Careers at Redeemer

Learning Strategist

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Part-time  On site Open until filled Starts: ASAP
Reporting to the Learning Services Director, this role will work to advance students’ academic skills through learning strategies.  This includes developing academic success plans, time management strategies, study & research skills, and assessment and analysis techniques.
Reporting to the Learning Services Director, this role will work to advance students’ academic skills through learning strategies.  This includes developing academic success plans, time management strategies, study & research skills, and assessment and analysis techniques.

Why Work at Redeemer?

For over 41 years Redeemer University has prepared the next generation of Christian leaders. Redeemer is committed to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.

Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.

Redeemer offers 41 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The university expects to welcome about 1000 students in the fall, served by approximately 200 faculty and staff.

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Learning Strategist
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Part-time  Open until filled Starts: ASAP

The Position

Reporting to the Learning Services Director, this role will work to advance students’ academic skills through learning strategies.  This includes developing academic success plans, time management strategies, study skills, research skills, and assessment and analysis techniques.  The Learning Strategist will collaborate, and work with, the Academic Success Manager to facilitate and deliver workshops/seminars in areas such as academic skills, effective studying and learning, and time management. The Learning Strategist is also responsible for providing support for students struggling academically and recommending academic/study strategies based on best practices in educational research.  Students with a broad range of disabilities are also supported by the Learning Strategist who works with students to develop skills based on their unique learning profiles.

This is a PT position at 70% ( 50% May-August and 80% September -April )

Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver workshops/seminars in-person, or in video format, in areas such as academic skills, effective studying and learning, and time management. 
  • Advance students’ academic skills through learning strategies, success plans, study skills, research, information, support, assessment and analysis techniques.
  • Meet one-on-one with students to develop academic skills and strategies.
  • Meet regularly with students on academic probation. 
  • Support international students with the transition to university in Canada.
  • Administer individualized support for students struggling academically, providing academic strategies based on best practices in educational research.
  • Ensure that students with disabilities registered with Learning Services have access to the appropriate resources indicated by assessments which includes developing accommodation plans.
  • Support students with a broad range of disabilities, clinical diagnoses, mental health, cognitive and intellectual disabilities to develop skills based on their unique learning profiles.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Success Manager on developing/revising resources for students who want to improve their academic performance.
  • Support the Learning Services team with test and exam supervision, as required.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Experience with, and knowledge of, a variety of learning barriers, preferences, and strategies.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the developmental needs of university aged students and the interaction of learning issues on this developmental stage.
  • A deep understanding of the contributing factors of Student Success.
  • Ability to relate to a range of students at different levels of development.
  • Experience maintaining student progress records.
  • Ability to write case notes according to established policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Experience with, and an understanding of, the interaction of parents/guardians with students facing learning challenges.    
  • Demonstrated ability to read psychological assessments and a working knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of these assessments.
  • Demonstrated team building skills and ability to work collaboratively across departments.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and strong organizational skills in order to design innovative solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of various types of assistive technology.

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Graduate degree required; preferred areas include learning studies, psychology, higher education, student affairs, counselling or related fields (a combination of a Bachelors degree with relevant experience may be considered equivalent)
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a related field

Other Requirements

  • Understanding of Redeemer University (mission, values, and Reformed Christian identity)

The Application Process

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter and resume) and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Position reports to: Learning Services Director

Submit applications to: HR@redeemer.ca (please quote position title in subject line)

Expiry date: Posted until filled (applications will be reviewed upon submission, so please apply ASAP)

Anticipated start date: ASAP

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