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University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Engineering Coop/Internship Officer



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UOIT's innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When students graduate, they will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world's leading employers. Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering, business and information technology, computational science, alternative and sustainable energy, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, manufacturing, community/public health, to name just a few. UOIT's unique and technology-rich teaching and learning environment challenges students to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery and prepares graduates to excel in the global, knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. At UOIT, the possibilities are endless.

Job Description

Tracking Code: 1014-136

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Position Title: Engineering Coop/Internship Officer

Posting Date: October 2, 2017

Application Review Date: October 12, 2017, or until suitable candidate is found

Job Summary:

Experiential learning is an integral component of all engineering programs at UOIT. The Engineering Coop/Internship Officer will contribute to the development of programs and initiatives that support co-op and internship and career development among students. The Coop/Internship Officer will provide leadership to maintain the academic quality of the programming ensuring that it continually meets accreditation requirements by developing assessments for student placement success and program effectiveness. The incumbent is also responsible for cultivating and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders such as: faculty members, advisors, Career Centre, the Registrar’s Office, Communications, employers and community partners to grow and expand placement opportunities for students.  


Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Engineering Coop/Internship Officer will be primarily responsible for developing the overall strategic planning of the experiential learning activities within to ensure learning outcomes continually meet the requirements of accredited programs by:

Program Development and Assessment

  • Develop and review overall philosophy, direction and program structure;

  • Develop and implement plans to identify new and enhance partnerships.

  • Develop/ update program policies and procedures (including participation eligibility);

  • Establish program learning outcomes ensuring evidence of life‐long learning attributes that demonstrate program success and meet accreditation requirements;

  • Establish/revise/communicate requirements and expectations for work‐term reports and employer evaluations;

  • Facilitate completion of student work-term reports and employer evaluations;

  • Coordinate the grading student work term reports, with partnered faculty members;

  • Coordinate the collection of data such as surveys and sample work as required for accreditation.

  • Evaluate and report on initiatives to determine whether efforts are meeting student needs and generating the desired outcomes, to identify unmet needs, and to inform evidence-based decisions on future programming

In collaboration with University stakeholders the Co-op/Internship Officer is the key liaison responsible for:

Program Management and Delivery

  • Liaising with faculty members to raise awareness about the coop/internship program and to connect with potential partners in industry and the community

  • Liaising with engineering academic advising offices to raise awareness about the coop/internship program and to connect with potential students in all engineering programs at UOIT.

  • Cultivating new placement opportunities in collaboration with faculty members, the Career Centre, Office of Research Services, ACE and the Dean’s office

  • Counsel students on academic and work term scheduling

  • Comprehensive marketing strategy to strengthen the engineering programs’ position to employment communities at the local, provincial and national levels.

  • Communicate program changes to students/stakeholders in coordination with the Registrar’s Office.

  • Coordinate student intake (obtain eligibility approval, etc).

  • Liaise with placement supervisors to ensure quality of placements/worksites and verify position meets the criteria.

  • Provide in placement support and Resolve student‐related issues as required.

  • Coordinate the site visits of coop/internship placements

  • In collaboration with the Career Center and other Faculties, coordinate networking events and employer visits to UOIT.

Facilitates the successful implementation of the Coop/Internship Program in collaboration other Faculties and the Career Centre for:

Student and Employer Support

  • Coordinating with the Career Center on the development of resume and interview preparation

  • Working with Career Centre to identify market trends and new employment opportunities for students

  • Monitoring safety/risk management of all posted placement opportunities

  • Promoting program, key information about the program and related events to students/ employers/ UOIT community

Required Skills:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills in order to deal with the high volume and interdisciplinary setting, and to adapt to changing priorities, are essential.

  • Must have strong communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with clients, university personnel, and members of the general public.

  • The ability to develop and deliver educational materials, workshops and seminars is required.

  • Occasional travel is required.

  • Must have a solid understanding of coop and internship programs and University environments.

Required Experience:

  • Approximately 3-5 years’ experience in coordinating experiential learning, a familiarity with Engineering programs is an asset


  • Completion of a university program consisting of four academic years

  • Previous related experience is an asset; significant previous relevant experience may compensate to meet the minimum level of education.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit in electronic format, a covering letter and their resume through the link at the bottom of this posting. Applications will be accepted until October 12, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department



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University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Posting Date: 02-Oct-2017Student Services Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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