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Job Opportunity: International Work-Integrated Learning Consultant-- Part-time, Contract

posted on May 18, 2018
Seneca College

International Work-Integrated Learning Consultant-- Part-time, Contract
Work-Integrated Learning– Newnham Campus

In consultation with the Manager of Work-Integrated Learning, he/she promotes, develops, coordinates and implements international work- integrated learning (WIL) experiences for Seneca College, instructs and counsels students to facilitate their entry into the international workplace, assesses student WIL experiences which occur during a succession of work terms and liaises regularly with employers. This position is based at the Newnham Campus but will require travel to other campuses and will support students from various academic programs.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Develops and maintains employer contacts and actively participates in appropriate associations to obtain the highest possible profile for Seneca programs and students and conducts research on the internet to identify potential

  • Assists employers in evaluating present and future human resources requirements, to generate appropriate WIL jobs and maintain continuing

  • Collaborates with Seneca International to meet the needs of international employers and work visa processes

  • Promotes the College in general and the WIL streams of our programs by making formal presentations to business and industrial groups, service clubs, secondary schools,

  • Participates in trade shows and external professional organizations aligned with program

  • Delivers workshops for students working abroad before departure to better prepare and equip students with information and skills need when working abroad and adapts the content from given concepts based on the changing demands of the workplace and changing needs/demographics.

  • Facilitates workshops and counsels students individually to ease the transition from college to the

  • Assists students to identify learning outcomes of their program of study to allow them to strategize how to market themselves to potential employers.

  • Phones all WIL students and supervisors at their place of employment once every work term to monitor the student’s learning and work performance in the field with regard to quality and

  • Mediates between employers and WIL students when necessary and counsels WIL students with respect to performance as

  • Performs other duties as


  • Minimum of a three-year diploma/degree in Human Resources, Marketing or Business Administration with an emphasis on career planning skills, intercultural competencies and/or work abroad programs. If in another field of study, state how the education is

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the area(s) related to career, employment, international education/work experiences, WIL services, individual career counselling, or general career planning services is

  • Previous international work experience or having lived abroad is an

  • Knowledge of the College structure, policies and procedures and Canadian labour market is

  • Ability to organize complex statistical information and/or understand, and apply, the basic principles of a professional discipline is

  • Strong marketing/presentation skills and the ability to speak to groups and facilitate training/information sessions to successfully promote Seneca College and its students, to external employers and organizations, is

  • Knowledge of work-integrated learning, international employment, and previous experience in advising/counselling and/or mentoring students is

  • Additional training and previous experience related to serving a diverse student population, conflict resolution/mediation/negotiation is desirable.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint is

  • Excellent business writing and oral communication skills are essential with the ability to write for both print and electronic

  • Strong research skills, combined with an understanding, and ability to work with, alternate research methodologies are

  • Self-starter and self-motivated, with the ability to prioritize and work both independently and as a team, with minimum supervision, using own initiative to make decisions as required, in accordance with College, Faculty and School policies and

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential to interact with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able staff, students and the public and to promote student

  • Must have strong skills and experience in customer service; facilitation; and time, process and stress


START DATE:     As soon as possible until March 31, 2019 HOURLY RATE RANGE:   Commensurate with education and experience HOURS:                    24 hours per week (overtime as required)

Schedule flexible

A skills assessment will be administered during the recruitment process.

Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

TO APPLY: Please prepare a covering letter and resume (as one document) with addressed to Elaine Fenner, Manager of Work-Integrated Learning. Applications should be submitted online to

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.