Field Guide by NSCDA
Employer Engagement Specialist

Employer Engagement Specialist

Employer Engagement Specialists bridge the gap between employers and employees. They also make and enhance community connections through networking and promoting wage subsidies.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Abilities to cultivate relationships with local employers
  • Ability to assess employers HR needs
  • Capability to facilitate access to programs and resources.
  • Adeptness in marketing, promotion and public relations
  • Independence and accountability
  • Post-secondary or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in the business field
  • Have an understanding of HR fundamentals and business basics
  • Job search techniques
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Digital Literacy
  • Project Management
  • Research

View NSCDA Course Catalogue

  • Band 1: Professional Practice: Competencies enabling effective practice. (All Competencies within Band)
  • Band 2: CDP Characteristic: Competencies distinguishing the field of career development practice. (Competencies 10,13,16)
  • Band 3: CDP Extended: Competencies required to deliver specialized services provided by CDPs. (Competencies 17 & 18)
  • Band 4: Outreach and Leadership: Competencies reflecting the strategic role of career development professionals. (All Competencies within Band)

Competency bands are from the National Career Development Professional Competency Framework

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Other Titles
  • Workplace Support Practitioner
  • Outplacement Consultant
  • Labour Market Specialist
  • Career Events Coordinator
  • Employment Specialist

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