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Employment Opportunity

On-line Learning/English Resource Facilitator

Adult Basic Education Powell River
Competition Number: 14-2063
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
Start/End: August 25, 2014: 1 week prep
Fall Term: September 2, 2014 to January 16, 2015
January 19, 2015: 1 week prep
Spring Term: January 26 to May 29, 2015
may end early or be extended
Workload: .25 FTE

Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Powell River Campus
Duties: Instruct individuals and groups in multi-level learning centre environment; prepare course materials, develop curriculum; provide student support; evaluate and grade students, keep records and liaise with student advisors; participate as an active member of the instructional team.

Meet with students from all disciplines, and skill levels, for one-on-one tutorials to help them develop and express their ideas effectively in their writing. Help students navigate through a variety of on-line course platforms; assist students with time management and self-directed learning strategies; help students communicate effectively, and work collaboratively in a virtual environment.
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 24 credits in a relevant discipline from an appropriately accredited institution; teacher training or proven related experience in teaching adults demonstrated by the equivalent of one year full-time teaching experience with corroborating positive evaluations.

Recent demonstrated skills and experience teaching a variety of student success skills to adult learners, including active listening, critical thinking, personal management skills, study skills, test-taking skills, communication skills, as well as academic and career planning. Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver courses / lessons that incorporate a wide range of teaching strategies and address the needs of adult learners with various learning styles, abilities, and disabilities. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Familiarity with and ability to access institutional and community resources. Familiarity with VIU's courses and programs. Demonstrated problem solving skills. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Word, online databases, online research, and library catalogues. Successful candidate will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds of ACP student populations.

Teaching Expertise: Applicants should be prepared to provide a short sample lesson/teaching demonstration on a topic that will be provided before the interview in which applicants must demonstrate teaching expertise. During the presentation, the applicant should expect to be questioned on aspects of the presentation by the members of the interview panel.

The interview will also contain at least one course-content question that the applicant has not been able to prepare for ahead of time. The responses to the questions will be used by the interview panel to gauge the applicant's subject knowledge, classroom management, and teaching expertise.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in relevant field from an appropriately accredited institution. Teacher training certification.

Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of relevant transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: July 31, 2014 - August 13, 2014
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.