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Internship Program Assistant

Oct 21, 2019
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Scarborough, Ontario
Early Career


About us: The University of Toronto Scarborough 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 Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey. Your opportunity: The University of Toronto Scarborough has been a leader in Co-operative education, combining academic study with alternating work terms, for 40 years. Co-operative education gives students an opportunity to test skills learned in the classroom, and to expand their knowledge through related work experience. The Arts and Science Co-op Office is responsible for preparing students in over 35 unique program areas to compete for paid co-op work opportunities. The Office also is responsible for engaging industry partners who provide these work terms. A coordinated effort among the stakeholders of student, employer, and university Co-op programming contributes to the development of well-qualified graduates who are prepared to assume a productive role in society. With a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the department works closely with campus and employer partners to support students as they work to achieve their academic and Co-op aspirations. Working under general supervision of the Assistant Director, Partnerships & External Relations, and in close collaboration with the Program Coordinators, the incumbent assists the team with student and employer related activities to support the success of the Master of Environmental Science Internship Program. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Advising students on work related recruitment processes and practices
  • Advising students on co-op related activities by probing and providing a range of options and possible consequences
  • Updating and maintaining database records
  • Matching funding opportunities that align with program initiatives
  • Tracking progress of student work-integrated experience applications, interviews and recruitment
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Determining┬álogistical details and activities for events and/or programming


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three years in the administration of student development programming, career development and outreach/external relations.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and content management software.
  • Demonstrated experience using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Tact, diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Results orientated and strong time management skills.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience working within an internship, co-op or work-integrated learning environment.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of fields related to environmental science.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Diligent
  • Efficient
  • Organized
  • Persuasive
  • Resourceful


USW Pay Band 10 -- $61,846 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $79,088. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.