Student Placement Officer

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 45
  • Deadline: July 6, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Cape Breton University invites applications for the Student Placement Officer in the department of Career Services. This is a full-time limited term of approximately 1 year.

The successful candidate will provide support to students in work experience placements including internships, co-op placements, service learning assignments and community learning activities. As part of the Career Services team, the successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of a community-based experiential and work-integrated learning strategy while working in collaboration with the academic schools.

Some qualifications of this role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Business, Tourism, Community Development, Arts, Community Studies) preferred.
  • Recent experience in career development, student placement, employer relations, and other experiential/work-integrated learning.
  • 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.

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.

Applications must be received by July 6 2024.

Click here  to view more information and to apply.


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