Co-operative Education Coordinator

University of Guelph

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Professional and Managerial Group

Co-operative Education Coordinator

Experiential Learning Hub, Student Affairs

Temporary full-time from June 2024 to July 2025

Temporary absence of the regular incumbent

Hiring #: 2024-0241

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

At the University of Guelph, our students benefit greatly from engaging directly in industries and communities where they can apply their learning in real-world contexts, develop essential employability skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues faced by employers and community organizations today.

The Experiential Learning Hub collaborates with industry and community partners in identifying experiential learning opportunities that serve as vehicles for the application of formal learning in real-world contexts, while addressing their priorities. The Co-operative Education Program formally integrates a student’s academic studies with periods of work experience. Over 5,000 co-op students participate in over 60 co-op majors at the University of Guelph. Co-op Education Coordinators assume complete marketing responsibility and student advisement for the co-op program(s) as assigned and actively recruit and engage employers to hire 700 – 2,000 co-op students each fall, winter, and summer semester. These activities raise the profile of the University of Guelph and guide student success in the Co-operative Education Program.

Reporting to the Manager, Co-operative Education, the Co-op Education Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Developing new and maintaining existing employer relationships to support and expand engagement with co-operative education and the University of Guelph
  • Providing advisement and guidance to co-op students in assigned programs on job search strategies, employability skills (professional and transferable) and career development while the student is seeking employment and while on a work term
  • Maintaining in-depth labour market insight, analyzing shifts in technology and economics
  • Marketing and promoting co-op and the University of Guelph throughout all sectors of the economy, trade associations, and tradeshows
  • Conducting co-op work term site visits to monitor student learning and work performance; and ensuring that sufficient job quantity, diversity and experience levels are available for co-op students

Requirements of the position include:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business Administration or a related field along with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in employer development, relationship management or business development
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent marketing and account management skills, sales, and public relations skills
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of relevant job markets for commerce co-op programs, and the ability to work well with a diverse group of clients/stakeholders (i.e. employers, students, faculty)
  • Applicants should demonstrate the ability to coach, advise and problem solve with various stakeholders
  • Knowledge of co-operative education, career counselling, human resource practices, labour market analysis, employment law is an asset
  • Knowledge of the University academic programs and procedures is an asset

Covering Position Number 114-007

Classification P05*

Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

  • Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2024 04 05 03

Closing Date: 2024 04 05 20

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