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Industry Coordinator, Engineering Career Centre, Schulich School of Engineering

Job ID: 16149

Updated: August 9, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Engineering Career Centre in the Schulich School of Engineering is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Industry Coordinator for approximately 12 months.

The Alka & Sanjeev Khanna Engineering Career Centre provides career planning and professional skills preparation to engineering students by providing a number of programs including, but not limited to: peer supported programs (throughout the entire year); career professional seminars; career planning advising; online modules for skill development related to professional job application process.

Reporting to the Manager, Engineering Career Services, the Industry Coordinator professional service orientated (non-engineer) who can liaise with industry to handle all incoming requests for industry engagement, specifically interview requests, identifying career opportunities and matching of graduates to opportunities, available for assistance with Faculty industry projects (i.e. Capstone judges, career fairs, etc.). This role will maintains the industry portal and prospecting of employers for future growth, communication to current employers and identifying employers to participate in various industry related events within Schulich School of Engineering.

This position works 35 hours per week on a flexible basis including evenings and weekends when events demand.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

The Industry Coordinator will be a member of the dynamic, highly motivated, fun and goal oriented Engineering Career Centre team to support engineering student as they gain professional career skills and participate with promoting the Schulich School of Engineering as the choice for engineering education.

Accountabilities include:

  • Maintaining the employer database, including providing ideas for ongoing improvements and reconnecting with employers who previously were unengaged
  • Assisting the Internship Specialist with posting positions, accepting internship students and general administration related to the database on both industry partner and students
  • Creating a communication strategy in consultation with the Manager, ECC to engage with employers on an ongoing basis, remaining current with industry trends and facilitating growth for our industry connections in Calgary, Canada and Internationally
  • Providing support for International job employers, familiarity with the Visa process and the ability to assist in this area as it continues to grow in popularity amongst engineering students
  • Liaise with industry professionals for all events occurring through the Engineering Career Centre focused on professional development for our undergraduate, graduate and new graduates
  • Creating effective and timely communications, managing the industry marketing for our employer contacts and also identifying new prospective employer contacts will be vital for the ongoing success of the Engineering Career Centre
  • Providing support for the Schulich School of Engineering student events (i.e. Capstone) that includes communication with industry partners
  • Providing support for the Employer Specialist and Manager, ECC for database management and creating best practices
  • Scheduling on-campus interview services in the Engineering Career Centre space and planning events as required (i.e. Lecture Series 2x annually) to support the student, academic faculty and industry engagement with engineering professional career development for our Schulich students
  • Respond to industry partner inquiries as needed, via email and phone. Often being the first point of contact after a referral is made to share information on the Engineering Career Centre and employer engagement opportunities
  • Organizing with the ECC Advisor events where employers attend on campus, including Career Panels, Industry days (where students go out into industry), future trips could include other geographical areas including organizing logistics (hotel, travel, etc.) and participating with student recruitment for these events
  • As the ECC continues to respond to economic, professional trends and career advances, be open and flexible to assist with industry coordination and engagement wherever required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A post-secondary degree/diploma is highly desirable in addition to a minimum of 4 years directly related to database management, industry liaison or a combination of relevant training and experience will be considered
  • Experience with creative communications and marketing of events to both students and industry partners is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are required
  • Ability to review current industry trends, plan and adapt to create reasonable expectations and measure the outcomes of efforts is required. Experienced ability to clearly articulate plans and then measure to results, is required
  • Excellent computer skills including experience using technical advising tools (PeopleSoft; Degree audit software, Orbis Careerlink) as well as Microsoft Office, Marketo, Survey Monkey and an ability to learn new software and adapt quickly. Database administration experience would be a strong asset
  • Ability to successfully handle a large, intensive workload with a positive attitude, centered on services and quality interactions is required
  • Multi-tasking and managing multiple priorities, working within a team without constant direct supervision and ability to problem solve are required skills for this role

Application Deadline: August 16, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Operational / Administrative Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.


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