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INSTITUTE FOR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (ICE)
MANAGER, COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (C5636)
Deadline: June 22, 2021
This posting represents a full-time contract of five years.
For over 40 years, Concordia’s Institute of Cooperative Education has allowed students to benefit from experiential learning opportunities, alternating between study and work terms in industry. Students test-drive their careers and employers have access to more than 3000 highly skilled students in over 45 undergraduate and graduate programs. Reporting to the Director, Institute for Co-operative Education, the Manager, Cooperative Education, is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating activities for students, employers and staff involved with co-operative education programs. They provide leadership to new and existing university-wide co-op initiatives that will facilitate the career development of Concordia’s students and strengthen the University’s connection with the community. The incumbent is responsible for internal process design and improvement in collaboration with the Director, ICE.
- Design, deliver and manage services provided to co-operative education students including job development initiatives to prospective employers and liaison with academic departments regarding co-operative education and experiential learning.
- Oversee the development of innovative cooperative educational programs and services (some for online delivery) that improve student retention by promoting student commitment to their co-op program and to their academic and career direction decisions.
- Implement organizational structures to ensure maximum efficiency and actively develop a culture of collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement, in collaboration with the Director and Supervisor, Operations.
- Lead development of KPIs and analytics in support of the Institute’s program planning, forecasting, resource allocation, and overall performance.
- Manage and mentor coordinators and co-op academic directors on academic and non-academic components of work experience programs, including mentoring coordinators to improve individual technique and competency as well as overall capability.
- Plan, analyze, manage, implement, monitor, report and forecast the Institute’s budget while developing strategies to ensure fiscal performance.
- Develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with employers, governments, professional associations and the general community.
- Maintain excellent working relationships and collaborate with other units to align Institute’s activities in support of University priorities.
- Represent the Director at designated meetings, functions and on various committees including Faculty Councils and external meetings. Represent the University at various activities or on numerous committees.
- Act as Institute’s primary point of contact for complex
- Bachelor’s degree in Education or in a field of study appropriate to the management and development of co-operative education and work-integrated learning programs with a minimum of seven years of progressive management experience. At least two years of supervisory experience.
- Master’s degree in related field is an asset.
- Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and effectively preparing students for professional practice through classroom instruction and seminars.
- Demonstrated expertise in business development and competency in identifying employer/student needs.
- Demonstrated planning, organizational and decision-making skills, coupled with the ability to establish and respond to priorities in a fast-paced results-oriented setting.
- Proven ability to manage projects in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment, preferably in an academic setting.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills acquired in managing student services in a multi-cultural environment.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of written and spoken English and French.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint; strength in optimizing use of computer systems & automation processes.
- Ability to rapidly learn and manage software & procedures used by the Institute.
- Comfortable partnering with senior management.
- Ability to build rapport well with students, faculty, staff and employers; approachable character.
$98,371 - $114,092 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by June 22, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.