Co-op Coordinator, Bachelor of Commerce

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Professional and Managerial Group

Co-op Coordinator, Bachelor of Commerce

Experiential Learning Hub

Temporary full-time from September 5, 2022 to September 8, 2023
Temporary absence of the regular incumbent
Hiring #: 2022-0547

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

At the University of Guelph, our students benefit greatly from engaging directly in industries and communities where they can apply their learning in real-world contexts, develop essential employability skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues faced by employers and community organizations today.

The Experiential Learning Hub collaborates with industry and community partners to provide experiential learning opportunities that enable students to apply and advance their learning in real-world context.  The Co-operative Education program formally integrates a student’s academic studies with periods of work experience.  Over 4,000 co-op students participate in over 55 co-op majors at the University of Guelph. Co-op Coordinators assume employer development and student advisement activities for the co-op program(s)/students as assigned.

Reporting to the Manager, Co-operative Education, the Co-op Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Developing new and maintaining existing employer relationships to support and expand engagement with Co-operative education and the University of Guelph
  • Providing advisement and guidance to co-op students in assigned programs on job search strategies, employability skills (professional and transferable) and career development while the student is seeking employment and while on a work term
  • Maintaining in-depth labour market insight, analyzing shifts in technology and economics
  • Marketing and promoting co-op and the University of Guelph throughout all sectors of the economy, trade associations, tradeshows
  • Conducting co-op work term site visits to monitor student learning and work performance; and ensuring that sufficient job quantity, diversity and experience levels are available for co-op students

Requirements of the position include: 

  • An undergraduate degree and several years’ relevant experience in employer development, relationship management or business development
  • Applicants should demonstrate excellent marketing and account management skills, sales, and public relations skills
  • Must also demonstrate strong knowledge of relevant job markets for Commerce co-op programs, and the ability to work well with a diverse group of clients/stakeholders (i.e., employers, students, faculty)
  • Knowledge of co-operative education, career advising, human resource practices, labour market analysis, employment law is an asset
  • Knowledge of the University academic programs and procedures is an asset
  • As this role has a focus on Bachelor of Commerce co-op programs, knowledge of existing Bachelor of Commerce co-op programs would be considered an asset

(Covering) Position Number   114-007
Classification               P05
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 08 03
Closing Date: 2022 08 17