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Job Opportunity: Computational Sciences Co-op Coordinator at University of Manitoba

posted on January 31, 2020

The role:

Science Co-op at the University of Manitoba is one of the largest co-op programs in the province. In 2019, co-op students completed 338 local, national and international work terms. Currently, Science Co-op is available to undergraduate students in the following disciplines: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology (starting in 2020-21), and Statistics. To support its continued growth, Science Co-op is looking to hire a Computational Sciences Co-op Coordinator.

In this role, the Computational Sciences Co-op Coordinator’s portfolio will include Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics; as well as some Computer Science. As a soon to be approved program, the Coordinator will be responsible for the development of Data Science Co-op. This will include undertaking extensive business development activities to develop and market to new and existing local, national and international employers, relevant professional associations and other institutions; as well as continuing the development of Mathematics and Statistics Co-op. The Coordinator will be expected to recruit students into co-op, develop career action plans, disseminate labour market information, identify core career competencies, support students in the development of their application documents, implement interview strategies, and assist students to make meaning of their education during the transition from academics to experiential and work integrated learning opportunities.

The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is required.
  • An undergraduate degree in Business or Science (preferably Computer Science or Life Sciences) is highly preferred.
  • A certificate in Human Resource Management or Career Coaching would be an asset.
  • A breadth of scientific background would be an asset.
  • Minimum two years of directly related experience (co-op or work-integrated learning career counseling and management program, career development/training program, an adult education program) is required.
  • Experience in career advising and recruitment is required.
  • Business development experience and effective client relationship management experience is required.
  • Background in educational program delivery and experience working with diverse student populations; including international and Indigenous students is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of co-operative education and/or work-integrated learning (WIL) is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current employment market conditions/labour market information; job search techniques and employer recruitment/hiring practices is required.
  • Experience with the design, development and delivery of career preparation programming.
  • An acceptable combination of equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply today through the University of Manitoba’s career portal, UM Careers where you will find the full job specification.

Closing Date: February 10, 2020