SP15-24W Employment Coach

Durham College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Durham College is seeking an Employment Coach in the Career Development department from January 4, 2016 – April 29, 2016.  The incumbent will work 24 hours per week at a rate of $24.96 per hour. This position will be reporting to the Director, Career Development and Co-operative Education.



Student and Graduate Support:

  • Act as an advisor to students and graduates on an individual basis, and in group settings, presenting them with the options and avenues available in order to succeed in their pursuit of employment.  
  • Identify barriers to employment and consult with other service departments and community resources and refer individuals as appropriate.
  • Research employment trends and advise students with respect to job search strategies and labour market information.
  • Assist individuals in the development of job readiness skills/tools (cover letter, resume, portfolio, etc.) and job search strategies including the appropriate use of social media sites such as LinkedIn. 
  • Coach students to increase self-confidence and improve possibility of positive connections with employers.
  • Prepare and advise students on interview techniques specific to their industry.
  • Conduct mock interviews with students and provide feedback on their strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Plan, promote and execute career development activities outside of class time related to economic trends such as employer panels, customized workshops, and alumni networking events. 
  • Research current labour market information, industry and workplace trends and incorporate information into conversations with students and stakeholders.

Faculty and Academic Support:

  • Customize career education seminars to coincide with academic curriculum and industry expectations. 
  • Deliver career education seminars in all full-time (day) post-secondary programs to increase job readiness skills presenting variety of  career related topics including career exploration, resumes, networking, job search strategies, interviewing skills, mentoring/networking, workplace professional skills etc.  


  1. Three-year diploma/degree in human resources, business and/or, career and employment counselling.
  2. Minimum three years’ experience and excellent oral communication, and interpersonal skills when dealing with the public.  
  3. Must have experience and proven interpersonal skills in dealing with students. 
  4. Requires excellent superior writing ability.  Knowledge of labour market trends and employment conditions required.
  5. Must have a proven track record of innovation, creativity and excellent organization and problem solving skills.
  6. Must be flexible to deal with a variety of clients; secondary and non-secondary or non-traditional learners.
  7. Knowledge of all college programs, student support services and success strategies.
  8. Demonstrated initiative and excellent judgement.  Maintaining confidentiality and integrity are essential.
  9. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, internet and HTML. 

Interested candidates may submit a resume to jobs@durhamcollege.ca, quoting competition number SP15-24W by 4:00 p.m. on December 18, 2015.

Durham College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process.  If you require an accommodation in applying for our postings or if you are selected for an interview, please contact Keri Molson, HR Assistant and we will work with you to meet your needs.  The HR Assistant may be reached through any of the following methods:

Phone: 905-721-3073
Email: jobs@durhamcollege.ca
Fax: 905-721-3134
In person: Campus Corners, 2069 Simcoe Street North