Educational Development Facilitator

Carleton University - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Assistant Director, Educational Development Centre (EDC), the Educational Development Consultant is responsible for providing support for Carleton instructors via consultation and teaching and learning resources and programs that align with current areas of priority in the context of online course delivery and academic continuity. This includes student engagement, effective assessment strategies, and online course delivery. The Educational Development Facilitator plays an integral role in supporting the University’s online learning and academic continuity strategy for the Fall 2020 semester and beyond.

Qualifications:The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
  • By focusing on priority areas, the position will allow the EDC to ensure that its resources and programming remain relevant and connected to current teaching and learning support needs; • The incumbent would be required to become familiar with current EDC programs and services to ensure a high degree of support for transitioning to online course delivery;
  • Central to the successful mission of the EDC is the incumbent's ability to collaboratively work with Educational Development team members and EDC staff to plan, develop, deliver, and evaluate educational development resources, services, and programs;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. The incumbent must ensure that offerings to faculty members, contract instructors, graduate students, TAs and the public are provided in a manner which will enhance relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Strong teaching skills, research skills, organizational skills, a clear understanding of administrative and office procedures, as well as excellent communication skills;
  • Strong coordination skills in developing resources, services, and programs suitable for different audiences;
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills are essential to deal with day-to-day activities, as is good judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, tact and discretion; These, in particular, are necessary for consulting with faculty on a one-on-one basis where information may be confidential in nature.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), to establish priorities and develop plans for change where necessary. It is essential that the incumbent be composed and focused during seemingly daunting deadlines with extremely complex requirements demanding a variety of inputs from several sources.
Education and Experience:The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
  • A Master’s degree, preferably in Education or Educational Psychology with a focus in Adult Education or postsecondary teaching; post-graduate certificates or equivalencies will be considered;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with PhDs in relevant disciplines and those with relevant subject matter background, including disciplines reflective of Carleton’s academic offerings (STEM, Humanities, Policy and Administration, Business);
  • Three (3) years of experience working in a post-secondary setting;
  • Work in either a teaching or educational development capacity preferred;
  • Strong skills and experience with technology and tools used in teaching and in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
HR Note:
Carleton University and CUPE 2424 are currently completing a joint job evaluation and pay equity project. The University and the Union are working together to describe the skills, effort, responsibilities and working conditions associated with every CUPE 2424 job, including this one. As a result, the job description that is currently associated with this posting (for recruitment purposes) may be revised to reflect the actual duties captured in the new job descriptions.

By applying for this job you are acknowledging that the actual duties associated with this job may differ somewhat from those identified in the job posting and that you will agree to perform the duties of this job as determined through the joint job evaluation process.

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.