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Halifax, NS
Human Resources and Recruiting
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent

Position: Work Integrated Learning Coordinator (1 Year Contract)

Department: Sobey School of Business

Salary: $31,000 - $33,000 per annum + 4% in lieu of vacation

Under the direction of the Manager, Graduate Career Services, the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator works to support the experiential learning opportunities for our graduate students.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

Duties as the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

Administration -

  • Managing Career 360 (ORBIS) student activities, events and employers willing to hire interns and students.
  • Managing/enhancing the Graduate Career Services Dashboard and Student Tracker.
  • Managing social media strategy/communications for Graduate Career Services.
  • Coordinating and managing Corporate Tours.
  • Working with the Manager, Graduate Career Services, assisting in the organization of Career Fairs, and Employer Information Sessions and PD/Career Workshops.
  • Collating and producing of bi-weekly newsletter.
  • Assisting with or taking the lead on special projects as and when required.
  • Managing and maintaining GCS Website, Social Media Accounts, and other platform subscriptions.

Work Integrated Learning Support -

  • Coordinating employer network with central careers.
  • Supporting Manager with on-boarding of intern(s) to ensure a smooth transition into the workplace. 
  • Maintaining regular communications with employers to ensure intern / employer satisfaction.
  • Attending employer events as required.
  • In coordination with Manager, Graduate Career Services - Developing partnerships with industry intermediaries and associations to facilitate internship/employment opportunities for our Graduate Students.
  • Working with Manager to develop programs that will enhance employer relations and Graduate Student experience
  • Working with Manager to develop a broader communication strategy, with specific focus on articulating the value and benefit of Sobey Graduate Students.
  • Where appropriate - assisting with writing and posting job descriptions.

What you'll need

Qualifications

To be the successful Work Integrated Learning Coordinator you will possess completion of post-secondary education (degree or diploma) in business, human resources, marketing/sales or a related field in addition to two (2) years' recent and related experience in small to medium business management, human resources, marketing and/or administration. You are service oriented and have exceptional organizational skills and administrative capacity to work in a busy, multidimensional environment. As a bonus, you have the ability to develop, facilitate and lead workshops, meetings and/or training experiences in combination with an exceptional ability to build and maintain a professional network. You further demonstrate excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities independently and within a team. Skills in effective use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Publisher, Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Qualtrics, Canva and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) and the ability to maintain databases will round out your qualifications in this position.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button. Please include the names of three professional references. No telephone calls please.

The search committee will begin to consider applications on May 13, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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