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Manager, Career Services - Conestoga College

Co-op & Career Services
posted on January 15, 2016
We require a qualified individual to join Co-operative Education and Career Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for career, educational and employment advising and services at Conestoga.

Responsibilities:

We require a qualified individual to join Co-operative Education and Career Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for career, educational and employment advising and services at Conestoga.

  • Research, design, develop, implement and assess advising initiatives, including delivery methods that support institutional success outcomes, address unmet needs and complement other campus advising services
  • Lead a team of employees to provide seamless career, educational and employment advising for students seeking to transfer programs, explore future educational opportunities or transition from school to work
  • Research, implement and evaluate best practices within career education
  • Coordinate employer information sessions, showcases and networking events as well as job and career fairs
  • Develop creative, innovative ways to market and promote career and employment advising services, job and career fairs, employer events and other recruiting activities to students
  • Provide effective recruiting, selection, training, motivating and performance management
  • In consultation with staff, develop and implement an annual Career Services plan with measurable goals and objectives and prepare year-end reports
  • Provide enhanced support for students in their final term to assist them in securing full-time employment related to their field of study
  • Develops and maintains partnerships and works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Maximize the use of MyCareer, Conestoga’s online student and graduate recruitment system
  • Take advantage of opportunities to secure government funding for programs that benefit new graduates 

Qualifications:

  • Four-year Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related discipline
  • Five years of current relevant experience working in career or employment advising, human resources or a related field, preferably in a post-secondary institution
  • Experience managing in a unionized environment is considered an asset
  • Experience delivering career and employment advising services at the post-secondary level
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Marketing skills, especially using social media
  • Customer service skills
  • Experience using technology to deliver services
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to build teams and manage change
  • Creative and innovative in responding to changes and trends in PSE and the labour market
  • Experience supporting international students or immigrants with career, education and employment needs

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