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Co-operative Education Officer
Faculty of Business, Arts & Design
$34.82 - $40.37 per hour
35 hours per week
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 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.