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Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and queer persons.
 
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Title Co-operative Education Advisor
Competition Number 13-S-38
Campus/Site Progress Campus
Position Summary

 Co-operative Education and Employment Resources

 (This position is initially open to full time, bargaining unit employees of the college) 
 
Reporting to the Director, Career Services and Counseling, the Co-operative Education Advisor works collaboratively as part of a team conducting labor market research, identifying target markets, recruiting new employers that match the skills of students and provide meaningful work term experiences. The incumbent develops and maintains key employer accounts through regular meetings and follow-up communications to address recruitment questions and solicit job postings. In conjunction with other Co-op Education Advisors, the incumbent is responsible for implementing strategies, which ensure academic learning is transferred to the workplace, and vice versa, through classroom instruction, on-site visits, evaluations and on-going support to both student and employer, regarding performance and learning issues. 
Responsibilities
  • Delivers Coop 221 (Employment Pre-placement) course using appropriate employment preparation materials and teaching methodologies based on the changing demands of the workplace ensuring the effective transfer of classroom learning into specific practical work capabilities
  • Prepares and advises students individually and through classroom instruction on transition from college to the workplace
  • Provides individual assessments by meeting with the student to uncover potential barriers to employment, investigates student’s employment expectations, motivation and attitudes. Reviews student resume and cover letter to ensure it represents the student well. 
  • Utilizes creative marketing and relationship building techniques to attract new employers to engage in the Co-op scheme; maintaining employer contact through regular meetings and follow through communications
  • Assists with the organization of special events to solicit employer involvement
  • Conducts on-site monitoring visits to solicit feedback from the employer about student progress on the job and to ensure that the students’ learning outcomes are progressing; mediating between employer and student when necessary
  • Evaluates and assigns an academic grade to students based on employer evaluation and review of written work term reports
  • Manages the job posting/closing process, enters information on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, manages caseload of assigned students, updates student files and enters grades on Banner
  • Adheres to the Co-operative Education and Employment Resources department policies, processes and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • 4 year degree in Business or Communications discipline (i.e. Marketing, Communications Studies, Human Resources) Social Sciences or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in job development, career counselling and employment preparation, sales/marketing, cold calling/sales techniques, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, and workshop delivery
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with an ability to meet tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills (oral and written) for presenting to employers and advising students on resume and cover letter preparation
  • Knowledge of post-secondary sector, the Canadian Labour Market, Centennial College programs, employment trends and marketing techniques
  • Ability to understand specific industry needs, i.e. scientific vs. financial services vs. data processing
  • Informed client services skills, demonstrating ability to operate effectively in a high volume and heavy people-based sector.
  • Proficiency in Banner or similar relational databases
  • A valid Ontario G Driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle is preferred
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of working effectively in a diverse environment
Classification Permanent - Support
Hours of Work 35 Hours
Additional Information as Applicable Current Shift Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Posting Date 7/11/2013
Closing Date 7/17/2013
Application Info
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"Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer." 
 
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by July 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition # 13-S-38.  Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).
Salary Range $33.05 to $38.33 per hour (Payband J)
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