The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Employment Coordinator


Department:  Student Employment and Career Centre (VPTL Portfolio)

FTE:  1.0

Status:  Term, Maternity leave until March 16, 2018.

Competition No.:  17033-M

Salary Information: The salary range is $60,410 to $94,391 per annum (Specialist/Professional, Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: To develop, coordinate, implement and assess student/alumni employment programs, services and policies; acting as an expert liaison between employers, faculty/staff and students/alumni, providing career development resources and advice. In doing so, this position has a strong impact on local level policy, the student experience and the reputation of the University among external stakeholders.

Nature of Work: Reporting directly to the Manager, Student Employment & Career Centre, the Employment Coordinator ensures the effective provision of on-campus recruitment and employment programs and services. This position is responsible for the establishment and fostering of relationships with all stakeholders, including students, alumni, employers from private and public sectors, faculty, and staff over the long term. The Employment Coordinator makes tactical changes to programs, services and relationships based on a continuous analysis of emerging trends and professional best practices. The Employment Coordinator exercises discretionary decision-making and provides leadership impacting career development and experiential learning on campus. This position manages multiple projects with competing deadlines in a team environment and serves as an institutional resource person for academic units and external media on a broad range of employment related topics.

The Employment Coordinator plays an important liaison role with local, regional, national and international employers and industry representatives and is an effective advocate for the needs and interests of students/alumni.


  • Designing and implementing the on-campus recruitment process, delegating responsibility to support staff and making recommendations to the Manager (if necessary)
  • Researching and building key relationships with new employers in relevant industries or sectors while marketing SECC career services, U of S students/alumni to employers in these industries while advising employers on how to effectively meet their hiring goals
  • Managing Accounting and Education career fair events (budgeting, marketing, evaluation and delegation of responsibility to support staff and student assistants)
  • Promoting awareness of SECC employment related services to students/alumni
  • Fostering interdepartmental relationships and promotion of student career development through the design and facilitation of workshops and employment-related course content for faculty, staff and students
  • Developing, managing and accessing the outreach plan for the SECC
  • Implementing (in collaboration with SECC colleagues) the student marketing and communication strategy 
  • Identifying and responding to the needs of the students/alumni through the development of new resources and partnerships and/or modification of existing programs or services
  • Empowering students/alumni to make a successful transition from education-to-career through in-depth, one-on-one consultations and referrals regarding on-campus recruitment
  • Developing and maintaining content on the SECC employer website
  • Contributing to committees and participating in professional development opportunities organized by the Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers (CACEE) and/or the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
  • Providing vacation/absentee coverage support for SECC Manager


Education: Undergraduate degree in a related discipline and two to four years’ applicable experience. Graduate degree or professional designation may be an asset. A combination of education and experience may be acceptable

Experience: Two to four years’ experience in an employment services or recruitment environment.  Must have knowledge of recruitment practices (cycles) at the local, regional, national and/or international level. Previous exposure to strategic planning along with experience in a post-secondary environment is an asset.

Skills: Proven ability to manage projects independently, design & implement employment service programs and foster relationships in a complex, multiple-stakeholder setting. Ability to identify and strategically plan or forecast employment trends. Ability to design outcome-measurement processes. Exceptional teamwork, competent time management and strong professional communication skills are required.

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.

Please apply no later than January 24, 2017 at 4:30pm.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to John Ault at 306-966-2788.  

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.