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Student Life- Job Development Coordinator- UOIT14-329

Competition Number: UOIT14-329

Faculty or Department: Student Life

Number of Positions: 1

Position Title: Job Development Coordinator

Appointment Type: Limited Term

Level: Administrative Technical Level 4

Posting Date: August 6, 2014

Closing Date: August 20, 2014

JOB SUMMARY: The Job Development Coordinator promotes the academic, personal and professional development of students and graduates at UOIT with a focus on the development of new opportunities for employment, internships and coop placements.  Reporting to the Manager, Career Centre, this position is accountable for the development and implementation of job development strategy that will cultivate new partnerships with employers in the local community and expand experiential learning opportunities at UOIT.

 NATURE OF WORK: The Job Development Coordinator works in close collaboration with faculty, staff and students in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Energy Systems and Nuclear Science to develop and implement the job development strategy.  The Coordinator is also responsible for liaising and building relationships with industry, community and other institutions to develop new placement opportunities.    


1.    Job Development Strategy

  • Develops and implements an integrated job development strategy for UOIT that will lead to new placement opportunities for students in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Energy Systems and Nuclear Science in collaboration with the Career Centre Manager and Faculty deans.  This includes:
  • Preparing a discussion document that sets out the short and long term plans for increasing the internship, coop and employment opportunities available to UOIT students

  • Liaising with faculty members to develop a job development strategy, identify potential partners in industry and the community, and following up on leads to cultivate new co-op, intern and employment opportunities

  • Collaborating with current employer partners to identify and connect with affiliated organizations that might be interested in developing internship, coop and job opportunities

  • Cultivating relationships with new employers and alumni by actively promoting opportunities to recruit students for internship, coop and full-time placements

  • Actively marketing the qualities of UOIT students, alumni, and UOIT programs to organizations to encourage their participation in providing internship, coop and employment opportunities

  • Benchmarking peer institutions and identifying best practices for increasing employer participation in Career Centre activities


2.    Job Development Programming and Assessment

  • Designs and implements program outcomes for internship and coop placements in collaboration with the Faculties to measure student learning and development and to demonstrate program effectiveness by:
  • Developing annual goals and objectives related to the job development strategy and developing tracking mechanisms and measures to assess progress toward these goals

  • Engaging industry and community partners in the identification of knowledge and abilities that are required for student placements

  • Assessing quality of student placements and providing  outcomes and student feedback to employers and UOIT staff



1.    Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills; excellent presentation and analytical skills.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong relationships with employers, alumni, and faculty.

  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, organizational and strategic planning experience.

  • Demonstrated program development and events coordination experience.

  • Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint); prior experience with web-based career resources (including social networking sites) and career services management software/technology (Banner/ORBIS) desired.

  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time.

  • Will be required to travel within or outside of regular working hours to meetings and community events, training, seminars, or to work in other locations

  • Valid driver’s licence


2.    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in student affairs, human resources or related business field

  • Knowledge of Engineering and Science labour markets

  • Two to four years of experience in job development, employer outreach and/or recruitment experience

  • Experience in marketing, sales, and promotions

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to quoting competition UOIT14-329 and their name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until August 20, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.




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