The Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) hires student facilitators to assist students in the Enriched Support Program (ESP) and Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP). For a description of ESP click here and here for IESP.

ESP/IESP facilitators support students in selected courses. Each facilitator conducts weekly workshops for students enrolled in one course.

What is an ESP/IESP Facilitator?

ESP/IESP Workshop Facilitators credit Carleton for job success!
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Positions Available
Facilitator Qualities
Facilitator Benefits
Academic Qualifications
Facilitator Role
Weekly Duties
Availability
How do I apply?

For FAQ, click here.

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Positions Available

Recruitment for 2018-2019 academic year will begin in April.

We typically hire facilitators for 12-15 of the following courses each year. This year’s openings will be posted in April.

ANTH 1001/1002 CGSC 1000/PHIL 1301 CHEM 1001/1002 CHST 1000/1002
COMP 1405/1406 COMS 1000 CRCJ1000/ PSYC1001 ECON 1000
ENGL 1609 FILM 1101 HIST 1001 HUMR 1001
INDG 1010/1011 LAWS 1000 MATH 1004/1104 MATH 1119/1009
PSCI 1501/1500 PSYC 1001/1002 SOCI 1001/1002 SOWK 1001/1002

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Facilitator Qualities  

What qualities do you look for in a facilitator?

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills and reliability
  • Ability to model strong study habits
  • Approachable, friendly, and non-judgmental
  • A desire to help students who may struggle with academic skills or motivation
  • Open to feedback and learning

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Facilitator Benefits

What are some benefits of being a facilitator?

  • Belong to a community of caring, hardworking colleagues
  • Work with motivated, high-achieving 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

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Academic Qualifications

  • Overall GPA of 9.0 and a grade of 10.0 in the selected course
  • At least 2.5 credits in the same discipline as the selected course
  • Carleton undergraduate (at least 3rd year) or graduate student
  • Prior enrollment with the professor who is to teach the course is an asset

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Facilitator Role

  • Each Facilitator prepares and leads a weekly workshop for 20-30 students taking one elective course. Preparing for the workshop includes attending the course lecture, reviewing the readings, and preparing a workshop plan. With support from a team leader, facilitators design 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/IESP.

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Duties

  • Facilitators work an average of 10-12 hours a week.
Weekly duties Periodic duties
–          attend lecture –          training
–          plan workshop –          peer observation and feedback
–          run workshop –          meeting with Team Leader & Coordinator
–          attend team meeting
–          hold office hour
–          complete paperwork

Availability

All facilitators must attend training and orientation sessions on August 30th, 31st and September 4th 2018. There will also be several mandatory training sessions each semester. These will be held on Friday afternoons or evenings (dates to be confirmed).

Please note the facilitator job description may be changed.

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How to apply for a position as an ESP/IESP Facilitator:

  1. Carefully read this website, including our FAQs, for details on how to submit your application correctly.
  2. Print and fill out the PDF ESP/IESP application form or the Microsoft Word ESP/IESP application form. Application form will be available April 2018.
  3. Attach your one- to two-page resume. If you have a Co-curricular Record (CCR) from Carleton, you may include it.
  4. Order and print your Academic Audit. Please note that CGPA and course grades will be verified by CIE staff.
  5. Attach a one-page letter stating why you think you would make a good ESP/IESP facilitator. Include information about relevant experience and personal qualities that make you well-suited to the role.
  6. We prefer applications to be submitted in person if possible. Otherwise, you may mail, fax, or email your application. All of our contact information is on the application form. Applications must be received in our office by the course deadline. To submit an application by email, it must be sent from your Carleton email address. Attach the following in PDF or Word to your email:
    1. One-page cover letter
    2. One- to two-page resume. Include your Co-curricular Record (CCR) from Carleton (if you have one)
    3. Audit/transcript
    4. Application form
  7. Ensure you are available for the preliminary group interviews to be held early June 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed).

Only those candidates selected for a group interview will be contacted.

Please read our FAQs for more details.

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Questions? Contact us by email or by telephone (613-520-2600 Ext. 1523).