1. What is an ESP Facilitator?
  2. Facilitator Benefits
  3. Facilitator Role
  4. Duties and Pay 
  5. Facilitator Qualities
  6. Academic Qualifications
  7. Mandatory Training & Orientation (in person)
  8. Positions Available 2023-2024 (Updated Sept 1/23)
  9. How to apply
  10. Facilitator Hiring Timeline 2023
  11. FAQ

The Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) hires student Facilitators to assist students in the Enriched Support Program (ESP).

Each Facilitator conducts weekly review workshops for ESP students enrolled in one course.

ESP Facilitator applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be open from April 4 to May 3, 2023.

Summer 2023: Interviews will be held in person and online.

Update Sept 1/23:  All positions for 2023-2024 have been filled.  Please check here again in February 2024 for hiring information for the 2024-2025 academic year.

What is an ESP Facilitator?

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Facilitator Benefits

  • Belong to a community of caring, supportive colleagues
  • Work with motivated, hard-working peers from all academic disciplines
  • Improve your collaboration and leadership skills
  • Cement your learning of core material in your field
  • Deepen your knowledge of the learning process
  • Gain satisfaction from helping others

Facilitator Testimonial from Karelle Sikapi, Facilitator for Sociology: "One thing I love about running workshops is getting the chance to deepen students' understanding of a subject that I am passionate about."  See what Facilitators have to say about the job here!

Facilitator Role

Facilitators prepare and lead weekly workshops for 20-30 students taking one course.

Preparing for workshops includes attending the course lecture, reviewing the readings, and preparing a workshop plan.

With support from their team leader, Facilitators design workshop activities that help students to review course material while developing effective academic skills and habits.

The goal is for students to learn how to learn and be ready to tackle university independently after ESP.

Duties and Pay 

  • Facilitators work an average of 10-12 hours a week.
  • The rate of pay for new facilitators is $22/hour.

Weekly duties

  • Attend lecture
  • Plan workshop
  • Run workshop
  • Attend team meeting
  • Hold office hours
  • Complete paperwork

Periodic Duties

  • Training
  • Workshop observations
  • Meetings with Team Leader & Coordinator

Facilitator Qualities

What qualities do we look for in a Facilitator?

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organization skills and reliability
  • Ability to model strong study habits
  • Being approachable, friendly, and non-judgmental
  • A desire to help students who may struggle with academic skills or motivation
  • Appreciation and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Openness to learning and feedback

We encourage applications from racialized and Indigenous students, students who identify as LGBTQ+, and students with disabilities. (We are ACT to Employ partners.)

Academic Qualifications

  • Overall CGPA of 8.0
  • CGPA of 9.0 in the discipline you’re applying to facilitate
  • At least 2.0 credits in the discipline you’re applying to facilitate
  • Carleton undergraduate (at least 3rd year) or graduate student
  • Prior enrolment with the professor who is to teach the course is an asset

Mandatory Training & Orientation (in person)

Some preparation for training is required in August (5-10 hours of reading and paperwork). This can be completed online.

Pre-service training and orientation: Full days Aug. 30, Aug. 31, Sep. 1, and Sep. 5 (morning)

In-service training: Fridays 6-8 pm (Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 8)

All preparation and training hours are paid at the regular rate.

COVID note: We follow public health guidelines when determining if workshops, training, and team meetings will be online or in person. We are currently planning for all 2023-2024 ESP workshops and training to be in person.

Positions Available 2023-2024 (Updated Sept 1/23)

We expect to hire Facilitators for the course pairings below in 2023-2024. All Facilitator positions are for the full academic year (Fall and Winter) unless otherwise stated.

You may apply for as many course pairings as you are qualified to facilitate.

These positions are contingent on enrolment and budgetary approval.

Update Sept 1/23: All positions filled.

  • ANTH 1001 & 1002 – position filled
  • CGSC 1001 & NEUR 1202 – position filled
  • CGSC 1001 & PHIL 1301 – position filled
  • **CHEM 1001 & 1002 – position filled
  • **COMP 1005 & 1006 – position filled
  • **COMS 1001 & 1002 – position filled
  • CRCJ 1000 (Fall and Winter) – position filled
  • *CRCJ 1000 (Winter only) – position cancelled
  • CRCJ 1000 & LAWS 1001 – position filled
  • **ECON 1001 & 1002 – position filled
  • HRSJ (formerly HUMR) 1001 – position filled
  • **MATH 1009 & BUSI 1800 – position filled.
  • **MATH 1004 & 1104 – position filled
  • **MATH 1007 & 1107 – position filled
  • *NEUR 1202 (Winter only) – position filled
  • *PHIL 1301 (Winter only) – position filled
  • PSCI 1200 & 1100 – position filled
  • PSYC 1001 & 1002 – position filled
  • *PSYC 1001 (Winter only) – position filled

*Facilitators for winter-only positions must be available for in-person training and meetings during the Fall semester.

**Application deadline extended to May 8th.

How to apply

Please read our FAQs for important details.

  1. Read this website, including our FAQs, for details on qualifications, availability, and how to submit your application correctly.
  2. Check that you are available for all mandatory training and orientation sessions.
  3. Prepare your documents
    • Resume. Like most employers, we strongly prefer a 1-2 page resume in reverse chronological order.
    • Co-curricular Record (CCR) (if applicable)
    • Transcript from other post-secondary studies outside Carleton (if applicable).
  4. Complete the online application form.

*Please do not submit references with your application.*

Facilitator Hiring Timeline 2023

Tentative – Revised 23 March 2023

  • Apr 4-May 3: Submit application
  • May 3-May 26: Get selected for group interview
  • May 23-June 2: Group Interviews
  • June 5-July 5: Individual interviews
  • By July 7: Receive job offer
  • July & August: Paperwork, read training manual, quizzes (approx 10 hrs)
  • Aug 30-Sept 1 and Sept 5: Training
  • September 6: Classes begin
  • September 11: Workshops begin


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