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Job Opportunity: Campus Engagement Specialist

posted on June 11, 2018
Ryerson University

Job Opportunity: Campus Engagement Specialist

Ryerson University

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Posted: June 6, 2018
Vacancy Type: Term Vacancy Notice
Start: July 30, 2018
End: July 29, 2019
Department: Stdnt Aff - Career & Co-op Cnt
Position: 20001386
Grade: OPSEU - 12 ($66,179.47 - $83,834.19)
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Reporting to: Manager, Campus Engagement
Return to Home: Guaranteed return to home

Please click here to apply.

Our culture

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada's leading comprehensive innovation university.  Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as part of our DNA - our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

As an employer, we’re working towards a people first culture and we're proud to have been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and one of Greater Toronto's Top Employer for 2015, 2016, and 2017. To learn more about our work environment and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

Ryerson Career Centre
At the Ryerson Career Centre, we build careers for life. We are committed to providing our students and alumni with innovative career assessment and development skills so they can excel in the workplace now and throughout their careers. Canada’s top employers will receive customized recruiting opportunities and strategies to connect with and hire the best possible candidates, whether current students, adult learners, or recent graduates.

The opportunity
As a Campus Engagement Specialist, you will develop and deliver programs to provide our students with knowledge and opportunities to build their professional profile. You will design, develop, deliver and evaluate a full suite of recruitment offerings and career education programs aimed at connecting assigned sector specific employers with students, alumni, and faculty across campus. You will also lead the sourcing of graduate recruitment and experiential learning opportunities by working collaboratively with employers, students, assigned faculty members, and the assigned Career Education Specialist to ensure alignment between the student’s experience, employer needs, and Faculty curriculum. As the liaison between employer partners and the central Career Centre, you will engage in the development of Faculty-based Career Development Programs and the Centre’s core offerings. Additionally, you will develop stakeholder partnerships and design and implement career education programming tailored to the distinct needs of diverse student and alumni groups.


To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree program with at least 4 years’ experience in higher education, community development or graduate recruitment experience is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply professional/specialist recruitment, industry and sector knowledge and experience to develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with external stakeholders to support the Centre’s employer engagement strategy.
  • Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills are required in order to build employer relationships and showcase engagement benefits to employers including presentations and 1:1 meetings.
  • Strong knowledge of the labour market and graduate recruitment trends with the ability to interpret and communicate these trends to clients (Students and Alumni, faculty and employers).
  • Knowledge of issues related to employment barriers, workplace accommodation, and needs of a diverse client population (e.g., first generation, Aboriginal, adult learners, etc.).
  • An understanding of and willingness to engage in data collection, analysis, and on-going program evaluation as a central component of strategic planning and program development.
  • Knowledge of current/emerging theories and practices in career education and classroom delivery.
  • Experience in using social media platforms as communication vehicles for promotional and educational purposes.
  • Knowledge MS Office, custom databases, Client Relations Management (CRM) systems and web-based applications, social media platforms, etc.
  • Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, taking an agile approach to continuous improvement of student offerings.
  • Experience in evaluating service delivery methods and approaches along with effective liaison between students, employers and the University.

Additional Requirements:

Along with your cover letter and resume, please submit the following assignment:
The Campus Engagement Specialist’s role involves developing new and existing relationships with employer partners to support the creation of opportunities for students to build careers for life. Having a natural curiosity, interest in researching and understanding employer organizations’ remit and drive, to formulating the right questions to discover the “why” for an employer partner to hire our students will allow one to succeed in this role.

Most importantly, a proven framework for success in developing meaningful and impactful relationships through the execution of on-campus programming will encourage employer partners to support our goal of becoming a top 3 employer destination to hire students by 2020.

In 1,000 words or less, please describe your framework for success in developing meaningful and impactful relationships.


  • Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.