Director, Co-op, Career and Experiential Learning

Barrie, ON, (View Map)
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    Georgian College
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  • Maintain a high level of staff performance through effective recruiting, selecting, training, motivating and performance management
  • Provide direction, advice, coaching and support to direct reports
  • Ensure appropriate professional development options re available to staff and encourages participation in those activities provided by the College
  • Ensure area is structured to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, takes advantage of synergies that exist between departments and opportunities for staff cross training
  • Establish and manages productivity and process improvement goals for Co-op, Career and WIL activities to increase efficiency, improve customer service while operating within the department budget
  • Continuously seek opportunities to innovate and to demonstrate leadership and best practices within the College sector
  • Develop polices and procedures to ensure academic integrity in Co-op and Experiential learning
  • Provide feedback and advice on new co-op programs and revision of existing programs (currently supports over 6,000 coop students annually at 7 campuses)
  • Ensure Co-op is appropriately represented on all co-op Program Advisory Committees (PACs), accreditation boards, annual program reviews
  • Ensure all Coop related courses are current and relevant at the diploma, degree and graduate certificate levels
  • Ensure appropriate use of technology to support Co-op Education mandate which includes Georgian Connects, LMS, My Career, social media and department website
  • Ensure Career and employment advising are of high quality and available to students at all campuses
  • Work with Deans/Associate Dean’s to ensure services are promoted to students and meet specific program need (career maps)
  • Coordinate the administrative requirements of WIL such as insurance and promoting safety in the workplace
  • Advocate and raise profile for Co-op, Career and WIL and reinforces importance to student success and retention as well as graduate employment
  • Oversee marketing and communication strategies for coop programs and career services to targeted students, alumni, employers and college administrators, faculty and staff
    • Successfully completed a Master’s degree is required, preferably in Business Administration, with an undergraduate degree and/or diploma in marketing, human resource management, or a relevant field of study
    • Nine years’ experience in co-operative education or career services in a supervisory or management capacity preferably in a post-secondary environment
    • Knowledge of co-operative education
    • Experience in an industry dealing with employment trends and forecasting labour market conditions
    • Exceptional customer service focus with an understanding of the needs of key stakeholders (students, academic areas and employers)
    • Demonstrated networking, relationship building, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
    • Strong project management and analytical skills
    • Leadership, management and supervisory skills including experience in developing and managing a budget
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to deal with complex situations with tact and diplomacy
    • Computer skills including MS Office and experience with a Student Information System (Banner and Orbis preferred)
    • Ability to travel to other campuses as well as attend meetings outside of regular office hours
    • Memberships in various organizations may be required (EWO Education at Work Ontario; CEWIL - Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning; HOC – Heads of Co-op which is the College provincial co-op group;) and active participation in the Conference Board of Canada – International partnerships conferences

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