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MacEwan University - Learning Specialist
Services to Students with Disabilities
MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).
Services to Students with Disabilities invites applications to a full-time sessional Learning Specialist appointment commencing July 3, 2017.
The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating access to all aspects of the MacEwan University experience for individuals with disabilities. Drawing on professional expertise and judgment, including understanding of relevant legislation and policy, the Learning Specialist identifies reasonable accommodations and coordinates access to services and technologies for students with disabilities who experience barriers to full and equitable participation in their programs, courses and other post-secondary activities. The Learning Specialist also collaborates with all members of the university community by sharing information about barriers to full participation (including the duty to accommodate) and universal design principles, encouraging the design and implementation of an accessible learning environment and participating in initiatives to accomplish this goal.
Preferred candidates will have the following qualities:
- Graduate degree in Education, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field including training and experience in psychological assessment methodologies.
- Experience working with adult learners with disabilities including a working knowledge of relevant legislation, practice models, and assistive technologies.
- Knowledge and experience providing academic strategy instruction.
- Experience in post-secondary education.
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated skill in facilitating effective team work including collaboration, problem solving and flexibility.
Travel between Edmonton campuses will likely be required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Abigail Parrish-Craig, Chair, Services to Students with Disabilities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply:
Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.
Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
For general inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.
This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Competition No: 17.03.051
Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)
Applicant personal information is collected under s.33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of recruitment at MacEwan University. Questions concerning this collection should be directed to the: Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 - 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2; tel.: 780.497.5423.
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Director, Labour Relations - BC
Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Director Employee / Labour Relations plays an important part in an upbeat and positive HR team. In addition to being a key component of the HR Management team, the Director is an active member of the District’s Leadership Team.
- Provides strategic leadership and advice to the District’s Senior Executive Team, Executives and Administrators in support of the Board of Education.
- Supports all aspects of HR and develops positive relationships with the Unions, Associations, BCPSEA and other stakeholder groups
- Ensures appropriate interpretation and administration of the Collective Agreements and related contracts.
- Provides labour and employee relations advice consistent with the terms of the Collective Agreements, District policy and regulations, the School act and Provincial labour laws.
- Oversees Collective Agreement renewal.
- Oversees employee labour relations processes that support successful outcomes and relationships with various stakeholders, including union groups.
- Manages and participates in the grievance process ensuring that the proposed solutions maintain the integrity of the district and are within the terms and spirit of the collective agreements.
- Conducts and / or oversees discipline processes and investigations, including allegations of harassment.
- Required education and experience:
- A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or a related field
- A minimum of ten years of experience in employee / labour relations with increasing responsibility and complexity, including five years in a supervisory position.
Required knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge of applicable provincial laws and regulations, especially related to employment and labour law.
- Knowledge of provincial labour relations environment including arbitral jurisprudence.
- Superior communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to develop excellent working relationships and establish personal credibility with individuals at every level of the organization.
- Ability to anticipate and assess potential risks, issues and opportunities from both a business line and organizational perspective and to make balanced recommendations for resolution.
- Experience in conflict resolution and mediation.
- Experience in conducting grievance meetings.
- Experience in discipline proceedings, settlement agreements and terminations with and without cause.
- Ability to actively contribute to strategic goals and operational effectiveness of the HR department as a member of the HR leadership team
- Experience in collective bargaining and negotiations.
- Professional certification or designation such as CHRP
Interested and qualified applicants should forward their resumes with supporting documents, references and cover letter, quoting the competition number by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to:
Competition # DLR:851:17
Human Resources Department
School District 36 (Surrey)
14033 92 Ave, Surrey, BC V3V 0B7
Note: Faxed resumes will not be accepted. The successful applicant will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.
For more career opportunities with Surrey Schools, visit www.makeafuture.ca/surrey.
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