King’s University College
London, ON, Canada
Senior Peer Learning Coach (PLC), STARS Learning Lab
The Senior Peer Learning Coach (PLC), reporting directly to the STARS Learning Lab Co- ordinators (part of the Accessibility, Counselling, and Student Development department), is expected to provide coaching and peer led instruction to students seeking learning and technology skill development within the lab setting. In consultation with Lab Co-ordinators, the Senior PLCs are responsible for training, mentoring, and maintaining the morale and focus of other PLCs. Senior PLCs will actively engage in the process of PLC training, and make every effort to understand the nature and nuances of their job. On-going training for Senior PLCs and PLCs will be self-paced and self-directed through consultation with Lab Co-ordinators. Senior PLCs will be well versed in the University’s resources (Academic Dean’s Office, Enrolment Services, Student Affairs, etc) to ensure that students are referred to the right contacts if they need them. The Senior PLCs will endeavour to create and maintain the STARS Learning Lab as an inclusive space; our visitors and coaches should feel welcomed, supported, and free from any type of discrimination or threat. The incumbent will be responsible for record keeping, including attendance numbers, meeting reports, feedback surveys, annual data collection, and other program evaluation. They will also be expected to provide information about STARS services, events, and initiatives to students, visitors, faculty, administrators, campus tour assistants/tours, and potential King’s applicants and parents, both in-office and during campus events as needed. Other duties include developing and refining learning and training materials, website and social media content, and facilitating special events, as well as other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate(s) must be a returning 3rd year, 4th year, or Master’s level King’s student with a minimum academic average of 70%. Senior PLCs must have strong written and oral communication skills, and be comfortable with using and learning basic computer software/devices including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, OWL, Outlook, laptops, tablets, phones as well as other types of learning and assistive technology. Senior PLCs must be adaptable and flexible with strong problem solving skills. Must demonstrate respect and understanding for diverse populations, including those with disabilities. Reliability and a strong understanding of the need for confidentiality is also required. A high level of attention to detail, as well as a facility for following set protocols is necessary. Experience teaching, mentoring, or coaching is an asset, as is any experience with assistive technology.
TYPE OF JOB : Part-time, 10-15 hours/week; 2 positions available
Hours of work will be primarily scheduled during Tuesday 1-6pm, Wednesday 1-4pm, and Thursday 1-4pm.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to Friday, April 12, 2019
These dates are in accordance with the University Calendar and are subject to change by Senate regulation.
RATE OF PAY: $14.56 (inclusive of 4% vacation pay)
INTERESTED PERSONS Dr. Adrienne Sauder, Learning Skills Strategist
MAY APPLY TO: King’s University College
266 Epworth Avenue London, Ontario N6A 2M3
CLOSING DATE FOR Letter of application, resume, and names of 2 references (at least
APPLICATIONS: one of which must be academic) must be received by 4:30pm on
Friday, August 10, 2018.
The College is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds.
King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and racialized people.
King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at HR@kings.uwo.ca or 519-433-3491 for assistance.