JumpStart to Higher Education Program Facilitator

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Author ahnationtalk
Date September 14, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $28.85 - $33.93 - Per Hour
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 9791
Apply By : 10/1/2018
Position Title : JumpStart to Higher Education Program Facilitator
Department : Teaching and Learning
Job Type : Part-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Director, Teaching, Learning, and Retention
Position Summary : 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 a JumpStart to Higher Education Program Facilitator.

JumpStart to Higher Education provides Waterloo region grades 7 and 8 students from at-risk communities with the opportunity to learn about pathways to post-secondary education through a variety of programs and activities. The program helps students and their families to better understand how a post-secondary education can be achieved and provides information to assist students and their families in their decisions in grade 8 around the streams they choose for high school. The program is offered by the Access & Transition Centre, Centre for Student Success.

Program Facilitator – Position Overview

JumpStart to Higher Education Program Facilitators will work with the JumpStart Co-ordinator to deliver post-secondary and career education workshops to students in Waterloo region. The sessions will run for 100 minutes and follow a set curriculum.

Accountabilities :

  • Deliver program curriculum and lead activities to demystify post-secondary education and career pathways for Grade 7 and 8 audiences
  • Help coordinate workshop dates and times with local schools.
  • Provide feedback and analysis of program curriculum and workshop activities.
  • Maintain accurate statistics on workshop attendees for research and evaluation.
  • Transfer data gathered from approximately 2600 students to Excel spreadsheets.
  • Assist in modifying material to meet the needs of students with special designations e.g. English Language Learners, ASD, Learning Disabilities, Life Skills.
  • Set up AV and computer equipment for presentations.
  • Lead presentations to small groups and large audiences in a wide variety of locations.
  • Meet with teachers at schools to determine learning goals and prepare for students with learning and behavioural issues
  • Work collaboratively with other facilitators and program coordinator.
  • Update powerpoint to reflect changes in legislation, post secondary funding, high school credit requirements, post secondary entrance requirements, and data obtained from recent studies, census, and government reports
  • Develop activities at the Grade 7 and 8 level that align with the Ministry of Education’s “Pathways to Success” document.
  • Provide follow-up to schools which may include links to articles and research, answers to questions raised, related activities for classroom use
  • Train new team members and volunteers
  • Travel to elementary schools throughout Waterloo Region

Qualifications :


  • Bachelor of Education degree or related Master’s degree
  • Member of Ontario College of Teachers preferred
  • Recent teaching experience required, Grade 7, 8 level an asset
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Enthusiastic and dynamic classroom presence
  • Proficient with PowerPoint
  • Technical expertise, including experience managing i-Clicker data
  • Flexible with hours and changing schedules, e.g., 5 hours one week, 12 hours another
  • Preference given to recent Wilfrid Laurier University graduates
  • Familiarity with “Creating Pathways to Success”, 2013 – Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • Own transportation to schools throughout region, including K-W, Cambridge, and township schools
  • Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas:
  • Motivating students and engaging them in learning
  • Establishing a safe and positive program environment
  • Establishing a rapport with students
  • Developing educational activities and lessons that allow students in grades 7 and 8 to understand program concepts
  • Using a variety of sound teaching methods
  • Integrating technologies appropriately into the activities
  • Dealing courteously and effectively with people
  • Exercising good judgment and initiative

Program facilitators must be able to work between 8 am and 4 pm on scheduled days. Flexibility is required to accommodate school schedules.

Shifts may range from 2 hours to 6 hours depending on scheduling needs.

Facilitators will be paid for up to 10 hours of training.

Grade : WLUSA-06
Salary : $28.85 – $33.93
Salary Notes : This is a part-time, limited term position until June 30, 2019. Weekly hours for this position will be up to 28 hours per week, but will vary based on school schedules. The anticipated start date is October 9, 2018.

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 jbecker@wlu.ca. 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 diversity@wlu.ca. 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.20



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