Organizational Improvement Plan Online Facilitator
Western University
London, ON
About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

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The Graduate Programs Office at the Faculty of Education provides the best graduate experience for PhD, EdD, MA and MPEd students by administratively supporting them from the time of application to the time of completion of all degree requirements. The office provides guidance and service to Graduate Faculty, assisting and supporting them in their teaching and supervision of graduate students.


The successful applicant will be responsible for facilitating and evaluating the completion of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Organizational Improvement Plan. The incumbent will

  • Facilitate two concurrent 6-week Communities of Practice (CoP) online;
  • Examine and evaluate final Organizational Improvement Plans;
  • Make and maintain a commitment to devote the required time and energy needed to successfully engage in the facilitation of the CoP. As part of this commitment, the facilitator should display the highest ethical standards of behavior at all times;
  • Be available for regular consultation with students by discussing and agreeing on an appropriate schedule for work completion. The facilitator should provide constructive and timely feedback to students. The facilitator should maintain open communication and feedback with students on all issues, including CoP facilitation practices.
  • Provide input to the program regarding the student’s progress;
  • Provide guidance, instruction, and encouragement regarding students’ progress;
  • Help ensure that students have access to intellectual resources required for program completion;
  • Monitor any major discrepancies in advice given to students, and attempt to achieve resolution and consensus on the issue(s) involved;
  • Be familiar with all program, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and University policies and procedures pertaining to graduate students and supervision;
  • Inform the program (i.e., graduate chair or chair), in a timely fashion, of any serious difficulties which may arise in advisory, such as professional academic disagreements, interpersonal conflicts, or potential conflict of interest situations.
Candidates must have a PhD or EdD in Education(al) Administration and/or Leadership, and substantial experience in leadership in K-12 schools/school systems, higher education, or non-school workplaces. Additional required qualifications include active engagement in education research and other demonstrable expertise in the course content concerned, leadership experience in school systems and/or post-secondary education, and documented success supervising and/or teaching at the graduate (preferably doctoral) level. Experience with developing organizational or school improvement planning, as well as prior instruction in the OIP writing courses is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the CPED Framework, and computer technology and experience with teaching in an online environment are essential. This position requires high speed internet access, a computer that is capable of running Google Chrome or Firefox for PC or Mac, a computer microphone, and a webcam.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.