University of British Columbia
Vancouver - Point Grey Campus
Coop.Education, Level B
Co-op Co-ordinator, Science Co-op Programs
Faculty of Science
$61,840.00 (minimum) - $74,238.00 (midpoint) - $89,085.00 (maximum)
Desired Start Date:
Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge,
qualifications and experience.
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 and graduate Co-op students for the workplace.
Reports to the Director of the Co-op program. Works closely with other Co-op Coordinators, Program Assistants and Faculty members. Liaises with other University staff as appropriate for program delivery and promotion. Delegates work to program assistants as needed.
- 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.
Reports to the Director of the Co-op program.
Provides supervision to the Program 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, employers and faculty.
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 Science is highly preferred.) Minimum of four years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous Co-op experience and marketing experience an asset.
Industry related experience, either locally or internationally required.
Experience with designing, development, and delivery of pre-employment training programs.
Excellent computer skills required.
Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, marketing, presentation and organizational skills.
Ability to work both independently and a demonstrated ability to work within a team environment is essential.
Conflict resolution skills.
Ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous and professional manner.
Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize routines daily work and long-term projects.
Valid BC driver's license and ability to travel required.
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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