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Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Career and Employment Development

posted on July 27, 2017
Mount Royal University

Coordinator, Career and Employment Development

Academic Support VIII

Career Services,


Competition Number: 8452DM

Mount Royal University provides an exceptional undergraduate educational experience to its students, with a view to becoming Canada’s premier undergraduate university. A growing university with around 12,000 students, Mount Royal has been delivering quality education in Calgary for over 100 years. With an emphasis on smaller class sizes, Mount Royal provides students with the opportunity to get to know their professors within a positive and supportive learning and work environment. Providing services that compliment and support students’ academic experience, Career Services enhances student employability through career education, employment and Co-op/work experience programs.  Career Services offers a range of services and activities for students, graduates, and employers.

Reporting to the Career Education and Employment Development Supervisor, the successful candidate will work within a cross functional team to support and enhance the employment and career goals of Mount Royal students and graduates.

The Coordinator, Career and Employment Development will engage in career development work with students and graduates either through individual coaching sessions or customized workshops. The incumbent will also be responsible for marketing department services and leading outreach initiatives aimed at key internal and external stakeholders.  The Coordinator, Career and Employment Development is also accountable to both lead and participate in team-based projects, create project plans and work with other team members as a collaborative means to draw on skill synergy and achieve department objectives.


  • Professionally represent Career Services by promoting department programs, services, and events via face to face meetings, tradeshows, online, e-mail, and telephone
  • Develop new and maintain existing relationships with external and internal stakeholders; outlining available department services, programs and resources
  • Conduct individual career and employment appointments with students and graduates
  • Coach students and graduates on all aspects of career and employment development in a variety of ways via self-assessment; resume, cover letter, and portfolio development; interview preparation; advising on salary negotiations, work-search strategies, labour market research and career exploration; and providing tips for employment search, job maintenance, career progression, and transition
  • Provide high quality referrals to career and employment resources and services by maintaining up-to-date knowledge of different formal and informal career exploration strategies and tools, student and graduate employment programs and related community services
  • Develop and deliver presentations and workshops on career building, job search, employer expectations, interviews, and other employment and career planning topics; manage workshop and presentation scheduling
  • Research, revise, and/or create career and employment educational material and online content aimed at students, graduates, and other key stakeholders
  • Create and implement project plans and proposals, working collaboratively with team members and Supervisor on project scope and implementation planning
  • Adhere to department reporting and documentation guidelines; providing regular written and verbal reports and updates on all work aspects and projects as required
  • Assist the CEED Supervisor and team with special event implementation, projects or research as required


  • Bachelor Degree in combination with 5-8 years of career and employment development experience; professional career development certification (i.e. CCDP) preferred
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of employment expectations in multiple industries and career/employment strategies to coach students and graduates in skills required to secure employment
  • Excellent communication, coaching and facilitation skills, with an in-depth knowledge of presentation planning, public speaking, research methods, curriculum development, resource materials, learning styles and delivery methods
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Google Apps (e-mail and calendar platform) with experience working with contact management database systems
  • Proven ability to work independently and within an interdependent, multi-functional team structure
  • A proven track record of professionalism, problem-solving, time and project management, organizational skills, and diplomacy


Salary:                                 $2,455.75 Semi-Monthly

Closing Date:                      Until a Suitable Candidate is Found

When applying, please quote the competition number in the subject line of your e-mail. Cover letters and resumes should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [First Initial].pdf (ex. Smith, J.pdf).  Failure to submit your application as directed will prevent your application from being processed. Submit your application to:

                                             Mount Royal University

                                             Department of Human Resources