Employer Liaison Specialist

Position Title Employer Liaison Specialist
Department/Unit Sci, Information Tech, Eng Co-op Ed
Location Halifax
Posting Number S389-21
Employee Group NSGEU Local 77
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $23.70 – $30.06 per hour ($40,061 – $50,808 per annum, 32.5 hours per week)
Classification C5
Provisional Statement
This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
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 office at Dalhousie University is responsible for securing and managing quality work term opportunities for over 1,500 students annually in 23 Co-op and work-integrated learning (WIL) programs across the Faculties of Science, Computer Science and Engineering as well as the College of Sustainability. Reporting to the Employer Development Manager, the Employer Liaison Specialist will provide administrative and service support for employers seeking to engage in the program by recruiting and hiring our Co-op/WIL students.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide service and support for employer job posting activity during Co-op/WIL job competitions. Review employer postings to ensure requirements are complete and instructions are clear, following up with employers as required.
  • Determine application deadlines that best suit employer and student needs, and release postings in myCareer for student viewing. Process student application packages for employer review.
  • Follow-up with employers using prescribed processes to encourage scheduling student interviews. Facilitate interview schedules between employers and students. Maintain record of interviews in the calendar system in order to manage and coordinate room bookings.
  • Greet employer representatives on interview days, ensuring interviewers have everything needed for a professional, comfortable and productive interview.
  • Support the processing of employment offers and generate work term records in the system of record. Track and follow up with employers regarding job offers. Verify information accompanying offers of employment. Inform employers of recruiting outcomes, including options if preferred candidates are no longer available.
  • Work with the Employer Development Team to assist in delivery of employer services and related outreach activities, projects and tasks including support to events. Ensure records are complete and accurate in the co-op platform. Track and execute employer follow up processes.
The successful candidate is expected to be available to work on campus, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination or twice-weekly COVID tests in accordance with University policies
Business/Office Administrative diploma with approximately one to three years’ related client-facing experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Must have demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word) and on-line databases. Excellent communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills are essential. Must have demonstrated excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills while working with high volumes. Experience in an academic setting or similar environment preferred with experience in a co-op, work-integrated learning or career services environment an asset.
Job Competencies
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
Bargaining unit employees (NSGEU local 77) are given priority consideration and will be notified on the status of their application following assessment. All other applications will be considered when there is no qualified candidate from the bargaining unit.

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, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, 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 11/04/2021
Close Date 11/26/2021
Open Until Filled No
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