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Job Opportunity: Co-op Coordinator

posted on March 19, 2019
University of Guelph

Co-op Coordinator

Experiential Learning Hub

Temporary full-time from March 2019 to May 2020
Temporary absence of the regular incumbent

Hiring #: 2019-0148

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

At the University of Guelph, our students benefit greatly from engaging directly in industries and communities where they can apply their learning in real-world contexts, develop essential employability skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues faced by employers and community organizations today.

The Experiential Learning Hub collaborates with industry and community partners in identifying experiential learning opportunities that serve as vehicles for the application of formal learning in real-world contexts, while addressing their priorities.  The Co-operative Education program formally integrates a student’s academic studies with periods of work experience.  Over 3,500 co-op students participate in 38 co-op majors at the University of Guelph. Co-op Coordinators assume complete marketing responsibility and student advisement for co-op program(s) as assigned and actively recruit and engage employers to hire 550 - 1250 co-op students each fall, winter and summer semester.  These activities raise the profile of the University of Guelph and guide student success in the Co-operative Education program.  

Reporting to the Manager, Co-op & Employer Partnerships, the Co-op Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Developing new and maintaining existing employer relationships to support and expand engagement with co-operative education and the University of Guelph
  • Providing advisement and guidance to co-op students in assigned programs on job search strategies, employability skills (professional and transferable) and career development while the student is seeking employment and while on a work term
  • Maintaining in-depth labour market insight, analyzing shifts in technology and economics
  • Marketing and promoting co-op and the University of Guelph throughout all sectors of the economy, trade associations, tradeshows
  • Conducting co-op work term site visits to monitor student learning and work performance; and ensuring that sufficient job quantity, diversity and experience levels are available for co-op students

Requirements of the position include: 

  • An undergraduate degree and several years’ relevant experience in employer development, relationship management or business development
  • Applicants should demonstrate excellent marketing and account management skills, sales, and public relations skills
  • This portfolio is responsible for the Engineering Co-op programs and must also demonstrate strong knowledge of relevant job markets for engineering co-op students, and the ability to work well with a diverse group of clients/stakeholders (i.e. employers, students, faculty)
  • Knowledge of co-operative education, career counselling, human resource practices, labour market analysis, employment law is an asset
  • Knowledge of the University academic programs and procedures is an asset

(Covering) Position Number     114-030
Classification                            P05

Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Closing Date: 2019 03 25


To apply please click here.