University of Victoria - Co-operative Education


19 September 2021

Please note that positions will close at 4 p.m. on the closing date.





$71,308.00 - $93,586.00



Salary posted reflects full FTE (will be prorated for part time)








PEA - Term




Administrative and Support Services


One of the distinguishing characteristics of the University of Victoria is its commitment to experiential learning. For more than 40 years, UVic has been a leader in providing students with relevant, engaging and practical learning experiences beyond the classroom. Experiential learning has been shown to be a powerful way to engage students in their studies by providing them with opportunities to put theory into practice, make connections with professionals in the field and develop career related skills and competencies. The University of Victoria has one of the largest co-op programs in Western Canada, with more than 4,000 work placements every year in Canada and around the world.  Our Career Services is an on-campus career development service that helps students, alumni, faculty and staff prepare for successful careers.  Information about the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services is available at

The salary range for this position is:

Recruitment range:  $71,308-$80,259 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.

Performance range: starting salary to max of $93,586 is available through annual performance increases.


At UVic Co-op and Career, we strive to enrich our university community with dynamic learning by helping students achieve meaningful, successful careers after graduation. We guide and support students as they develop competencies—knowledge, skills and attributes—leading to successful and rewarding careers.  Our mission is to educate UVic students with the knowledge and skills to embark on productive careers that contribute to society. We strive to be a resource for students and alumni through every step of their career journey, including their academic studies at UVic and their lifelong work experiences. We support students and alumni as they develop their careers; this includes offering a wide range of experiential learning programs – co-operative education, work experience, internships, community service learning, co-curricular records – to provide relevant experience linked to student career goals, for each and every UVic student and graduate, to help students to maximize their career pathways.

The Co-op Coordinator, Accessibility and Inclusion, reports formally to the Associate Director, Optional and Professional Programs, regarding Co-op, experiential learning and career service responsibilities. In fulfilling this role, the Coordinator supports students with varying abilities and engages with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop and generate supportive and inclusive co-op and other work integrated learning opportunities in a variety of organizations. This position builds relationships to enhance and maintain strategic partnerships, both internally to UVic as well as with community partners, in pursuit of supporting the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion and in collaboration with accompanying programs, projects and community development.

The Co-op Coordinator, Accessibility and Inclusion, works closely with Co-op and Career staff, including Co-op Program Coordinators, and collaborates closely with other related stakeholders in the development and operations of an innovative employment support program for UVic students who identify as having a disability. The position will further the enhancement of a work-integrated learning (WIL) support program that is tailored to address student needs and interests through carefully curated job opportunities, personalized job coaching, and enhanced pre-employment curriculum. The position will support students enrolled in various faculties across UVic and will work with Co-op Coordinators in the respective Co-op programs in the planning, development and support of students living with challenges in programs in these departments.

The Co-op Coordinator, Accessibility and Inclusion, will support the strategic direction and promote the program to secure participation of prospective students, employers and the general public; maintain contact with participating employers and students; secure and coordinate placements for Co-op students with Co-op employers; conduct visits with employers and potential employers; collaborate with Co-op programs to monitor and evaluate student work terms; perform assigned undergraduate and graduate teaching or departmental activities (if appropriate); and deliver curriculum, career fairs and mock interview clinics to assist students in developing career-related skills. Building off an Accessibility Co-op pilot program, this position will continue to develop a targeted WIL program to support UVic students with a disability by providing access to, retention in and success in WIL programming.

The position is responsible for coordinating the academic and administrative aspects of a Co-op and Career accessibility program and other forms of experiential learning, as appropriate. The position may be asked to consult on student intake and preparation and will work with Co-op Coordinators to facilitate placement of students both in optional and mandatory Co-op programs. The position will be responsible for job development, advising, promotion and liaising with academic units, the student body, CanAssist and the employer community as well as special projects such as development of training modules for professional staff and expansion of equitable and inclusive WIL programming. Co-op Coordinators are required to travel within Victoria, and overnight travel throughout Canada and internationally, where required, in order to develop opportunities with employers and support students on placements. As appropriate, the position will engage with programs, initiatives and events that may take place in the evenings or on the weekends and requires the ability and willingness to work these hours as required.

Of critical importance to this position is an understanding of the implications of disabilities as they relate to a student’s success in the workplace and the range of services and resources needed to support students.


This position requires a Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or another discipline relevant to working with students with disabilities and a minimum of three years’ experience working with diverse learners, preferably in a post-secondary setting and/or with relevant communities/organizations.

An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience may be considered.

In addition, the position requires the following skills and abilities:

•     A demonstrated understanding of the implications of disabilities as they relate to a student’s success in the workplace and the range of services/resources available both within the university and in the community.

•     Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, make decisions independently, be self-motivated, take initiative and consistently meet deadlines.

•     Ability to analyze labour market trends and to develop programs and plans to best position UVic as a university of choice for prospective and current students.

•     Experience providing academic services and supporting adults or students with disabilities in an educational setting (post-secondary setting preferred).

•     Capacity to work and communicate effectively orally and in writing, with tact and diplomacy, with a variety of internal and external contacts.

•     Ability to understand the feelings of other people and to comprehend why others act and feel as they do.

•     Ability to deal effectively with students, staff and the general public, practicing discretion and utilizing good judgment while maintaining confidentiality.

•     Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders.

•     Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

•     Excellent team-building skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team.

•     Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural, communication, public relations and networking skills.

•     Demonstrated career planning skills.

•     Proficiency in office computer software applications.


The following are considered assets and may be given preference in accordance with specific vacancy requirements:

•     Knowledge of legal guidelines, regulations and policies governing the provision of services to persons with disabilities in a workplace setting

•     Client relationship management skills

•     Sales and/or marketing experience

•     Co-op program experience

•     Program coordination and administration experience

•     Knowledge of UVic’s programs, admission requirements and student services

•     Valid BC driver’s license.


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