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 students enrolled in one course.

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be open from April 4 to May 4 with some exceptions. Please check below for courses with the application submission still open.

Summer 2022: All interviews will be conducted online.

What is an ESP Facilitator?

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

See more ESP videos on our YouTube channel.

Facilitator positions may be considered as a part-time placement for social work students (BSW and MSW).

Positions Available
Facilitator Qualities
Facilitator Benefits
Academic Qualifications
Facilitator Role
Duties and Pay
How do I apply?
Hiring Timeline

For FAQ, click here.

“When I first got the opportunity to apply for ESP, I did not think I would enjoy this job or be able to help the students assigned to me. But I was so wrong, applying to this job was one of the best decisions I could have made. If you are looking for a fulfilling role that gives you mountains of experience this is the job for you. There are so many things I could say that will convince you that you will love this job. But just trust me and apply!” 

Terrel Henry Hutchinson, PSYC facilitator 2020-2021

Positions Available 2022-2023 (Updated June 23, 2022)

We expect to hire facilitators for the course pairings below in the coming year. These positions are contingent on enrolment and budgetary approval.

All positions are for the full academic year (Fall and Winter) unless otherwise stated.

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

ANTH 1001 & 1002 – Position Filled
CHST 1003 – Position Filled
CGSC 1001 & PHIL 1301 – Position Filled
**CRCJ 1000 (winter only) – Position Filled
CRCJ 1000 & LAWS 1001 – Cancelled
CRCJ 1000 & PSYC 1001 – Position Filled
ECON 1001 & 1002 – Position Filled
ENST 1000 & GEOG 1010 – Position Filled
FILM 1101 & JOUR 1003 – Position Filled
LAWS 1001 & 1002 – Position Filled
LAWS 1001 & 1002 (online workshops) – Position Filled
MATH 1009 & BUSI 1800  – Position Filled
MATH 1007/1107/1004/1104 – Cancelled
PSCI 1200 & 1100 – Position Filled
PSYC 1001 & 1002 – Position Filled
PSYC 1001 & 1002 (online workshops) – Position Filled
**PSYC 1001 (winter only) – Position Filled
SOCI 1001 & 1002 – Position Filled
SOWK 1001 & 1002 – Position Filled

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

Facilitator Qualities  

What qualities do you look for in a facilitator?

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organization 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
  • Appreciation and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Open to learning and feedback 
“I have been a facilitator twice and each year I’ve had the opportunity to interact with a variety of phenomenal people. Not only have I learned about my own strengths and weaknesses through my experiences with them, I have also taken away fundamental tools to continue evolving into my best self!”

Halima Diallo, COMS facilitator 2019-2021

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
Former MATH/BUSI facilitator Gabby Kolotinsky sent us this note in 2021:

I’ve had a bit of free time at my current job with Innovation, Science and Economic Development. I wanted to develop a project to improve team collaboration since we are all working remotely. I used a similar format to the ESP workshop plan to propose  a six-week continuous learning session. I am now planning and implementing this project.

Running ESP workshops helped me improve my confidence in leading learning sessions. By following a similar format to the workshop plan, I was also able to present my proposal more clearly, establish a safe(r) space with ground rules, and elicit feedback from my coworkers. My experience with ESP has really come in handy in the workplace! 

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

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 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.
“Working as a facilitator for ESP gave me the opportunity to help students feel like I was really making a difference. I formed many great relationships throughout the year which gave me a great support system and allowed me to come into my own as a facilitator. It was an invaluable experience that helped me grow both as a student and professional.”

Siddhant Srivastava, MATH facilitator 2020-2021

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 Periodic duties
attend lecture training
plan workshop peer observation and feedback
run workshop meetings with Team Leader & Coordinator
attend team meeting
hold office hour
complete paperwork


All facilitators must attend training and orientation sessions August 29th-September 2nd and September 6th, 2022. There will also be several mandatory training sessions each semester (dates to be confirmed).

COVID note: We follow public health guidelines when determining if training, workshops, and team meetings will be online or in person.

How to apply

Please read our FAQs for more details.

  1. Carefully 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 group interviews* and mandatory training sessions.
  3. Prepare your documents
    1. One- to two-page resume. Like most employers, we strongly prefer a chronological resume.
    2. One-page cover letter
    3. Co-curricular Record (CCR) (if applicable)
    4. Transcript from other post-secondary studies outside Carleton (if applicable).
  4. Complete the online application form.
  5. If you receive an individual-interview invitation (following your group interview), submit your references and schedule using this form. Please do not request or submit reference letters.

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

Facilitator Hiring Timeline 2022

Revised 24 Mar 2022

  1. Apr 4-May 4: Submit application
  2. May 4-May 27: Get selected for group interview
  3. May 19-May 31: Group Interviews
  4. June 2-July 4: Individual interviews
  5. By July 7: Receive job offer
  6. July & August: Paperwork, read training manual, quizzes
  7. Aug 29-Sept 2 and Sept 6: Training
  8. September 7: Classes begin
  9. September 12: Workshops begin



Questions? Contact us by email.