New job Job Developer (Diversity) in Ontario

Job Developer (Diversity)

Company : Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary : $32.33 - $38.03 an hour
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Date: Sep 24, 2021
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Department: Experiential Learning and Career Development
Job Type: Limited Term
Full-time/Part-time: Part Time ( >=1249 hrs/year)
Campus: Waterloo
Reports to: AD, Career Dev & Ext Relations
Employee Group: WLUSA
Application Deadline: October 3, 2021
Requisition ID: 2134

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.

Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as a location in Kitchener. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
Position Summary:

As outlined in the Laurier Strategy (2019-2024), Laurier is committed to creating a thriving, inclusive community by fostering a highly personalized, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment in which all members experience the powerful sense of belonging. As outlined in this plan, initiatives to support the needs of our diverse students is a priority at Laurier. As such, Laurier’s Career and Development Centre is hiring a Job Developer focused on equity, diversity and inclusion through the facilitation of employer connections with students and alumni who are seeking employment.

The Career Development Centre exists as the Student Affairs unit within the Teaching & Learning portfolio that engages students and alumni in their career development as an integral part of the Laurier experience. This encompasses delivery of comprehensive programs and services that support experiential learning, career decision making and employment preparation, facilitation of connections with the employer community, and pursuit of further education opportunities. Specific programs and services include individual consultation and workshops on career planning, resumé writing, job search strategies, interview skills and further education; a Career Resource Centre; comprehensive employment services for full-time, summer and part-time opportunities for students and alumni; co-curricular experiential learning opportunities and volunteerism; career-integrated learning in conjunction with campus partners; online resources; numerous events such as career panels, employment recruiting sessions, Career Fair, Job Fair and a Further Education Fair; and the Laurier Experience Record.

Reporting to the Manager, Employer Relations & Recruitment, the Job Developer is accountable for developing, establishing and managing strong relationships with employers seeking to recruit diverse talent from Laurier’s undergraduate, graduate and alumni populations. This includes being aware of programs and opportunities available to those from equity-deserving groups (ie. those with disabilities, and who identify as Indigenous, Black and racialized and as gender and/or sexual minorities). The Job Designer also works with the Career Development Centre team to understand the types of career opportunities that interest equity-deserving students and alumni and works with external employers to create these opportunities for students and alumni. The Job Developer will work closely with the Employment Consultant (Specialty: Black and Racialized Students) and Career Counsultant (Specialty: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) to support equity-deserving students through program alignment and program growth.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. Some travel between the campuses may be required.

This role is ideally suited for an Indigenous, Black or racialized candidate with lived experience as a job seeker.


Job Development

  • Works closely with the Employer Relations Unit, Career Consulting Unit and other internal stakeholders to build robust, long-term relationships with employers
  • Responsible for researching and contacting new business prospects to generate full-time, part time, summer and internship employment opportunities for equity-deserving students and alumni
  • Engages in virtual and in-person meetings and presentations to intermediate and senior level management from a variety of industries to build and maintain employment opportunities for equity-deserving students and alumni.
  • Work with employers to understand their hiring and business needs in order to develop a recruiting plan and build long-term employer relationships
  • Assists with targeted campaigns to employers to promote employer relations and recruitment services and requests job postings
  • Informs employers about Laurier programs and the skills and abilities gained by students while at Laurier to help assist in their current and future talent needs.
  • Educates employers about the areas of employment interest of equity-deserving students, includes the types of opportunities, benefits and supports being sought by equity-deserving students and alumni.

Employer Events

  • Provides employers with information about on-campus student engagement opportunities such as information sessions, employer panels, job fairs. etc. and recommends appropriate recruiting activities
  • Assists with the organization of special events and coordinates on-campus engagement activities with the appropriate faculty/staff, student groups and other stakeholders to connect equity-deserving students and alumni with employers
  • Works with the Co-ordinator: Event Planning and Outreach to develop marketing material to promote employer events with faculty, staff, students and alumni
  • Works with employer relations and recruitment colleagues to promote job postings, off-campus employer events, job fairs, etc. to equity-deserving students and alumni as opportunities for networking, job search and career exploration


  • Conducts labour market research to identify new employer prospects and to identify funding and other opportunities available to equity-deserving students and alumni (including government programs)
  • Guides equity-deserving students and alumni in accessing and using labour market and other sources of information to build their understanding of the world of work
  • Adopts a best practice approach to job development that reflects current trends in employer hiring practices, industry/professional guidelines and current labour market conditions
  • Keeps on top of employment equity best practices in recruitment to advise employers on way to create more inclusive recruitment and outreach opportunities with equity-deserving students and alumni
  • Organizes and participates in outreach events such as the delivery of ‘resumé blitzes’

Professional Development

  • Ongoing knowledge acquisition through conferences, collegial networks and professional/academic literature
  • Ongoing learning on emerging theories and practices in the field of career development and equity, diversity and inclusion

Departmental Duties

  • Acts as the subject matter expert for the Career Centre on related job development strategies
  • Participates in departmental activities, e.g., staff meetings, Convocation, graduate survey data collection, Career and Job Fairs
  • Participate as a team member within the department, e.g., assisting in other departmental areas as required, participating in departmental professional development activities and departmental special events

In recognition of areas of underrepresentation within the Career Development Centre and to better understand the lived experience of equity-deserving students and alumni, preference for this role will be given to a candidate who identifies as Indigenous, Black, racialized or as having a disability.

  • Undergraduate degree plus 3 years related experience involving either job development, networking, or stakeholder engagement
  • Job Developer Certification is an asset but not required
  • Knowledge of the employer community (in particular knowledge of both local and national markets)
  • Strong networking skills and the ability to create and foster new relationships with employers.
  • Awareness of current employment market conditions, job search techniques, recruitment and hiring practices, employment standards, labour market trends
  • Strong communication skills and ability to market Laurier as a strong university with skilled students and alumni; this includes strong presentation skills and the ability to develop promotional resources
  • A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion as it relates to hiring practices and the barriers faced by equity-deserving job applicants in Canada
  • Well organized, results driven, effective time-management skills and ability to focus on multiple priorities and ability to meet tight deadlines, and changing priorities
  • Knowledge of post-secondary sector, the Canadian labour market, Laurier programs, employment trends and marketing techniques
  • Ability to understand specific industry needs and employer expectations
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office required; excellent IT literacy and web research skills, knowledge and experience in the use of social media, webinar and e-learning technology

This position* has not* been deemed eligible for educational equivalencies.


Position Grade: SH-07

Rate of Pay: $32.33 - $38.03

Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, limited term position until March 31, 2022. The normal hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Flexibility in hours will be required, including evening and/or weekend work. Career Centre hours are 8:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. When possible, the manager will adjust the work schedule so that no more than 35 hours are worked except in unanticipated circumstances.

Job Evaluation Factor Scores:

WLUSA/WLU Job Evaluation Factors


Education and Experience


Interpersonal Skills


Applied Reasoning and Analytical Skills


Physical Skills


Co-ordination and Planning


Responsibility for Others


Impact of Decisions


Mental Effort


Physical Effort


Multiple Demands and Priorities


Working Environment


Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a resume and cover letter will be required in electronic form._

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $32.33-$38.03 per hour

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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