(YOQ-769) | Career Education Coordinator

(YOQ-769) | Career Education Coordinator

29 Apr
University of Alberta.

29 Apr

University of Alberta.


SS Career Center

Competition No. -


Posting Date -

Apr 29, 2021

Closing Date -

May 13, 2021

Position Type -

Full Time - Operating Funded

Salary Range -

$54,531 to $74,751 per year

Grade -


Hours -


This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates.

This position is a temporary replacement with an end date of May 27, 2022, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Career Centre is the source for career and employment information and expertise at the University of Alberta. We strive to empower U of A students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni from all faculties and programs to develop the skills, knowledge, experiences, and connections they need to confidently manage their careers. We also work with local, national, and international employers and professionals. Our clients and stakeholders are diverse and we aim to reflect that diversity and inclusion in our own staff and the way we work.

The Career Education Coordinator supports the Career Centre’s goal of providing students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni a diverse range of high-quality opportunities for career education and experiential learning, to connect with professionals in meaningful ways, and secure work during school and after graduation.

Reporting to the Manager, Career Education, the Career Education Coordinator works collaboratively with others to plan, implement, promote, and evaluate career education and experiential learning programs that engage University of Alberta students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni with the greater community. Critical to this work is recruiting volunteers (job shadow hosts, career mentors, speakers, etc.) and preparing them to support the career development of Career Centre clients. The Career Education Coordinator also works with faculty and staff to deliver career education as a component of new or existing courses.

The Career Education Coordinator engages in ongoing research and professional development to maintain knowledge of emerging/best practices in experiential learning and career development approaches. The incumbent provides expertise, advising, and brokering to students, staff, and faculty, as well as alumni and community volunteers who wish to provide career support to students. The incumbent also solicits feedback from stakeholders to ensure responsive and relevant student-centered programming.

Career Centre services are delivered both in-person and virtually. If our offices are not open on campus due to public health protocols, you will be working remotely.

Duties include:

Program planning/coordination:

- Works collaboratively with others to plan, deliver, and evaluate action-based career exploration and experiential learning programs that engage University of Alberta students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent alumni with the greater community. This includes programs for career mentoring, informational interviews, and career integrated learning.

- Supports the coordination of departmental funding programs (e.g. The Green and Gold Leadership and Professional Development Grant and the Shell Enhanced Learning Fund)

- Coordinates processes for applications; adjudication; tracking, reporting, and dispersing monies to individuals and groups that have been supported through departmental funding programs

- Researches and recruits alumni and community volunteers to participate in programming (e.g. as career mentors, job shadow hosts, speakers, etc.)

- Works with advancement and communications staff within faculties to raise awareness of programs and encourage participation from alumni and existing or potential donors

- Initiates relationships with, and responds to inquiries from potential individual/organizational volunteer partners both on and off-campus

- Designs, develops, and maintains supporting educational materials including lesson plans, online resources, program and service web pages, registration processes, and program-specific databases

- Plans and implements several events per year (e.g. orientation and training sessions, celebration/wrap-up events, program information sessions) including room booking, catering, parking, invitations, staffing, and logistics ensuring stakeholders needs are met and resources are used effectively

- Coordinates and provides functional direction to student staff assisting with programs and services

- Collaborates with the Manager, Career Education, and the Dean of Students communications team to promote and raise awareness of programs and services, including creating and implementing social media plans

- Utilizes campusBRIDGE to manage program workflows and requirements and manage student and volunteer data

- Makes recommendations on the targets, structure, workflow, policies, and procedures of program and services to the Manager, Career Education

- Keeps abreast of emerging/best practices in career education and experiential learning both inside and outside the university and provides advising and consultation to various stakeholders

Student advising:

- Advises and supports program participants in fulfilling program requirements and clarifying career needs and goals as related to programs

- Reviews applications, interviews potential participants, and places participants with individual/organizational volunteer partners

- Designs and delivers education (in-person and online) to prepare participants for successful program participation and reflection after participation

- Ensures ongoing communication with program participants (students and professionals); provides individual advising to support full engagement in programming

- Supports and advises students and professionals in navigating conflicts and troubleshooting issues arising during program participation


- Undergraduate degree in social sciences, education, human services, or related discipline and a minimum of two years related work experience

- Experience in experiential learning and/or career education would be an asset

- Strong commitment to the value of post-secondary education, and a solid understanding of university graduate attributes

- Demonstrated experience in program management with the ability to be reflective, innovative, and creative in program design and delivery

- Strong customer service skills and experience balancing the competing needs of diverse client and stakeholder groups

- Interpersonal communication, including the ability to communicate with and support clients and colleagues from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds and various abilities, lifestyles, experiences, and interests

- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive working relationships

- Exceptional interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity

- Proven multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills

- Excellent critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision making skills

- Ability to communicate concisely in written and verbal forms

- High degree of initiative and judgement and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

- Computer proficiency using MS Office, Google applications, and social media

- Familiarity with academic programming offered at the U of A

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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