Employer Development Coordinator

Position Details

Position Title: Employer Development Coordinator
Department/Unit: Sci, Information Tech, Eng Co-op Ed
Location: Halifax
Posting Number: S455-21
Employee Group: DPMG
Position Type: Regular, On-Going
Employment Type: Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE): 1.0

Salary: $52,669 – $71,260 per annum
Classification: ADM-05

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.

Job Summary

The Science, Information Technology, Engineering (SITE) Co-operative Education program at Dalhousie University is responsible for securing and managing quality work term opportunities for over 1,500 students annually in 23 Co-op programs across three faculties and a college. Reporting to the Associate Director, Employer Development the Employment Development Coordinators will build and sustain private and public partnerships with local, regional, national and international employers in order to provide quality discipline-related work experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify high potential employers from across the country and internationally, and promote the benefits of hiring Dalhousie Co-op students into job opportunities appropriate to their field of study.
  • Generate and effectively manage a strategic portfolio of employers and prospective co-op job opportunities to consistently meet job posting targets.
  • Provide client service and information to assigned employers by advising on recruitment strategies, and coaching employers on their responsibilities and obligations as a Co-op employer.
  • Ensure that job descriptions proposed by employers meet learning outcomes for the relevant discipline; liaise with faculty Co-op advisors when necessary.
  • Participate in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of marketing activities to promote the program to new employers and maintain the interest of current employers; this might include promotional materials, special events, or information sessions.

Occasional (5% of time) travel and/or evening work may be required for employer development, operational needs, or professional development.

The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.

The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.


  • Undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant field plus approximately three to five years’ related experience (business development, sales, marketing or other related experience) or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.
  • Experience working in university co-operative education or work-integrated learning program will be considered an asset.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills are required; must be able to effectively manage a portfolio of clients.
  • Capable of working independently within a cohesive team, the successful candidate will be self-motivated, analytical and capable of managing multiple priorities within established direction, objectives and timeframes.
  • The ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, is essential.
  • Proficient computing skills are required.

Job Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html), in particular:

– Integrity
– Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Communication

Additional Information

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.

Application Consideration
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.

Diversity Statement

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. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Number of Vacancies: One (1)
Open Date: 01/11/2022
Close Date: 02/01/2022

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting: http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/8557