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Career Education Specialist - Ryerson University

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Career Education Specialist
Deadline: November 9, 2016
Posted: October 27, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Ryerson Career Centre

The team at the Ryerson Career Centre is committed to providing students and alumni with innovative career assessment and development skills to enable them to excel in the workplace now and throughout their careers. Canada’s top employers will receive customized recruiting opportunities and strategies to connect, and hire the best possible candidates, whether current students, adult learners or recent graduates. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Career Education Specilaist who will help contribute to this growing environment. You will be linked to a specific Faculty, developing and delivering a dedicated Career Development Program across all years and programs of study within the Faculty. Drawing on your knowledge of the labour market and relationships with employers, you provide our students, adult learners and recent graduates with career development and recruitment opportunities, which take into account the distinct needs of Ryerson’s diverse student body.

As a Career Education Specialist, you will design, develop, deliver and evaluate a Faculty-wide Career Development Program, including the creation of career-related resource materials to support students’ professional development. Works collaboratively with the sectorial Campus Engagement Specialist and stakeholders, including employers, to provide, in keeping with the curriculum, a full suite of career education, experiential learning and graduate recruitment offerings for a diverse group of students and alumni. Complementing Faculty delivery, develops stakeholder partnerships, and designs and implements career education programs tailored to the distinct needs of diverse student and alumni groups across campus. As the liaison between the Faculty and central Career Centre, engages in the sourcing of experiential learning and graduate recruitment opportunities.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program and a minimum of four years of experience in higher education, community development or graduate recruitment with experience with project management from development to implementation phase. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in order to build employer relationships and showcasing engagement benefits to employers via e.g. presentations and 1:1 meetings
Strong knowledge of the labour market and graduate recruitment trends with the ability to interpret and communicate these trends to clients (Students and Alumni, Faculty, employers)
Knowledge of issues related to employment barriers and issues of workplace accommodation, needs of a diverse client population (e.g., first generation, Aboriginal, adult learners etc.)
Awareness of current issues in higher education, and in the retention and transition from post-secondary to employment or further education
An understanding of and willingness to engage in data collection, analysis, and on-going program evaluation as a central component of strategic planning and program development
Knowledge of current/emerging theories and practices in career education and classroom delivery
Experience in using social media platforms as communication vehicles for promotional and educational purposes
Knowledge MS Office, custom databases, Client Relations Management (CRM) systems and web-based applications, social media platforms, etc.
Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
Entrepreneurial mind-set, taking an agile approach to continuous improvement of student offerings.

Completing the assignment below is a requirement for the initial screening process and should be included in your application.

Congratulations! You have been appointed as the new Career Consultant for the Chang School of Continuing Education. Your immediate goal is to build relationships within the faculty in order to develop relevant career programming for students. Prior to deciding who you are going to meet with, however, you need to draft a plan to help faculty members understand the purpose of your role and present it to your manager for final approval before you take it ‘on the road’. Your task today: Submit a proposal to help your manager understand how you will create a strategy for building relationships with faculty members in the Chang School of Continuing Education. This plan is for the Chang School’s students’ professional development and should contain how you will propose opportunities to connect with employers and, in addition, should encompass the entire academic year and include your ideas about: 1. workshops / activities / programming / events,
2. metric driven processes;
3. and needs assessment. Additional Information - Be creative and concise (maximum 1,000 words) in your approach.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Career Education Specialist Role. Please ensure you apply using the Apply Online button and upload your application as one PDF document.

Additional Information

Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
Candidates may be requested to complete a screening video interview using KiraTalent

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Contact Information

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Employer Profile

Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically-oriented learning. More than 95 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.