Educational Facilitator at MacEwan University

Inclusion Alberta - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Educational Facilitator - Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at MacEwan University

Inclusion Alberta, in partnership with MacEwan University, is seeking a full-time Educational Facilitator to support the inclusion of a student with a developmental disability. This position would see the education facilitator directly provide some support for a student with a developmental disability. This is a one-year position with the opportunity to continue employment with the family.

The Educational Facilitator will contribute to a team that facilitates the inclusion of students with developmental disabilities in all aspects of academic & campus life within the MacEwan and greater Edmonton community.


  • Facilitate meaningful student participation in a wide range of classes; for example, help students prepare so they contribute to class discussions and coursework, meaningfully participate in group assignments, demonstrate their learning in thoughtful ways, etc.
  • Facilitate relationships amongst classmates by helping the student with a developmental disability participate in a variety of learning activities, campus activities, events, clubs, associations, (such as intramurals, orientation events, etc.)
  • Help student contribute to and benefit from all aspects of campus life and in the Edmonton community
  • Collaborate with faculty, post-secondary staff, and students’ families to support students’ full engagement and active membership in their specified program of study, the university, and community at large
  • Provide support to faculty members and instructors to develop individualized course expectations, academic modifications, and teaching adaptations to support student learning, engagement, and relationships with classmates
  • Network and collaborate with faculty members, business owners, managers, employers, and other community members to develop job and career opportunities in the students’ chosen field of study
  • Support students, employers, & co-workers on job sites to ensure positive employment experiences for everyone involved
  • Thoughtfully strengthen and foster community capacity for meaningful inclusion of people with developmental disabilities
  • Actively collaborate with and positively support Inclusion Alberta team members
  • Regularly & actively engage in critical reflection and dialogue (both individually and as a team member) about inclusion


  • Deep & abiding commitment to inclusion (as demonstrated by one’s experiences & contributions to community)
  • Experience with Inclusive Post-Secondary Education, and/or community development and/or inclusion
  • Exhibit the highest level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaborative, networking, and organizational skills are required
  • Dedicated learner, reflective practitioner, and committed to one’s professional development
  • Astute critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Can work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable with public speaking and community development (approaching new people)
  • Regularly and quickly prepare written reports for multiple audiences
  • Hours of work are primarily during the day but may require some evenings & weekends & do require some flexibility
  • Current criminal record clearance is required and personal vehicle is a valuable asset

Compensation includes generous holidays, Group Health Insurance that covers 75% of Health and Dental costs that begins once hired, and a $500 annual Health and Wellness spending account.

Please include a thoughtfully written cover letter and resume to Shawna Francis (Regional Coordinator of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at Inclusion Alberta)

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • community inclusion: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • English (Required)