DIVERSITY STATEMENT

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Careers

MacEwan University is currently in a hiring restraint. As a result, job opportunities are limited. Available opportunities are listed below.

Student Peer Tutor
Writing and Learning Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve their academic and personal goals.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment to its 19,000 full- and part-time students who are enrolled in more than 65 programs, which include four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diplomas and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

Opportunity

Writing and Learning Services is seeking MacEwan University students to fill the role of Student Peer Tutor for the 2020/21 academic year. Student Peer Tutors provide tutoring to MacEwan University students in the university’s Writing Centre to help students strengthen their writing skills, improve their understanding of academic integrity in written assignments, and develop their general study strategies. The Student Peer Tutors also welcome visitors to the Writing Centre and provide them with information about the peer tutoring program, and they assist Writing and Learning Services staff in promoting the Writing Centre’s peer tutoring program.

Skills

The successful applicant must be a current MacEwan University student who is passionate about and skilled in academic writing and engaging with other students. They will need to have excellent organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to adapt and be flexible. They must be positive and encouraging, always seeking to create a welcoming space for students to discuss writing and to build confidence to push through academic challenges. The ability to work well with technology platforms as needed such as MS Word and Google Docs is essential. Applicants should be enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year of a degree program that emphasizes academic writing skills and that provides plenty of academic writing experience, though students in another year of study or who are in a diploma program but who have previously completed a separate degree will also be considered. Hours will be flexible around student and Writing Centre schedules. This is a casual position for up to 12 hours per week from September 8, 2020 to April 12, 2021 (no hours scheduled during school breaks, exam periods, or holidays). Additionally, there will be mandatory, paid training scheduled to take place within the last two weeks of August, 2020.

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 careers@macewan.ca.

This position is Out of Scope (see policy D1015: Employment Policy for Out of Scope Employees).

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Casual (up to 12 hours per week)
Salary $15.50 per hour
Closing Date June 30, 2020
Competition No. 20.05.033


Personal Information Collection Notification
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