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Career Instructional Assistant - McMaster University

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Hamilton, Ontario
Position: Career Instructional Assistant
Deadline: July 25, 2014
Posted: July 2, 2014

Job Description / Duties

Assist and support instructor in an undergraduate career/coop preparation course by performing teaching-related duties, such as facilitating active learning activities/workshops, tutoring and advising students, grading and giving comprehensive feedback on career-related material and assignments.

• Assist instructor during classroom activities by guiding and tutoring students working individually or in groups.
• Critique, grade, and record grades for student career-related assignments, such as cover letter, resume informational interviews, etc.
• Return assignments to students in accordance with established deadlines.
• Schedule and maintain regular office hours to meet with students.
• Inform students of the procedures for completing and submitting class work, such as assignments.
• Notify instructors of errors or problems with assignments.
• Meet with instructors to discuss students' grades or to complete required grade-related paperwork.
• Copy and distribute classroom materials.
• Attend lectures given by the instructor whom they are assisting.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Undergraduate degree or equivalent education and /or experience required.
• Career Development Practitioner training/certification would be considered a definite asset.
• Experience working with undergraduate students in technology/engineering program would be an asset.
• Proven ability to build strong mentoring relationships for tutoring and advising.
• Extensive individual advisement and group facilitation skills (in person and via technology).
• Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
• Sound judgment, tact, diplomacy and demonstrated problem solving skills.
• Ability to learn quickly and to work independently with a minimum of supervision in a team teaching environment.
• Must have strong experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additional Information

Salary: 19.50/hr

Contact Information

Employer Profile

The Bachelor of Technology four year degree program, within the School of Engineering Technology, is a fresh approach to university level education for the dynamic world of engineering. Based at McMaster University, this joint program with Mohawk College has a unique focus on skills-based learning and the application of engineering and business theory in three degree specializations: Automotive and Vehicle Technology, Biotechnology, and Process Automation Technology. B.Tech. was developed in consultation with industry to produce graduates who are work-place ready, able to move from the shop floor to the executive suite, or onwards to studies in Master’s and Doctoral programs in engineering and business.