Competition Details

Associate Director, Work-Integrated Learning Support Services (repost)
Co-operative Education, Career Services & Work Int
$79,769.00 - $99,711.00
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017 (midnight)


New full-time administrative position


We require a qualified individual to assume responsibility for the delivery of quality student work-integrated learning experience processes (other than co-op work terms) through the design and implementation of College-wide structures related to Unpaid Education Placements (UEPS). • Develop strategic College-wide procedures and practices for a newly-centralized organizational structure, where appropriate, and recommend to the Leadership Team for approval and implementation

• Build a new team of placement officers focused on providing excellent service and support to students and partner sites

• Allocate responsibility for 4,000 students and more than 7,000 placements among staff and facilitate collaboration among roles to ensure student success and partner satisfaction

• Maintain a high level of staff performance through effective recruiting, selection, training, motivating, supervision and performance management

• Ensure staff have the role clarity, resources and support required to be successful

• In consultation with direct reports, develop annual performance goals for each staff member; goals must be measurable and align with the fiscal year goals and priorities of the department

• Oversee Conestoga’s pre-practicum health and safety requirements, partner site affiliation agreements and placement processes

• Develop and maintain a framework that encompasses the range of practicum requirements required by all programs across the College

• Develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic plan and critical path to integrate pre-admission and continuing student requirements for practicum health and safety related requirements for each admission cycle/semester

• Prepare an annual plan for continuous improvement

• Prepare and monitor the WIL Support Services budget

• Provide support for the sale of H.S.Trax and/or the Safety in the Workplace module; collaborate with the Director, Co-op, Career & WIL on Trademarking the product where appropriate

• Develop a process and critical path related to implementing and updating Affiliation Agreements, in collaboration with the Director of Co-op, Career & WIL to ensure clarity and timeliness of development, review and approval of agreements and ensuring the contract database is complete and current

• Develop processes for, and direct the implementation of, new and existing placements and contract requirements liaising with Program Coordinators and Placement Officers as required

• Liaise with the Director of Co-op, Career & WIL regarding potential liability issues and matters related to insurance coverage and out-of-province placements

• Liaise with academic departments and work collaboratively with academic Chairs to support integration of practicum and placement services

• Develop and monitor placement processes to ensure protocols are being followed including  timely student incident reporting to Occupational Safety and WSIB and the completion of required documentation

• Manage College-wide processes related to the Unpaid Education Placement Procedures and Processes including maintaining the WIL Guidelines document, lead its implementation and act as a resource for issues related to the procedure

• Participate in the acquisition of a college-wide field placement management solution

• Chair Conestoga’s Unpaid Education Placement (UEP) Committee and maintain the UEP Sharepoint site

• Manage the development and implementation of the Safety in the Workplace course; ensuring content meets legislative guidelines  


• Master’s degree in related discipline, preferably business or management, strongly preferred

• Five years supervisory experience

• Experience in an educational setting an asset

• Experience working with international students or immigrants to secure employment

• High level of computer literacy including familiarity with a Student Information System in an academic setting is considered an asset

• Strong organizational and interpersonal relations/conflict resolution skills

• Knowledge of WSIB/Insurance information and contractual agreements an asset

• Exceptional written and oral communication skills

• Excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills

• Knowledge of sales and marketing techniques

• Customer service and project management skills; experience using technology to deliver services

• Understanding of customer relationship management databases

• Strong leadership and management skills; ability to build teams and manage change

• Knowledge of labour market trends and community partner needs


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We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Conestoga College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources.