Position Title Career and Recruitment Specialist
Department/Unit Management - Dean's Office
Posting Number S182-22
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $52,669 - $71,260 per annum
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our more than 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Graduates of the Faculty of Management are leaders and managers in the business sector, public sector, and civil society who live the Faculty’s vision of managing for the betterment of society. The Faculty has been recognized for its innovative, values-based approach to management education and research. Management Career Services (MCS) provides work-integrated learning opportunities and career education for students in the Corporate Residency MBA, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, and Bachelor of Management programs, and supports various career education programming for students in other graduate programs within the Faculty of Management. Reporting to the Student Development Manager, the Career and Recruitment Specialist will educate and engage students in career development through individual consultation, group facilitated learning, coordination of special events, provision of information, and connections to potential employers.
Consult on an individual basis with students to assist in the development of their career development action plans.
Manage all activities related to the work terms for assigned students and employers in the Faculty of Management such as Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, MBA Corporate Residencies and Bachelor of Management Internships
Identify, connect with, develop and enhance relationships with employers, alumni and external associations to achieve a strong engagement with the Faculty of Management.
Manage and coordinate a variety of assigned events, which enhance alumni connections, and promote all Faculty of Management programs to all employers.
Participate in the facilitation of group learning activities.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Undergraduate degree in a related discipline, plus approximately five years’ related experience in student services, student advising, career and employment services, coaching, and/or mentoring (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Prior experience with work integrated learning strongly preferred. Master’s degree preferred. The ability to engage stakeholders in initiatives in order to generate participation and the ability to communicate and develop relationships at all levels of external organizations is required. Excellent customer service and written and oral communication skills are necessary, as is experience in the development and facilitation of workshops and presentations. The ability to communicate with, and understand the needs of, a diverse student population is required and prior experience within a university environment would be considered an asset.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html), in particular:
- Respect & Inclusion
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Relationship Building
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 05/12/2022
Close Date 05/26/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant