Reporting to : Dr. Laura Winer, Director
Location : Remote Work
Hiring Unit: Teaching and Learning Services
Hourly rate: $14.5 + 3.6% legal holiday indemnity + 4% Vacation pay added to each pay
Hours : Up to 15 hours per week (there is no guarantee of minimum hours per week)
Duration: August 24, 2020 to December 4, 2020 with a possibility of extension
Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is looking for currently registered 169 undergraduate or graduate McGill registered student Remote Learning Assistants (IT Assistants C Amuse Casual) positions to provide technical support to one or more faculty members and instructors to adapt academic course material for remote delivery, and includes but is not limited to course mechanics, course content, and technical support for faculty and students. The Remote Learning Assistants may be assigned to any faculty or any instructor for periods less than three hours, over the course of their contract. Although these positions are not restricted to Work Study students, they will be given priority.
Mandatory Training provided:
These Remote Learning Assistant positions are recognized as a work integrated learning opportunity on McGill University’s Co-Curricular Record, under the Enriched Educational Opportunities category. As part of the student’s learning, the Remote Learning Assistants will be provided technical training as listed below, receive student employee onboarding, and will be required to submit a reflection exercise at the end of job assignment, and have their work evaluated.
Student employee onboarding and working remotely
How to use relevant learning management systems technology (LMS)- myCourses, in particular uploading materials, setting up activities such as quizzes and discussion boards.
Online tools for web conferencing and interaction (Zoom)
Participation in a community of learners
Best practices for supporting students with the technical aspects of web conferencing during a fixed course session.
Job responsibilities: Remote learning assistants may be expected to perform some or all of the following duties:
Record demonstrations and field and lab experiments using basic video equipment or Smartphone.
Edit videos using basic editing software (i.e., Camtasia)
Assist instructors and guest speakers with the use of multiple tools during a fixed session.
Assist instructors with adapting the structure of course materials in myCourses, adding materials and configuring activity tools.
Act as technical facilitator in fixed Zoom sessions, particularly in large classes.
Provide students basic technical support during fixed delivery.
May be assigned to any Faculty or any instructor, for periods less than three hours, over the course of their contract.
To be eligible for this job, you must have access to a computer and high-speed internet, webcam and microphone, and work from home office space.
Must be willing to learn new software
Must be registered as a full time undergraduate or graduate student at McGill for the Fall 2020 semester
Students who are eligible for the McGill Work Study programme ( https://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/work-study ) will be given priority
Students applying should indicate knowledge/experience in any of the following areas:
Organization and time management skills
Demonstrated knowledge working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Effective communication skills
Ability to support multiple instructors
Familiarity with web conferencing technology (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Cisco WebEx)
Salary: $14.50/h + 3.6% legal holiday indemnity + 4% vacation indemnity
If you are interested in applying, please submit your application, no later than August 21, 2020 through McGill Workday Career page, attaching the following documents:
A cover letter including the posting reference number
Your curriculum vitae
Copy of your unofficial McGill transcript, indicating that you are registered for the Fall 2020 semester
Copy of your Work Study eligibility Confirmation letter (if applicable)
Completed web questionnaire, available at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cZYxzedSaEqvqfz4-J8J6krcFiSXOlFBmE36kRRUjpNUMEZHQUEzR0pUQk1PRFlYOEhTU0hBTElKSS4u
Minimum Education and Experience:
High School Diploma 2 Years Related Experience
(Amuse C) $14.50
Hours per Week:
15 (Part time)
Position Start Date:
Position End Date:
Deadline to Apply:
McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-398-3711.