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Undergraduate BETS and E Co-op Advisor

Date: March, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Administrative Officer, Associate Director Undergraduate Programs
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre


Accelerator Centre, 295 Hagey Blvd, Ste 24k Waterloo,ON


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The primary objective of this position is to coordinate all activities related to the running of the BETS program and to support the E Co-op entrepreneurial environment in ways that ensure students in both programs have successful work term experiences either working for local start-ups or managing their own ventures. The Undergraduate BETS and E Coop Advisor is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the BETS Co-op program and independent administrative support for the E Co-op program. This involves recruiting employers for work term placements, matching students and employers, tracking student progress, developing and implementing workshops, overseeing day-to-day program operations, preparing summary reports of program outcomes and student success, and supporting the planning and execution of events leading up to the Faculty of Engineering capstone Design competition. This position is contingent upon funding.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Administration - Student Related, including but not limited to:






2.  Administration - Program Related, including but not limited to:




3.  Outreach, including but not limited to:



Position Requirements




MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
word excel powerpoint other

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, makes contact with counterparts and colleagues to present and discuss information and problems.



Interpersonal Contacts

Externally, makes contact with community partners to deal with, influence, and motivate.


Maintains and cultivates strong relationships with Conrad Centre faculty, staff, BETS Co-op students, E Co-op students, MBET students, alumni,Advisoiy Council members, and other stakeholders.


Creates enthusiasm and a sense of community among diverse students involved in BETS and E-coop.

Level of Responsibility:

The job has specialized work with minimal supervision and provides guidance to others.


Decision-Making Authority:

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an administrative position within an office environment.

Working Environment:

Occasional travel to supervise students located outside of Waterloo Region and/or meet with other stakeholders

Working Hours:  Regular working hours, some evening/weekend work required.

Ricks-Physical and Psychological:

Physical risks

Psychological risks