• Cooperative Education Advisor (Student Advisor)

  • Job Description

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    Note: Preference will be given to qualified full-time employees within the bargaining unit at Sheridan College. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. 


    Employee Group: Support Staff
    Faculty/Department:Student Affairs
    Campus: Hazel McCallion (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/S/87
    Hourly Range: $39.43 - $45.72
    Hours/Week: 35
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Application Deadline: Friday July 20, 2018


    Reporting directly to the Manager, Cooperative Education, the incumbent’s role is to facilitate the success of co-op, using teaching methodologies, to develop and deliver career planning and job search courses and to assist students, both individually and in a classroom environment, as they prepare to enter the workforce. The incumbent also works as part of the Co-op/Internship team to support and advise Program Coordinators of pre/post work term experiences. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for implementing and managing strategies which ensure academic learning is transferred to the workplace, and vice versa, through on-site visits and support to both students and employers regarding performance and learning issues.



    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Assisting students to identify learning outcomes in order to build on individual capabilities and confidence, overcome employment barriers, and strategize on how to market themselves effectively to employers;
    • Advising students in the creation of a professional resume and cover letter, interview techniques, wage negotiation, professional etiquette and overall decision making while seeking co-op employment;
    • Coaching students to transfer classroom learning into specific, practical work capabilities resulting in a successful learning experience and subsequently improve future employability;
    • Developing, preparing and delivering Career Development instruction as part of a credit course in a classroom environment to Co-op students using appropriate employment preparation materials, technologies and methodologies based on the changing demands of the workplace. These courses include co-op orientation, policies and processes, a skills assessment, the creation of a resume, professional correspondence, creative job search techniques, interview techniques, and individual career exploration and planning;
    • Evaluating student progress and job readiness through delivery and assessment of a variety of assignments;
    • Assisting and supporting students until successful placement is achieved, by advising on employment opportunities, historical salary ranges, typical jobs, and company profiles of past placements; managing student expectations;
    • Conducting on site and/or telephone follow up monitors, during the students work term;
    • Planning the ongoing development of co-op job opportunities through marketing to employers and maintaining existing employer relationships through networking; mailing/contact lists; on-site visits; attending trade shows and other industry functions; telephone solicitation; following up on supplied leads/referrals; and actively participating in program-related associations to obtain highest possible profile for Sheridan programs and students.





    The successful candidate will have a 3 year degree in Business, Computer Science, Social Science, or a related field, along with 5 years of relevant experience in career counselling/employment preparation (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to deliver classroom content at a post-secondary standard of facilitation and instruction. The candidate must also demonstrate the knowledge and skill required to guide, advise and support a diverse population of post-secondary students towards a successful job search in their field of study using up-to-date job search approaches, techniques and strategies. Familiarity with the provisions, practices and trends of CAFCE, EWO and CACEE that relate to Cooperative Education are an asset, as is familiarity with relevant career development theories.  Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are necessary and expertise using contact management, database systems and student information systems will be considered an asset. Exemplary organizational, time management and communication skills are required.


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com

    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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