Learning Skills Advisor (MR4906)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Learning Skills Advisor (SAF2B)
Position Summary: 

Under the supervision of the Associate Director (Learning Assessment and Support) the Learning Skills Specialist develops and administers a suite of learning supports to assist McGill students in improving their learning skills and academic outcomes.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Assesses learning skills deficits in individual students and proposes targeted intervention
  • Delivers learning skill interventions in one-on-one meetings with students
  • Refers students to appropriate McGill and/or community resources when other non-learning problems emerge
  • Develops written and audio-visual material to provide self-directed learning options for students interested in improving their learning skills autonomously
  • Develops and presents workshops and webinars on topics related to learning skills development
  • Maintains expertise in the domain of learning support via continuing education and staying informed of current directions in research
  • Recruits, trains, and provides supervision to staff and volunteers under the learning support umbrella
  • Develops and implements new initiatives that advance the strategic direction of the Learning Assessment and Support Team
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with key personnel within Student Services, Teaching and Learning Services, and Faculties, as well as the wider McGill community
  • Liaises with university faculty and staff regarding specific learning and / or teaching strategies, promoting the principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • Represents the unit at various conferences, e.g., Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS), etc.
  • Initiates and maintains liaison with Learning Specialists at other educational institutions.
  • Participates in the design and development of the Office for Students with Disabilities webpage.
  • Undertakes special projects as determined by the Associate Director or Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities.
Minimum Education & Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
Master’s Degree in Inclusive Education, strongly preferred. Experience in the field of disability, accessibility and inclusion, with particular emphasis on current trends in post-secondary service provision for diverse learners. Extensive knowledge of current issues and approaches to Learning Skills Development at the post-secondary level. Experience working in a professional service provider role with people with disabilities. Proven ability to provide support, coaching and/or active listening, to students with disabilities. Ability to initiate, develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships. Experience developing and implementing targeted learning skills interventions across the spectrum of learner variability. Ability to perform detailed intake interviews and to understand Individual Accommodation Plans. Professionalism and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential. Must be autonomous as well as able to contribute actively to a multi-disciplinary team. Experience running workshops incorporating the use of technology; excellent presentation, communication and interviewing skills. English and French, spoken and written. Experience with spreadsheets, and presentation software, including MS Office applications, Banner SIS and Minerva.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Associate Director Assessment
Salary Range: 
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) $92,500
Student Services
Students With Disabilities
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
Additional Information: 
Evening hours may be required during peak periods.
How To Apply: 

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Student Services at staffing.s2 [at] mcgill.ca.

The deadline to apply for this position is November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Student Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.