Job Posting

Career & Experiential Education Coordinator

Full-time, permanent


Mount Saint vincent University

Deadline: November 29, 2019

Posted: November 6, 2019

Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS

The Office of Student Experience at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Career & Experiential Education Coordinator.

Classification: MPA, Level 5
Salary Range: $62,060 - $75,505 per annum
Start Date: January 2, 2020


Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Student Experience, the Career & Experiential Education Coordinator is responsible for providing career counselling to university students, both individually and in groups. Areas of counselling include identifying strengths and skills, choosing a major, mapping studies to career opportunity, interview preparation, etc. The Coordinator works with academic departments to provide group sessions specific to majors and on topics such as interview preparation and preparing graduate school applications. The Coordinator also works with other departments such as the International Education Centre and Alumni Office to provide support to specific groups of students. To provide students one space for all career and experiential education support, the Coordinator is co-located with and works very closely with Cooperative Education. They also work with faculty to create and promote experiential education opportunities and manages MSVU's co-curricular record. The Coordinator supervises two student assistants and project staff, such as the current International Student Employment Assistant.

You possess a Masters degree in Psychology, Counselling or a related field, and a minimum of 18 months of related experience. Candidates must be eligible for registration with the relevant professional regulatory body such as the Nova Scotia Board of Psychologists (NSBEP), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) or the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT). Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team are essential. Previous career counselling experience in a Post-Secondary environment is considered an asset. Candidates must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, and have experience or an aptitude for using business enterprise systems such as Colleague, Banner, PeopleSoft, etc.

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Applications should include a cover letter and resume. This competition closes on November 29, 2019

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.