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Now Hiring: Student Teaching Development Facilitator

Are you an undergraduate student at Laurier who is interested in contributing to student teaching development? We are now hiring an undergraduate student as a Student Teaching Development Facilitator for the 2018-2019 academic year!

Student Teaching Development Facilitator (STDF)

The STDF plays a key role in supporting the professional development of undergraduate students at Laurier, specifically related to teaching professional development. This position reports to, and works closely with, the Educational Developer responsible for student teaching development. The STDF will work as part of a team with the Graduate Teaching Developers.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Kyra Jones by June 15th.

What type of work does a STDF do?

Support Undergraduate Teaching Certificate 

  • Co-facilitate microteaching sessions
  • Co-facilitate teaching development workshops
  • Read and maintain currency in literature related to higher education and scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Assist with the development and redevelopment of workshops to reflect current literature in higher education
  • Collect and collate midterm feedback for fellow Laurier students from the students in their classrooms
  • Contribute to teaching resources created by Teaching & Learning for undergraduate students, graduate students, TAs, and IAs

Communications and Administration

  • Engage in community outreach regarding professional development available to Laurier undergraduate and graduate students who wish to improve and refine their teaching skills
  • Monitor professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at Laurier, in particular TAs and IAs
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Graduate Students’ Association, Students’ Union, other Academic Support Units, the student population, and other stakeholder groups regarding teaching development opportunities for Laurier students
  • Assist with managing the certificate programs in the MyLearningSpace environment

Workshop/Event Planning and Support

  • Provide input and support with respect to workshop scheduling and development
  • Assist with logistics of events and workshops (e.g., registration, communication with participants, etc.)
  • Other duties as per the direction of the Educational Developer responsible for student teaching development

Resource Development

  • Develop and update resources for Laurier students, TAs, and IAs in collaboration with the Educational Developer responsible for student teaching development
  • Monitor success and make recommendations to enhance development opportunities at Laurier related to teaching and learning

Other Tasks

  • Meet with the Educational Developer responsible for student teaching development at regularly scheduled team meetings and others as required
  • Additional tasks as requested

The rate for this position is $20/hour (including 4% vacation) for an average commitment of 5 hours per week from August 2018 to August 2019 (start and end dates are flexible). Exact duties and hours will be determined in consultation with the Educational Developer responsible for student teaching development. At times, the position may require attendance at campus events on short notice and travel to other Laurier locations (including Laurier's Brantford Campus and the Lyle S. Hallman Facult of Social Work). 

What are the position requirements?

  • Registered in the 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate program at Laurier
  • Completion of or willingness to complete the Foundations in Teaching & Learning certificate
  • Demonstrated interest in supporting student learning and ability to work with a wide range of colleagues in a professional and respectful manner
  • Previous work experience related to teaching is an asset (e.g., IA, community outreach, mentoring, etc.)
  • Previous experience with MyLearningSpace or another Learning Management System (LMS) is preferred
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide constructive oral and written feedback
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, email, social media, etc.
  • Leadership or mentorship experience considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a functional team

Teaching & Learning is an open office environment. There is a designated work space in the office for this position to hold office hours, which may be shared with other part-time, occasional staff members.