At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an Educational Developer – Student Programming.
Reporting to, and under the direction of, the Director: Teaching, Learning, and Development and working collaboratively with institutional colleagues, the incumbent will apply their knowledge, skills, and experience toward engaging Laurier faculty and students in educational development in a manner that is professional and represents Teaching and Learning well to the university community. The administration of faculty programming and student teaching development will be a primary responsibility of the incumbent, in addition to: (1) planning, implementing, and evaluating educational development programs, services, and activities; (2) providing curriculum/instructional expertise and support to individuals and departments; (3) fostering a sense of community and creating opportunities for free exchange of ideas across Laurier and its many campuses; (4) conducting classroom observations, mid-semester feedback sessions, and consultations; (5) preparing online and print resources; (6) engaging in and supporting educational research; and (7) staying abreast of the educational literature and broader trends in higher education.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based on the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides pedagogical expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo, Brantford and Kitchener Campuses, as well as the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.
Administer, expand (e.g., participation numbers/program offerings), deliver, and lead teaching development programming for Laurier students and postdoctoral fellows including the University Teaching Foundations Certificate, University Teaching Certificate Program, Foundations in Online Teaching Certificate, and Foundations in Teaching and Learning
Research, design/customize, and deliver course-specific and university-wide one-time and multi-day programs, events, and workshops for graduate and undergraduate students
Research, design/customize, and deliver course-specific and university-wide one-time and multi-day programs, events, and workshops for instructional and teaching assistants
Evaluate the impact and success of student programing and services in collaboration with the Associate Director
Hire, train, and assumes responsibility for the student teaching development team, other student help within the office (one to two)
Advise (e.g., consultations, retreats, meetings) graduate teaching assistants, instructional assistants, faculty, academic staff, and departments on teaching, learning, and curriculum development matters
Support the maintenance of the Teaching and Learning content on the current students’ website profiling resources, services, programs, and supports available to the Laurier student community
Broker and mediate relationships and initiatives between and across individuals, departments, campuses, institutions, and professional associations, including coordination of the schedules and work of others (e.g., collaborative initiatives and programming with partners such as the Graduate Students’ Association and the Students’ Union)
Research and develop customized instructional materials and resources for graduate teaching assistants, teaching assistants, instructional assistants, and the student community
Support (e.g., leadership, consultative, collaborative roles) classroom and blended curriculum development initiatives championed by Teaching and Learning
Represent Teaching and Learning on committees and collaborative initiatives internal/external to Laurier
Prepare monthly and annual reports on activities and professional development initiatives for the Director
Demonstrate diplomacy and sensitivity in all interactions/professional practice
Master’s degree in education or a related field
Minimum of four years of work experience in educational development with an emphasis on the development of programming to serve multiple stakeholders in a higher education setting
Four or more years teaching experience in a higher education setting
Demonstrated experience of working with graduate students within a professional environment
Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and experience with college or university-level teaching, program planning, facilitation, consultation, curriculum development, resource development, and supervision
Skilled in needs assessment, project management, resource/program development, consultations, classroom observations, workshop/event delivery, research/scholarship, and supervision of staff
A high degree of initiative and independence combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with others (e.g., faculty, administrators, students, staff ) in a politicized environment
Ability to maintain confidential relationships with faculty, students, and staff
Superior organizational, project management, communication (written and oral), and self-management skills
Sound and current knowledge of the educational literature (e.g., teaching/learning, instructional design, assessment, student development) and an ability to apply theory to practice
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team or project setting
A client-oriented, research-informed, evidence-based, outcomes-centred approach to practice
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, and an awareness and use of course management systems and other educational technologies/applications used in teaching
Knowledge of Wilfrid Laurier University, its strategic directions, and its academic support units an asset
Willingness to work outside of regular daytime hours and at Laurier’s multiple campuses, as required
A valid driver’s license
Some lifting may be required in association with program and event delivery/coordination
Grade : WLUSA-09
Salary : $36.24-$42.62
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, continuing position.
This position is not eligible for educational equivalencies.
Please Note : This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.