Office of Student Life
Number of Positions:
Employer Engagement Coordinator
Hours of work:
Based on position (Minimum number of hours)
$60,986 - $71,749
June 1, 2020
June 8, 2020
The Employer Engagement Coordinator promotes the academic, personal, and professional development of students at Ontario Tech University with a focus on the development of new opportunities for work placements for students, graduate students, and alumni. Reporting to the Manager, Career, Co-ops, and Internships, this position works in close collaboration with faculty, staff and students at Ontario Tech University to develop and implement an employer engagement strategy; that will generate experiential learning (EL) opportunities for current students and recent graduates that will help them develop job-relevant skills in the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors.
Reporting to the Director of Careers, Counselling and Accessibility ,the Coordinator will engage with a variety of organizations within the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the auto sector, manufacturers in the automotive supply chain to OEMs and advanced manufacturers with a footprint in the auto sector.
Advanced manufacturing employers may fall under one or more of the following areas:
Production activities dependent on ICT (Information and Communications Technology), automation, computation, software, sensing, and data transfer networking (Internet of Things, or IoT)
The Coordinator will work closely with the Career Ready team from Durham College, Loyalist College, as well as Ontario Tech University’s experiential learning coordinators across all faculties and Partnership Office to ensure that prospecting activities are aligned with the project’s timelines and the educational and skills profile of students.
Develops and implements an integrated employer engagement strategy for Ontario Tech University that will lead to new work integrated learning opportunities for students at all levels and across all Faculties in the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors. This includes:
Developing and implementing an integrated employer engagement strategy that sets out the short and long-term plans for increasing work integrated learning opportunities available to Ontario Tech students, including co-ops, internships, placements, graduate employment and other experiential learning options
Liaising with faculty EL coordinators to develop an employer engagement strategy, identify potential partners in industry and the community, and following up on leads to cultivate new work integrated learning and other employment opportunities in Durham Region, across the province of Ontario and internationally
Collaborating with current employer and sector partners and industry networks to identify and connect with affiliated organizations that might be interested in developing work integrated learning opportunities for students, or other collaborative partnerships at Ontario Tech University
Cultivating relationships with new employers and alumni by actively promoting opportunities to recruit students for work integrated learning and full-time placements
Actively marketing the talent and qualities of Ontario Tech students, alumni, and the school’s programs to organizations to encourage their participation in providing work-integrated learning and employment opportunities
Engaging industry and community partners in the identification of knowledge and abilities that are required for student placements
Developing monthly goals and objectives related to the employer engagement strategy and developing tracking mechanisms and measures to assess progress toward these goals
Maintain documentation of all outreach activities and communication with employers
Document job leads and information obtained from all employer communication
Prepare a monthly report outlining prospecting and job development activity, new prospects, outcomes, and labour market trends
Proven ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies
Strong verbal and written communications skills; excellent presentation and analytical skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong relationships with employers, alumni, and faculty
Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, organizational and strategic planning experience
Knowledge of the labour market, the Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing sectors
Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint); prior experience with web-based career resources (including social networking sites) and career services management software/technology (Banner/ORBIS) desired.
Ability to work virtually
Ability to work and travel outside of regular working hours to participate in meetings and community events, training, seminars as required
Valid driver’s license
Bachelor’s degree preferred in Marketing, human resources or related business field
- Verification of Academic credentials may be required
Two to four years of experience in job development, employer outreach and/or recruitment experience
Experience in marketing, sales, and promotions
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume. Applications will be accepted until June 8, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the university and the OPSEU. To the extent that policies are not included in the collective agreement, employment will also be governed by the university’s policies which may also be found on our website https://ontariotechu.ca and which may be amended from time-to-time.
Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy
The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.