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The Advisor, Learning & Teaching is responsible for leading the development and implementation of BCcampus projects, learning events, and initiatives related to Learning & Teaching, Educational Technology, Digital and Online Learning, and Open Educational Practices. The Advisor, Learning & Teaching works with educators, learners, leaders, and staff to support and advocate for effective and innovative teaching and learning practices in B.C. higher ed, leading ultimately to improved student learning and experiences.
This position reports to the Director, Learning & Teaching and works with other BCcampus staff, faculty and staff in B.C. post-secondary institutions, and other organizations as required.
- Faculty Development and Instructional Design supports in adopting effective teaching and learning practices, including open educational practices and the use of technology to support learning
- Project Management on a variety of projects, events, and initiatives
- Design and deliver face-to-face and online workshops, presentations, and other learning opportunities for educators
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, institutional administrators, and Ministry staff
- Contribute to a positive, supportive and strong team culture at BCcampus
- Engage in ongoing professional learning
Experience & Education:
- Experience designing and facilitating learning in a post-secondary environment, with a strong preference for B.C. institutions
- Knowledge of relevant theories and practices in current post-secondary teaching and learning. This includes the ability to apply EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) principles to learning design; decolonizing and helping others to decolonize course materials and teaching practices; authentic and alternative assessment practices, digital literacy, educational technology, open education, and accessibility as it relates to learning design.
- Experience designing and delivering inclusive, accessible workshops and presentations in online, face-to-face, and blended environments
- Experience with research related to learning and teaching
- Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to solve problems, meet deadlines, set and adjust priorities, manage, track, and report on progress
- Effective communicator and relationship builder within and across diverse groups
- Capable of working independently with minimal direction, as well collaboratively, with diverse groups across the B.C. post-secondary system
- Works well in a context that is often changing and ambiguous
BCcampus is committed to inclusion. From the workplace to our learning spaces, we value diversity and are actively working to decolonize our organization and the ways in which we collaborate with others. We believe that a more diverse team will help us better support the individuals and communities we work with. Our definitions for this work are as follows:
Equity is the absence of barriers that exclude people with non-dominant or marginalized lived experiences, perspectives, and identities. We recognize that everyone is not starting from the same place and that there is a need for intentional interventions to allow people who experience exclusion to be present and contribute.
Diversity is the presence of people in a group with a variety of lived experiences, perspectives, and identities that may include (but are not limited to) race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, family status, ability, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, and class and/or socioeconomic status. We recognize that these categories are not fixed or independent of each other. They are fluid and can intersect in all sorts of ways. We respect an individual’s right to self-identification and affirm that no one way of being is intrinsically superior to another.
Inclusion is the practice of creating and sustaining environments and communities in which everyone feels welcomed, valued, respected, and empowered to participate fully and authentically in ways that work for them.
We encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to:
- First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous Peoples;
- members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
- persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
- persons who identify as women; and
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.
You may notice this position does not require a master’s degree. We are conscious that many people experience barriers to post-secondary education. And while we place a high value on education, we are actively examining our role in perpetuating credentialism. It may be that for some candidates, getting a master’s degree helped them achieve the competencies this role requires, whereas others may have gained this experience in other ways.
What it’s like to work at BCcampus
BCcampus has two physical office locations, one in downtown Victoria and one in downtown Vancouver. BCcampus employees have the option of working in either location and regularly work from home. Candidates from B.C. locations outside these two areas are encouraged to apply.
BCcampus is supportive of family lives: we enjoy a 35-hour work week, have options for flexible work schedules, and take five weeks of vacation per year.
- Working at BCcampus: Good Times. Great People.
- The Human Side of BCcampus: Real People, Real Relationships
This is a full-time position until March 31, 2023 with the possibility of renewal based on funding and a salary range of $81,153 – $89,533 annually. In addition, BCcampus employees receive 5% of their salary in lieu of pension contribution and are provided extended health and dental benefits.
A secondment from a B.C. post-secondary institution is also a possibility for this role.
Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada and possess a valid work permit, if applicable.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the naming convention: lastname_CV_AdvisorLT_date
At BCcampus our mandate is to provide teaching, learning, educational technology, and open education support to the post-secondary institutions of B.C. Ultimately, our goal is to improve student learning. Our operational methodology falls somewhere between a government agency and an agile start-up, ensuring we’re consistently demonstrating our flexible, responsive approach to improving the teaching and learning landscape of B.C.