Employment Readiness Program Coordinator Tentative Classification "VI" in the Department of Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships (Substitute Vacancy)

Employment Group List: 
CUPE 1393
Posting Type: 
Internal and External
Job Posting Number: 
Closing Date: 
22/10/2021 - 4:00pm

Substitute vacancy until approximately January 7, 2023


The Employment Readiness Program Coordinator will oversee the delivery of programming supporting the job/career readiness for students involved in work-integrated learning opportunities offered within the Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships unit.   The Coordinator will enhance the personal and professional growth of participating students by providing marketable employment skills ensuring they are set up for success in their work integrated learning opportunity and career post-graduation.   


The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree; in Business , such as Human Resources, Psychology, Social Work, Education or a related field as determined by the Employer
  • Two (2) years of experience providing direct support to clients on topics related to career planning, employment and job search
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment strategies and issues related to work-integrated learning
  • Knowledge of career development theories/practices, post-secondary educational programs, and global and domestic job search strategies and techniques
  • Ability to create effective resources, information articles, announcements, and promotional materials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to provide guidance and detailed feedback using email and other web-based tools
  • Experience in the creation and delivery of skills development workshops and programming, including establishment of learning outcomes and assessment instruments
  • Demonstrable ability to obtain and examine labour market information (LMI), the employment landscape and discipline-specific career pathways
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, the internet, and familiar with use of database software packages 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a strong service focus
  • Strong team, interpersonal, and intercultural skills with the proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders (e.g., employers, faculty, administration).


  • Successful completion of a Career Development Practitioner Certificate program and/or relevant professional designation.
  • Prior experience working with students in a post-secondary setting
  • Knowledge of the unique barriers to employment faced by international students, newcomers to Canada, or non-native English speakers and strategies/techniques used to overcome these barriers.
Rate of Pay: 
Classification "VI" per Schedule A of the Collective Agreement

If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Employment Coordinator at extension 4523. Should you require further information on accommodations, please visit the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA).
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