Global Educational Facilitator
Trinity Western University
Langley, BC
Position Purpose and Summary

The GLOBAL Educational Facilitator plays a critical role in establishing and nurturing the day-to-day TWU academic and student life experience in an international TWU micro-campus. The Facilitator will help students in countries around the world to achieve program and course learning outcomes through effective facilitation and coaching in a face-to-face learning environment.

Opportunities for Fall 2019 include two sites in India and one in Uganda. We anticipate opening further sites in other locations, including China and Hong Kong in 2020 and beyond.

Do you have a passion for working and living abroad and a passion for teaching international students? Click here for more information on the GLOBAL Education Facilitator.

Key Areas of Accountability

Course Facilitation
  • Follow the facilitation guide established by the faculty subject matter expert
  • Establish a positive, goal oriented learning environment to ensure the attainment of learning outcomes
  • Develop a thorough understanding of each course and how to facilitate it effectively
  • Plan and orchestrate daily active learning activities as outlined in course materials and facilitation guides
  • Facilitate the exchange of assignments and feedback between students and faculty
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance, assessments, and achievement
Coaching and Supporting Learning
  • Coach students in study strategies to effectively learn the course material
  • Guide students to develop critical thinking skills
  • Support students to learn the skills of academic writing
  • Provide formative feedback on student work
Cooperation with TWU Faculty
  • Complete evaluation of each course cohort
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with Faculty
  • Communicate clearly regarding student performance in class
Learning Environments
  • Ensure that classrooms are set up appropriately to support a positive learning environment,
  • Report any deficiencies in the physical resources (furniture, technology, materials, etc.) to the Lead FAR Centre Facilitator
  • Assist with the turnover of classrooms and other spaces for special events
Community Life
  • Develop TWU culture in the FAR Centre through intentional opportunities to engage students in community building activities
  • Plan and participate in Canadian cultural events
Key Internal Interactions

Reports: None

Reports to: Manager of Online Learning

The Person

Skills and Abilities
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, and pro-active;
  • Willing and able to take initiative,
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and solve technological problems;
  • Able to provide leadership, direction, coaching and support;
  • Able to develop and maintain positive relationships with relevant stakeholders;
  • Able to work independently with limited direction;
  • Ability to exhibit a professional attitude and image with a commitment to quality service;
  • Ability to work with multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, for presentation, group facilitation, and business writing purposes.
  • A firm commitment to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Strength of character and reputation, a pleasant personality with a positive and friendly attitude in the midst of a very busy and challenging atmosphere;
Personal
Driven and inspired by the idea of positively impacting the various marketplaces of life through the development of godly Christian leaders by serving the Trinity Western University community.

Warm-hearted, dedicated, committed and mature evangelical Christian with a keen desire to serve in family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Strength of character and reputation, a pleasant personality with a positive and friendly attitude in the midst of a very busy and challenging atmosphere.

Servant-Leader Way of Life: Act in a manner that exemplifies Jesus Christ in all on and off campus contacts thereby living out the servant leadership mission of the university and contributing effectively towards achieving the institutional and Kingdom goals of the organization.

Standards & Requirements

Education: BA degree required (preferably in Education)
Experience: Experience teaching English as a second language (TESOL, ESLI) and/or working with international students is preferred. Completion of the “Graduate Certificate in Facilitation and Coaching” will be required and will be offered to all successful applicants. Tuition for this certificate will be covered provided the applicant fulfills the Facilitator commitment.

The following is a proposed package to be offered to the first 6 facilitators.

Academic Requirements and Opportunities

  • Facilitators will be required to have completed a BA degree (preferably in education and/or TESOL).
  • Must meet the requirements for admission to the TWU Master of Arts in Leadership.
  • Prior to deployment, completion of the Graduate Certificate in Facilitation and Coaching (5 courses x 3 semester hours of graduate level credit) will be required. Tuition will be covered provided the applicant fulfills the Facilitator commitment.
  • The facilitator certificate will partially meet requirements of the MA in Leadership degree, specifically the Education Stream. While serving as a facilitator overseas, you will have the opportunity to complete one of the remaining online MA in Leadership courses per TWU academic semester, accomplishing three courses per year, tuition-free.
  • Applicants who fulfill a 3 year term contract, taking one course per semester will be able to complete the MA in Leadership degree tuition-free.
In addition to the opportunity to earn a tuition-free MA in Leadership degree, you will be provided with:

Salary and Bonuses
  • Free Room & Board by the host university
  • An annual salary from TWU
  • One free vacation flight home and back per year, subject to supervisor approval
  • Initial departure flight and the final return flight back at the close of the contract
Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

Updated: May 2019
Salary Classification: 6
Agreed to by: Manager, Online Learning and E.D, Human Resources

Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who are able to commit to the university’s mission, values, and Christian identity as articulated in its Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We are committed to an ethic of inclusion and to the equal treatment of all persons without discrimination in accordance with human rights law.

We particularly invite applications from indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations during the application process should contact Human Resources at humanresources@twu.ca.

Trinity Western University is located on the traditional ancestral territory of the Sto:lo people.