Educational Facilitator, Inclusive Post-Secondary - MacEwan University
Inclusion Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Educational Facilitator, Inclusive Post-Secondary Education – MacEwan University

Inclusion Alberta, in partnership with MacEwan University, is seeking a full-time Educational Facilitator to work 37.5 hour per week to support the inclusion of students with a developmental disability. The Educational Facilitator will contribute to a team that furthers the inclusion of students with developmental disabilities in all aspects of academic and campus life within the MacEwan and great Edmonton community.

Responsibilities:
Facilitate meaningful student participation in a wide range of classes; for example, help students prepare so they contribute to class discussions and coursework, meaningfully participate in group assignments, demonstrate their learning in thoughtful ways, etc.
Facilitate relationships amongst classmates by helping students with developmental disabilities to participate in a variety of learning activities, campus activities, events, clubs, associations, etc. (such as intramurals, orientation events, etc.)
Help students contribute to and benefit from all aspects of campus life and in the Edmonton community
Collaborate with faculty, post-secondary staff, and students’ families to support students’ full engagement and active membership in their specified program of study, the university, and community at large
Provide support to faculty members and instructors to develop individualized course expectations, academic modifications, and adaptations to support student learning, engagement, and relationships with classmates
Network and collaborate with faculty members, business owners, managers, employers, and other community members to develop employment and career opportunities in the students’ chosen field of study
Support students, employers and co-workers on job sites to ensure positive employment experiences for everyone involved
Thoughtfully strengthen and foster community capacity for meaningful inclusion of people with developmental disabilities
Actively collaborate with and positively support Inclusion Alberta team members
Regularly and actively engage in critical reflection and dialogue (both individually and as a team member) about inclusion

Qualifications:
Deep and abiding commitment to inclusion (as demonstrated by one’s experiences and contributions to community)
Experience with Inclusive Post-Secondary Education, and/or community development and/or inclusion
Exhibits the highest level of professionalism
Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaborative, networking, and organizational skills
Dedicated learner, reflective practitioner, and committed to one’s professional development
Astute critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
Can work effectively both independently and collaboratively
Comfortable with public speaking and community development (approaching new people)
Regularly and quickly prepare written reports for multiple audiences
Hours of work are primarily during the day but may require some evenings and weekends and do require flexibility
Current criminal record clearance is required and personal vehicle is a valuable asset
This is a full-time permanent position. Competition will remain open until a suitable applicant is found. Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Compensation includes generous holidays, group health insurance that covers 75% of health and dental costs that begins once hired, and a $500 annual health and wellness spending account.

Please include a thoughtfully-written cover letter and resume to Shawna Francis, Regional Coordinator of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education, sfrancis@inclusionalberta.org.