Life Sciences Co-op Coordinator - [SOZ504]

Life Sciences Co-op Coordinator - [SOZ504]

15 May
University of British Columbia

15 May

University of British Columbia


Job Posting

Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
Management&Professional; (AAPS)

Job Category:
Cooperative Education

Classification Title:
Coop.Education, Level B

Business Title:
Life Sciences Co-op Coordinator

Faculty of Science

Science Coop

Salary Range:
$61,840.00 (minimum) - $74,238.00 (midpoint) - $89,085.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:


Desired Start Date:

Funding Type:
Self Funded

Closing Date:

Available Openings:

Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge,

qualifications and experience.

Job Summary
To develop, market, and promote study related work placement programs to new and existing local, national and international employers, professional associations and other institutions. Coach, counsel and prepare undergraduate Co-op students for the workplace.
Organizational Status
Reports to the Director of the Co-op program. Works closely with other Co-op Coordinators and Faculty members . Liaises with other University staff as appropriate for program delivery and promotion. Delegates work to Co-op Administrative staff and technical staff as needed.
Work Performed

Duties include:

- researching and identifying potential clients in the industry, government agencies and institutions (local, national and international) ;
- initiating, building and maintaining employer relationships to develop jobs for the Co-op students
- developing academic-related work placements;
- reviewing course and programs with employers and faculty;
- determining employer requirements, evaluating suitable candidates and facilitating the hiring processes;
- designing, preparing and delivering Co-op orientation and information session;
- conducting Co-op in-take interviews and determining candidate suitability for admission to the Co-op program.
- assessing on-going participation of students in the Co-op program as per Program's terms and conditions;
- designing, preparing and delivering pre-employment training workshops; conducting surveys to evaluate effectiveness of these workshops;
- conducting on-site visits;
- evaluating student performance in the workplace to ensure they are meeting employer needs and resolving any performance-related issues;
- coaching and assisting student to find academic-related work placements; checking resumes and cover letters, conducting mock interviews and providing one-on-one guidance and conselling;
- determining technical content of marketing materials;
- maintaining involvement in professional associations in the areas of Co-operative Education;
- attending professional societies and industry trade shows;
- evaluating and grading student work-term and experiential reports;
- advising employers on requirements and availability of government funding;
- reporting on student placement programs;
- liaising with various departments and faculty members, supporting and participating in co-op related activities of the department;
- seeking growth and advancement in student participation and employer relationship; and performing other related duties;
- developing and maintaining relationships with UBC Science Co-op alumni.

Supervision Received
Reports to the Director of the Co-op program.
Supervision Given
Provides supervision to the Administrative/Marketing Assistant.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Implications of decisions or advice may hinder students' career development and growth, damage to credibility of the program and poor relations with students and employers.
All Science Co-op employees are required to comply with UBC's information security policies and procedures. Failure to do so may result in a serious information security breach, which will cause harm to the University and third parties.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. (An undergraduate degree in Life Sciences is highly preferred). Previous co-op experience, job development and marketing experience an asset. Industry related experience, either locally or internationally preferred. Experience with designing, development and delivery of pre-employment training programs an asset. Computer experience required. Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, marketing, presentation and organizational skills. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize routine daily work and long-term projects. Ability to handle sensitive student performance issues and resolve conflicts. Valid BC drivers license and ability to travel required. Minimum of four years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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