One of the distinguishing characteristics of the University of Victoria is its commitment to experiential learning. For more than 30 years, UVic has been a leader in providing students with relevant, engaging and practical learning experiences beyond the classroom. Experiential learning has been shown to be a powerful way to engage students in their studies by providing them with opportunities to put theory into practice, make connections with professionals in the field and develop career related skills and competencies. The University of Victoria has one of the largest co-op programs in Western Canada, with more than 3,000 work placements every year in Canada and around the world. Our Career Services is an on-campus career development service that helps students, alumni, faculty and staff prepare for successful careers. Information about the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services is available atwww.uvic.ca/coopandcareer.
This position provides professional assistance to the Optional and Professional Programs, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services.
Reporting to the Program Manager, and working closely with all programs in relevant Faculties and departments, the Career Educator will coach University of Victoria students and recent graduates on career development and management, employment preparation, and work search issues. Working collaboratively with other Co-op and Career Services staff to ensure consistency of services, the Career Educator will develop career education curriculum, facilitate skill-based workshops, and conduct group presentations in-house or in-class. Individual appointments will focus on the assessment of clients’ career development needs and coaching clients on exploring career options, connecting with career opportunities, and managing career transitions. The Career Educator will develop and adapt information, resources and tools and conduct relevant research, analysis and reporting on related metrics and deliverables in order to develop strategic approaches to career development coaching and related activities.
The Career Educator leads, coordinates or participates in providing outreach services on and off campus and will assist in the development and delivery of Co-op and Career programs and services, and other forms of experiential learning, as appropriate. The Career Educator actively promotes and contributes to the growth of Co-op and Career Services programs and initiatives.
As a professional member of the Co-op and Career Services team, the Career Educator supports delivery of services, initiatives and events as required to meet service standards and expectations.