Coordinator of Education

Thompson Rivers University

Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external
Job Type
Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.
Instructional Type
Instructional Support
Faculty Type
Limited Term
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)

Thompson Rivers University – Welcome To The Southern BC Interior

Thompson Rivers University is located in Kamloops, British Columbia. Life in the sunny interior of British Columbia provides immediate access to some of the most incredible outdoor experiences Canada has to offer ranging from winter sports at Sun Peaks Resort, to some of Canada’s best mountain biking and hiking trails, walking distance from TRU. Located between the Coastal and Rocky Mountains, Kamloops is within 30 minutes from hundreds of beautiful freshwater lakes, and only 3 hours from Vancouver. With a relatively mild winter and spectacularly warm and dry summers, Kamloops offers a high quality of life. A city with almost 100,000 residents, it is served by an airport, a hospital, a university, a WHL hockey team, an active theatre and arts community, and yet still maintains a small-town feel where commutes are rarely longer than 15 minutes. 

TRU Career & Experiential Learning Department

The Career & Experiential Learning (CEL) department in a centralized unit, that is comprised of faculty and staff, within the Faculty of Student Development (FSD) at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. The CEL department has a pan campus mandate to offer Career Services, Co-operative Education and Experiential Learning programming to students in Faculties and Schools across campus. The CEL department operates under a Chairperson that reports to the Dean of FSD.  At this time, the Career & Experiential Learning department invites candidates to apply to the Limited Term Contract Co-op Coordinator position. Under the direction of the TRU Career & Experiential Learning department, the Coordinator will work collaboratively as part of the CEL team to support students in their career education, career planning, Co-op and career development activities

Position InformationCo-op Coordinator

The Coordinator will support students in their career education and development activities. The Coordinator will work with undergraduate Co-op and non students to offer individual career coaching and advising; teaching pre-employment career courses / seminars / workshop; employer liaison activities and developing employment opportunities with organizations, corporations and agencies; and being involved in the planning and organizing of career related events for students.

The main focus of the position with be working with students through individual career coaching sessions and scheduled individual student appointments.  A thorough understanding of career theory will allow the successful candidate to work with students to develop career action plans, disseminate labour market information, identify core career competencies, complete a career portfolio, revise resume and cover letters, implement interview strategies, and assist students to make meaning of their education during the transition from school to work.


The Coordinator will perform a variety of duties and functions that support the career development of TRU students.  A thorough understanding of career theory will allow the successful candidate to develop career action plans, disseminate labour market information, identify core career competencies, complete a career portfolio, develop application documents, implement interview strategies, and assist students to make meaning of their education during the transition from academics to experiential and work integrated learning opportunities.

Instruction and Career Coaching

  • Develop and facilitate modalities of instruction and delivery
  • Instruct career courses, seminars and targeted career workshops in programs and classes across campus
  • Work with employers to develop Co-op work-terms and for students
  • Instruct semester sections of the pre-requisite Career Management Co-op 1000 course throughout the year
  • Develop, evaluate and mark Co-op 1000 assignments and capstone projects
  • Develop career based curriculum
  • Conduct mid-term site visits and evaluations for students and employers
  • Assess the satisfaction and learning of students
  • Work with students to develop career action plans, disseminate labour market information, identify core career competencies, and assist students to make meaning of their experiential learning while at school and during the transition from school to work

Outreach, Career Events and Administrative Activities

  • Contribute to reports that highlight career education, experiential learning and work integrated learning on campus
  • Attend on-campus and community events to promote career and experiential learning opportunities for TRU students
  • Work with stakeholders to offer recruitment events on and off campus
  • Connect students with career opportunities
  • Work with the CEL marketing committee and Faculty of Student Development marketing team to highlight career services within TRU and with external stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with community partners to create and enhance high impact experiences for students
  • Assist with other duties and workload assignments as assigned by the Chair in a collegial environment
  • Maintain student records and documentation
  • Engage in community and employer recruitment activities to develop employment opportunities for students with organizations, corporations and agencies
  • Maintain stats and generating reports for the Chairperson
  • Perform other duties as required during regular and non-regular house.  This may include occasional work during the evening and weekend.

PLEASE NOTE:  Remote work is not an option as this position requires the faculty member to work primarily on the Kamloops TRU campus. Some travel may be required.

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree relevant to Career Education, Co-operative Education, Experiential Learning, and/or Work Integrated Learning disciplines
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in the Co-operative Education, Work Integrated Learning and/or Experiential Learning field
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in career advising, employment preparation, and supporting students through the career planning and career decision making process
  • Must have a strong work placement and monitoring experience
  • Demonstrated instructional skills and experience in a post-secondary setting
  • Must have strong attachment to business and industry, with excellent knowledge of regional, provincial, national and international labour markets/trends
  • Must have strong marketing and presentation skills to communicate with various stakeholder groups
  • Excellent knowledge of the recruitment and talent acquisition process
  • Superior time management, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse populations, including students, employers, faculty, deans, administrators and alumni
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team that works in a centralized work environment
  • Must have a proven track record in meeting deadlines and follow through on tasks
  • Must have a high degree of professionalism and be able to work effectively in a team
  • Proficiency in MS Office software, database programs, Banner, Learning Management Systems, and CSM software (Symplicity and/or Orbis)
  • Valid Driver's License
Pay Band
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Student Development -> Student Services
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.