CO-OP Placement Officer
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position Purpose
Reports to the Manager, Administrative Services and works collaboratively with the CO-OP Program Coordinators, to provide a high standard of service to students and employers. Contributes to and plays a key role in the coordination of on-campus interviews. Works effectively and efficiently in an open concept environment characterized by multi-tasking, high volume and pressure intense deadlines. Is responsible for addressing requests (in person, e-mail and phone), and interpreting and applying policies and procedures governing the Co-operative Education Programs to all client groups appropriately and knowledgeably. Participates in the administration and coordination of students’ academic records and all activities surrounding the work-term report course each semester.

Essential Qualifications
Knowledge of management acquired through postsecondary education or equivalent experience
Knowledge and experience in organizing events in order to manage the logistics of on-campus interviews and activities surrounding the interview process
Experience in organizing and prioritizing work and quality control (with attention to detail) under tight deadlines
Solid experience in customer service acting as a resource person
Experience in solving problems and working in a team in an open concept environment
Experience in bilingual writing
Experience in using computer systems and software such as word processors, spreadsheets, SIS, e-calendars, Internet and e-mail, and especially in database management
Ability to work under pressure and in a team environment in which priorities change often
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced or higher proficiency level for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Contract of approximately 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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