Quest University Canada, Learning Commons
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
Quest University Canada is a private, not-for-profit, residential liberal arts and sciences university located in Squamish, British Columbia. Currently in our sixth year of operations, Quest has an enrolment of 425 students, and will increase enrolment to a maximum of 700 students over the next 3 years. Currently, about 55% of our students are Canadian, 25% American, and 20% representing twenty-one other countries on six different continents. All students are required to live on campus during their four years of study at Quest.
We are looking to hire a full or part-time Learning Strategist for an initial nine-month contract, commencing in August 2013, with the potential for renewal depending on operational needs. This person will be part of the Learning Commons and provide support for students; s/he will coordinate, advise, and/or be part of the team managing learning accommodations. Additionally, the Learning Strategist will facilitate sessions for new students and parents during Orientation; providing training to course instructors and academic advisors; and liaise with the faculty, Office of Student Affairs, and the Library.
The Learning Strategist is a member of the co-curricular academic team, reporting directly to the Chief Academic Officer. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of a new position within the Quest University community.
The ideal candidate to join the Quest team will have some combination of the following:
- Master's degree (or higher) in Education or a related field
- Experience in teaching study strategies and techniques, time management and organizational skills, and using technology to support learning;
- Experience supporting students with learning disabilities, e.g., ADHD, dyslexia/dysgraphia, autism/Asperger, blindness/low vision, deafness/hard of hearing;
- A good working knowledge of legal and institutional accommodations policies and practices;
Experience working with and training students to use assistive technologies, including:
- Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech software
- Web accessibility technologies
- Evaluating assistive technologies and prospective vendors for the purchase of appropriate technology
- Good understanding of universal design principles and standards;
- Experience working with faculty advisors, counsellors, and staff to determine the most appropriate accommodations that will best meet students’ needs in specific courses;
- Experience working with English as a Second Language students;
- The vision and creativity to work with and develop policies, programs, and approaches that do not necessarily follow a traditional university model;
- The ability to work independently as part of a larger professional team.
Quest offers a competitive salary and benefits, and a dynamic workplace.
For more information about Quest, visit us online at www.questu.ca.
Closing Date: Monday, February 18 or until the position is filled.
Starting Date: August 2013
To Apply: Submit your resume/CV with cover letter detailing education, experience, and interest in a full or part-time position to the University Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add “RE: Learning Strategist Position” to the Subject line. No phone calls please.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Quest University Canada respects and encourages diversity. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those applicants who have been given consideration for an interview will be contacted.
|Secondary Categories:||Educational Technology