BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Co-Op Program Coordinator – Merritt, BC

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, December 21, 2018
Resume Review: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Position Start Date: January, 2019
Salary: $61,891 - $70,144 Annually
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1
NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President Academic and Community Education, the Co-Op Coordinator markets and promotes NVIT’s Co-op programs to the business community, NGO, etc., general public, prospective students, and our internal NVIT community; develops employment opportunities for students in all appropriate NVIT program areas; and guides students in their experiential learning.


January, 2019 - -August 31, 2019

Scope of Position

  • Developing, marketing, and promoting related work placement programs to new and existing local, provincial, and national employers, professional associations and other institutions;
  • Prepare reports for the Associate Vice-President, Academic and Community Education;
  • Works in close co-operation with Faculty members and Department Heads to determine effectiveness of program curriculum in meeting client requirements;
  • Researches and identifies potential clients in industry, government agencies (municipal, provincial and federal) and institutions who would benefit from involvement with NVIT Co-op students;
  • Reviews courses and programs with employers and faculty in the revision of co-op programs to meet academic and industry requirements;
  • Determines employer requirements and evaluates suitable candidates from within the NVIT student body;
  • Designs and delivers pre-employment training programs and assesses effectiveness of training programs by continually evaluating student preparation for the workplace;
  • Conducts on-site visits to monitor and evaluate the technical requirements of the student placement and the employer environment with respect to working conditions, safety standards, and academic requirements of the position;
  • Evaluates student performance in the work place and resolves performance issues;
  • Advises employers on requirements and availability of government funding for Co-op placements;
  • Reports quarterly on student placement statistics, employer profiles, local, national and international work placements and closure rates on posted positions;


  • possess a Bachelors or a Master’s Degree in a related field and/or a desired combination of education and experience;

  • demonstrated experience working successfully with Aboriginal people in an employment related field;

  • excellent interpersonal, marketing/presentation skills, oral and written communication skills, and organizational planning abilities;

  • experience having developed and delivered pre-employment training programs is desired;

  • knowledge and understanding of current and emerging industry requirements and practices;

  • knowledge of co-operative education and experiential learning; and

  • knowledge of Aboriginal ways of knowing and language.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.