Sheridan College

Co-operative Education Advisor (Hybrid)

Job Description


Employee Group: Support Staff
Faculty/Department: Student Affairs
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 17/S/34
Payband:  K
Hourly Range: $38.85 - $45.04
Hours/Week: 35
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Details: Position is being reposted to consider external candidates


Reporting directly to the Manager, Co-operative Education, the Advisor’s role is twofold.  The first is to promote, develop, coordinate and implement co-op/internship programs for specified academic programs, conducting labour market research and identifying target markets to promote student capabilities and attract new employers to provide meaningful work term experiences. The incumbent implements and maintains strategies which ensure academic learning is transferred to the workplace, and vice versa, through mid-term monitors, work term assignments and support to both student and employer regarding performance and learning issues.  The second is to facilitate the success of co-op, using teaching methodologies, to develop and deliver career planning and job search courses and assistance to students, both individually and in groups. The incumbent works as part of the Co-op/Internship team to support and advise Program Coordinators of pre/post work term experience.


Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring students are industry ready by providing instruction on career management strategies;
  • Preparing and delivering Career Development instruction individual and in a classroom environment;
  • Assisting and supporting individual students until successful placement is achieved, by advising students of employment opportunities, historical salary ranges, typical jobs, company profiles of past placements, as well as managing student employment expectations;
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and communication plan with team members to foster partnership with employers, faculty and students;
  • Keeping track of students and employers using co-op dedicated software and generating appropriate reports and records; Working closely with the Office of the Registrar to ensure accuracy of co-op status on their system;
  • Meeting established job development/placement targets.
  • Soliciting feedback from employers regarding student progress on the job and assisting with resolution of any performance issues through mediation, should conflict arise, via phone and on-site visits;
  • Participating as a team member in the implementation of new electronic processes to provide expertise relating to Co-op utilization, needs, and processes;
  • Representing department at special events;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.



The successful candidate will possess a 3-year diploma/degree in Business, Computer Science, Social Science, or a related field, along with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a combination of the following areas: job development of paid co-op or employment positions; career counselling and employment preparation; sales/marketing or cold calling/sales techniques; working with contact management systems and workshop delivery (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).  The successful candidate will have strong planning and organizational skills with an ability to meet tight deadlines and changing priorities as well as strong public speaking and communication skills (oral and written).  Also required are excellent relationship-building skills along with a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy.   The ability to understand specific industry needs and employer expectations is also necessary.  Strong Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are required. Experience working with Learning Management Systems is preferred. Familiarity with the provisions, practices and trends of Co-op Ontario, CAFCE, WACE, CAFIP, and CACEE that relate to Co-operative Education and Internships is an asset.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials is requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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