Experiential Learning Coordinator - Worked Integrated Learning

Competition Number:
03E20
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department:
Work Integrated Learning
Position:
Experiential Learning Coordinator
Contract:
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week
Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Term:

As soon as possible until December 31, 2021 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The mandate of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit is to expand the range of experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities for UPEI students. Working closely with Career Services, Co-operative Education and other members of the WIL team, the Experiential Learning Coordinator will collaborate with faculty, students, student support departments, community, industry and government agencies to build institutional capacity and support the UPEI community in a range of WIL/Experiential Learning initiatives. The ultimate goal is to support students’ successful transition to career or graduate studies through the development of transferable skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and support a network of community and industry partners to engage with university students in experiential learning
  • Facilitate student experiential and work-integrated placements for academic degree programs including the development of a work plan with learning outcomes or developmental threshold
  • Provide resources and assist students by coaching, guiding, and finding best-fit placements
  • Maintain regular contact with employer/partners to provide support and assist in navigating any challenges
  • Assist in raising awareness of the benefits of experiential learning – connecting theory and practice – for students, employers, educators, and community
  • Establish and maintain a quality assurance framework, institutional metrics, and reporting measures
  • Establish and maintain a database of community partnerships and act as a resource centre for faculty
  • Assist in the development and implementation of University policies related to experiential and work-integrated learning
  • Source and monitor grant-funded opportunities for students and assist in coordination and management of such projects
  • Liaise with external stakeholders to gather and disseminate relevant labour market information
  • Assist with student career preparation such as mock interviews, career fair, volunteer fair etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A relevant undergraduate degree with demonstrated experience in project management and tracking software
  • 3-5 years of experience in a post-secondary, recruitment or hiring environment with knowledge of employability skills·          
  • Demonstrated initiative in developing relationships with community members to determine how WIL can meet their needs and to encourage engagement with UPEI students
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure clear expectations, roles, and responsibilities and to maintain positive relationships among and between internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience working in an educational or similar setting with international students, EAL speakers, and people with disabilities and an enjoyment of working with both individuals and within a team to meet goals
  • A high level of professionalism and ability to quickly assess situations and make evidence-based judgements to benefit student and relationships with employer-partners
  • Demonstrated ability to network and foster relationships employing intercultural competencies, diplomacy and tact
  • Experience with policy development and implementation would be an asset, as would knowledge of labour and market trends, marketing and social media
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.