MTS Level 5 - Learning Strategist and Program Facilitator - Student Affairs - Student Experience Hub

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Student Affairs - Student Experience Hub
MTS Level 5 - Learning Strategist and Program Facilitator
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$52,265 to $57,551 per annum, prorated to time and term, as per CUPE 1870


August 15, 2022 to April 30, 2024 (10-month term. August 15, 2022 to April 30, 2023 and July 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024) (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

The Department of Student Affairs at UPEI is seeking a Learning Strategist and Program Facilitator.  This candidate will be working with Accessibility Services facilitating learning supports for students with disabilities as well as coordinating and facilitating the student programming.  This person will report to the Manager of Accessibility Services and will be an essential part of the Student Affairs team.


The Learning Strategist and Program Facilitator will support individualized learning plans for students with disabilities based on the recommendations in their psycho-educational assessments, medical documentation, and accommodation plans.  The successful candidate will assist students in understanding their learning needs and provide ongoing support, strategies, and techniques to enable students with disabilities to capitalize on their strengths and remove barriers to learning. They will also be responsible for student programming which may include, but is not limited to, developing workshop and programs. This individual may also be called upon to support testing accommodations when necessary. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.

The Learning Strategist and Program Facilitator will:

  • Develop student-centred goals and interventions based on students’ needs
  • Provide assistance in understanding learning needs and guidance in developing academic strategies for success
  • Identify barriers and provide strategies to overcome them
  • Collaborate with students to find a variety of tools and strategies they are willing to use
  • Provide support in the form of academic coaching, technology training, assistance with study skills
  • Provide time management and organizational techniques to overcome executive functioning deficits
  • Collaborate and work alongside other Learning Strategists and Academic Coaches to support students efficiently and effectively
  • Refer to other supports and services on campus as needed
  • Prepare and deliver the following programs: Peer Mentoring (co-lead), Social Group, and the Tutor Bank
  • Design programs, presentations, and workshops that engage students in learning strategies and broaden students’ development
  • Review and assess student programming and other special projects


The successful candidate will have:

  • At minimum a Bachelor's Degree (A Bachelor's Degree in Education with course work in learning differences is considered an asset)
  • Experience working with and providing support for students with disabilities (preference will be given to those who have worked with students in a post-secondary setting)
  • Knowledge of LDs, ADHD, and the impacts of mental health on students’ academics
  • Experience working with individuals with ASD
  • Knowledge of executive functions and how that impacts students’ learning and development
  • An understanding of appropriate teaching pedagogies
  • An understanding of accommodations and inclusive practices is essential
  • Experience using assistive technology such as built-in dictation features, Read and Write, Notability, Sonocent, Kurzweil, and the Immersive Reader
  • Experience developing and delivering programs to students
  • Experience training student leaders
  • Effective time management skills including the ability to prioritize and organize work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • An honest and dependable character


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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

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

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.