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Industry Project Coordinator

by Western University

Reference #: 28675
Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022
Western University

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 13

Please note, this is a wholly grant funded, temporary full time contract opportunity with an expected end date of August 30, 2023.

About Western

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

About Us

Careers & Experience helps students deepen their academic learning and actively plan for personal and professional growth through career education, experiential learning, and employer networks. We foster connections between students and communities that empower students to discover their potential and design their future. Our vision is for all students to have the skills and confidence to successfully navigate their career paths, thoughtfully engage in communities, and build a meaningful life.


The Industry Project Coordinator will develop and support course-based industry projects for Western students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Information & Media Studies, and Social Science. Industry projects are a form of experiential learning that involves students working with an external partner on a specific project to propose strategies that address an organizational challenge or idea. By engaging in industry projects, students gain transferrable skills, explore career paths, and strengthen their employability for other forms of work integrated learning. The Industry Project Coordinator is a member of the Experiential Learning unit within the Careers & Experience department, and contributes to the goal of every student graduating with at least one opportunity for experiential learning.


-    Undergraduate degree
-    Master’s degree in Education or related field is preferred

-   3 years' related experience in the employment or recruitment industry, economic development, human resources, education, non-profit or government sectors
-   Experience with program management
-   Experience building effective cross-sector partnerships
-   Experience working in a university environment, preferably with a student services background would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to effectively deliver presentations to small and large groups
-    Ability to establish meaningful and long-lasting partnerships
-    Creative problem-solving skills and sound professional judgment
-    Proven ability to effectively manage a project from beginning to end
-    Ability to research and keep up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices in the field
-    Strong commitment to customer service, including needs assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement
-    Ability to work in a fluid and challenging work environment with changing priorities and quick turnaround times
-    Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
-    Strong organization skills, including the ability to multi-task and prioritize for high quality outcomes
-    Intermediate computer skills and the ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: for further information and to apply online referencing job #28675 by 11:59PM on December 1, 2022.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
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