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Job opportunity: Work Experience Coordinator, Broadcast Media Studies

posted on November 24, 2017
Mount Royal University, Career Services

Work Experience Coordinator, Broadcast Media Studies

Career Services

Academic Support VIII



Competition Number: xxxx

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success at Mount Royal University. As we strive to enhance our culture of innovation and excellence, we support faculty, staff and management to be innovative in their work -- in our classrooms and across our campus. This is a place where employees feel a sense of community and belonging. Where people feel supported in their work and enjoy the friendliness and familiarity that only a small campus can provide.

Mount Royal University provides an exceptional undergraduate educational experience to its students, with a view to becoming Canada’s premier undergraduate university. A growing university with over 12,000 students, Mount Royal has been delivering quality education in Calgary for over 100 years. With an emphasis on smaller class sizes, Mount Royal provides students with the opportunity to get to know their professors within a positive and supportive learning and work environment. Providing services that compliment and support students’ academic experience, Career Services enhances student employability through career education, employment and Co-op/work experience programs. Career Services offers a range of services and activities for students, graduates and employers.


Reporting to a Career Services Work Experience Supervisor, this position will establish, maintain, and enhance the co-operation necessary among employers, students and faculty to ensure that all partners benefit from participating in the the Bachelor of Communication – Broadcast Media Studies program.


  • Research, develop and implement a strategic local, regional, and provincial marketing plan in order to contact and engage targeted employers to hire work term students for quality work term settings/opportunities;
  • Source, develop, and foster employer-client relationships to ensure participation in the work experience component of the degree;
  • Work with student groups to assist in their success in securing work term opportunities by meeting with students 1:1 and in group settings;
  • Create and deliver an in-class professional development course (one full semester) that prepares students to respond to the labour market and guide them in self-assessment, resume and cover letter preparation, interviews, and networking, and self-marketing tools; and
  • Liaise with faculty to collaborate on program progress and student development practices that support outcomes-focused learning.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Broadcasting, Communications, or Adult Education in combination with 3 – 5 years of relevant marketing experience ideally coupled with applicable work experience in recruitment, training, employment development or work-based learning programs;
  • Career development experience/certification an asset;
  • Familiarity with a variety of broadcast-related industry sectors, organizations, and opportunities;
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple program stakeholders including students, faculty, employers, colleagues, and the Career Services department; Proven ability to work independently and within self-managed teams;
  • High aptitude for analysis, decisiveness, problem-solving and attention to detail in conjunction with excellent organizational skills and ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and classroom facilitation skills with a track record for professionalism and diplomacy;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software and Google Apps; Contact Management Software experience would be an asset; and
  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license; limited local travel is required.


Salary: $2,455.75 Semi-Monthly             

Closing Date: Open Until a Suitable Candidate is Found


When applying, please quote the competition number in the subject line of your e-mail. Cover letters and resumes should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [First Initial].pdf (ex. Smith, J.pdf).  Failure to submit your application as directed will prevent your application from being processed. Submit your application to:


Mount Royal University
Department of Human Resources