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Reporting to the University College Academic Dean, the Professional Learning Director develops and implements career services activities within the University College, and assists students in connecting their purpose, classes and major to career opportunities.
1) cultivates relationships with potential employers,
2) coordinates job placements and internships,
3) monitors student success in placements and internships,
4) develops and oversees assessment of the work experience, and
5) advises students on entering the workforce and succeeding in a career.
In addition, they:
1) work closely with fellow Faculty to develop professional learning opportunities,
2) collaborate with the First Year Advisor to begin students’ career planning,
3) develop and teach one course focused on career planning annually, and
4) hold regular office hours on campus.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides vision and direction for a university-wide internship program
Promotes experiential education to students, faculty and employers
Counsels students about internship opportunities
Prepares students for their internship search
Works with employers to develop and implement experiential learning opportunities that meet their needs
Seeks and develops internship resources for students, faculty and employers and maintains them on the Providence website
Offers classroom and organization presentations as requested by Providence and the Southern Manitoba community
Plans and organizes an Internship Fair each semester
Develops and directs a comprehensive career development program for students and alumni with the goal of helping students secure professional jobs upon graduation
Establishes strategic goals including long-range planning and assessment
Initiates and maintains recruiting relationships with employers for job opportunities
Oversees on-campus student employment and supports the development of this program
Collaborates with faculty to infuse curriculum with experiential learning opportunities
Provides job and career readiness workshops for students
Develops and teaches one course on career planning annually
Develops and updates publications, including website materials and other online resources
Collaborates with the Alumni Coordinator to track and measure job and career outcomes
Education and Qualifications
Minimum of a Master's degree in Higher Education, Business, Psychology, Counselling, or related field (or equivalency)
Minimum three years of related experience in academic or career counselling
Experience in developing and presenting job search and career management content
Proven knowledge of career development theories and career counselling skills
Competencies and Expectations
Professional adherence to ethical and privacy standards
Management and relationship-building skills
Positive and team-oriented attitude
Strong commitment to working with a diverse student population
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proficiency with MS Office, database management and career management software
Familiarity with social media applications
Ability to travel to meet with employers as required
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
A commitment to Christian higher education and service
Be fully supportive of the Providence Mission, Vision and Values