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Job Posting! : Career Consultant (Co-op Programs Office), Brock University

posted on June 12, 2014




With Possibility of Renewal

(Job Group J)

Salary Range: $40,487 - $59,854 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)

Why Brock?

Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve

this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career.

Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our

employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their

emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the

fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with significant dollars committed to new construction

and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class

minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an

exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary

programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring

their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.


The Opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Director, Co-op Programs, the Incumbent provides information,

advice and guidance to Co-op students through individual consultations, workshops and group

work to support and advance employment preparation skills and techniques and increase the

probability of Co-op employability within the job market. The Career Consultant may support

students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and editing both resumes and cover letters, and providing critique for students in Business/Accounting, Arts, and Sciences co-op programs, including ensuring the students documents meet the established standards
  • Facilitating resume writing workshops and labs to ensure that students are well versed in proper resume standards

  • Reviewing student job applications to ensure appropriate use of spelling, formatting and/or grammar before providing approval for sending to employers and working with students to review areas that require improvement

  • Developing additional and updated examples of acceptable resumes and cover letters for the Resource area of the website, with other Career Consultants

  • Conducting individual, face-to-face mock interviews with students to help prepare for meeting employers in a real world setting, including developing interview questions, providing feedback and discussing interview techniques

  • Providing guidance to Co-op students to help identify their learning outcomes in their program of study, in order to build on their individual capabilities and confidence, overcome any associated employment barriers and strategize how to market themselves effectively to potential employers

  • Advising co-op students on wage negotiation, professional etiquette and overall decision-making while seeking co-op employment

  • Maintaining awareness of career development issues and seeking out professional development and networking opportunities

  • Identifying, researching, obtaining & maintaining current resources that address student career development needs

  • Providing assistance with research, development, facilitation and delivery of career related workshops as part of the Co-op Pre-employment Series each term

  • Tracking and reviewing student resumes, appointments and interviews using Career Zone database

  • Ensuring completion of all activities/tasks, and consulting/meeting regularly with Relationship Managers to discuss activities/timelines/jobs/students, working collaboratively as part of the Career Consultant team, keeping members apprised of progress, issues, and concerns regarding students’ probability of success

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A college diploma or undergraduate degree in business, arts, or sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A few years of relevant experience in recruitment and selection activities

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of career development methods and practices

  • Extensive knowledge of advanced standards for resume preparation, current interviewing trends, and an understanding of various positions across diverse industries

  • Proven ability to demonstrate a professional, dynamic and engaging presentation style, and ability to facilitate to large groups

  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency (e.g. Word, PowerPoint)

  • Proven ability to develop online workshop content

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the proven ability to provide constructive feedback

  • Demonstrated ability to provide coaching and mentorship

  • Excellent prioritization, time management, and organizational skills


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to apply online by selecting the Career Opportunities (Administrative-Professional Staff) section (AP 21/2014) of Brock’s website at and attaching a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations. Resumes will be reviewed beginning June 17, 2014 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.


We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

* The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.