Coordinator of Transitions - Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning

Competition Number: 
78E12
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Date of Posting: 
September 18, 2012
Competition Eligibility: 
Non-Union Position
Department: 
Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning
Position: 
Coordinator of Transitions
Contract: 
Full-time Term
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Salary: 
Commensurate with qualifications
Term: 

As soon as possible until June 30, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Webster Centre requires a Coordinator of Transitions to oversee the Transition Program students, mentors and programming. The Coordinator will be an advocate for all students while designing and implementing programs for transitioning students at UPEI.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will:

• Meet with individual students to identify learning needs and plan;
• Central point of contact for students in transitions;
• Develop and instruct tutorials for students;
• Develop and enhance on-line programs and resources for students;
• Oversee and develop Moodle sites for transitioning students
• Interact with local and Regional High schools
• Help transition students chose courses and program of studies
• Ensure the implementation of individualized student program plans;
• Liaise with faculty, staff and other campus offices regarding students in transition
• Advocate, support and advise students in transitions;
• Conduct evaluation of the recommended strategies on student success;
• Provide training, supervision and support for student assistants and mentors
• Conduct educational workshops for faculty and staff on transitions
• Maintain confidential case records, relevant statistical data and required reporting information; and
• Perform other responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will possess the following:

• Masters Degree in Education preferred (or in progress); minimum Bachelors degree.
• Minimum 3 years related experience working with people in transition
• Demonstrated experience working with students in a post-secondary environment an asset
• Experience working with students on an individual and group basis
• Experience with program development and management
• Experience writing grants and proposals an asset
• Experience with on-line learning and developing on-line learning opportunities
• Demonstrated experience with providing enhanced support for post-secondary students.
• Demonstrate strong communication and empathy skills
• Teaching experience in the following areas: study skills, time management, stress management, communication skills, critical thinking, learning styles and exam preparations.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, organizational and record-keeping skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person 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): 

W. Chalmers

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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