January 24, 2020
January 30, 2020
Temporary Assignment (Appendix D)
Payband K - $39.82 - $46.18 (start rate: $39.82)
35 hours per week; Monday to Friday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (overtime as required)
Contract Dates: March 2020 to August 2020
Reporting to the Manager, Work-Integrated Learning, the incumbent promotes, develops industry relationships and suitable work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities, and implements WIL for Seneca College; collaborates on the creation of the work term preparation and co-op/work term classes, delivers these classes, supports and advises students to facilitate their entry into the WIL environment. The incumbent liaises regularly with employers to conduct business development and monitors and assesses students’ progress while on work terms which may or may not include an in-person site visit. The incumbent will represent Seneca in the community by anticipating, building and maintaining professional partnerships.
This position supports the following programs: School of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Technology (SEMET) and School of Aviation (SoA).
Developing and Evaluating WIL Opportunities
Identifies and confirms WIL opportunities for students. Assesses suitability of WIL sites to ensure that relevant legislation and professional codes of ethics and standards of practices are being followed as required by the field.
Ensures that the WIL experience offers students learning opportunities that provide for the attainment of program learning outcomes. Guides students with respect to fulfilling organizational performance expectations.
Assists employers in fulfilling future human resources requirements, to generate appropriate WIL opportunities and maintain continuing partnerships.
Actively anticipates and develops new WIL job postings and relationships with employers, to ensure adequate WIL opportunities for Seneca students. Ultimately, WIL Coordinators are responsible for providing enough job postings for their students; minimum 1 job posting per student.
Career Development, Management, Advisement and Resources
Develops and delivers industry-specific course material for the work term preparation class and instructs students on how best to develop career documents and interview for jobs in their industry.
Provides career advising sessions which include; career information, resume writing, value clarification, interview techniques, professional correspondence, creative job search techniques, employability skills, reflection practices and individual career exploration and planning.
Communicates with potential WIL students in regards to the application process, eligibility, and the type of jobs they can expect.
Monitoring WIL Experiences
Monitors mid-term check-ins with all students/supervisors by phone/skype and visits WIL students and supervisors at their place of employment to monitor the student’s learning and work performance with regard to quality and effectiveness.
Mediates between employers and WIL students when necessary. Troubleshoots as required while students are on work terms to aid in assessment and resolution of performance issues, harassment, etc.
Creates private online journals for students on co-ops/work terms to reflect on their work experiences and provide feedback to students on their reflections.
Monitors and ensures the completion of assignments and assign grades as required.
Promotes the College in general and WIL 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.
Liaises with Academic Schools (Chairs, Program Coordinators, Academic Managers, and Student Advisors), attends school meetings and communicates with Registration to ensure the academic area understands WIL processes, accepts recommendations from the academic area, ensures WIL components on students’ transcripts and on Student Centre are accurate.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
A completed three (3) year diploma or degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline. If education is in a related field of study, state how it is relevant.
A completed Certified Resume Strategist credential from Career Professionals of Canada is preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the area(s) of education/training, career counseling, recruitment, human resources, marketing and/or student services.
Relevant work experience in the program areas (Electronics and/or Mechanical Engineering Technology and Aviation) is an asset and up to three (3) years of this experience can be considered towards the five (5) year experience requirement.
Knowledge of Canadian labour market is required.
Knowledge of Seneca structure, policies and procedures is preferred.
Strong marketing/presentation skills and the ability to speak to groups and facilitate training/information sessions to successfully promote Seneca College and its students, to external employers and organizations, is critical.
Previous experience in advising/counseling and/or mentoring students is preferred.
Additional training and previous experience in in sensitivity related to serving a diverse student population, conflict resolution/mediation/negotiation is preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated business writing and oral communication skills are essential with the ability to write for both print and electronic media.
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 as required, in accordance with College, Faculty, School and WIL department policies and procedures.
Note: A skills assessment test will be administered during the recruitment process.
Seneca is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially indigenous persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. View Seneca's Diversity Policy.
Note: Seneca requires copies of educational credentials at the time of an interview. Confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency will be required upon hire.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.