University of Toronto: Director, Tri-Campus Co-op Partnership

Date Posted: 09/02/2021
Req ID: 15186
Faculty/Division: Tri-Campus Co-op Partnership
Department: UTSC Arts & Science Co-op, Professional Engineering Year Co-op, & Arts and Science Internship Program
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough and St.George 




The University of Toronto, Canada’s top-ranked university and #2 ranked public university in North America, is a place of energy, enthusiasm, and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars, and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. 


The University of Toronto has committed to an expansion of experiential learning opportunities for students, to enhance both the student learning experience and the University’s ability to support broader community and societal needs. Each of U of T’s three campuses are directing significant resources and energy into expanding experiential learning, particularly work-integrated learning (WIL) programming such as co-op and internships. Our goal is to ensure our graduates remain amongst the most employable in the world. 


Your Opportunity:


The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op, the University of Toronto Scarborough Arts & Science Co-op, and the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP), facilitate co-op and internship opportunities for more than 3500 students from over 60 academic programs annually. These programs allow students to apply their academic learning in a real-world context, build valuable professional networks and skills, and explore career options. The three programs are excited to launch a new tri-campus co-op partnership (TCP) that will amplify the strengths of the three programs, provide a seamless recruiting experience for employers, and expand the depth and breadth of work term opportunities available to TCP co-op and internship students. 


Under the direction of the Tri-campus Co-op Partnership (TCP) Steering Committee and Executive Committee, the Director, TCP is responsible for developing a high impact strategic vision for an integrated and coordinated approach to employer outreach and engagement for three of U of T’s high profile co-op and internship programs, Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP), UTSC Arts & Science Co-op, and Professional Engineering Year (PEY) Co-op.  Duties include: leading the development and implementation of a high impact strategic vision for cross-divisional integrated employer outreach and engagement; building a long-term sustainable plan that provides overall direction for employer outreach, engagement, events, and retention; leading the development of key performance indicators; overseeing the project management cycle for TCP projects; serving as the lead strategist for business development, marketing, communications and employer relations initiatives for the TCP collaboration; identifying and cultivating relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and coordinating partnership facilitation for the TCP.




Education:  A University degree in a relevant discipline and/or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Project Management designation or MBA would be considered an asset.


Experience:  At least six (6) years of related experience in business development, preferably within a post-secondary or non-profit environment. Advanced knowledge and proven experience developing strategic relationships with employers and industry partners.  Proven experience and understanding of business development practices. Experience managing staff with a strong understanding of collective agreement administration and managing in a unionized environment. Experience with co-operative education, career, work-integrated learning or other related student services programs considered an asset. Experience in leading and supporting change management processes to create a strategy to support adoption of the required changes.


Skills:  Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (must be able to set up templates and in Word and Excel, set up Excel spreadsheets and graphics, prepare sophisticated PowerPoint presentations, knowledge of SharePoint), database management, Internet, Acrobat, and scheduling software, as well as ability to adapt to and learn new technologies. Experience with Salesforce, Symplicity, Orbis, and HubSpot considered an asset.

Superior critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills; political acuity and judgement; ability to engage with senior University administrators and academics in a manner which facilitates cooperation and consensus building; ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative, discretion and tact; excellent communication (written and oral), facilitation, presentation and leadership skills; creative, self-directed, innovative, results oriented; flexibility and problem solver orientation; detail oriented balanced with a big picture perspective; ability to work under pressure; superior organizational and time management skills in planning, and strong leadership capabilities.


Other:  Expertise with a variety of Project Management and process improvement methodologies. Expertise in co-op/internship programs and a proven understanding of the related employer market. Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.



  • This position is a 2 year term. 
  • A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.


Closing Date: 09/13/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 4 -- Hiring Zone: $93,345 - $108,904 -- Broadband Salary Range: $93,345 - $155,575
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.