• Cooperative Education Assistant Job Developer (Part-time) (2 Positions)

  • Job Description

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    Employee Group
    : Part-time

    Faculty/Department: Student Services
    Campus: Trafalgar and Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/PT/84
    Hourly Range: $20.16 - $21.98
    Hours/Week: 24
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


    Under the direction of the Manager, Co-operative Education, the incumbent’s role is to promote Sheridan Co-op programs and students to potential industry partners. Working with a team, the incumbent is responsible for reaching out to identified target markets through which to promote student capabilities and effectively attracting new employers to provide meaningful work term experiences for students. The incumbent is responsible for meeting established job development targets and must obtain adequate numbers of program-related jobs from employers.


    Developing Co-op postings/opportunities for students is an essential prospecting/sales/marketing function for the Co-op department. It requires an individual with excellent communication skills, persuasiveness and perseverance. This work is evolving and changing so creative thinking, and the ability to explore new communication tools and approaches are important. The successful candidate will need the ability to manage the challenges that come with cold calling, including repeat rejection and call reluctance.


    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Researching the industries in which the students will work and potential industry partners.
    • Actively soliciting program-related job descriptions from employers to be posted through the online Co-op job board via cold calling and significant business development efforts
    • Probing employers for information on their staffing and skill requirements. Overcoming objections and ensuring timely follow-up communications.
    • Documenting job postings, employer information and appropriate notes in the Co-op database;
    • Networking within identified industries. ie. Attendance at on-campus and external industry events;
    • Collaborating successfully in a team environment where colleagues work together to ensure a positive outcome for both students and employers;
    • Other duties as assigned.




    The successful candidate will have a 3 year degree/diploma in business, arts, computer science, social science, or a related field.  They will also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in any of cycle recruiting; job development; outside sales (including cold calling experience) or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Experience working with contact management systems is an asset. Strong computer skills are required in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), along with experience in using database systems. Organizational, time management, and communication skills are required in order to facilitate the successful recruitment of Sheridan Co-op/Internship students by employers.


    To apply online, visit: 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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