Coordinator, Graduate Student Professional Development

Date Posted: 07/27/2020
Req ID: 264
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: ARTSC: Ofc of the Dean
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



This is a one year term appointment.


About us:

The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combined teaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty. The diversity of opportunities and perspectives within the Faculty reflect the local and global landscape and the need for curiosity, innovative thinking and collaboration. At Arts & Science, we take pride in our legacy of innovation and discovery that has changed the way we think about the world.

Your opportunity:

Arts & Science offers many resources to support the teaching and students' learning. We strive to encourage and enable exemplary and innovative teaching, enrich andsupport student academic transition, and build connections between academic and non-academic learning. We support instructors and academic units in translating their goals into effective practice, building teaching expertise and capacity, and designing pedagogical resources and approaches.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Developing and implementing components of instructional programs and design plans for use in teaching contexts involving educational technologies
  • Developing short- and long-term strategic plans related to the Faculty’s graduate student professional development initiatives in collaboration with the Director
  • Developing andimplementing the Faculty’s Milestones & Pathways programs and other related graduate student professional programs and activites
  • Researching and conducting detailed analysis and evaluation to inform program planning activities
  • Researching, identifying, developing, delivering/coordinating and assessing workshops, presentations or other graduate student support initiatives relating to post-graduation pathways (for academic and non-academic careers).
  • Advising academic units and instructors on strategies for developing and delivering curriculum and co-curriculum programs and activities
  • Develops training materials and resources for professional development activities and otherrelated activities
  • Consulting with faculty, departments and graduate students to assess and respond to the professional development needs of A&S graduate students.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree (PhD preferred) preferablyin an arts and science-related discipline or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years of recent and related experience in researching, developing and delivering professional development programming for graduate students.Experience providing consultations to graduate students on professional development opportunities. Demonstrated experience in research methodology. Demonstrated experience in conducting research in higher education (e.g. skill development and academic and non-academic career pathways programs). Experience with communicating and promoting programs and initiatives. Experience preparing training material and resources in a consultative capacity. Experience working with graduate students/teaching assistants and faculty or other related groups. Experience in developing and implementing surveys and conducting statistical analysis. Demonstrated experience with translating research into effective communications, reports and publications for a variety of audiences. University-level teaching experience required.
  • Experience developing and implementing components of instructional programs and design plans for use in teaching contexts involving educational technologies
  • Experience organizing and facilitating educational workshops and seminars
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Adobe and Power Point). Advanced skills using data analysis software. Extensive public speaking and presentation skills. Advanced organizational and time-management skills. Advanced research and analytical skills and preparing reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

To be successful in this role you willbe:

  • Communicator
  • Diplomatic
  • Efficient
  • Goal oriented
  • Intuitive
  • Possess a positive attitude





Closing Date: 09/24/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Term 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:  
USW Pay Band 14 -- $78,618 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $100,542. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Student Services
Recruiter: Ellen Brikaras

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

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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 uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.