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St. Francis Xavier University

The Co-op Education Coordinator reports directly to the Co-op Program Manager and initiates and maintains effective working
relationships to facilitate employer development and relations, student development, and general administration.
The Co-op Education Coordinator performs a variety of advisory, marketing, and administrative duties to facilitate the effective and
efficient operation of the Program in accordance with the Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL Canada)
policies and guidelines. The Co-op Education Coordinator is the principal contact for Co-op students and is responsible for
maintaining the continuity of services to all Co-op students. Salary Band C ($43,407-$53,020).

Responsibilities include:
 Coaches students and graduates on all aspects of career and employment development in a variety of ways via self-assessment; resume, cover letter, and portfolio development, interview preparation, advising on salary negotiations, work-search strategies, labour market research and career exploration; and providing tips for employment search, job
maintenance, career progression, and transition.
 Facilitates co-op professional development seminars and provides feedback on student assignments.
 Participates in departmental meetings, maintains student records, and contributes to reports.
 Researches, develops, designs, and implements strategies to market the program to employers and students.
 Proactively develops strategies and activities to help with student retention.
 Develops and maintains effective working relationships with all co-op stakeholders to enhance the image and presence of the
Co-op Education Program.
 Assesses employers’ needs, provides excellent client service and advice on recruitment strategies and co-op job development.
 Designs, prepares, and delivers orientation, and information sessions for new students, responds to questions, ensures their
understanding of the co-op process and requirements.
 Monitors the quality of positions, student performance during work terms and satisfaction level of stakeholders.
 Assesses admissibility and on-going participation of students in the co-op program as per the programs terms and conditions.
 Identifies, secures, and expands opportunities for co-op work term placements in various organizations regionally and
nationally in order to provide engaging experiential opportunities for students.
 Contributes to the profession by participating in CEWIL Canada initiatives.
 Knowledge of Co-operative Education and an understanding of experiential learning.
 University degree in a related area.
 Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills, including presentation, team building, conflict resolution, and
creative and collaborative problem-solving skills.
 Ability to multi-task in a busy work environment with tight deadlines.
 Superb organizational skills and ability to work independently.
 Familiarity with Microsoft Office and social media applications.
 Knowledge of program planning, assessment, and delivery.

Deadline to apply: Friday, July 12, 2019 | Interviews to be held the week of July 22, 2019
To express your interest in this role, please direct your application in confidence to:
Human Resources, St. Francis Xavier University
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. StFX respects diversity and welcomes
applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorit

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