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Employer Strategy & Engagement Specialist

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • People, HR & Administration
  • Toronto
  • 18hrs left

AI generated summary

  • You need 3+ years in university career services, relationship-building skills, workshop development experience, equity focus, time management abilities, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • You will build and maintain employer relationships, analyze data, develop programs, evaluate outcomes, and facilitate workshops to enhance employer engagement.


  • Bachelor's Degree or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience in a university career centre, co-op or recruitment setting, developing and maintaining relationships, including active outreach.
  • Experience managing effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders (including employers, alumni, students, staff and faculty).
  • Experiencewith the development, facilitation and assessment of workshops and educational programming.
  • Experience in employer development and knowledge of best-practices; developing, coordinating and implementing large scale programs.
  • Experience working with Indigenous and equity-deserving students, with a focus on intersectionality.
  • Proven ability to handle a variety of projects, deadlines and schedules simultaneously and independently prioritize own workflow.
  • Strong relationship cultivation, building and management skills.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills to cope with multiple projects and events occurring within short and overlapping time periods.
  • Able to manage conflicting demands, and be able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Customer service-oriented.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and ability to source information and data using the Internet and social media sites such as LinkedIn.
  • Strong written communication skills (e.g. report writing; drafting content for marketing materials) and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with a diverse university student population in order to meet the needs of students.
  • Broad knowledge of labour market trends.
  • Must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and work environment.
  • Demonstrated investment in creating equity, equitable access, and inclusive engagement, including the ability to collaborate with Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) and students who identify with a disability, employer, and campus partners.
  • To be successful in this role you will be:
  • Approachable
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Tactful
  • Team player


  • Identifying, fostering and maintaining relationships with potential and existing employers
  • Analyzing and recommending actions to increase employers' visibility
  • Implementing plans and process improvements for program and service activities
  • Developing learning outcomes for workshops and/or services
  • Evaluating learning outcomes for program development
  • Determining key performance indicators to measure success
  • Facilitating educational workshops and seminars
  • Conceptualizing, organizing and executing program activities


What is the primary focus of the Employer Strategy & Engagement Specialist role?

The primary focus of the Employer Strategy & Engagement Specialist role is to build and cultivate relationships with employers, alumni, and campus partners with a focus on recruitment and networking activities through the lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This includes providing outstanding service delivery to professionals across various industry sectors, as well as increasing opportunities for meaningful engagement and recruitment between employers and underrepresented students.

Mission & Purpose

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of our faculty, students, alumni, and supporters. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges. As a catalyst for discovery, innovation, and progress, we prepare our students for success through an outstanding global education and commitment to inclusive excellence. The ideas, innovations, and actions of more than 660,000 graduates advance U of T’s impact on communities across the globe.