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Career Education Specialist -Faculty of Science - Graduate - Ryerson University

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Career Education Specialist -Faculty of Science - Graduate
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Posted: July 19, 2017

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 Specialist 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.

As the new Career Education Specialist - Graduates for the Faculty of Science, you will need to create, design and present to your manager a plan to introduce career education opportunities for graduate level students.

Traditionally, Career Education Specialists produce a plan that revolves around: -

1. Career Development Initiatives such as workshops, tutorials and other forms of individual engagement with graduates.
2. Career Outreach Programs such as career fairs, networking and employer events.
3. Work Integrated Learning programs such as job shadowing, internships, research opportunities with employers
4. Up-to-date knowledge of the labour market based on programs offered in Faculty for graduate level students

Please complete in 1000 words or less what your plan looks like, but add in your unique perspective and opportunities outside of the regular spectrum of traditional career education programs shared above. Invest your personality and thought into the design of the programs and think outside of the box when adding your understanding of what career education support graduate students from the Faculty of Science require to enable them to thrive in the labour market that will allow you to serve this unique base of students.
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 by visiting 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

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