Clerical / Administrative Coordinator, Centre for Conflict Resolution/Centre for Leadership
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Justice Institute of British Columbia:
The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator – a public post-secondary educational institution that has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. JIBC educational programs and services are delivered to government agencies, community organizations, private corporations and the general public in communities throughout the province and around the world. Each year, the JIBC’s distinctive educational learning model attracts an average of 27,000 students, many of whom return as students throughout their careers.
School of Health, Community & Social Justice:
The School of Health, Community & Social Justice (SHCSJ) consists of three centres: Centre for Leadership (CL), Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), and Centre for Counseling and Community Safety (CCCS), and one Division: Health Sciences Division (HSD). The School offers a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and courses in leadership (including leadership in Indigenous contexts), conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation, counseling and community safety, as well as courses and programs in paramedicine and professional health education.
This is a regular, part-time position, working 28 hours per week. As the Coordinator in the Centre for Leadership and the Centre for Conflict Resolution, you are responsible for: conducting program and curriculum reviews, including data collection and analysis, to ensure the instructional integrity and pedagogical effectiveness, process facilitation and the production of all relevant teaching documentation; taking a leadership role in faculty recruitment, support, development, engagement and succession planning; and developing and managing curriculum content. You work collaboratively with Centre staff, subject matter experts, clients and others within the School and JIBC to coordinate these various projects and activities to ensure teaching quality and curriculum effectiveness. Your professional input and work product ensures that programs, courses and assigned aspects of delivery meet not only adult educational best practices, but also JIBC standards of engagement, quality and applicability.
Your Primary Responsibilities:
Program Review, Curriculum Development, Coordination and Revision
- Research emerging trends in conflict resolution, leadership development, facilitation and instruction to ensure curriculum and programs reflect current trends and practices and to facilitate knowledge transfer;
- Identify student learning needs, intended program/course outcomes, and program/course delivery requirements and constraints;
- Review and maintain course materials in accordance with the Centre’s curriculum review/development guidelines and School Curriculum Committee (SCC) requirements;
- Develop curriculum based on current content and trends, adult education and applied learning best practices, and aligned with Institutional governance requirements;
- In collaboration with a course development team (e.g., subject matter experts, program managers, web and multi-media specialists, simulation specialists, and instructional designers), develop curriculum that includes a needs assessment, production of course plans/blueprints, identification of instructional media requirements, course outlines/outcomes and educational materials.
Program Review and Revision
- Coordinate the program’s educational review process for credentials within the Centres according to the School’s and JIBC’s program educational review process schedule, completion timelines, educational outcomes and related governance processes;
- Collate, organize and analyze data and qualitative information relevant to the program review process;
- Draft course documents and educational reports for inclusion in program review documents, including program review recommendations;
- Coordinate the execution of program review recommendations relating to faculty and curriculum.
Faculty Support and Development
- In collaboration with the Centres’ Program Managers:
- Coordinate and support the recruitment, selection, orientation and development of sessional and contract faculty;
- Monitor, assess and evaluate instructional faculty for teaching effectiveness and outcomes;
- Organize and monitor faculty review and feedback processes;
- Coordinate faculty development and engagement initiatives.
- Coordinate the research and implementation of teaching and learning initiatives (e.g., new technology, faculty processes and procedures);
- Lead development and delivery of the Centres’ educational special events and conferences;
- Create project plans to meet objectives and deliverables within established timelines, budgets and specifications;
- Contribute to SHCSJ goals and objectives;
- Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related area such as: adult education, curriculum and instruction, leadership development, or conflict resolution.
The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in curriculum development and design, adult education, project management or similar fields. Solid experience or education in conflict resolution and/or leadership is an asset.
Skills required for success in this role include the ability to implement sound course development principles, manage multiple educational projects with shifting priorities and timelines, write and edit teaching and instructional materials, attend to detail, and analyze and evaluate data and information to make recommendations regarding best practices in educational programming and delivery. Project management training would be a definite asset. The successful candidate must have excellent oral communication skills, presentation skills and sound writing and editing skills.
In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Highly motivated, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment;
- Desire to develop knowledge and skills within conflict resolution and leadership and course development in order to meet the Centres’ evolving needs;
- Ability to work effectively and maintain professional relations with the public, faculty, staff and students.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating the review and development of applied educational experiences for adult audiences; developing learning outcomes, course outlines, course content/manuals, learning activities, and lesson plans.
- Experience in project management in a post-secondary context, including faculty initiatives and curriculum/program review.
Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter and copies of academic/professional credentials quoting Competition #18-51 to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 13, 2018.
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