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Title Business Developer
Job ID 13S-1039
Division/Department Cooperative Education Department
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Support
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview This Business Development position is a full-time contract position reporting to the Manager, Co-operative Education and Internships. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Co-operative Education team and Faculty to identify and connect with new employers related to all areas of Co-op and promote Seneca's Co-operative Education as a whole.
Responsibilities • Conducts internet research to identify new potential co-operative education employers.
• Develops new employer contacts through varied means including, but not exclusive to, mailing/contact lists, on-site visits, telephone solicitation, and supplied leads.
• Works collaboratively with all members of the co-operative education team to develop a comprehensive understanding of all co-op programs and the related industries.
• Supports new employers through the job posting process and guides them to the appropriate co-op coordinator for ongoing employer relationship maintenance.
• Attends networking events, trade shows, job fairs and other events to actively promote Seneca's 45+ Co-operative Education programs and identify industry specific new potential employers.
• Assists employers in evaluating present and future human resources requirements to generate appropriate Co-op jobs.
• Provides feedback to the Manager with regards to suggestions made by the employers that will impact on curriculum in terms of content or sequencing of subjects taught.
• Promotes co-operative education programs and the college in general by making formal presentations to business and industrial groups, service clubs, etc.
Qualifications • Minimum 3 year diploma / degree in Human Resources, Marketing, or Business Administration or equivalent education and experience.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in job development, business development, education/training, career counselling, recruitment, human resources, marketing or student services.
• Knowledge of the Canadian labour market is required.
• Excellent business writing and oral communication skills are essential.
• Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required along with the ability to write for both print and electronic media.
• Strong marketing/presentation skills are required to successfully promote Seneca College and its co-op students, to external employers and organizations.
• Strong research skills, combined with an understanding and ability to work with alternate research methodologies is required.
• Knowledge of co-operative education, College structure, policies and procedures is an asset.
• Must be a self-starter and self-motivated, with the ability to prioritize and work both independently and as a team, with minimum supervision, using own initiative to make decisions in accordance with College, Faculty and department policies and procedures.
• Must have strong skills and experience in customer service; and time, process and stress management.
• Access to a reliable vehicle for some travel is required.
Hourly Wage Rate Payband H: Start rate $29.12 , Maximum rate $33.80 (Start rate $29.12)
Weekly Hours of Work 35hours (overtime as required). Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Required Date As soon as possible
Posting Date April 23, 2013 External
Closing Date April 29, 2013
To Apply Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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