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Career Educator

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Career Educator

Date Posted: 07/26/2021
Req ID: 6261
Faculty/Division: VP & Provost
Department: Career Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

Student Life connects life to learning. We believe every student should have the opportunity to participate in university life actively and find connection and community while discovering new ways of thinking and being in the world. We provide resources, support and engagement opportunities that are inclusive and accessible, ensuring every student can build experiences that set them up for a lifetime of success.

Within the Division of Student Life, the cluster of Student Life Programs and Services, supports students as they achieve personal, academic, career and civic goals. We engage students throughout their learning and development with the following units: Academic Success, Accessibility Services, Career Exploration & Education, Centre for Community Partnerships, Clubs & Leadership Development, Housing, Indigenous Student Services, Mentorship & Peer Programs, Multi-faith Centre, Orientation, Student Success, Transition & Engagement and TCard Services.

Together with staff, faculty, students, alumni, employers and community partners, we provide an integrated and coherent path to success that reflects our students' diversity. In support of U of T’s vision, Student Life Programs and Services is committed to creating diverse, accessible, inclusive and welcoming spaces of opportunity that foster deepened engagement, learning, personal growth, and identity development for all students. We are committed to embedding these principles into all the work we do, reducing barriers so that students from all backgrounds and lived experiences can feel a sense of belonging in the communities they find here.

This role contributes to the Career Exploration & Education unit.

Mission: The mission of Career Exploration and Education (CxED) at the University of Toronto St. George campus is to engage students to develop self-directed career management skills through partnership with (a) faculty, to connect academic and career learning; (b) alumni and employers, to develop informational and experiential networks and opportunities; and (c) our campus community, to embed career support locally to meet diverse student needs.

Vision: Our vision is to support every U of T student and recent graduate as they build their future in our changing world.

Values: We value community, agency, learning, empathy and equity, diversity and inclusion.

To align with our strategic priorities, we encourage individuals from Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to apply.

Your opportunity:

Under the direction of the Director, Career Exploration & Education (CxED), supervised by the Lead Coordinator, Career Education, andworking with other members of Career Exploration & Education, the Career Educator will be responsible for developing and delivering career education curriculum for undergraduate, professional and graduate students at the University with an emphasis on active, self-directed and experiential learning and reflection.

The Career Educator will develop strong working relationships with academic and co-curricular partners in the University, students and student groups to: identify opportunities for career education of U of T students; develop and deliver career education programming; prepare students for career exploration and work integrated learning activities; monitor progress and assess learning outcomes related to career education activities.

In collaboration with Career Exploration & Education (CxED) the Career Educator will engage in five key areas of responsibility:

1. Design and deliver career learning experiences (e.g. workshops, events, programs) that support students’ career and professional development.
2. Provide individual career advising and facilitate referrals to campus and community services and resources
3. Expand students' opportunities to engage with employers, alumni and community.
4. Develop online career content and support the curation of other career related resources.
5. Integrate career learning in other forms of experiential learning and high impact co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences.

Across all five areas of responsibility, the incumbent will establish career learning principles, explore relevant labor market trends, and employ advising and coaching practices to deliver, assess and evaluate programs and services for all U of T students and recent alumni.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing programming to foster students' individual career development process
  • Advising and coaching students on developing career-related goals
  • Conducting detailed analysis on program efficiency and student learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
  • Facilitating educational workshops and seminars
  • Advising students on career-related matters by providing options and consequences incorporating personal circumstances impacting academic success and an understanding of an individual's background
  • Advising students on employment options and strategies to achieve their career goals
  • Advising students onhow to conduct job searches, cover letter and resume development
  • Developing student assessment plans to support student learning outcomes and competencies

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree instudent development, leadership development, higher education, or adult education or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three years experience in an experiential program delivery environment, with an emphasis on project and program development, implementation, assessment, group facilitation and group reflection, preferably within an educational setting, or the non-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to research, learn and utilize theoretical approaches and best practices for career education.
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships with academic and co-curricular partners, students, and student groups.
  • Proven track record designing and implementing interactivelearning opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience developing rubrics to assess learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience that indicates personal commitment to innovation, teamwork, flexibility, and integrity.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) and well-developed technology skills including locating and evaluating relevant material using the Internet and database searches; comfort with automated computer systems (e.g. job searchdatabases) and electronic learning tools (e.g. blogs, social networking, e-learning, video clips).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Sound presentation and public speaking skills utilizing new technology and creativity.
  • Proven knowledge of experiential learning models, pedagogy and andragogy.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, creativity, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an effective, multi-modal learning environment for students.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment in a busy, deadline oriented workplace.
  • Ability to work in a highly diverse University community and to work constructively and cooperatively with a variety of campus partners in order to foster and support an environment of trust, respect and collaboration.
  • Working knowledge of career development, student development and other related theories.
  • Commitment to continuous professional learning and development.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Team player

Closing Date: 08/05/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term This is a Term role ending July 22, 2022.
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 -- $70,427 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,064. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services
Recruiter: Anita Chooraman

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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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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


Are you looking for a challenging, meaningful career in a supportive and diverse environment?

Work where the world comes to think.

Work where the world comes to discover.

Work where the world comes to learn.


Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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