Each facilitator conducts weekly review workshops for students enrolled in one course.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Check the current status by clicking “Positions Available” under the video.
Summer 2021: All interviews will be conducted online.
What is an ESP/IESP Facilitator?
We encourage applications from racialized and Indigenous students, students with disabilities, and students who identify as LGBTQ+.
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
NOTE: We are currently contacting candidates for individual interviews.
The following positions are contingent on enrollment and budgetary approval.
You may apply for one or more fall-winter course pairings for which you are qualified.
|ANTH 1001 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
|CHEM 1001 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
|CHST 1000 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
|COMP 1005 & 1006: Individual Interviews|
|COMS 1000: Individual Interviews|
|CGSC 1001 & PHIL 1301: Individual Interviews|
|**CRCJ 1000 (winter only): Individual Interviews|
|ECON1001 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
|ENST 1000 & GEOG 1010: Individual Interviews|
|HIST 1001: Individual Interviews|
|HUMR 1001: Individual Interviews|
|INDG 1010 & 1011: Position Filled|
|LAWS 1001 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
|*MATH 1009 & BUSI 1800: Individual Interviews|
|MATH 1004 & 1104: Individual Interviews|
|MATH 1007 & 1107: Individual Interviews|
|PSCI 1501 & 1200: Individual Interviews|
|PSYC 1001 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
|**PSYC 1001 (winter only): Individual Interviews|
|SOCI 1001 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
|SOWK 1001 & 1002: Individual Interviews|
*Position suitable for Business majors with MATH 1009 and at least one course in marketing.
**Facilitators for winter-only positions attend training and meetings during the fall semester.
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
- Appreciation and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Open to learning and feedback
- 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
- 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!
- Overall CGPA of 8.0 and CGPA of 9.0 in the discipline you’re applying to facilitate
- At least 2.0 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
- Each facilitator prepares and leads 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/IESP.
|“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(s)||– meetings with Team Leader & Coordinator|
|– attend team meeting|
|– hold office hour|
|– complete paperwork|
All facilitators must attend training and orientation sessions August 30-September 3rd and September 7th, 2021. There will also be several mandatory training sessions each semester. These will be held on Friday afternoons or evenings (dates to be confirmed).
COVID NOTE: In Fall 2021, we will be taking COVID regulations into account when determining if training, workshops, and team meetings will be online or in person.
How to apply
Please read our FAQs for more details.
- Carefully read this website, including our FAQs, for details on qualifications, availability, and how to submit your application correctly.
- Check that you are available for group interviews* and mandatory training sessions.
- Prepare your documents
- Complete the online application form.
- 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.
NOTE: The application form will automatically expand to allow you to submit documents once you have confirmed your availability for training.
Facilitator Hiring Timeline 2021
Revised 23 April 2021
April 5-May 7: Submit application
By June 9: Get selected for group interview
May 31-June 11: Group Interviews
mid-June to mid-July: Individual interviews
By July 16: Receive job offer
July & August: Paperwork, read training manual, quizzes
Last week of August & first week of September: training
September 8: Classes begin
September 13: Workshop begin
Questions? Contact us by email.