Program Lead/Designer - Work Integrated Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Date of Posting: 
October 4, 2017
Work Integrated Learning
Program Lead/Designer
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with experience

As soon as possible for One (1) Year Term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

UPEI’s Office of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a new unit reporting to the Vice President Academic and Research with a mandate to expand the range of experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities for UPEI students.   Working closely with Career Services, Co-operative Education and other members of the WIL team, the Lead Program Designer will collaborate widely with faculties, students, student support departments, community, industry and government agencies.  The ultimate goal is to develop a broad range of career development skills and experiential options to enable students to transition successfully to the next phase of their lives.


• Consult broadly across campus to define, identify and collect data on existing experiential learning opportunities
• Work with a team of faculty members, the Faculty Development Office and the Student Union  to create a set of experiential learning outcomes and resources
• Act as liaison and resource person for faculty who wish to incorporate experiential and WIL experiences within courses
• Develop a communications plan to promote experiential learning in consultation with Marketing & Communications
• Develop a mechanism to make information about experiential opportunities readily accessible to students so that they can incorporate WIL into their educational plan
• Develop infrastructure to connect undergraduate and graduate students, facilitating research engagement and access sources of research funding


• A Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g.: Humanities, Counselling, Education)
• PhD would be an asset
• Experience of working in a university environment and a minimum of five years in a teaching, coaching, mentoring or leadership role; familiarity with UPEI would be an asset
• Manage the Work Integrated Learning budget
• Supervise the work of the Work Integrated Learning Student Advisor
• Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and promotion
• Experience in designing learning outcomes and rubrics, research, data collection and evaluation
• Demonstrated experience in using emergent technologies and teaching in an on-line and blended environment
• An understanding of and sensitivity to cross-cultural experiences and educational backgrounds, and work culture in other countries
• Outstanding relationship management skills, ability to take initiative, and comfort with making presentations and interacting in groups

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

B. Stewart

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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