Project Manager, Employer Relations

Job Description

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Faculty/Department: Student Affairs - Work Integrated Learning
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Hazel McCallion Campus (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NM
Reference Number: 18/A/21
Hiring Range: $94,721 - $100,641.18

Salary Range: $94,721 - $118,401.39
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Career Education & Co-curricular Learning, the Project Manager, Employer Relations leads the coordination, planning, and strategic approach to employer relations for Sheridan.  The incumbent coordinates and strengthens the relationships Sheridan has with employers through developing strategy, systems, and institution-wide coordination of relationship management activities.  The incumbent also supports the External Relations Committee and its initiatives. The Project Manager is accountable for managing projects related to: Growing Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Experiential Learning (EL) through new and enhanced relationships with employer and community partners; Coordinating a pan-institutional Employer Relations Strategy as part of a broader Community Outreach and Engagement Strategy. The Project Manager will contribute to the WIL Hub and the development of a well-documented strategy for Sheridan employer relations. This is an 18-month contract position.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leads a cross-disciplinary project to develop a pan-institutional Employer Relations Strategy and is responsible for growing WIL and EL through new and enhanced relationships with employer and community partners;
  • Develops and implements strategies to educate employers and industry of the variety of ways in which they can partner with Sheridan and Sheridan’s students (co-op, internships, field experiences, applied research, capstone projects, etc.);
  • Implements streamlined and accessible pathways for employers and industry to partner with Sheridan on EL initiatives.
  • Creates more WIL and EL opportunities for Sheridan’s students by coordinating marketing and promotion efforts of WIL and EL to employers and community partners and by supporting the efforts of Faculties, Co-op, and Career Services teams;
  • Interprets data, employer contacts, existing relationships, and information on Sheridan employers and provides analysis of opportunities and threats to cultivating and maintaining strong employer relations;
  • In collaboration with the chair of the External Relations Committee, designs a communications and engagement strategy for employers for all employer interactions with Sheridan;
  • Facilitates policies, protocols, and practices that enable strategic employer relations, promotion, and communications;
  • Liaises with the External Relations Committee to provide updates and results and receive feedback;
  • Coordinates with various departments at Sheridan that have working relationships with employers such as the academic Faculties, faculty members, Alumni, Applied Research, Marketing/Communications, Advancement, Co-op, Career Services, and Community Employment Services to facilitate a coordinated employer relations plan.



  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or a 3 year diploma/degree + post graduate certificate in related field) (e.g. Business, Education)
  • 7 years of previous job related experience
  • Relevant professional experience, including work in the field of employer relations in higher education or work-integrated learning
  • Demonstrated experience in leading mid-large projects or initiatives with multiple stakeholders
  • Project management skills - ability to formulate, facilitate team progress, and implement project plans to support objectives
  • Facilitation skills and ability to mobilize action, engage others and facilitate collaboration and results
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, and outreach skills; collaborative approach and ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Experience with report-writing, correspondence and presentations; ability to create clear, concise reports and recommendations regarding research findings
  • The following are not required, but will be considered assets:
    • A certificate or courses in project management
    • Experience in post-secondary sector
    • Knowledge of Sheridan programs and courses
    • Business development/sales experience


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 are 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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