Job Opportunity: Wilfrid Laurier University - Toronto Area Co-op Coordinator
TORONTO CO-OP COORDINATOR
Wilfrid Laurier University is poised to meet its future with vision, energy, and optimism. Excellence in education and research supports an academic community addressing critical business, economic, social,and environmental challenges. With over 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto, Laurier is a mid-sized university with small-school strengths: experiential programming, engaged alumni, high levels of student satisfaction, and a unique culture inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.
The Department of Co-operative Education is responsible for the Co-op Option at Laurier which is available in arts, science, business and economics at the Waterloo campus and currently involves the employment of students in more than 1,700 work terms annually. Under the guidance of the Manager, Marketing & External Relations, the Co-op Coordinator manages an assigned geographic territory in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), conducting approximately 350 to 450 in-person visits annually to develop, co-ordinate and monitor career-related work opportunities for co-op students. Working from a Toronto home-based office, the incumbent acts as a central liaison between co-op students, employers and the Laurier community, ensuring the success of the program and the satisfaction of all parties. The Toronto Co-op Co-ordinator serves employers by responding to their recruiting needs, co-ordinating the hiring process, and procuring their satisfaction with students hired during work terms. Accountable for contributing to the education, career planning and personal growth of Laurier students, the Co-ordinator interviews and selects students for admission to co-op, prepares them for their job search and employment, and helps them resolve issues in the work place.
The ideal applicant will possess a university degree, as well as a minimum of two years of related experience in job development, employment advising, and sales / marketing. The incumbent must have an awareness of current employment market conditions and job search techniques, as well as effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. This position requires flexibility in hours, and a willingness to respond to students and employers after hours, as well as travel within a defined territory. The ability to focus on multiple priorities and work autonomously are also essential.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. The University welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit http://www.wlu.ca/hr/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online by April 20, 2016. Please note, a resume and cover letter will be required in electronic form.