The School of Continuing Studies has expanded services to include Career Advising & Transition Services (CATS) for our 15,000 adult students. The CATS unit aims to enhance the learner experience by offering a high-quality, client-focused, integrated framework and personalized support through individual career coaching, group training, networking and work experience opportunities. Working in partnership with School departments and outside institutions to support and facilitate our learners’ professional transitions, we increase the level of clarity, confidence, skills, and connections for the career goals of our current, alumni and prospective students.
Contributes to the model development and implementation of the School’s enhanced internship offerings
Works closely with academic units to ensure program alignment and respect of academic and regulatory frameworks for internship development
Conducts outreach and establishes partnerships with the business and non-profit community for sustainable, mutually beneficial outcomes in intern placement; Adopts a business development and client-focused approach to nurturing relationships with employers;
Contributes to CATS’s organization of networking and recruitment activities, including information sessions, career exploration evenings, and recruitment events in line with the programs offered at the School;
Assists in implementing the School’s annual Job Fair, ensuring inter-departmental collaboration between Client Services, LIC, CPD, Marketing & Communications, and the Development Associate
Contributes to the implementation and maintenance of CATS’s online Job Board;
Assists with the delivery of other CATS services, including advising and coaching sessions, career workshops, networking events, and recruitment activities.
Establishes and fosters CATS’s partnerships and relationships within McGill and with various organizations and institutions in Montreal to increase SCS’s visibility and provide students with access to resources;
In collaboration with the Marketing & Communications team, assists with the development and implementation of marketing strategies and feedback-gathering mechanisms to ensure the continued relevance and quality of all of CATS services;
In collaboration with the Development Associate and Career Advising & Transition Services team, assists in the fundraising initiatives and ongoing business development activities for the CATS unit;
Works with CATS team to review and implement the unit’s strategic plan; compiles statistics and data for inclusion in reports; attends meetings and assists in administrative duties as needed.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Three (3) years' related experience
One (1) year related experience
Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:
Must be client-focused and service-oriented with knowledge of, and sensitivity to the distinct needs of the SCS clientele. Experience in the field of career coaching and training, with awareness of labour market developments and the local landscape of existing employability services. Experience and successful track record in conducting outreach, public speaking and event planning. Proven ability to deal with people at all professional levels, developing and nurturing relationships with internal clients, external organizations and employers. Demonstrated organizational skills, strategic thinking and ability to multi-task. Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Must have demonstrated experience and ease with new technological applications; ability to use PowerPoint, Excel, and databases. Fluent English and French, spoken and written. Fluent English and French, written, read and spoken.
Career & Transition Advisor
(Grade 03) $47,000 - $58,800 (midpoint) $70,600
School of Continuing Studies
Hours Per Week:
Schedule of hours may vary, overtime and restricted vacation during peak periods; evening and weekend work, as required.
How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to the School of Continuing Studies at hr.conted [at] mcgill.ca.
The deadline to apply for this position is October 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
- Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the School of Continuing Studies will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
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