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Writing and Learning Centre Officer

Position Overview

The Writing & Learning Centre Officer will assist the manager with the day-to-day and term operations within the Writing and Learning Centre (WLC).

This will include administering the schedules, resources, and staff of the centre, and communicating with the college Administration about the vision and status of the Centre on a regular basis. The WLC Officer will direct student traffic and handle general inquiries and provide tutoring support as needed.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) Manager and the Associate Dean of Arts and Faculty Development

Employment Type

Full Time, Permanent

Salary Range

$50,000.00 per year

Work Week

The Employee will work during regular business hours, Monday to Friday for 37.5 hours per week (not including a 30-minute unpaid meal break per day). Occasional evenings, Saturdays and overtime may be required.

Location

The Burnaby and Vancouver Campus. Flexibility to travel between and work at both campuses will be required.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum one-year of administrative work experience in a related field; work experience within an educational setting is preferred.
  • Some supervisory experience preferred.
  • Some teaching or tutoring experience preferred.

Qualifications

  • Experience with marking essays (familiar with citations, detecting plagiarism)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Native or bilingual proficiency in English
  • Highly organized, diligent, and detail-oriented
  • Highly efficient, able to multitask and effectively handle multiple deadlines and projects.
  • Exceptional work ethic and the ability to initiate and remain on task without supervision.
  • Strong skills writing and preparing reports.
  • Strong computer skills (web-based programs, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist with the supervision of the day-to-day operations at the WLC
  • Managing centre emails and sending notifications to staff, faculty, and students
  • Communicate with instructors and college administration team regarding WLC progress, success and concerns when the WLC Manager is unavailable
  • Manage scheduling and staff absences when the WLC Manager is unavailable
  • Participate in College events such as New Student Orientation, as decided and announced by the WLC Manager
  • Provide input for term planning for the WLC, and more as needed
  • Update and create academic skills materials, such as citations style guides and workshops, as needed
  • When necessary, perform the regular work of a Subject Area Specialist, such as providing tutorial services to students and running academic skills workshops
  • Provide directional assistance as needed to staff, students, and faculty
  • Invigilate course examinations while showing reasonable flexibility with respect to scheduling during each semester’s examination period 
  • Meet with the WLC Manager on a weekly basis to discuss and plan for terms, exams, and more.
  • Other duties as assigned by the WLC Manager or the Associate Dean of Arts and Faculty Development.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Writing and Learning Centre Officer 2024” to hiring@alexandercollege.ca.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us what you would bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Thank you!

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Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.