The Learning Centre at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers learning assistance, tutoring, one to one consultations or learning assessments, small group coaching, and workshops, help with study skills and learning strategies that lead to the academic success of any KPU student in any program. Our focus is on student learning, development and success. The Learning Centre at KPU is seeking a part-time .5 FTE Learning Strategist from 1 September to August 21, 2022.
Reporting to the Director, Student Development, Learning Strategists are faculty members of the Faculty of Educational Support and Development who work as part of the Learning Centre team in the delivery of services for students to enhance learning, academic performance, and retention within both online and face to face environments.
The incumbent will provide learning strategies advising services to students and work with tutors and instructors in the following areas:
- assist in enhancing effective learning and self-management strategies that foster academic confidence and success.
- develop ways to integrate skill development through appropriate laddering, scaffolding, and timing of the content learning activities. Learning Strategists are able to identify key strategies that enhance the learning outcomes associated with various content areas and are available to consult with faculty regarding student learning.
- provide course- and program-specific learning support.
This position is responsible for the delivery of a number of programs and services for students. The position plays a key role in the development of tutor and coaching curriculum and training programs to enhance and quality and performance of tutors and coaches working for the Learning Centres, in both the face to face and online environment.
The successful person will travel to any campus as required, as Learning Centres are located on each of KPU’s four campuses. Campus responsibilities will be allocated by the Director, Student Development.
The successful individual will have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology or Educational Counselling, or a graduate degree in a related field with demonstrable relevance, with a minimum of two years of relevant experience; in-depth knowledge of student learning, self-management, and academic performance issues in higher education; experience in the direct delivery of learning strategies programming in individual advising and group contexts in an educational setting and knowledge of student development theories and experience advising students on learning and performance issues.
In addition, the ideal person will have demonstrated initiative and enthusiasm for coaching, advising, teaching and learning; experience in delivering programs that increase the success of international, ESL/EAL, aboriginal and at-risk learners in a post-secondary context and the ability to recognize and respond to diverse students, issues and needs (e.g. across social identities, levels of ability, and physical and mental health). Excellent oral and written skills and demonstrated group presentation skills are essential and familiarity with KPU’s processes, policies and systems will be an asset.
The successful candidate may be required to provide copies of post-secondary transcripts.
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