Assistant Director, Career Development Unit

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Assistant Director, Career Development Unit

Date Posted: 02/12/2021
Req ID: 2795
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Career Centre
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The University of Toronto Mississauga Career Centre provides career services to all UTM students and recent graduates of up to two years. Reporting to the Director, Career Centre, the Assistant Director, Career Development Unit works closely with the Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Marketing to lead Career Centre initiatives.

Working under the direction of the Director, UTM Career Centre, the Assistant Director, Career Development provides primary leadership and is responsible for managing the operations and staff of the Career Development Unit, (CDU) ensures the effective and impactful functioning of the unit providing individual and group career counselling and work search services to students and recent graduates from all programs (undergraduate and graduate) at UTM.

Responsibilities of this position include: planning, implementing and assessing key sections of the Career Centre strategic plan as they relate to the CDU; coordinating workflow and evaluation of the CDU. Participates in budget development and oversees CDU budget. Hires, supervises, coaches, mentors, motivates and disciplines CDU unit members. Initiates assessment and service review projects and initiatives related to Career Centre and CDU operations. Ensures services adhere to university values and commitments, contemporary practices and relevant best practices. Maintains equity and accessibility for students and recent graduates. Provides career counselling and small group workshops to students and recent graduates of the University to help them develop and implement career plans. Represent the Director at meetings or on committees, act in the Director’s absence.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters’ Degree in Counselling with specialization in Career Counselling. Registration with an appropriate professional body e.g. the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is preferred or with demonstrated recent and substantive progress toward professional registration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

A minimum of 5 years of career counselling experience in a university including responsibility for independent program development and partner relationship management with proven success.

Experience to include a minimum of 3 years administrative and supervisory experience, including clinical supervision of professional career counsellors, preferably in a university setting.

Experience managing staff, preferably in a unionized environment. Experience working with financial and human resource policies and procedures. Experience in service assessment using learning outcomes. Experience working with campus partners. Experience working with employers that demonstrates understanding of employer needs. Experience in developing collaborative teams and managing change with staff.

Proven leadership and problem-solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Comfort working as a member of a team composed of individuals with varying responsibilities. Ability to identify risk and use sound judgment to appropriately respond.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (supervisory, team work and leadership, written, counselling, group facilitation/presentation); Computer skills: Microsoft Office, internet search skills and strategies in career development and work search. Skills in budget development and reporting are an asset.

Ability to work in and comfort within a fast-paced student services environment juggling many activities simultaneously. Ability to assess (with team) students’ present and future needs and develop or supervise development of appropriate programming. Ability to work with a variety of partners, including those at UTM, on a tri-campus basis and externally. Ability to analyze outcomes and recommend appropriate changes. Ability to plan strategically, both in a team and as unit supervisor. Extensive knowledge of labour market conditions, careers and opportunities for work. Must be able to work independently and work as part of a team. Demonstrated creativity is essential. Experience working with diverse student communities is also a significant asset. A high degree of initiative and self-motivation required. Ability to effectively manage, motivate and mobilize a team of professional staff.

Closing Date: 02/23/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3 -- Hiring Zone: $80,259 - $93,636 -- Broadband Salary Range: $80,259 - $133,765
Job Category: Student Services
Notes: Regular office hours Monday to Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work to support operations e.g. events and workshops. Responsibilities at the Professional Managerial level often require work beyond regular office hours.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time