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Coordinator, Learning Skills Support

Job IDA6-2A-83-AD-F9-8B
CompanyOCAD University
Date Posted2023-05-26
Posted Until2023-06-25
Job TypePart-time
Job CategoryEducation
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Reporting to the Manager, Indigenous Student Centre, the Coordinator, Learning Skills Support is responsible for the development and delivery of academic learning support programs aimed at enriching the academic success, and retention of Indigenous students at OCAD University (OCAD U). The Coordinator works closely with the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) delivering writing and learning services and programs, and liaises with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) connecting students with academic accommodations as needed. In collaboration with the WLC and SAS, the Coordinator, Learning Skills Support assists students with writing, research strategies, exam preparation, time management, and provides on campus referrals as needed.

- In consultation with the Manager, Indigenous Student Centre (ISC), and working in collaboration with the Program Supervisor, Writing & Learning Centre, and Student Accessibility Services, develop and deliver writing, academic and studio learning support programs and services for Indigenous learners in a range of presentation formats, in-person and online
- Deliver individual and group writing and academic skills consultations for undergraduate and graduate Indigenous students
- Produce and deliver writing, academic and studio learning skills workshops for Indigenous students; coordinate guest facilitators as needed
- Contribute to the Indigenous Student Centre's online promotional and outreach initiatives related to writing, academic and studio learning programs and services supporting Indigenous students
- Create and maintain appropriate student engagement tracking tools and develop interventions for students in academic difficulty
- Compile and maintain related, academic and studio learning resources in print and on-line formats as required
- Work closely with Student Accessibility Services to support Indigenous students in accessing disability related academic accommodations
- Attend weekly Indigenous Student Centre team meetings and relevant Writing & Learning Centre and Student Accessibility Services meetings
- Maintain currency in advances and trends in writing, studio learning and academic support service provision in post-secondary education with an emphasis on art and design education
- Liaise with departments across the University, including the Indigenous Visual Culture Program and the Special Advisor to the Provost, Indigenous Knowledge, Practices and Production, to maintain knowledge of OCAD U curriculum, writing, studio learning and academic support needs of Indigenous learners
- Assist the Manager, Indigenous Student Centre in other related duties that contribute to the successful operation of the ISC
Start DateAugust 2023
SalaryHiring Range - $29.76 To $34.05 Per Hour, Salary Range - $29.76 To $39.12 Per Hour
Education RequirementsDegree in Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Art, Design or a related field

Essential SkillsAcademic and professional writing skills with knowledge of different writing genres and disciplines

Excellent group facilitation and instructional skills

Well-developed computer skills
ExperienceMinimum of two (2) years of experience working in a university writing centre or similar student support unit delivering programs to enhance student learning

Experience working with Indigenous students and/or community

Experience working with Indigenous students in higher education with strong understanding of Indigenous student academic support needs

Experience working with diverse student writers and learners
Work SettingsIn office/on campus
Additional SkillsExcellent communication, interpersonal and leaderships skills, and a demonstrated ability to exercise tact, sound judgement and commitment to confidentiality

Excellent project management skills, demonstrated attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
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