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Learning Strategist

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

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Learning Strategist

Date Posted: 05/13/2024
Req ID: 37309
Faculty/Division: VP & Provost
Department: Academic Success
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00050657


About us:

Student Life connects life to learning. We believe every student should have the opportunity to actively participate in university life, and to find connection and community while discovering new ways of thinking and being in the world. We provide resources, support and engagement opportunities that are inclusive and accessible, making sure every student can build experiences that set them up for a lifetime of success.

Student Life Programs & Services supports students as they achieve personal, academic, career or civic goals. We engage students throughout their learning and development with the following units: Centre for Learning Strategy Support Accessibility Services, Career Exploration & Education, Centre for Community Partnerships, Clubs & Leadership Development, Housing, Indigenous Student Services, Mentorship & Peer Programs, Multi-faith Centre, Orientation, Student Success, Transition & Engagement and T-Card Services. Together with staff, faculty, students, employers and community partners, we provide an integrated and coherent path to success that reflects the diversity of our students.

Your opportunity:

Under the general direction of the Director, and reporting to the Learning Program Team Lead at the Centre for Learning Strategy Support, the Learning Strategist is responsible for developing multi layered learning communities of students and peer mentors that foster academic skill development for an academically diverse population at St. Micahel’s College (SMC). The Learning Strategist will engage with faculty and staff at SMC and other staff across the Division of Student Life and the university more broadly to develop programming that responds to the academic skills development of students. Examples may include: course-specific in class presentations; peer facilitated study sessions; orientation workshops; meeting individually and in small groups with students to clarify and problem solve individual issues related to learning, critical thinking, and time management. Work may also include developing peer-mentors to (co) deliver programming, assessing programming, and creating online materials and supports to enhance student learning.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Providing advanced academic and learning skills counselling
• Advising students on the development of their educational plans
• Probing for information from students to identify learning and performance needs
• Developing components of learning support programs
• Conducting a detailed analysis of student feedback and learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
• Developing student assessment plans to support student learning outcomes and competencies
• Facilitating psychoeducational workshops that promote the development of coping strategies and skills

Essential Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in a related program of study (e.g. education) or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum four years experience in academic support in a multi-disciplinary setting to undergraduate and graduate students at the university-level
• Must be an experience and recognized facilitator of groups
• Must have experience developing peer mentoring programs
• Must be able to demonstrate success in facilitating partnerships with constituents from a variety of institutional areas
• Demonstrated experience in coaching
• Excellent computer skills (e.g. Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Superb interpersonal, listening, and communication skills for fostering student development and negotiating conflict
• Excellence in managing projects through effective setting of priorities
• Honed organizational skills
• Creative problem solving skills
• Ability to initiate independent collaborations with faculty and staff to enhance students' learning experiences and sense of belonging
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Demonstrated initiative to maintain awareness of current and emerging trends in university-level learning and to incorporate them into their work

Assets (Nonessential):

• Certification in Learning Strategies, Coaching, or Supplemental Instruction
• Experience with E-learning
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the learning needs of students with disabilities

To be successful in this role you will be:

• Approachable
• Communicator
• Multi-tasker
• Organized
• Problem solver
• Tactful

NOTE: This is a part time (80% FTE), term position, ending April 2025.

Closing Date: 05/23/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Part-Time NOTE: This is a part time (80% FTE), term position, ending April 2025.
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 13 -- $66,520 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $85,068.80. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
USW Pay Band 13 -- $83,150 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $106,336. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services
Recruiter: Blythe Campbell

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
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  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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