Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Learning Strategist.
Reporting to the Director of Accessible Learning, the Learning Strategist is responsible for the delivery of programs, services and individual strategies that support and enhance the educational experience of students with accommodation requirements.
The Learning Strategist will offer a range of services to support students registered with Accessible Learning including individualized sessions with students and in small groups, teaching educational strategies and offering training in areas such as organization, memory, comprehension, critical thinking, exam preparation and coping skills with the goal of helping the student develop to their full learning potential. The incumbent will participate with the Accommodation Consultant(s) in case conferencing around individual student needs in an effort to target appropriate strategies.
The incumbent will work with ALC staff to create and facilitate educational workshops for students on specific development topics designed to underscore strategies for success within an academic environment.
The regular hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.