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Coordinator, Recognition of Acquired Competencies

Concordia University

Concordia University

Williamson County, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Position Number: 50021242 /
Department: General Administration, Concordia Continuing Education
Grade: B-12
Campus: Sir George Williams (Downtown)

Salary: $82,583.00 - $98,628.00 per annum
Union/Association/HR Policy: HR POLICIES

Posting deadline: July 18, 2024

Recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50, and one of Montreal’s top Employers, Concordia University is the place to be if you are looking to grow, contribute and innovate in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

Be part of a community that addresses society’s big challenges, supports your personal and professional growth, and makes a real impact in building a more sustainable world.

As a member of our community, you will have access to comprehensive benefits, a defined pension plan and numerous on site well-being facilities such as a state of the art gym and health clinic as well as a variety of educational and cultural opportunities.

NOTE: This posting represents a temporary one-year contract

SCOPE
Reporting to the Senior Director, Executive and Professional Programs, the incumbent supports in the development and integration of the RAC program, managing project timelines, stakeholder collaboration, and communication strategies. The role involves conducting research, developing assessment tools, training faculty, tracking progress, and ensuring the program aligns with university standards and strategic goals.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide support in the planning and coordination of RAC activities across the university. Develop a detailed project plan, including timelines, milestones, and deliverables for the implementation of the
• RAC program. Coordinate resources, schedules, and activities to ensure the project remains on track and within budget.
• Liaise with faculty, academic advisors, administrative staff, and external stakeholders to facilitate collaboration and buy-in. Schedule and conduct regular meetings with project stakeholders to provide updates, gather feedback, and address any issues.
• Work closely with faculty, academic advisors, and other stakeholders to promote understanding and support for the RAC initiative. Collaborate with faculty and academic departments to identify eligible courses and credit requirements. Apply pedagogical principles to support faculty members in devising evaluation strategies for RAC including identification of valid documentation and development of assessment tools and methodologies to evaluate prior learning effectively.
• Provide support in developing and implementing communication strategies to inform students, staff, and external partners about the RAC program. Assist in creating promotional materials, and the planning of informational sessions, and workshops.
• Provide support in organizing and delivering training sessions for faculty and staff involved in the assessment of prior learning. Provide guidance and support to departments for receiving potential student RAC applications.
• Identify and develop tools/resources (guidelines, frameworks, templates) to support subject matter experts (e.g., faculty members, staff) in creating RAC processes and regulations.
• Identify potential risks to the project’s success and develop mitigation strategies. Address any issues or obstacles promptly to keep the project on track.
• Participate in working groups or committees, related to the role.
• Conduct research to support the recognition of acquired competencies implementation.
• Track and monitor the progress of the project, ensuring key milestones and deliverables are met. Prepare regular reports on project status, including progress, challenges, and recommendations for improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree in education, Educational Technology or a relevant field and 2-4 years of work experience in educational program development, or in a related field
• Experience in higher education settings preferred, with demonstrated knowledge of academic standards and policies
• Previous experience in stakeholder engagement, curriculum development, and project coordination highly desirable
• Subject Matter Expertise in prior learning assessment or competency-based education
• Proficiency in educational technology tools and systems
• Cross-cultural competence for effective interaction with diverse stakeholders
• Innovative thinking to explore new approaches to prior learning recognition
• Strong customer service orientation with a focus on student success
• Adaptability to navigate organizational change and unforeseen challenges
• Strong research skills with the ability to conduct in-depth research to inform program development
• Experience in instructional design skills to develop trainings, workshops, and programs
• Proficiency in pedagogical and andragogical practices in higher education, developing assessment tools and methodologies, with an understanding of academic evaluation processes
• Experience in organizing and delivering training sessions and workshops, particularly in an educational context
• Proven project management abilities, including the development of detailed project plans, managing timelines, and coordinating activities
• Analytical skills to monitor project progress, identify potential risks, and develop mitigation strategies.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders and facilitate collaboration
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Suite, Canva, Asana, and LMS systems
• Ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams and contribute to strategic initiatives aligned with institutional goals
• Ability to foster a positive teamwork environment
• Ability to work extended hours throughout the year

Due to the volume of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted by our Talent Team.


Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic and administrative functions of the university, proficiency in English and French, as indicated, is required.


IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Territorial Acknowledgement
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a diversity survey. This information is voluntary and any information collected for this purpose is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources employees. Results will be aggregated and used to help Concordia achieve its goal to see all members of our community not only reflected, but welcomed, included and supported in their efforts to contribute to all areas of university life.

Accessibility
Concordia desires to increase diversity among its community members and we strive to make our recruitment processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants. If you are contacted for an interview and anticipate needing accommodations during the process, please contact, in confidence, hr-employment@concordia.ca

Immigration Status
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.