Career Development, Employer Engagement Specialist

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 29
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm


Cape Breton University invites applications for the Career Development, Employer Engagement Specialist in the department of Career Service. This is a Full-Time Continuing Role commencing August 1st or soon thereafter.

The Career Services team at CBU assist students from academic life to career launch. Our team comprises dedicated Student Development Officers and Student Placement Officers who offer a range of services tailored to your needs.

The Career Development, Employer Engagement Specialist will work with the Career Services team in collaboration with key stakeholders, both internal and external, in order to maintain and develop productive external employer relations.  With student experience and effective recruitment being a focus of this position, the incumbent will maintain existing employer relationships and expand connections in all sectors, specific to Cape Breton University’s graduate outcomes.

Qualification of this role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in work integrated learning or a related field
  • Career Practitioner Certification considered an asset
  • Minimum 2 years-experience in student placement and employer relations or equivalent
  • 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
  • Experience planning and facilitating sessions and career-related events, both large and small for a variety of stakeholders, including employers and students
  • Strong understanding of talent management and campus recruitment

Applications for the successful candidate will include:

  • a cover letter describing the expertise of the applicant
  • a complete resume
  • A list of at least three references

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Click here  to view more information and to apply.

Applications must be received by June 30, 2024.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2