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Job Opportunity: Director, Student Development and Career Programming

posted on April 5, 2019
University of Toronto

Director, Student Development and Career Programming 
Job Number1901247 
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering 
DepartmentAPSC Administrative Units 
CampusSt. George (downtown Toronto)   

The Engineering Career Centre (ECC) serves over 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Celebrating 40 years of its flagship Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op Programming, the ECC is searching for a leader to be a part of building a student competency and skills program that prepares individuals for success in experiential learning, co-operative education, professional development and life-long learning.

Reporting to the Executive Director, EXCEL, the Director, Student Development and Career Programming (SDCP) is responsible for a team within the Engineering Career Centre that will offer workshops, sessions, and events servicing the engineering student body. The Director is accountable for the design and delivery of professional development services that reach all students. Services will include required course-based programming for co-op students, large events open to co-op and non-co-op students, and online modules designed to deliver material appropriate for an online format. 

The Director has primary responsibility for the management of a team of SDCP professionals whose objective is to support career learning and awareness through the design and delivery of a student development program. The Director will model a commitment towards collaborative partnerships with academic departments, co-curricular units and services, engineering alumni, student groups, external employers, and other relevant constituents.

The Director must be strategic in the allocation of resources and work within a collaborative framework. S/he must develop evaluation measures to assess the effectiveness of the SDCP team’s work.


Must have a post-graduate degree (Masters) in Adult Education, Student Development, Higher Education, Developmental or Counselling Psychology, Leadership or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Education should include a focus on adult education principles, program/curriculum planning within a developmental framework, evaluation and assessment, and issues in higher education.

A minimum of 7 years experience as a leader and manager committed to excellence in meeting the needs of students in a post-secondary environment. Years in a PhD program will count towards the years of experience. The ability to lead and manage in a complex and collaborative educational setting. Experience leading change. Experience in developing experiential and student self-directed career learning opportunities. Demonstrated understanding of the increasing importance of the role of career education within the context of competency development. The ability to articulate a vision and formulate plans to achieve an integrated service model.


  • Ability to design co-curricular curriculum in an experiential learning framework.
    Ability to design assessment and learning outcomes for all programs offered.
    Excellent management and leadership skills, ability to mentor, and the ability to effectively lead and manage change.
  • Planning, organizational and analytical skills – in particular skills in managing both annual and sessional planning process.
  • Project management skills; ability to direct large-scale projects, e.g. re-development of a website or selection of computer systems.
  • Aptitude and familiarity with budget accountability, including forecasts and multi-year budget projections.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills to large and small audiences.
  • Research, analytical and reporting skills related to current industry trends and best practices.
  • Well-developed computer skills in word-processing, spreadsheet applications and presentation software (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.).


  • Must have a strong understanding of the academic environment and a commitment to student development. 
  • High degree of political acuity and judgment. 
  • Ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with individuals at all levels and build sustainable relationships. 
  • Ability to develop programs that enhance the student experience at the post-secondary level.

Travel: Limited 
Employee Group: Professional / Managerial 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: PM 4 -- Hiring Zone: $88,326 - $103,048 -- Broadband Salary Range: $88,326 - $147,210   
Job FieldManagerial 
Job PostingApr 3, 2019 
Job ClosingApr 22, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

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