Manager, Experiential Learning (Co-op Education)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Manager, Experiential Learning (Co-op Education) – Student Affairs &
Services (APC) (Permanent)
About Saint Mary’s University
Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international
collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our
programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and
feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students
with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional
programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast,
Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University
community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.
Job Information and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Career & Experiential Learning, the Manager will focus on the
management of the Experiential Learning staff and the effective leadership of the Co-operative Education Unit
within the Career & Experiential Learning Department (CEL). The Manager is responsible for managing and leading
the continued development and implementation of experiential learning (EL) and work integrated learning (WIL)
activities across the schools’ undergraduate programs and graduate programs (excluding Sobey School). The
Manager will play a critical role in increasing student Co-op participation throughout all faculties, new program
development, such as EL and WIL components. The Manager will provide leadership to the Co-op, Co-Curricular
Record (CCR) and Service Learning staff, university faculty and staff, as well as others within the University in
promoting EL and WIL opportunities and in establishing relationships with employers and community agencies,
locally, regionally and nationally. The Manager will be required to work collaboratively with the wider Career &
Experiential Learning and Student Affairs & Services team, and campus community delivering innovative student
engagement strategies in the areas of EL and WIL, employability, voluntarism, and overall student experience.
Group affiliation for this position is with Administrative, Professional, Confidential (APC) Group. The
position is evaluated at a Group 7 (salary range $72,377 - $93,276). Salary scale can be viewed here.
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Experience and Education Requirements
To be the successful Manger, Career Services & Employer Engagement you will possess an Undergraduate
Degree (Master’s degree is considered an asset) and a minimum five (5) to seven (7) years of directly related
experience. Supervisory experience is required; supervisory experience in a unionized environment would be an
asset. You must have intermediate to advanced skill level with MS Office (especially Word, Outlook), excellent
organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and negotiate
changes in priorities as required. Strong presentation skills, the proven ability to be persuasive and to effect positive
change while building strong relationships along with a collaborative, positive and professional approach to working
with teams and colleagues is required. Experience with assessment and evaluation is required. The successful
candidate must be able to demonstrate intercultural awareness and a commitment to principles of equity and
inclusion. Understanding of academic and administrative structures, the ability to research, process, organize and
present information interestingly and convincingly and the ability to prioritize work assignments and deliver by the
appropriate deadlines will round out your qualifications as the successful candidate.
Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit
https://www.smu.ca/about/work-at-smu.html to reference the job posting and description and click on “Apply
through CareerBeacon” to submit your application or please click “Apply Now” on CareerBeacon.
Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:
• Cover Letter
• Three Professional References
The position will be posted on 22 July 2021 and applications should be received no later than 4:30pm on
06 August 2021. No telephone calls please.