In support of the larger goals of the University Experiential Education Strategic Plan, the Experiential Education Coordinator works independently and has overall responsibility for coordination of academic and operational activities of the Experiential Education (EE) program in the Faculty of Science. Coordination activities includes the design, development, implementation and evaluation of EE initiatives such as: internships and co-operative education opportunities, in-class experiential activities, community-based and service learning, learning through community partnerships, placement, and practicum opportunities, and other EE activities as required. Under the broad direction of the Associate and Assistant Deans, the EE Coordinator develops university-community partnerships. These partnerships are mutually beneficial and fosters student engagement through linking theory with practice and providing opportunities for hands on experience related to students' areas of study.
University Degree in a related field such as Education, Social Sciences, Science or four years' recent experience (defined as within the last five years) working at York University performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below.
Two (2) years' recent-related experience coordinating a post-secondary experiential program, i.e. internship or cooperative education, using a Student Information System and/or similar database/customer relationship management system and student advising.
- Superior oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate and assimilate complex information.
- Keyboarding 50 wpm.
- MS Word (intermediate to advanced), MS Excel (intermediate), MS Access(intermediate), MS PowerPoint (intermediate). email such as Outlook
- Excellent presentation skills
- Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of web design tools including HTML, FTP
- Demonstrated ability to perform internet searches
- Sound knowledge of experiential education theory and practice
- Proven research and analytical and reporting skills
- Proven success in establishing collaborative partnerships
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
- Excellent track record of building and maintaining business networks and relationships to achieve position/department objectives
- Demonstrated ability to implement improved processes
- Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills to achieve results
- Excellent organizational and planning skills
- Work well independently and as a member of a team
- Accuracy and attention to detail. exercising initiative and good judgment.
- Exercise tact and diplomacy
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s) or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.Hours of work: Generally, between 8:30am to 4:30pm. This position requires flexibility in days worked and work hours during the peak periods.Flexibility within a 7-hour workday outside of the general work hours will be required during peak periods - for example, 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Flexibility of days of work may also be required during peak periods. For example, working from Tuesday to Saturday on occasions. Work-days and hours of work may be altered to accommodate work demands on weekends and evenings as needed.Overtime may be necessary during peak periodsPeak periods for this position: January, May to September.Hours during peak periods: See hours of work above.Vacation restriction: January, May to September
In order to be considered as an internal applicant, York University employees in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit must apply for jobs through the Employee Career Portal - YU Hire.
If you are a current York University employee in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit and/or are using your job posting rights under the collective agreement to apply for jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.
As per Article 12.02(f) of the YUSA-1 Collective Agreement, to be considered an internal applicant, employees in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit must submit the application 5 working days following the first day of posting. this is referred to as the 'Posted Date' on the job the posting. This applies to YUSA-1 internal and YUSA-1 Concurrent postings. Please refer to the 'Posting Intent' on the job posting.
If not filled by an employee in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit, employees in the YUSA-2 bargaining unit who have applied within the first 5 days from the 'Posted Date' will be given preference.
The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.
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York University employees must apply to jobs through the Employee Career Portal - YU Hire. If you are a current York University employee and/or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and/or apply to jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.
Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.