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Student Employment Specialist

Online Campus

Reporting to the Manager of Student and Career Services, the Student Employment Specialist will be responsible for coaching and providing guidance to students and graduates to assist in their job search. This includes resume and cover letter development and/or review, guidance in undertaking an effective employment search, and interview preparation. Students reside in various provinces and interaction is primarily via telephone or email.

This position will also build and maintain relationships internal and external to the College which support Robertson Online's goals related to helping students find practicum work placements and assist graduate students in finding employment.      

Essential Functions

  • Contacts, develops, and maintains relationships and partnerships with prospective employers and work placement hosts 
  • Provides career advisement and resources to students and recent graduates, including assisting students in identifying strengths and barriers to employment; developing job readiness, job search and career management skills
  • Advises on resume preparation, cover letters, job search strategies, and interview techniques
  • Designs, develops and delivers workshops, written and electronic resources and training sessions on employment readiness
  • Maintains a student career resource centre, as well as provides assistance to students in the use of social media and tips and techniques to access relevant career information
  • Researches sector and industry employment trends, on an on-going basis; advises program areas and their students of job search strategies that speak to these trends
  • Identifies and builds relationships with a wide range of employers in public and private sectors, recruitment agencies, and job centres
  • Provides regular statistical reports of day-to-day activities and outcomes

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 + years of work experience within business. A general or specific understanding of careers within healthcare, business and technology an asset
  • Experience in job readiness coaching gained through hands-on experience in guiding others through the recruitment and hiring process
  • Passion and ability to promote Robertson graduates to employer partners
  • Knowledge about regional labour markets
  • Strong relationship building and customer service skills
  • An understanding of the needs of a diverse student population and how to interact effectively with a multi-cultural student body
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work and coordinate tasks in order to meet end results in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to provide a criminal records check and child abuse registry check

To Apply

Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter by May 15, 2017, to tsalzburger@robertsoncollege.com

Contact:tsalzburger@robertsoncollege.com