Centre for Scholarly Communication Associate

University of British Columbia - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job ID:

Kelowna - UBC Okanagan

Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:
Educational Programming

Classification Title:
Educ. Programming, Level A

Business Title:
Centre for Scholarly Communication Associate

UBCO-Provost & VPresident Acad

UBCO - Library

Salary Range:
$49,090.00 (minimum) - $58,932.00 (midpoint) - $70,717.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:


Desired Start Date:

Funding Type:
Budget Funded

Closing Date:

Available Openings:

Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.

Job Summary

The Associate assists in planning and managing the development and implementation of a broad range of programs being developed by the Centre for Scholarly Communication. The Associate provides one-on-one consultations, group facilitation, and workshops regarding scholarly communication. The Associate provides the Centre for Scholarly Communication direction for information technology and marketing and communication initiatives. The Associate also manages student staff and oversees scheduling and training.

Organizational Status

The Centre for Scholarly Communication offer one-on-one consultations on written and oral communication, workshops on a wide range of topics and scholarly genres, and communities of practice. The goal of the Centre is to support scholars and researchers as they communicate their research, in oral and written form, to their peers and community at large. The Associate reports to the Library's Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Work Performed

1. Student Consultations
  • Provide one-on-one writing consultations to upper level undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Offer expertise through consultations and workshops in all aspects of undergraduate and graduate student writing and publishing.
  • Advise students on development of scholarly communication practices.
2. Workshops and Group Facilitation
  • Develop and provide instructional workshops and in-class training, including computer-based and seminar style workshops, where appropriate, to undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to scholarly communication, including but not limited to: time management; project management (planning and organizing large documents); and planning, drafting, writing, revising, and editing papers, proposals, or presentations.
  • Facilitate writing groups for undergraduate and graduate students.
3. Program Development
  • Create programs and initiatives that enhance the development of pedagogical tools and delivery of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty education programs.
  • Assist in developing policies to enrich the student experience and ensure student success.
4. Scheduling, Training, and Management of graduate and undergraduate staff
  • Develop and provide initial and ongoing training for student staff to meet Centre standards, implement best practices, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate student success.
  • Responsible for management of student staff for the Centre.
5. Marketing, Communications and Information Technology
  • Develop marketing for programs and services to students and faculty.
  • Collaborate with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and Centre for Scholarly Communication Coordinator and campus partners to develop innovative ways of promoting programming.
  • Collaborate with campus partners (Library, Centre for Teaching and Learning, College of Graduate Studies, Student Services, Office of Research Services, Research Computing) to facilitate service excellence and meet the needs of all faculties.
  • Manage marketing initiatives including web- and print-based promotional materials.
  • Manage and maintain content for the Centre's websites.
  • Participate in design and development of Centre's data management systems.
6. Performs other related duties as required.

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Library's Scholarly Communication Librarian. Must be able to work independently and carry out work to completion. Keeps the Scholarly Communication Librarian informed of the status of work in progress. Works to deadlines and tasks on projects. Work is reviewed in terms of achievement of desired results.

Supervision Given

Expected to work independently under the direction and counsel of the Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position may supervise student staff.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Errors in judgment and advice could be detrimental to students' academic careers. Errors in the disclosure of confidential information could have public consequences affecting the reputation of the Centre for Scholarly Communication and the Library and/or resulting in embarrassment to The University of British Columbia and its senior administration.
Must exercise tact and diplomacy in interacting with students, staff, and faculty from UBC.
The Associate serves an important intermediary role in the teaching and learning community on campus, promoting a collaborative atmosphere among a wide range of students and personnel who may have differing goals/approaches to learning and development. The Associate must be capable of achieving consensus and resolving conflicts in a collegial manner. If inappropriate judgment is used, it could damage the long-term relationship between students and professional staff in academic units and with the Centre for Scholarly Communication and the Library.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Master's degree in Education, English, Linguistics, Composition, Literature, or a related field is preferred. Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. - Knowledge of current theories in instructional design, and instructional techniques in education, particularly with respect to post-secondary teaching and learning and academic development.
  • Knowledge of workshop design and implementation.
  • Ability to create, provide, and promote programming (informal and formal stand-alone or embedded activities) for writing development.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent time management and organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service and professionalism in consulting with clients, identifying needs, and facilitating solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate on cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams, as well as multitask, establish priorities, and meet deadlines with minimal direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including reporting and analysis skills for presenting research findings, reports, and proposals.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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