[community] Learning Skills Specialist Position at OCAD University

Cathy Cappon ccappon at ocadu.ca
Wed Mar 10 17:06:33 UTC 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I am sharing this job posting on behalf of Susan Ferguson, Director, Teaching & Learning at OCAD University.

OCAD University  is hiring a Learning Skills Specialist to develop and deliver learning support programs for students at OCAD University (OCAD U). This role is located within the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC), OCAD U’s academic success unit, and collaborates closely with the team in Student Accessibility Services (SAS) as well as other academic support units across the university.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong knowledge of best practices in student learning support, an understanding of Disability Studies theory and practice, and experience leading collaborative, stakeholder-driven needs assessment and program development processes to inform the growth of the learning support portfolio at OCAD U, contributing to our institutional goals<https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ocadu.ca%2FAssets%2Fcontent%2Fgovernance%2FAcademic-Plan-2017.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cccappon%40ocadu.ca%7Ce8982f016c3644aea54f08d8e25df6ed%7C06e469d12d2a468fae9b7df0968eb6d7%7C0%7C0%7C637508240486906434%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=gK%2F4AU3diH66Oe5%2FV3nRdHo3IESWyBRlNmaGG4IcRtc%3D&reserved=0> around enhancing inclusion and access to art and design education.  All WLC programs are informed by our commitments to decolonization, anti-racism and multilingualism, as well as inclusive and critical pedagogies that centre students’ lived experiences. We are looking for someone who shares these commitments and will be able to put them into practice through a range of programming and initiatives. This role also contributes to educational research and faculty professional learning in the area of inclusive pedagogy and student learning skills development.

This is a permanent, full time role. Please refer to the Learning Skills Specialist posting<https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=OCADU&cws=37&rid=1987> for further details and to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday March 26, 2021.

I can be reached at sferguson at ocadu.ca<mailto:sferguson at ocadu.ca> with any questions.

Best wishes, Susan

Director, Teaching and Learning

Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre / Writing & Learning Centre
Office Location: 113 McCaul Street, Level 5, Room 510

T 416 977 6000 x 375

E sferguson at ocadu.ca<mailto:sferguson at ocadu.ca>

100 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1

CATHY CAPPON (she/her)
Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives
Due to current work-from-home measures, please email me at ccappon at ocadu.ca<mailto:ccappon at ocadu.ca>

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