Co-Operative Education Advisor (Job Developer)

College Oakville Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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Employee Group: Support Staff
Faculty/Department: Cooperative Education
Campus: Hazel McCallion Campus (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 18/S/112
Payband: K
Hourly Range: $39.43-$45.72
Hours:9:00-5:00 pm
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled

Application Details: Position is being reposted to consider external candidates. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.


Reporting directly to the Manager, Cooperative Education (Co-op), the incumbent’s role is to promote Sheridan Co-op programs and students to potential industry partners. Developing Co-op postings/opportunities for students is an essential prospecting/sales/marketing function for the Co-op department.  Working with a team, the incumbent is responsible for reaching out to identified target markets through which to promote student capabilities and effectively attract new employers to provide meaningful work-term experiences for students. The incumbent is responsible for meeting established job development targets and must obtain adequate numbers of program-related jobs from employers.



Specific Responsibilities Include:


  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and communication plan with team members to foster partnership with employers, faculty and students;
  • Assisting in the development of job descriptions using in depth knowledge of program competencies, and student capabilities and advising them on appropriate compensation for students;
  • Establishing appropriate expectations related to students on work-term and assisting in the development of performance measures to support learning outcomes;
  • Troubleshooting on-site work-terms to aid in the assessment and resolution of performance issues;
  • Establishing appropriate expectations related to students on work-term and assisting in the development of performance measures to support learning outcomes;
  • Obtaining adequate number of program-relevant jobs from employers;
  • Delegates work to Assistant Job Developer for employer prospecting and follow up;
  • Soliciting feedback from employer on student progress on the job, and assisting with resolution of any performance issues through mediation should conflict arise through phone and on site visits;
  • Following up with employer where issues of concern are identified on the employer evaluation;
  • Assisting students to identify learning outcomes in their program of study in order to build on individual capabilities and confidence, overcome employment barriers, and strategize on how to market themselves effectively to potential employers;
  • Keeping track of students and employers, using dedicated software including postings, placements, conversations, prospects and generates appropriate reports and records; 
  • Assisting in developing and negotiating entry criteria and maintenance standards for new and existing Co-op programs;
  • Performs other related duties assigned. 



The successful candidate will possess a 3-year degree in Business, Computer science, Social Science or a related field. A minimum of 5 years of a combination of job development of paid co-op or employment positions; outside sales (including cold calling) and marketing/promotions is required. The incumbent must have knowledge of occupations, industries, labour market trends and job search strategies.  Expertise using contact management/database systems is an asset.  Exemplary organization, time management, communication, relationship building, problem-solving, persuasiveness, perseverance, initiative and creativity is required along with strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint). The incumbent must be able to work independently, have the ability to manage resources and documentation and cultivate existing relationships.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

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