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Internship Coordinator and Liaison - York University

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Internship Coordinator and Liaison
Deadline: September 15, 2012
Posted: August 15, 2012

Job Description / Duties

Internship Coordinator & Liaison
York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada’s most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.
As part of the York community, the Career Centre is a team of professionals who work with students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employers to support students and new graduates (up to two years after graduation) in the development of career self management skills.
Our Mission
Our purpose is to enhance the abilities and confidence of York's diverse students and new graduates by creating and delivering innovative career development, job search and experiential education support to help York students and new graduates in their pursuit of career success.
Our Vision
Engaged students and new graduates creating fulfilling careers by building on their knowledge, skills, experiences and relationships.
Our Values
• Community
• Respect
• Integrity
• Excellence
In this excellent temporary part time opportunity, the Internship Coordinator & Liaison contributes to the success of the Environmental Studies Co-op Internship Program by providing superior service to students and employers and plays a key role in generating career development opportunities for York students through the targeted development of relationships with new employer partners and fostering of existing relationships. This is achieved through the effective and proactive identification, promotion and provision of services that connect students’ academic and career development needs with employers’ human resources requirements to create mutually valuable opportunities. The Internship Coordinator & Liaison will develop, coordinate, deliver and promote ongoing job search support services and advising to internship students including resume critiques, interview practice sessions and the delivery of information sessions and customized job search support workshops to assist with finding meaningful internship positions. The Internship Coordinator & Liaison conducts work term monitoring (ie. telephone, email and site visits as necessary) to ensure that student internship experiences are productive and rewarding, and to enhance relationships with employer partners. This position will also coordinate the day-to-day administration of the Environmental Studies Co-op Internship Program by coordinating the student application and enrollment process, maintaining up-to-date and accurate student information, and responding to student and employer inquiries.
University Degree plus specialized training in job search strategies, career development and experiential education or equivalent combination of education and years of experience, which shows an aptitude towards superior interpersonal skills and student advising.

A minimum of 2 years related experience working with students in a post-secondary internship or cooperative education program and/or student recruiting (e.g. campus recruiting or management trainee program recruitment) and employer relationship development is required. Experience working with Environmental Studies focused programs (i.e. students, employers and faculty) is a definite asset.
Knowledge of the following: labour market trends, employability skills, career development techniques and strategies.
Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas: guiding clients in job search strategies; establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships; workshop design, development, and evaluation using a client-centred approach; proven success in identifying, developing and maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external clients including operating with a service focus; superior public speaking and presentation skills; strong oral and written communication skills; outstanding attention to accuracy and detail; highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills; working cooperatively as a member of a team to meet unit goals and objectives; excellent organizational skills including ability to multi-task; good judgment and decision making skills, strong initiative; punctual and reliable; proficiency with MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), electronic mail and computerized scheduling (Lotus Notes preferred), Student Information System (SIS) and other databases. Willingness to travel to employer locations primarily in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required for this role.

How to Apply: To apply to this exciting opportunity and for full position details, salary information, qualifications and application procedures we invite you to visit our career page at
Please email a complete application package, which includes an application form, covering letter and resume, and quote Posting Number 8022 in the subject of the email to

Thank you for your interest in York University. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

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York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada’s most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.