International Experience Consultant

Georgian College - Barrie, ON (30 days ago)

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THIS IS A TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT POSITION FOR A BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEE. Terms and conditions of employment are as outlined in the Support Staff Collective Agreement.Reporting to the Manager, Co-operative Education & Career Success, as part of a dedicated team, the incumbent’s main focus is to provide enhanced employment preparation support to international students seeking career support, or enrolled in work integrated learning programs. As a local resource on international employment the incumbent may also support the efforts of students looking for international employment opportunities. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Identifying barriers to employment and assisting students to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies for career, co-op, internship and field placement preparation/transition
Supporting students one-on-one with Canadian workplace expectations, interview preparation, relevant legislations, resume writing, job search techniques, career exploration as well as employer performance expectations and other cultural issues that may be relevant
Providing workshops regarding relevant employment preparation topics
Participating in cross-departmental and cross-cultural projects and events to promote the success of international students and co-op programs
Facilitating referrals to support student needs including working closely with International Student Advisors, Counsellors, Program Coordinators, Accessibility Advisors, Advisors and other internal service areas
Liaising with Co-op Consultants to support complex issues regarding international student requirements and workplace experiences
Working closely with employers and agencies to encourage the hiring of international and work abroad students through job development, coaching conversations and event coordination
Ensuring that documentation, record keeping and client notes are current, accurate and organized using Orbis, Blackboard, and Banner systems
Investigating and issuing co-op work term PLA credits for international partnership students
Promoting co-op, work abroad and work integrated learning expectations through in-class sessions and at international orientation and other college events
Monitoring the success of specific work-terms through individual on-site visits and career discussion with students with respect to work performance and other issues; reviewing the training to ensure learning outcomes have been met
Gathering current labour market information for students regarding employment trends, skill requirements and other occupational information
Assisting with specific project initiatives under the direction of the manager (e.g. development and implementation of innovative inspired programs and services)
Supporting students through pre/post departure and travel planning when researching, preparing for and embarking on go abroad terms

Successfully completed a three year post-secondary diploma / degree in a related field such as international business, marketing and / or human resources
Five years of experience in career advising, facilitation of work integrated learning opportunities, and meaningful job development with employers for co-op students and / or recent graduates
Experience and ability to communicate and work with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds
Experience coaching on self-advocacy and supporting clients facing barriers to employment through identifying their strengths and employability skills
Experience developing and facilitating workshops and presentations – particularly with International Student population
Experience with social media for service promotion, and Microsoft Office Suite in order to develop job search applications, respond to and send email and create presentations
Experience with a student information system (preferably Banner) and a web-based co-op / career management system (preferably Orbis) in order to enter and maintain student data
Communication skills (written and oral) to develop and maintain relationships with employers, students and internal stakeholders
Ability to work independently with initiative and as part of a team
Knowledge of students’ developmental and learning needs and understanding of the support required for student success in an international education experience
Time management and organizational skills in order to set priorities, handle multiple responsibilities, and meet deadlines
Ability to travel and work non-traditional hours
Teaching and Training Adults Certificate and Career Development Practitioner (Graduate Certificate) are considered assets
Cross cultural awareness training and varied international experience are assets