Career Consultant

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Posting #:AP 21/2014
Posted:Jun 10, 2014
Employment Status:Term Full-Time (12 Months) With Possibility of Renewal
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Co-op Programs Office
Grade:Job Group J
Salary Scale:$40,487 - $59,854 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic
excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our
employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where
left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our
employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert
with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and
rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in
Ontario, with significant dollars committed to new construction and
programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract
world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful
Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with
strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a
vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who
will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the
University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Associate Director, Co-op Programs, the Incumbent
provides information, advice and guidance to Co-op students through
individual consultations, workshops and group work to support and
advance employment preparation skills and techniques and increase the
probability of Co-op employability within the job market. The Career
Consultant may support students in both the undergraduate and graduate

Duties and Responsibilities
• Reviewing and editing both resumes and cover letters, and
providing critique for students in Business/Accounting, Arts, and
Sciences co-op programs, including ensuring the students documents
meet the established standards
• Facilitating resume writing workshops and labs to ensure that
students are well versed in proper resume standards
• Reviewing student job applications to ensure appropriate use
of spelling, formatting and/or grammar before providing approval for
sending to employers and working with students to review areas that
require improvement
• Developing additional and updated examples of acceptable
resumes and cover letters for the Resource area of the website, with
other Career Consultants
• Conducting individual, face-to-face mock interviews with
students to help prepare for meeting employers in a real world
setting, including developing interview questions, providing feedback
and discussing interview techniques
• Providing guidance to Co-op students to help identify their
learning outcomes in their program of study, in order to build on
their individual capabilities and confidence, overcome any associated
employment barriers and strategize how to market themselves
effectively to potential employers
• Advising co-op students on wage negotiation, professional
etiquette and overall decision making while seeking co-op employment
• Maintaining awareness of career development issues and seeking
out professional development and networking opportunities
• Identifying, researching, obtaining & maintaining current
resources that address student career development needs
• Providing assistance with research, development, facilitation
and delivery of career related workshops as part of the Co-op Pre-
employment Series each term
• Tracking and reviewing student resumes, appointments and
interviews using Career Zone database
• Ensuring completion of all activities/tasks, and
consulting/meeting regularly with Relationship Managers to discuss
activities/timelines/jobs/students, working collaboratively as part of
the Career Consultant team, keeping members apprised of progress,
issues, and concerns regarding students’ probability of success


The ideal candidate will have:
• A college diploma or undergraduate degree in business, arts,
or sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience
• A few years of relevant experience in recruitment and
selection activities
• Demonstrated working knowledge of career development methods
and practices
• Extensive knowledge of advanced standards for resume
preparation, current interviewing trends, and an understanding of
various positions across diverse industries
• Proven ability to demonstrate a professional, dynamic and
engaging presentation style, and ability to facilitate to large groups
• Strong Microsoft Office proficiency (e.g. Word, PowerPoint)
• Proven ability to develop online workshop content
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills,
with the proven ability to provide constructive feedback
• Demonstrated ability to provide coaching and mentorship
• Excellent prioritization, time management, and organizational


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including
tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover
letter, including salary expectations by applying online below.
Resumes will be reviewed beginning June 17, 2014 and will continue to
be accepted until the position is filled.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified
internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only
those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work
environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under
the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and
selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to
ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process.
Information received relating to accommodation measure will be
addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions
evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining
related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal
and external equity comparators.