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

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

What is an ESP Facilitator?

ESP 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?

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Positions Available

Recruitment for 2017-18 academic year is now completed. We thank all applicants for applying and wish everyone success with their studies this year and their job search.

CHST 1000 & 1002 (Childhood in the Global Context & Childhood in Canadian Context)
Status: Position filled.

COMS 1000 (Introduction to Communication and Media Studies)
Status: Position filled.

CRCJ 1000 (Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice) FALL &
PSYC 1001 (Introduction to Psychology I) WINTER
Status: Position filled.

CRCJ 1000 (Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice) – WINTER semester only
Status: Position filled.

HIST 1002 (Europe in the 20th Century)
Status: Position filled.

HUMR 1001 (Introduction to Human Rights)
Status: Position filled.

LAWS 1000 (Introduction to Legal Studies)
Status: Position filled.

MATH 1007 & 1107 (Elementary Calculus I & Linear Algebra I)
Status: Position filled.

MATH 1009 & 1119 (Calculus: with Applications to Business & Linear Algebra: with Applications to Business)
Status: Position filled.

PSCI 1100/1200 (Democracy in Theory and Practice & World Politics)
Status: Position filled.

PSYC 1001/1002 (Introduction to Psychology I & II)
Status: Position filled.

SOCI 1001/1002 (Introduction to Sociology I & II)
Status: Position filled.

SOWK 1000 (Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare)
Status: Position filled.

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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.

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Weekly Duties

Weekly duties (10-12 hours a week) 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 31st, September 1st and 5th 2017. 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/AESP Facilitator:

  1. Print and fill out the PDF ESP/AESP application form or the Microsoft Word ESP/AESP application form.
  2. Attach your one- to two-page resume. If you have a Co-curricular Record (CCR) from Carleton, you may include it.
  3. Order and print your Academic Audit. Please note that CGPA and course grades will be verified by CIE staff.
  4. Attach a one-page letter stating why you think you would make a good ESP/AESP facilitator. Include information about relevant experience and personal qualities that make you well-suited to the role.
  5. Submit your completed application package to Rachelle Thibodeau, Coordinator, Academic Support Programs, Centre for Initiatives in Education. You may submit your application in person, by mail (address is on the application form) or by fax (613) 520-2515. Applications may not be submitted by email. Applications must be received in our office by the course deadline.
  6. Ensure you are available for the preliminary group interviews to be held on June 5th and 6th, 2017.

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).