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Job Opportunity: Coordinator, Student Programs, Co-operative Education & Career Services, Student Affairs at University of Guelph

posted on July 13, 2015

Coordinator, Student Programs

Co-operative Education & Career Services, Student Affairs

Hiring #: 2015-0204

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Co-operative Education & Career Services (CECS) is a critical department within the Division of Student Affairs and provides services to all students throughout their undergraduate and graduate careers, as well as to alumni.  CECS represents the University’s primary support services for students and alumni regarding academic, career, vocational direction and employment.  CECS staff provides career development, student employment and co-operative education programs and services that facilitate experiential learning opportunities that foster career achievements.  These services include the main functional areas of career planning, further education planning, job search planning, online career development programs, employer experience, employment events, on-campus recruiting, job posting services and co-operative education programs.

Reporting to the Manager of Curriculum, Co-operative Education & Career Services, the incumbent will:

  • Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate Peer Helpers (35+) in the Co-operative Education & Career Services Department to provide core programming to all undergraduate students (including co-op students) in accordance with the Peer Helper Experiential Learning Program. The areas where Peer Helpers are involved in the CECS operations include: Job Search, Marketing and the COOP*1100 course.
  • Using a client centred, solution-focused framework, on a one on one basis, advise all students and alumni with complex and multi-faceted issues to identify needs, explore barriers to career development, analyze situations and create action plans for their career goals. This may include career planning, educational planning or job search assistance.
  • Through one on one sessions, using expertise, judgement, and formal training, analyze whether there is a personal or psychological issue and counsel regarding the most appropriate course of action.
  • Participate as a member of the Curriculum Committee, assess student/alumni career development/counselling needs and future development; research, design and develop career development information for the website and print material; and ensure that the team is aware of student issues brought by the Peer Helpers regarding new programs.
  • Conduct site visits to evaluate co-op student learning and career development through in person site visits during the summer semester, discussing challenges and motivating students to integrate the work experience with their academic program, career and personal goals.
  • Research, design and facilitate career development workshops to broad stakeholders that may include prospective students, undergraduate, graduate students, alumni, staff and faculty.

Requirements of the position include: Undergraduate degree plus at least two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certificate from a recognized post-graduate program focusing on Career Development with curriculum related to career planning, ethics, group facilitation and working with diverse populations and training and certification to administer and interpret Level B formal assessments offered by the department including the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) would be considered an asset. Additional requirements include: strong volunteer management skills within an experiential learning model; administrative, interpersonal. communication and group facilitation skills, including public speaking and client career advising; ability to work in a fast paced environment with constant interruptions; strong proficiency with computers, include MS Office Suite, email and internet; ability to establish and maintain collaborative work relationships; strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize competitive demands; a high level of diplomacy, tact, judgment and the ability to multi-task while maintaining a high quality of work. Knowledge of academic programs and procedures would be considered an asset.

Position Number          114-016

Classification                P03

Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

Posting Date: 2015 07 08

Closing Date: 2015 07 22