitor student performance. Ensures that CO-OP students have access to jobs in their disciplines of sufficient quantity, quality and diversity, offering the necessary level of experience. Works with a CO-OP placement officer to co-manage the job posting life cycle.

Job Description available on the University of Ottawa website


Essential Qualifications

Undergraduate degree and several years’ experience in sales or marketing fields

Thorough knowledge of relevant job markets, particularly the federal government

Knowledge of one or more academic disciplines

Knowledge of the University’s academic programs and procedures (an asset)

Knowledge of the other disciplines offered at the University to deal effectively with employers and students

Experience working with one or more contact management products

Experience working effectively with dynamic teams, with desire to be a team player

Experience using computer systems and software such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, email and the Internet

Excellent marketing and account management skills

Demonstrated customer service skills

Public speaking skills

Strong time-management skills

Ability to work with employers

Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve goals

Demonstrated ability to multitask and meet deadlines

Flexibility and adaptability to change

Valid driver’s licence, access to a vehicle and willingness to travel

Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.


Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:

Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.

Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.

Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).

Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Salary (Grade: 10) - Hiring salary range: $68,413-$86,419



All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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