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CO-OP Program Coordinator

CO-OP & Careers - N/A

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Job Type: Contract

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: September 07, 2017

Closing Date: September 17, 2017

Union affiliation: SSUO

Job Reports To: Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Job description

Salary (Grade: 10)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Handles employer and job development, maintaining daily contact with employers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. Develops new CO-OP employment opportunities, maintains relationships with existing employers, studies labour market trends and reports trends and shifts in his or her markets. Creates marketing strategies for his or her assigned disciplines and works with management to implement them. Conducts on-site visits to monitor student performance. Ensures that CO-OP students have access to jobs in their disciplines of sufficient quantity, quality and diversity, offering the necessary level of experience. Works with a CO-OP placement officer to co-manage the job posting life cycle.

Essential Qualifications

Undergraduate degree and several years’ experience in sales or marketing fields
Thorough knowledge of relevant job markets, particularly the federal government
Knowledge of one or more academic disciplines
Knowledge of the University’s academic programs and procedures (an asset)
Knowledge of the other disciplines offered at the University to deal effectively with employers and students
Experience working with one or more contact management products
Experience working effectively with dynamic teams, with desire to be a team player
Experience using computer systems and software such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, email and the Internet
Excellent marketing and account management skills
Demonstrated customer service skills
Public speaking skills
Strong time-management skills
Ability to work with employers
Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve goals
Demonstrated ability to multitask and meet deadlines
Flexibility and adaptability to change
Valid driver’s licence, access to a vehicle and willingness to travel
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Contract of approximately 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

Thank you for your interest in a position with University of Ottawa. This posting has now closed. To view our current available career opportunities, please visit our Career Opportunities page.