Experiential Learning Coordinator
Full Time Contract (9 month)
Competition # SCHII-18-06
The Experiential Learning Coordinator is a new full-time contract position supporting the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Career Read Fund. Lakehead is committed to providing every student an experiential learning (EL) opportunity. To support this effort, Lakehead will be expanding EL opportunities specifically in Social Sciences and Humanities as well as also across other academic disciplines and programs in alignment with the Ministry’s Guiding Principles on Experiential Learning.
The Experiential Learning Coordinator will work with academic departments, student support services, employers and students to develop a common understanding of EL outcomes and to ensure these opportunities are reflected in the student’s transcript or co-curricular record as appropriate, with a focus on social justice, community outreach and community service learning, leveraging the university’s unique position in Northwestern Ontario and Simcoe County.
This initiative will expand student participation in rich and meaningful experiential learning opportunities in disciplines that traditionally have a limited range of experiential learning activities, while building awareness for students and employers regarding the benefits of participating in experiential learning
The position reports to the Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning and University Librarian and will:
- Support existing partnerships with local, regional and national public and private sector partners and cultivate new and expanded partnerships to expand Lakehead’s EL opportunities in Social Sciences and Humanities and other related disciplines;
- Work in collaboration with faculty and academic unit leadership to integrate experiential learning opportunities and innovative technology-enhanced teaching practices into curricula for Social Science and Humanities and related programs and interdisciplinary tracks;
- Help facilitate students’ placements in conjunction with faculty-specific initiatives, research projects and existing processes, leveraging Lakehead’s Work Study Program;
- Identify how to best capture various EL opportunities in students’ transcripts/co-curricular record; Work with students to better articulate skills and competencies developed through EL.
This is a strategic position responsible for managing the interests, goals and objectives of experiential learning at both campuses and will be required to manage all marketing and communications associated with the development and implementation of this new program and will oversee the strategic development, planning and execution of a comprehensive communications plan targeting multiple audiences through various forms of media and communication channels.
The successful candidate has a post-graduate university degree in Social Sciences or Humanities (or related field) and experience in teaching and research, experiential learning principles, program evaluation, skill development training, recruitment, relationship management, or other related experience, in a post-secondary environment. This position requires outstanding communication skills with demonstrated ability in public speaking and writing. The incumbent has strong project management, time management, and budgeting and computer skills.
Interested applicants are invited to apply by submitting a single PDF document containing a cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references to:
Office of Human Resources
Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Lakehead University is committed to an environment of open access to employment opportunities. Accommodations are available for all applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at (807) 343-8334. We appreciate your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.