This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Education
The Career & Leadership Development team provides support to students with employment, volunteer, and career endeavors through Career Advising, Leadership Programs, online job postings & resources, and employer recruitment events.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Career & Leadership Development Centre, the Coordinator of Career Programming will develop and expand on the creation and delivery of career-related resources, events and services for clientele in the Career & Leadership Development Centre (CLDC).
Candidates must demonstrate experience working in a career services environment with a particular focus and expertise in the areas of resume, cover letter, C.V., job search strategies, coaching clients with interview preparation, and resource management. In addition to a background in these areas, the candidate must also demonstrate experience working with and mentoring teams of students. As the CLDC’s advising services are delivered by a team of up to 15 student Peer Advisors, the incumbent will be responsible for supervision, coaching, training, and scheduling.
• Design and implementation of a comprehensive training program for the Peer Advising Team to be held prior to the start of classes in the fall semester on an annual basis.
• Coordinate of the annual recruitment process for the Peer Advising Team (approximately 12 students) and additionally, supervise, coach, organize and schedule the Peer Advisors to maximize the number of drop-in advising service hours in a week while offering highest level of career related advising.
• Assess current offering of all career-related resources both online and in print and make improvements and enhance the career programming resources offered by the unit.
• Identify and obtain new resources as necessary with an emphasis on online content that is innovative and dynamic.
• Collaborate with the Associate Director and partners on campus to develop a plan for the “career readiness” program.
• Develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy to promote the program to students and promote the value of program to students and other stakeholders and partners at the university.
• Build a “career community” at Dalhousie by bringing interested parties together to discuss the ongoing enhancement of career-related services.
• Offer support via presentations, workshops, electronic resources to faculty members in departments without dedicated career service support resources.
• Coordinate a newsletter to be sent to faculty and other on-campus partners regarding career services on an annual or semi-annual basis.
• Oversee existing licenses for career resources and seek out new licenses as necessary.
Completion of Undergraduate degree in related field such as education, business or another related field along with at least 3 years’ experience in career service environment, career development, or other advising or educator capacity, etc. and progressive experience in team management, project management or related field, preferably in a post-secondary education setting (or an equal combination of training and experience) is required. Familiarity with student and career development theories is required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills required. A strong analytical and problem solving skill along with demonstrated ability to establish positive collaborative work relationships is essential.
As an employer of choice, Dalhousie University offers an attractive total compensation package, including health and dental plans, a health spending account and an employee and family assistance plan.
Salary: $46,987 - $63,571 per annum (ADM-05) (This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.)
Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering a wealth of programs through diverse faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community. We are consistently recognized as one of Nova Scotia’s best employers, and we are one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012, 2013 and 2014.