Western University - Career Services Officer (MMASc/MDA)
Job ID
Faculty of Science
Science - Office of the Dean
Employee Group
PMA - Professional and Managerial Association
Appointment Type
Appointment Status
Regular Full-Time 

About Western

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.  Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

About Us

The Faculty of Science’s mission is to be a cornerstone of society’s development through the education of students, the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and the establishment of innovative partnerships with industry, government and other educational institutions in the global

The Science Career Services office provides career planning support and job search assistance
to students and alumni. Services include job-search skill development, résumé and cover letter reviews, interview practice, and general career exploration. Science Career Services also hosts visiting employers for student engagement, provides career and job search workshops, and facilitates the Science Internship Program - all with the aim of increasing student awareness of potential careers with a degree in Science.

Western Science's Master of Management of Applied Science (MMASc) provides students with a science degree the opportunity to increase their depth of technical knowledge while developing the corporate competencies required for a successful career beyond academia. Our students are immersed in a wide portfolio of courses to enhance their professional communication skills, gain insight into organizational behaviour and human resources, develop an understanding of finance and marketing within private and public sector arenas, and expand their networks so that they can join the workplace as both technically competent and business literate. 

The Master of Data Analytics (MDA) is designed to produce professionals ready to pursue an analytics-focused career within the public and private sectors. The MDA program takes students from a range of backgrounds and provides them with the technical skill-sets required in the field of data analytics as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience by applying those skills in an organizational setting.


The Career Services Officer will develop and manage a unique and wide range of career services and career development programs for graduate students in the Master of Management of Applied Science (MMASc) and Master of Data Analytics (MDA) programs in the Faculty of Science, and may provide assistance with other programs as required. The role will enhance the best student experience by planning, coordinating, and managing all aspects of the mandatory internship placements in the programs. The Career Services Officer will identify and establish new relationships with key industry, government and employers to market students and will maintain and steward current relationships, while working closely with the other Career Services Officers to assist students and increase awareness of available support, and to plan and coordinate various related events and reporting as required.




-   Undergraduate Degree in a relevant field
-   Undergraduate degree, or courses taken, in a Science/STEM related field is preferred 
-   Career Development Practitioner Certificate is preferred


-   3 years’ experience in an academic or industry setting managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
-   Experience liaising and building strong relationships with industry and corporate partners
-   Proven sales, marketing, and/or public relations experience with selling a program, product or concept
-   Career Counselling or Human Resources experience, specifically in relation to recruiting highly qualified personnel and providing comprehensive career and job search counselling, résumé development and interview skills is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

-   In-depth knowledge related to coaching and mentoring approaches (particularly career and job search coaching, résumé development and interview techniques) 
-   Ability to source leads, cold call and use other methods to connect with external partners
-   Knowledge of science programs and courses and their applicability to the labour market and ability to match this to the needs of students/industry
-   Familiarity with best practices for maintaining, seeking out and developing business relationships and partnerships with the ability to generate additional work opportunities
-   Familiarity with Human Resources principles and practices
-   Ability to assess clients’ needs, suggest options, overcome objections, and move forward with partnerships
-   Ability to apply career advising knowledge to on-on-one and group interactions
-   Demonstrated strong leadership and team building skills (collaborating on projects, reaching consensus and keeping others informed)
-   Compelling and persuasive communication skills to engage individuals and teams inside and outside the University
-   Ability to apply creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to daily work
-   Ability to establish rapport with people from diverse backgrounds
-   Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative, innovation and good judgment in decision-making
-   Customer service skills (listening to determine needs and concerns, building trust, responding tactfully and in a helpful way, referring to others services as needed)
-   Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and with database applications (such as Customer Relationship Management applications)
-   Excellent organizational and time management skills to anticipate, plan, and balance multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
-   Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the Faculty’s events and activities
-   Must have own transportation with ability to travel to industry partners and employers (mainly in South Western Ontario and the GTA); Valid Class G driver’s license required

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #23606, by midnight on September 19, 2021.

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The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to all qualified UWOSA applicants.. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or phone 519-661-2194.