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Academic Strategist

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Closing Date: June 11, 2018

The Academic Strategist provides instruction and skill building in: metacognition, time management, organizational skills, reading skills, writing skills, test preparation skills, concentration and attention, and self-advocacy, among other academic success skills. The Academic Strategist is familiar with Assistive Technology and integrates this knowledge into strategy instruction.

The key contact person for this role is the Director of Student Life and Learning and works closely with the Learning Accommodations and Services Department. The Academic Strategist will:

  • Meet individually with students to teach and provide learning strategies, while taking into account their disability-related learning barriers. The meetings will be based on mutual agreeable times.
  • Develop trusting and collaborative working relationships with students.
  • Identify student strengths and effective learning strategies to promote academic success and student wellbeing.
  • Liaise with staff in Student Services (particularly in Learning Accommodation Services) to coordinate supports.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, effective collaboration, exceptional communication skills, autonomy, flexibility, and initiative.
  • Uphold the principles and values of creating a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Requirements for this role include:

  • Master Degree in (Special) Education strongly preferred (minimum Bachelor of Education).
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience teaching evidenced-based academic strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge of post-secondary environments and adult learners.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in the use of confidential information.
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of learning barriers resulting from disability challenges.
  • Knowledge of Assistive Technology.
  • Successfully pass a security check.

This role is situated on our main campus and includes a private furnished office space with computer and phone. This is a part-time contract position starting in September and ending in April. The hours of work will vary depending on student needs. Student Services hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The hours will be dependant on the number of students enrolled requiring this service. The schedule can vary from 10 hours to 35 hours per week.

Compensation/payment for services provided will come directly from the student once you supply them with your invoice. Compensation is based on federal and/or provincial government grant funding approval plus your education credentials and years of academic strategy experience.

Closing Date: Application review will commence June 11, 2018.

Please forward your resume, cover letter, and three work-related references in confidence to:

Colin Saby

Director, Student Life & Learning

Concordia University of Edmonton

E-mail: colin.saby@concordia.ab.ca

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.