Ontario Tech University

Executive Director, Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning, and Careers 

The Opportunity

Ontario Tech is an experiential-learning intensive university that provides students a rich array of work-integrated learning and career development opportunities (including cooperative education, internship, work-study, practicum, and community service), equipping them to lead in a complex and evolving job market.

Reporting to the Provost and working closely with Faculty Deans, the Partnership Office, and other support units, this position is responsible for the establishment of a new CEELC Hub at Ontario Tech University, as well as the ongoing leadership of an integrated and coordinated model for co-operative education/experiential/work-integrated learning activities across the university.  The position is also responsible for establishing university-wide processes that aim to embed these types of learning opportunities across all programs.

The position will include establishing university-wide processes, practices, and policies to support the development and delivery of comprehensive programs and services for the CEELC Hub, which will enable all students to enhance their learning and identify and realize their educational and career goals in an equitable and inclusive environment.

The portfolio includes oversight of cooperative education, experiential learning (both curricular and co-curricular) and career development, and ensures that career development is an integral part of the student experience.  The incumbent will demonstrate a deep commitment to building strong relationships and partnerships both within the institution and externally with employers and the community.

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