Co-op Education Coordinator - Faculty of Business and Economics *TERM*
**This is a term position until October 1, 2018.**
- Develop an annual plan to meet the objectives set by the Dean and the Director of Operations for the Co-op Program
- Develops and implements a marketing plan to recruit students and employers
- Consults with the Director of Operations on the annual plan and the marketing plan and proposes a budget for consideration by the Dean
- Recruits students and evaluates their fit for the program
- Recruits employers and follows-up on opportunities for coop placements
- Researches and recommends co-op programs policies and procedures in consultation with stakeholders;
- Prepares, reviews, and vets a career preparation/pre-placement training modules to the
- Prepares, reviews, and vets a career preparation/pre-placement training modules to the Director of Operations and other relevant stakeholders
- Develops, customizes and presents workshops and in-class presentations related to employability skills, career development and employment strategies (pre-placement training) for students from approved templates
- Administers acceptance into the Co-op program, provides feedback to students, and evaluates the progress of students
- Monitors the prerequisites and transcripts of students applying for and participating in Co-op, as part of the acceptance procedure
- Monitors & evaluates students' progress throughout the program, conducts intensive follow up with students and employers and reports back to Departments/Faculty.
- Provides one-on-one Co-op employment advising, coaching and counselling appointments with students to assist in the development of individualized co-op employment plans
- Determines/facilitates employer satisfaction with the students, our institution and the Co-op program as a whole through performance on the job evaluations and feedback forms
- Liaises with faculties and departments to support credit version of Co-op and collaboratively determines ways in which co-op learning initiatives can be supported
- Maintains contact and relationship with professional associations and accreditation bodies; participates on associations in a volunteer capacity as needed
- Develops and maintains employment opportunities for students by building and strengthening the relationship with employers (i.e. Building a network of reliable employers to host coop placements)
- Participates in trade shows, career and student recruitment fairs, and other employment-related events
- Mediates and resolves any student-employer/student-Co-op Office/employer-Co-op Office difficulties and refers to appropriate resources as required
- Oversees the keeping of records on student placements, work term reports, site visits and evaluations. Liaises with the Deans’ Offices, academic departments, and the Registrar’s office to ensure that information is accurately reported for the students' academic records & to outside agencies where required.
- Creates and revises web content for the Co-op Program website
- Performs other related duties in relation to the Co-op Program as assigned by the Director or the Dean of Business and Economics.
- Undergraduate Degree, preferably in Business/Commerce or an equivalent program of study
- Minimum 3 years' of directly related office experience
- Knowledge of Co-operative Education program processes and procedures (i.e. CAFCE guidelines, Paid Work Experience Tax Credit)
- Knowledge of The University of Winnipeg’s purpose, organization and communication channels
- Knowledge of provincial, federal, and international employment and labor policies is an asset.
- Proficient in computer applications including MS Office, Internet research and database management.
- Proficient in using marketing tools and social media platforms
- Organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize projects/responsibilities, in a project oversight approach
- Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, listening and presentation).
- Ability to think creatively and has good problem solving skills
- Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff at all levels of the institution and with a variety of external stakeholders
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Valid Manitoba Drivers licence and access to a vehicle
OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.