Job Opportunity: Learning Technologies Coach

ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS 

Job Description

As a Learning Technologies Coach you will provide desk-side support for instructors in the Faculty of Arts. Learning technologies include D2L Brightspace, Adobe Connect Meetings, Top Hat, and others that enable student learning. The Learning Technology Coaches’ job will be to identify methods and practices that meet instructors’ pedagogical goals. Coaches will work as a collaborative team to provide both in-person support and online or remote support when necessary.

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning will provide training for coaches to familiarize themselves with programs and tools (including those mentioned above). This community of practice will provide opportunities for further development and support, and share expertise across the University of Calgary.

The Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Arts, Michael Ullyot, will supervise the Learning Technologies Coaches. They will also work with the Technology Integration Specialist in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (Educational Development Unit) and with coaches in other faculties.

Qualifications

To be successful in this role you must be organised, capable of solving problems, and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. The ideal applicant can also:

  • learn new procedures and software
  • interpret and address the needs of instructors
  • train and support faculty in a range of tools and programs
  • work in a team

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be graduate students in the Faculty of Arts, and be available for training and coaching in mid-October 2015.

Time Commitment

Coaches can expect to work 6 to 12 hours per week from Oct 15, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Time commitments will vary depending on the needs of faculty members.

How To Apply

Please e-mail a 1-page cover letter and 2-page résumé highlighting relevant qualifications and experience to Monica Sommerville <msommerv@ucalgary.ca>, Interdisciplinary Programs Coordinator in the Faculty of Arts.

The deadline to submit is October 5, 2015.

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