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Title Co-operative Education Officer
Division Faculty of Business, Arts & Design
Category Support Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $34.82 - $40.37 per hour
Band J
Hours 35 hours per week
Campus St. James
Effective Date ASAP
  • Develops field education opportunities including Co-op by targeting specific industry segments and employers and marketing the GBC Centre for Business Field Education programs.
  • Develops and maintains productive, quality relationships with both new and ongoing industry partners by acting as the main point of contact and ensuring employer needs are met.
  • Assists with the organization of special events to elicit 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.
  • Evaluates Co-op students through the on-site monitoring process and through employer evaluations.
  • Delivers field education preparation courses including Co-op to students using appropriate employment preparation materials (lesson plan, handouts, etc).
  • Prepares and advises students individually and through classroom instruction to ease the transition from college to the workplace.
  • Provides individual assessment of resumes and cover letters and assists students with their job search strategy.
  • Assesses student progress and job readiness for the workplace.
  • Manages the job posting/closing process on PlacePro or Orbis; responsible for case management of assigned students; records case notes on PlacePro or Orbis and enters grades on Stu-View/Banner.
  • Adheres to policies/processes/procedures already developed for the Centre for Business and the Field Education and Partnerships office.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Three year diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Business Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Management, Financial Services or equivalent. Knowledge of, or certification in Adult Education is desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience, including a proven track record of success in soliciting potential employers through various creative networking and partnering strategies; and adult education delivery and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of labour market trends and recruitment/selection practices.
  • Excellent research skills to identify target markets, ability to follow labour market trends in specific sectors and demonstrated ability to use data to forecast future work-term needs.
  • Must have demonstrable prospecting, presentation and selling skills to succeed in securing field education opportunities, including co-op positions for hundreds of students within a very competitive market. Competitors could include any of the colleges and universities in the wider GTA and southern Ontario.
  • Must be able to develop a trust-based rapport quickly with employers and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee large case load while balancing other duties with non-negotiable deadlines and conflicting priorities; must be detail-oriented.
  • Proven experience in guiding both employers and students in the stages of job development; recruitment/selection, career preparation (for post-secondary students), employment coaching, etc.  This activity must be supported by strong strategy, marketing and public relations skills.
  • Professional level business writing skills, including regular proposal and report writing. Must have a high level of empathetic communication skills to deal with students with English as a second language (ESL). Must be skilled in understanding the expectations of employers and communicating them to students.
  • Excellent liaison skills, diplomacy and professional demeanour required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with CRM or database tools such as PlacePro or Orbis.
  • Ability to organize and execute faculty and employer/industry-related special events.
  • Occasional travel is required, e.g. site visits, trade shows, conferences, workshops etc.
  • Ability to work in an environment where a diversity of people and situations are encountered.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-110
Closing Date Now Posted Externally Until Filled