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Employment Opportunity

Volunteer Tutor Coordinator

Cowichan Campus
Competition Number: 12-2061
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding
Start/End: January 14, 2013 up to April 12, 2013 -
may end early or be extended
Workload: 0.5 FTE 17.5 hours of non-instructional work.Pay based on 28 hpw program norm and pro-rated based on 35 hpw non-instructional workload.
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Cowichan Campus
Duties: Reporting to the Coordinator of Student Services Cowichan, the Volunteer Tutor Coordinator serves as a member of the Student Services team. The primary responsibility is to manage volunteer programs that offer support to students and potential students, as appropriate.

Duties include recruitment, screening, training, and on-going support (scheduled office hours, telephone and e-mail contact, monthly meetings/in-service training sessions, tutor reports, and monthly newsletter) to tutors; development of tutoring plans; development and managing of resources for tutors; the monitoring of student progress, consultation and liaison with instructors and coordinators; organization of tutoring places; and the recognition of tutor activity and efforts.
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success through ongoing professional training, subject currency, and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and department committees; meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in relevant field, from an appropriately accredited institution. Experience working with volunteers. Knowledgeable about theories and practices in learning. Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills. Proven interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Computer proficiency.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor of Education
Experience working in a post-secondary setting.
Experience working with tutors in an educational setting.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: November 28, 2012 - December 05, 2012
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.