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2023 Internships – Coordinator University of Ottawa

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The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas

The University of Ottawa is home to a dynamic community of over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroad of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We believe in the power of representation, and that increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff supports this objective. Our goal is to provide students with the best possible learning experience, in an environment that reflects the diversity of its people, their ideas, and their identities.

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We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone’s contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Assistant Director:

Develop, organize and promote programs, events and activities related to employment for students, graduates and recent graduates of the University of Ottawa in order to educate them in the field of preparation for employment, their transition to the job market and a better knowledge of the link between their academic achievements and their employability, related careers and employment opportunities.

In This Role You Will

  • Plan, develop, coordinate, and oversee the employment services and on-campus recruitment program: career fairs, recruitment receptions, employer presentations, on-campus interviews, networking events, job board (JobsNow), etc. Ensure the quality of these services and the participation and visibility of CO-OP programs during these events. Develop tools to ensure that our students are well prepared to participate in employment events.
  • Plan and develop proactive strategies to build alliances with local, national, and international employers in collaboration with the University’s internal partners and foster career and CO-OP integration in initiatives with employers.
  • Act as an ambassador for the University of Ottawa to employers to promote the University’s brand and encourage the hiring of our students (CO-OP and others), graduates and postgraduates. Network with employer groups on a regional and national basis to identify opportunities for our students and graduates.
  • Participate in outreach activities as part of a faculty approach. Partner with faculties, student associations and the Alumni Relations Office to plan, organize and deliver career development services and implement ways to enhance the employability of our students and graduates.

What You Will Bring

  • Postsecondary education leading to thorough knowledge and experience regarding employment and the labour market
  • Three to five years’ experience in account management and/or business development
  • Knowledge of relevant recruitment and ethical principles, as well as best practices and standards as set out by the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Experience as a supervisor and teamwork skills
  • Organizational skills and ability to work under pressure to meet firm deadlines
  • Experience in marketing, public relations and networking
  • Knowledge of project management and event planning
  • Experience using computer systems and software such as word processors, CRM and other databases, spreadsheet programs, email, the Internet, etc.
  • Experience with presentations and administrative writing
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Availability to work flexible hours
  • Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)

Bilingualism: French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level or higher for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Key Competencies At UOttawa

Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:

Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.

Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible. Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.

Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We are at our best when everyone has a seat at the table, and when we are made to feel like we belong. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.Note: if this is a union position: The hiring process will be governed by the current collective agreement related to the union affiliation noted above; you can click here to find out more.

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