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Experiential Learning Coordinator

by Western University

Reference #: 29761
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2023
Experience: 3 Years
Education: University Degree
Western University

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 13

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

Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (SSMD) is a leading Canadian centre of outstanding
education and research shaping health care for the next generation and is the largest and most complex
faculty on campus.

The Basic Medical Science Graduate & Undergraduate office consists of centralized student services that
oversee the administration of the BMSc program, Neurosciences program, IMS program and the Graduate and
Postdoctoral Scholars programs. Each unit is led by an Associate Dean or Academic Director.


The Experiential Learning Coordinator will be primarily responsible for seeking out, developing, and supporting
course-based (for credit) experiential learning opportunities for the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
students. Examples of experiential learning include laboratories, simulations, role playing, case studies, and
community-engaged learning. The role will be responsible for identifying opportunities for experiential learning
to be incorporated in courses at Schulich and assisting with the administrative duties associated with those
opportunities. The Experiential Learning Coordinator assists instructors and staff with the development and
implementation of experiential learning in undergraduate and graduate courses. The role will build and manage
a robust network of organizations related to the biomedical field to market and promote Western’s programs
and identify Community Engaged Learning (CEL) & Experiential Learning (EL) opportunities for students.
Additionally, the role will effectively and efficiently implement, and support centralized administrative
procedures related to new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs for the School. The role will
also support the School’s co-curricular activities such as the Medical Science Community Outreach (MaSCOt)


- Undergraduate Degree in a related field

- 3 years’ experience liaising and managing client relationships; experience in business development or
sales; experience planning and implementing recruitment strategies
- 3 years’ experience providing administrative support and coordination in a higher education institution

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Familiarity with best practices for maintaining, seeking out and developing business relationships and
- Specific knowledge for increasing skills related to job seeking
- Knowledge of relevant external partners with an ability to match their needs with the competencies of
students from various programs
- Familiarity with Human Resources principles and practices
- Communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with all levels of the organization
- Compelling and persuasive communication skills to engage individuals and teams inside and outside the
- Ability to ensure confidentiality and privacy is maintained through the appropriate retention and destruction
of information
- Ability to establish rapport with people from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to understand customer needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service to directly
and indirectly satisfy expectations
- A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
- Ability to remain highly motivated, resilient, innovative, and collaborative when faced with challenges
- Ambitious with the ability to identify opportunities, develop action plans and set challenging goals in order to
achieve desired outcomes
- Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the University’s events and activities
- Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new software
- Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative, innovation and good judgment in
- Influential interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships at all levels of the organization
- Ability to source leads, cold call and use other methods to connect with external partners
- Ability to assess clients’ needs, suggest options, overcome objections, and move forward with partnerships

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 #29761 by 11:59PM on April 7, 2023.

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