Graduate Career Educator

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/17/2024

Req ID: 37886

Faculty/Division: VP & Provost

Department: Career Centre

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Position Number: 00056451


About us:

Student Life connects life to learning. We believe every student should have the opportunity to find a sense of belonging, realize their potential and flourish on their journey at the University of Toronto andbeyond. We provide resources, support and engagement opportunities that are inclusive and accessible, enriching the university experience for and with students by fostering learning, growth, connection, communities and support.

Within the Division of Student Life, the cluster of Student Life Programs and Services, supports students as they achieve personal, academic, career and civic goals. We engage students throughout their learning and development with the following units: Accessibility Services, Career Exploration & Education, Centre for Community Partnerships, Centre for Learning Strategy Support, Clubs & Leadership Development, Housing, Indigenous Student Services, Mentorship & Peer Programs, Multi-Faith Centre, Orientation, Student Success, Transition & Engagement and TCard Services.

Together with staff, faculty, students, alumni, employers and community partners, we provide an integrated and coherent path to success that reflects our students’ diversity. In support of U of T’s vision, Student Life Programs and Services is committed to creating diverse, accessible, inclusive and welcoming spaces of opportunity that foster deepened engagement, learning, personal growth, and identity development for all students. We are committed to embedding these principles into all the work we do, reducing barriers so that students from all backgrounds and lived experiences can feel a sense of belonging in the communities they find here.

This role contributes to the Career Exploration & Education unit.

Mission: The mission of Career Exploration and Education (CxED) at the University of Toronto St. George campus is to engage students to develop self-directed career management skills through partnership with (a) faculty, to connect academic and career learning; (b) alumni and employers, to develop informational and experiential networks and opportunities; and (c) our campus community, to embed career support locally to meet diverse student needs.

Vision: Our vision is to support every U of T student and recent graduate as they build their future in our changing world.

Values: We value community, agency, learning, empathy and equity, diversity and inclusion.

To align with our strategic priorities, we encourage individuals from Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to apply.

Your opportunity:

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Career Education, supervised by the Lead Coordinator, Career Education, and working with other members of Career Exploration & Education and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), the Graduate Career Educator will be responsible for developing and delivering career education programs and resources for professional and graduate students and recent alumni that leverages active, anti-oppressive, hope-centred and self-directed approaches to learning and reflection. With attention to the unique and intersecting career needs of graduate and professional students particularly from Indigenous and equity deserving student communities (including but not limited to Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+ students and students with disabilities), and as part of collaborative team efforts, the Graduate Career Educator will ensure that career education programs, services, and resources facilitates graduate and professional students’ career learning and agency, and develop their career skills, knowledge, and mindsets for lifelong career success and wellbeing.

As a member of Career Exploration & Education (CxED), and in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and other academic and co-curricular partners, and student groups, the Graduate Career Educator will engage in five key areas of responsibility:

1. Design and deliver career learning experiences (e.g. workshops, events, programs) that support graduate and professional students’ career learning and development

2. Provide individual career advising and facilitate referrals to campus and community services and resources

3. Collaborate with CxED colleagues to expand opportunities for graduate and professional students to connect and build meaningful relationships with employers, alumni and community

4. Develop online career content and support the curation of other career related resources specifically for graduate and professional students

5. Integrate career learning into experiential learning and high impact co-curricular and extra-curricular graduate and professional student experiences

Across all five areas of responsibility, the incumbent will establish career learning principles, explore relevant labor market trends, employ advising and coaching practices, and integrate learning design principles to develop, deliver, and assess programs, services & resources for all graduate and professional students and recent alumni across the University of Toronto.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing programming to foster students’ individual career development process
  • Advising and coaching students on developing career-related goals
  • Conducting detailed analysis on program efficiency and student learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
  • Facilitating educational workshops and seminars
  • Advising students on career-related matters by providing options and consequences incorporating personal circumstances impacting academic success and an understanding of anindividual’s background
  • Advising students on employment options and strategies to achieve their career goals
  • Advising students on how to conduct job searches, cover letter and resume development
  • Developing student assessment plansto support student learning outcomes and competencies

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in student development, leadership development, higher education, or adult education or an acceptable equivalentcombination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressive experience advising graduate and professional students about career-related matters and providing tailored support based on needs.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in an experiential program delivery environment, with an emphasis on curriculum development, group facilitation and reflection, assessment, preferably within an educational setting, or the non-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusion & reconciliation and knowledge and awareness of the life experiences and career needs of Indigenous, Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+ students and students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, facilitate and assess effective, multi-modal, interactive learning opportunities and environments for students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to research, learn and utilize theoretical approaches and best-practices for career education. Working knowledge of and experience using career development, student development and other related theories.
  • Proven knowledge of experiential learning models, pedagogy and andragogy.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and implementing appropriate approaches to assessing learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships with academic and co-curricular partners, students, and student groups.
  • Ability to work in a highly diverse University community and to work constructive and cooperatively with a variety of campus partners in order to foster a support an environment of trust, respect and collaboration.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment in a busy, deadline oriented workplace.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Sound presentation and public speaking skills utilizing new technology and creativity.
  • Commitment to continuous professional learning and development.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) and well-developed technology skills including locating and evaluating relevant material using the Internet and database searches; comfort with automated computer systems (e.g. blogs, social networking, e-learning, video clips).
  • Ability to exercise initiative, creativity, and attention to detail.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Team player

Closing Date: 06/28/2024, 11:59PM ET

Employee Group: USW 

Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing 

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:

USW Pay Band 12 — $78,308 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $100,144. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 

Job Category: Student Services

Recruiter: Blythe Campbell

Lived Experience Statement

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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