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Career and Recruitment Specialist

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Career and Recruitment Specialist
Department/Unit Faculty of Management - General
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S112-24
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $58,103 - $77,730 per annum
Classification ADM-05
Provisional Statement
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Graduates of the Faculty of Management (FoM) are leaders and managers in the business sector, public sector, and civil society who live the Faculty’s vision of managing for the betterment of society. The Faculty has been recognized for its innovative, values-based approach to management education and research. Management Career Services (MCS) provides work-integrated learning opportunities and career education for Corporate Residency MBA, Bachelor of Commerce Co-op, and Bachelor of Management programs students. Reporting to the Student Development Manager, the Career and Recruitment Specialist will educate and engage students in career development through individual consultation, group facilitated learning, coordination of special events, provision of information, and connections to potential employers.
Key Responsibilities
  • Consult on an individual basis with students to assist in the development of their career development action plans.
  • Manage all activities related to work terms for students and employers in the Faculty of Management, such as Bachelor of Commerce Work Terms, MBA Corporate Residencies, and Bachelor of Management Internships.
  • Identify, connect with, develop and enhance relationships with employers, alumni and external associations to achieve a strong engagement with the Faculty of Management.
  • Manage and coordinate various assigned events, enhancing alumni connections and promoting all Faculty of Management programs to employers.
  • Participate in the facilitation of group learning activities.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (a combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline, plus approximately five years of related experience in student services, student advising, career and employment services, coaching, mentoring, or work-integrated learning (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • The ability to engage stakeholders in initiatives to generate participation, necessitating the ability to communicate and develop relationships at all levels of external organizations.
  • Excellent human relations, customer service and written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in the development and facilitation of workshops and presentations.
  • The ability to communicate with and understand the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Prior experience with work-integrated learning.
  • Prior experience within a university environment.
Job Competencies
and The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Respect & Inclusion
- Adaptability
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Communication
- Service
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 04/02/2024
Close Date 04/16/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter