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Company Name Sheridan College
Location Oakville, ON, Canada
Date Posted March 18, 2014
Category Job Posting
Job Type Full-Time
Keywords Job Developer, Cooperative Education


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Under the direction of the Director, Career Education, the incumbent’s role is twofold. The first is to promote, develop, coordinate and implement co-op/internship programs for specified academic programs. The incumbent is responsible for conducting labour market research and identifying target markets through which to promote student capabilities that effectively attract new employers to provide meaningful work term experiences for students. The incumbent is responsible for meeting established job development/placement targets and must obtain adequate number of program related jobs from employers. In addition, the position is responsible to implement and manage strategies which ensure academic learning is transferred to the workplace and vice versa through on site visits and support to both student and employer regarding performance and learning issues.

The second is to facilitate the success of co-op, using teaching methodologies, to develop and deliver job search workshops and assistance to students one to one and occasionally in groups as they prepare to enter the workforce. The incumbent works as part of the Co-op/Internship team to support and advise Program Coordinators of pre/post work term experience.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and communication plan with team members to foster partnership with employers, faculty and students;
  • Providing high level of service to employers by assisting in the development of job descriptions, establishing appropriate expectations related to students on placement and troubleshooting on-site placements to aid in the assessment and resolution of performance issues and/or harassment;
  • Documenting job posting and student placement data and appropriate notes in Co-op database;
  • Conducting on site and/or telephone follow up monitors during each student work term to solicit feedback from the employer and determine the suitability of the employer for future work terms;
  • Contributing to special projects such as implementing new electronic processes, representing the department at special events and assisting in developing and negotiating entry criteria and maintenance standards for new and existing Co-op programs;
  • Guiding students by assisting them to identify learning outcomes in their program of study in order to build on individual capabilities and confidence, overcome employment barriers, and strategize on how to market themselves effectively to potential employers;
  • Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will have a 3 year degree/diploma in business, computer science, social science, or a related field. They will also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a combination of full cycle recruiting; job development; outside sales (including cold calling experience) and some employment preparation (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Employment preparation would include knowledge of occupations, industries, school to work transitions, career paths, resume preparation, job interview skills, and job search strategies. Experience working with contact management systems and internationally trained professionals is an asset. Strong computer skills are required in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), along with experience in using database management systems. Organizational, time management, and communication skills are required in order to recruit potential students and employers to Sheridan and co-op programs.

Appointment Details:

Employee Group: Support Staff
School/Department: Student Services
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 14/S/21
Payband: K
Hourly Range: $37.71 - $43.72
Hours/Week: 35
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Details: This is a temporary replacement position that may continue up to October 31, 2014


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