Reporting to the Manager, Cooperative Education, the incumbent, in consultation with the Manager, promotes, develops, coordinates and implements cooperative education programs for the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry; instructs and counsels students to facilitate their entry into the workplace; assesses student coop experiences which occur during a succession of work terms and liaises regularly with employers. This is a part-time position working up to 24 hours per week.
• Delivers courses for scheduled pre-and post-work term classes and adapts the content from given concepts based on the changing demands of the workplace and changing needs/demographics. • Instructs scheduled classes and counsels individually to ease the transition from college to the workplace. • Marks weekly assignments and submits grades for inclusion of transcripts. • Assists students with identifying what they have learned in their program of study in order to help them strategize how to market themselves to potential employers. • Develops and maintains employer contacts through varied means including, but not exclusive to, mailing/contact lists, on-site visits, telephone solicitation, follow-up to supplied leads, active participation in program related associations to obtain highest possible profile for Seneca programs and students and conducts research on the internet to identify potential employers. • Assists employers in evaluating present and future human resources requirements to generate appropriate coop jobs and maintains continuing partnerships. • Conducts coop information sessions. • Participates in pre-admission selection including pre-acceptance interviews, testing and orientation sessions. • Visits all coop students and supervisors at their place of employment and mediates between employers and coop students when necessary. • Counsels coop students with respect to performance as required. • Troubleshoots as required while students are on placement to aid in assessment and resolution of performance issues, harassment, etc. • 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. • Undertakes post-work term student counselling regarding performance evaluation and career planning with students to provide functional guidance and direction. • Promotes the college in general and cooperative education programs by making formal presentations to business and industrial groups, service clubs, secondary schools, etc. • Participates in trade shows and external professional organizations aligned with program responsibility. • Works with the Manager, Cooperative Education, Chairs, and Faculty members to research, plan, develop and implement all facets of cooperative education. • Attends program advisory committee, program evaluation, promotional committee and academic school meetings. • Other duties as assigned.
• Minimum 3 year diploma / degree in Human Resources, Marketing or Business Administration with an emphasis on career planning skills or equivalent education and experience. • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in education/training, career counselling, recruitment, human resources, marketing or student services. • Ability to organize complex statistical information and/or understand, and apply, the basic principles of a professional discipline is required. • Knowledge of the Canadian labour market is required. • Knowledge of co-op education is desirable; previous experience in advising/counselling and/or mentoring students is desirable. • 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. • The ability to speak to groups and to facilitate training/information sessions is critical. • Strong marketing/presentation skills are required to successfully promote Seneca College and its 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 College structure, policies and procedures is required. • 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 School policies and procedures. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to facilitate frequent contact with students and employers. • Must have strong skills and experience in customer service; facilitation; and time, process and stress management. • Some training or previous experience in, conflict resolution/mediation/negotiation is desirable. • Some training in sensitivity related to serving a diverse student population is desirable. • Access to a reliable vehicle for frequent travel is required.
NOTE: This position includes light lifting of up to 5 kg or 11 lbs.
Weekly Hours of Work
Up to 24 hours per week.
March 6, 2013
March 15, 2013
Applications must be submitted by the closing date.
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.