Coordinator, Career Development

by Huron University College

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 15, 2024
Experience: 2 Years
Huron University College

Job Description

Job Posting:                 COORDINATOR, CAREER DEVELOPMENT 
Department:
                  Partnerships
Reports to:                    Associate Director, Career Development
Employee Group:         OPSEU
Salary Range:               $56,823 - $71,030
Hours of Work:             8:30 am – 4:00 pm
 

 ABOUT HURON UNIVERSITY: 

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.  

As the founding college of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students.  We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.

SUMMARY:

The Coordinator, Career Development is the primary point of contact for student career development at Huron. The priority for this position is to support all students in developing personalized career pathway plans, including volunteer, internship, mentorship and professional development experiences and opportunities. This position will also be responsible for assessing and redesigning career development programming and for external outreach including networking with alumni, employers, associations, and community partners to secure, learn about and monitor the quality of volunteer, internship, and mentorship opportunities. This role will be responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing coordination of an agile career development program, partnering with both external and internal stakeholders to support the student experience at Huron. In addition, the incumbent will develop and provide unique and tailored opportunities for students to work with professionals aligned with their career aspirations and to demonstrate the value of a Liberal Arts education at Huron.

Specifically, the Coordinator, Career Development will support:

Student Advising

  • Proactively engages and works with students one-on-one and in groups to co-construct development plans that align with their career objectives. 
  • Applies critical thinking during advising meetings to provide support when faced with situations of ambiguity.
  • Works with students to identify, apply, prepare for and secure volunteer and internship opportunities.
  • Advises students on professional communication skills for career development and provides strategies for ongoing success.
  • Coordinates student connections with peers and professionals.
  • Advises students on graduate programs that align to their career development plans and works with students to develop and submit applications. 

Technology and Administration

  • Adopts and utilizes existing Salesforce technology available to track student records and interactions.
  • Identifies opportunities for service enhancement using existing technology.
  • Provides timely follow-up responses to a high volume of via email requests from students and employer partners. 
  • Maintains up-to-date records regarding curricular and extracurricular student activities on and off campus.
  • Utilizes existing technology to track progress related to annual metrics for reporting purposes.

Programming Development and Evaluation

  • Establishes, designs, evaluates and updates Career Development programs, services, processes and resources to ensure a high-quality student experience.
  • Maintains ongoing knowledge of workforce trends and provides adaptive programming that aligns with community needs and expectations.
  • Designs and delivers student resources, student workshops and events.
  • Establishes and monitors internship programming for students.

Community Engagement

  • Identifies prospective organizations to target for experiences based on student interests.
  • Connects with employers and external organizations to develop career development workshops and events programming.
  • Connects with employers and external organizations to conduct performance assessments while simultaneously further promoting Huron’s career development programming. 
  • Documents and follows-up on action items related to employer interactions.
  • Attends community events relevant to role and student interests to develop and maintain professional relationships.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completed Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution;
  • Additional education related to Educational Counselling or Career Development Practitioner certification would be considered an asset; 
  • A minimum of two (2) years related experience in a similar role developing and coordinating career development opportunities in a post-secondary environment;
  • Knowledge of best practices, programs and models related to career development and internship programs for post-secondary students;
  • Knowledge of job markets and occupations as well as graduate degrees and/or certifications required for student to meet their career aspirations;
  • Knowledge of the academic programs and disciplines taught within the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) and Faculty of Theology at Huron;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work while simultaneously maintaining service standards; 
  • Excellent time management skills and a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and ability to interact and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, faculty, alumni, employers, and the general public in a variety of settings, including public presentations;
  • Well-honed and developed interpersonal skills to represent Huron professionally;
  • Energetic, organized, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, adaptable, and eager to meet new people;
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve effectively and use good judgement in all decisions.   

 

WHY HURON?

Joining the Huron team comes with a multitude of benefits beyond just a job. Here's why working with us is a game-changer:

Meaningful Work: Make a real difference in the lives of students and the broader community.  At Huron, your voice is not just heard; it's valued, cherished, and integral to our shared mission.

Collaborative Culture: Join a tight-knit community of passionate individuals.

Innovation and Creativity: Be encouraged to think outside the box and innovate.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application no later than May 28, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST. Your cover letter and a current resume may be submitted via Huron’s career portal - ADP.  

APPLY HERE

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

 

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact Huron HR via phone - 519-438-7224 or email - huronhr@huron.uwo.ca at any time during the recruitment process to request any accommodation support you may need.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.  

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