The Director, Student & Faculty Relations is accountable for the creation and delivery of the University’s co-op student experience and faculty engagement strategy as it relates to integration with the academic mission of the University, with the principles of co-operative education and the well-being, safety and success of all co-op students as they go through their co-op journey at Waterloo. Ensures ongoing student and faculty engagement, feedback and influence on delivery of co-operative education and the related supports, service and results to students to meet student and faculty expectations.
The Director will collaborate and partner with faculty and senior administrators to proactively influence pedagogy and academic structure in relation to the co-op model, policies, guidelines and process, whilst seeking constant innovations and improvements, as well as consideration to other forms of work integrated learning, dependent on needs and requirements. A collaborator, connector and influencer within the Co-operative and Experiential Education portfolio, the Director will also represent co-operative education at appropriate University committees and councils as well as externally at relevant associations, provincially, nationally and internationally.
Help shape and execute the strategy for Co-operative education
Provides a safe, relevant and successful co-op experience for students participating in co-operative education through our co-op programs
Leads the partnership with faculty on academic integration and all aspect of co-operative education within each faculty
Leads and manages direct reports and ensure the delivery of results in support of Co-op’s mission, vision and guiding principles including:
Provide overall leadership to the organization by: