Career Counsellor


Career Counsellor

Date Posted: 06/03/2024
Req ID: 37663
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Ofc of the Vice Dean, Medical Education
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00052796


About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

Your opportunity:

The Office of Learner Affairs (OLA) is dedicated to working with and supporting healthprofessions learners from the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s undergraduate medical education (MD and MD/PhD), Postgraduate Medical Education, Medical Radiation Sciences, Physician Assistant, and Occupational Therapy programs to optimize the learningenvironment and experience at individual and systems levels, and enable learners’ development into and as health care professionals. OLA is committed to equity and inclusion and strives to promote resilience, wellness, personal growth and social responsibility among our learners.

As a Career Counsellor, you will provide individual and group career counselling services to Undergraduate and Graduate medical trainees across the St. George and Mississauga campuses, who are diverse in age, culture, race, gender, sexual identity, and educational background. You will develop career resources and establish collaborative networks with University of Toronto and external career development/counselling agencies in order to help ensure that our learners are well positioned and prepared for progression through the continuum of medical education and into medical practice.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Counselling and advising medical students on career development by providing options and consequences incorporating personal circumstances and an understanding of an individual’s background
  • Exploring a variety of career related topics with medical learners, such as transitions to post graduate training, career decision making, alternative and hybrid careers, transitions to the workforce, medical degree opportunities, developing a professional brand and career narrative interview strategy, document preparation, and other career related concerns
  • Developing and delivering learning outcomes and relevant, engaging career content for workshops and evaluating programs
  • Keeping well informed on labour market, occupational and educational work trends and theories related to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Conducting a detailed analysis of student feedback and labor market research to inform program planning activities.
  • Screening for referrals for academic advising and with other counselling services for students in distress

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counselling or equivalent education and experience, related to career development and advising
  • Minimum five years’ experience working with students in professional health-care-related post-secondary educational/training programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of case management and referral best practices
  • Demonstrated experience in career counselling, development, and/or advising on an individual or group basis
  • Knowledge of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and its community partners, including application of its policies and procedures
  • Experience and aptitude for designing and creating high- quality career related resources in a range of formats
  • Experience providing document review support, such as Cover Letters, Resumes, CV’s, Personal Statements, and Professional Social Media
  • Experience building and sustaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including external career development/counselling agencies
  • Experience building and administering presentations to small and large audiences
  • Research experience or demonstrated proficiency in evaluation/quality assurance
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Excellent (oral and written) communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skill/aptitude in cross-cultural communication and inter-professional group facilitation
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and an ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Self-directed with ability to work independently and set priorities in an environment with peak service periods, deadlines and varying schedule demands
  • Demonstrated decision-making skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Tact, discretion, sensitivity to confidential matters
  • Ability and willingness to travel between the St. George and Mississauga campuses

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Diplomatic
  • Resourceful
  • Self-directed

This is a term position until September 2025.

Closing Date: 06/16/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 14 — $88,290 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $112,911. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Recruiter: Amanda Di Fonzo

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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