Operations Lead

University of Toronto Scarborough

About us:
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 Art & Science’s Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP), facilitate co-op and internship opportunities for more than 3,500 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.

Reporting to the Director, Tri-Campus Partnership (TCP), the Operations Lead, TCP is responsible for leading and project-planning how the three departments will operationally collaborate to deliver a streamlined and connected recruitment process for employer partners to hire our students. Through consultation and analysis, the Operations Lead, TCP will gain a strong understanding of the current state of the individual core recruitment processes, systems, and structures for all three departments. They will be instrumental in developing and implementing an innovative approach that connects the workflows of the three departments with cohesive, effective, and efficient student recruitment delivery methods, systems, and processes. The ultimate goals are to develop internal processes, systems and workflows that facilitate clarity and efficiency for staff in all three departments. For our external stakeholders, including both students and employers, their experience during the recruitment process should be straight-forward and efficient, built on a foundation of excellence in customer service.

As we work to build our partnership, the Operations Lead, TCP must be adept at creating bridges across divisions and building strong, trusting relationships. We are searching for an innovative, energetic, and self-motivated individual who thrives in building new initiatives from the ground up, and who is not afraid to think outside-of-the-box and pilot original approaches.