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Integrated Student Support Specialist

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Lethbridge College is committed to inclusive recruitment practices by providing reasonable access and accommodations to applicants. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Private information received in relation to the request will only be used to facilitate the recruitment process and will be kept confidential and shared only as needed with the selection committee.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Integrated Student Support Specialist
Appointment Type Temporary, Full-time, Admin/Excluded
Position Dates Immediately – June 28, 2024
Hours per week/FTE 35
About the Position
Lethbridge College’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) is looking for Integrated Student Support Specialist to join our dynamic team. Reporting to the Educational Development Lead, This role contributes to a vast learning support network within the CTLI and other student-centred support services by creating tools and learning activities to enhance the student learning experience.

What makes you a good fit?

The Integrated Student Support Specialist works collaboratively across student support and faculty support, focusing on the ecosystem that is fostered through integrated learning opportunities. This position might be right for you if you have a passion for student success and enjoy supporting faculty in enhancing their teaching and learning practice through the following:

  • Adapting and evaluating student support services, spaces, and resources
  • Designing and supervising student work experience within CTLI
  • Consultation and mentorship on learning design and integration of student supports, student perspectives, and student core competencies within courses
  • Partnering with faculty on various professional development opportunities
  • Collaborating with various student supports outside the CTLI in support of a student hub of services

Excelling in self-directed situations and having the creative confidence to forge new solutions to systems challenges are keys to succeeding in this position. This role also requires strong project management, decision-making, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills and the use of flexible approaches to adapt to our client’s needs and comfort levels.
Position Details
Here’s how the Integrated Student Support Specialist contributes to Lethbridge College’s culture of innovation, excellence, and inclusion.

Empowering others in teaching and learning best practices:

  • Partners with faculty to encourage growth in inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, and experiential learning design; the integration of student supports; educational technology; student core competencies; and the teaching excellence framework within learning experiences
  • Partners and consults with other CTLI team members, faculty, and staff to integrate student learning support services, student perspectives, student core competencies, and the teaching excellence framework into learning experiences and institutional projects/initiatives
  • Encourages interdisciplinary partnerships in learning design through consultations and projects related to learning supports, instruction, and learning design
  • Integrates instructional design, universal design for learning, and human-centred design principles into consultations, course design and project work

Learning Support Service Design
  • In collaboration with CTLI team members and Student Affairs, designs, adapts, and evaluates student learning support services, spaces, and resources ·
  • Collaborates with CTLI team members to design and supervise student work experience opportunities related to learning support services within the CTLI (e.g., peer writing tutoring)
  • Collaborates with Indigenous services and on initiatives that support Indigenous student’s success

Support Student Hub Initiatives

  • Collaborates closely with Student Affairs, LCSA, the Registrar and ITS to support a student hub approach to student services ·
  • Has a detailed understanding of the learning management system and collaborates closely with other student support teams within the centre (I.e., Library, Learning Café, Digital Learning, Accessibility) to support the development of learning resources across the centre

Indigenization and decolonization

  • Collaborates across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes, and support the Niitsitapi Strategy

Evaluation and monitoring

  • Completes needs assessments as required
  • Evaluates and monitors service offerings related to integrated supports to make formative improvements, identify impacts, and address emerging campus needs
Required Qualifications
  • An undergraduate degree in Education
  • Some experience with student-facing academic support units
  • Significant and successful teaching experience
  • Experiments with new approaches, leverages setbacks, and makes realistic assessments of risks and next steps
  • Approaches new tasks with a growth mindset and a willingness to learn from others
  • Rapidly acquires new skills in emerging educational technologies
  • Interprets and applies college and post-secondary policies and procedures
  • Shifts easily between two or more activities or sources of information; work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience and competence using educational technology
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills, including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and attend to detail
  • Evidence of professional development throughout a career
  • Demonstrated time management, communication (oral and written), and project management skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree with specialization in education, instructional design, educational research, educational technology, curriculum development and/or another related field is preferred.
  • Experience and/or education on the topic of competency-based education and assessment is an asset.
Salary Starting from $65,127 to $74,009 per annum; commensurate with education and experience.
Working Here
Land Acknowledgement

Located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Lethbridge College is committed to honouring the land from a place of knowing. We honour the Siksikaitsitapi as both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, and we welcome all Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples who call Blackfoot territory their home to disclose as such when submitting applications.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At Lethbridge College, we know we all benefit when the rich diversity of our campus community is fully represented, and all students and employees are included. We are committed to identifying and overcoming systemic barriers that impede individuals from underrepresented groups. We are ready to work together to ensure Lethbridge College is a place where all individuals feel valued for their unique perspectives, skills, and contributions and are afforded equal opportunities to participate in learning, research, and innovation.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, and age.

Why choose Lethbridge and Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College is learner-focused, with an emphasis on experiential and flexible learning experiences and work-integrated learning.

We have a strong connection to our community and the land. We also promote a work environment that supports professional development and employee wellness, including flexible work arrangements and schedules that allow for work-life balance. In addition, we prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of our campus community.

Lethbridge advantages

Lethbridge offers a relatively low cost of living, with mild winters and sun-filled summers. Outdoor adventures await you in the city’s vast park systems and river valley, and we’re located just an hour and 20 minutes from the mountains. Enjoy the advantages of small-city life while accessing the amenities of a larger city, including arts and culture, sport and recreational facilities, and year-round family-friendly events.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number T23-00332
Open Date 08/22/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Lethbridge College is committed to inclusive recruitment practices by providing reasonable access and accommodations to applicants. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Private information received in relation to the request will only be used to facilitate the recruitment process and will be kept confidential and shared only as needed with the selection committee.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation