Student Communication Skills Co-ordinator

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Posting #:AP 07/2013
Posted:Feb 12, 2013
Employment Status:Term Full-Time (24 months with the possibility of renewal)
Faculty:Faculty of Business
Department:Goodman School of Business
Grade:Job Group L
Salary Scale:$47,394 - $71,980 per annum
Hours of Work:
Start:ASAP

Job Summary

We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. The Goodman School of Business at Brock University provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education that transforms our students into innovative, articulate, and ethical citizens for the global business environment, creates and disseminates research of value to our stakeholders, and serves and enhances our communities. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

Reporting to the Director of Graduate Programs, the Student Communication Skills Co­ordinator is responsible for developing a cohesive communications support curriculum for each of our five graduate and two pre-graduate programs. The Co-ordinator will engage faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders to maximize the benefit of existing support mechanisms and identify, develop and explore new initiatives that will serve to set our graduate and pre-graduate programs apart from our competitors nationally and internationally.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Supporting the School’s communications-related Assurance of Learning (AOL) AACSB goals
• Developing, coordinating and assisting in the delivery of relevant language and communication support for all of the graduate and pre-graduate programs
• Providing academic and administrative oversight of summer business English program for IMAcc and MBA ISP students and PMPC 6P10, 6P11, 6P12, 6P13 and 6P15 courses
• Serving as the primary resource for the Goodman School of Business Assurance of Learning (AOL) Committee in support of our AACSB accreditation
• Creating and delivering non-credit academic writing workshops for all Master of Science in Management students
• Establishing, marketing and servicing a proof-reading program for student use
• Regularly reviewing need for pronunciation/accent modification programming and co­ordinating development of appropriate co-curricular workshops.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

• Masters degree in communications or related field
• TESL Ontario certification or equivalent certification/teaching experience from outside of Ontario
• 6 – 10 years of experience as a communications instructor at the post-secondary level
• Demonstrated experience delivering business-specific communications support
• Proven ability in a communications curriculum development role
• Demonstrated ability acting as a formal mentor and/or supervisor to other instructors
• Expertise and success in helping post-secondary students improve their communication abilities
• Understanding of the communications needs of graduate students and how to modify/develop a curriculum of various initiatives to meet those needs
• Creativity in problem solving and communication initiative development

Notes

This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by Thursday, February 21, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer.

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