The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
$73,463 - $94,675 / year

Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Career & Experiential Learning, the Manager will focus on the management of the Experiential Learning staff and the effective leadership of the Work Integrated Learning/Cooperative Education Unit within the Career & Experiential Learning Department (CEL). The Manager is responsible for managing and leading the continued development and implementation of experiential learning (EL) and work integrated learning (WIL) activities across the schools' undergraduate and graduate programs (excluding Sobey School). The Manager will play a critical role in increasing student Co-op participation throughout all faculties, new program development, such as EL and WIL components. The Manager will provide leadership to the Co-op, Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and Service Learning staff, university faculty and staff, as well as others within the University in promoting EL and WIL opportunities and in establishing relationships with employers and community agencies, locally, regionally and nationally. The Manager will be required to work collaboratively with the wider Career & Experiential Learning and Student Affairs & Services team, and campus community delivering innovative student engagement strategies in the areas of EL and WIL, employability, voluntarism, and overall student experience.

What you'll do


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What you'll need


To be the successful Manager, Experiential Learning you will possess an Undergraduate degree, a Master's degree is preferred, and a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of directly related work experience. Postsecondary experience preferred. Other requirements include:

  • Supervisory experience; in a unionized environment would be an asset.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level with MS Office (especially Word, Outlook).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills: able to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and negotiate changes in priorities as required.
  • Strong presentation skills, the proven ability to be persuasive and to effect positive change while building strong relationships.
  • Collaborative, positive, and professional approach to working with teams and colleagues.
  • Ability to research, process, organize and present information interestingly and convincingly.
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation required.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and deliver by the appropriate deadlines.
  • Understanding of academic and administrative structures.
  • Demonstrates intercultural awareness and a commitment to principles of equity and inclusion.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

At Saint Mary's University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or click on "Apply Now" on CareerBeacon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional Reference

The position will be posted on August 11, 2022 and applications should be received no later than 4:30pm on August 25, 2022. No telephone calls please.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary's University Human Resources website

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Preference will also be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

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