Coordinator of Work-Integrated-Learning and Career Development

Position Purpose and Summary

The Coordinator of Work-Integrated-Learning (WIL) and Career Development will lead the development and integration of WIL and student career preparation at Trinity Western University. The overall experiential learning framework will exemplify the University’s commitment to active, engaged, curricular and co-curricular learning with a personalized approach.

Key Areas of Accountability


  • Liaise with community representatives to build partnerships and seek WIL opportunities for TWU Undergraduates.
  • Participate in committees where expertise regarding Work-Integrated-Learning is required.
  • Work in close collaboration with faculty, academic departments, and student life to form partnerships, leverage synergies, build on existing strengths, and create a model for University-wide participation in experiential learning.
  • Research and implement best practice regarding WIL in higher education.
  • Research and understand the needs of TWU students.
  • Understand the changing job market and needs of organizations.
  • Recruit students to the co-operative education program. Evaluates student work term reports and maintains academic and employment records.
  • Ensure the integrity of Co-operative Education programs and compliance with various levels of accreditation standards
  • Develop and maintain relevant curricula which reflects the needs of employers and prepares students to meet employer’s needs in the workplace.
  • Provide relevant professional training and adequate resources to prepare students for the co-op program and future careers.
  • Counsels students regarding co-op qualifications, student learning outcomes, 20 employability skills (e.g. resume writing, preparing employment application and interview techniques) and academic and employment requirements.
  • Monitors student performance and learning experiences and resolves difficulties during student work terms by on-site visits, interviews, phone and correspondence with both employers and students.

Career Development

  • In collaboration with Career Counsellors, develop new opportunities, support and manage existing placements and processes, and assess effectiveness and outcomes of the Work-Integrated-Learning program.
  • Plan, coordinate and host a Career Fair to connect local businesses with TWU students
The Person

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships and leadership skills inspiring commitment, fostering innovation, and delivering results
  • A strategic, collaborative, energetic, and creative approach
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including in the area of intercultural communication,
  • Demonstrated success in achieving excellence through measurable actions
  • A passion for post-secondary education and the opportunity to play a leading role in high-quality education, academic programming, and extracurricular and experiential learning.

Driven and inspired by the idea of positively impacting the various marketplaces of life through the development of godly Christian leaders by serving the Trinity Western University community.

Warm-hearted, dedicated, committed and mature evangelical Christian with a keen desire to serve in family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Strength of character and reputation, a pleasant personality with a positive and friendly attitude in the midst of a very busy and challenging atmosphere.

Servant-Leader Way of Life: Act in a manner that exemplifies Jesus Christ in all on and off campus contacts thereby living out the servant leadership mission of the university and contributing effectively towards achieving the institutional and Kingdom goals of the organization.

Key Internal Interactions
Reports: None
Reports to: Director, Learning Commons

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