Employment - Career Development Practitioner

Career Development Practitioner

Cape Breton University

Full-Time Permanent


The Career Development Practitioner provides career readiness services to students throughout the entire post-secondary life cycle. As part of the Career Services unit within the Student Affairs Department, the CDP works with staff, faculty and external stakeholders in the provision of career development services. The practitioner will provide students with career development assistance, labour market navigation, career exploration and all aspects of job search.

  • Work with incoming students, current students and recent graduates with their career choices and validation
  • Design and implement student work-readiness and career development programming, including but not limited to resume development, interview preparation workshops and job search techniques
  • Work with students preparing for professional and graduate programs, including academic advising, course selection, labour marketing information, career exploration and validation of career decision
  • Manage a large caseload of students and prepare relevant and supporting written documentation
  • Event plan to support initiatives within Career Services and academic schools that raise the profile of, and opportunities for, student work, employment goals and experiential learning
  • Support ongoing development of career-related volunteer opportunities for students
  • Participate in learning and engagement opportunities with local, provincial and national stakeholders in order to keep abreast of programs, services and opportunities for students and new grads.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with community service providers and employers, resulting in increased opportunities for students and new grads.
  • Prepare reports and provide input into service delivery offerings and models
  • Support the ongoing implementation and development of student employment programming, including but not limited to the Work Study program.
  • Liaise with faculty, staff, academic schools and other internal stakeholders
  • Keep abreast of relevant and up-to-date labour market information, including employment opportunities and sector-specific growth
  • Provide one-on-one and group-based job search and career-readiness assistance to students
  • Plan, manage, and facilitate employer information/recruitment sessions, both in-person and virtually.
  • Utilize on-line web portals and platforms, including but not limited to ORBIS/mycareer.cbu.ca, LaMPSS and GCOS.
  • Stay abreast of job search and career development trends
  • Work with Career Services team and Student Affairs Department in the planning and facilitation of departmental and university events
  • Work directly with recruitment team, middle schools and high schools in the development and provision of transition to university-related services and events
  • Provide referrals to both internal and external services when required
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the career development field
  • Career Practitioner Certification considered an asset
  • Experience in student placement, employer relations, and other experiential/work-integrated learning considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time-management and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability and desire to work independently in a fast-paced environment and complete multiple tasks and a large volume of work in a timely and effective manner
  • The ability to work well with others, both internally and externally, from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office
  • Ability to learn new software programs quickly and effectively
How To Apply

Cape Breton University will be accepting applications for this opportunity via their Human Resource Information System (HRIS), or other external site. Please follow the link and the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Cape Breton University
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Experience Required
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To be Determined
To be Determined
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Posted on
May 25th 2023
June 9th 2023