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
Duties and Pay
Availability
How do I apply?
2019 Hiring Timeline

For FAQ, click here.

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Positions Available

Hiring for 2019-2020 has begun for the following positions:

ANTH 1001 & 1002 position filled INDG 1010 & 1011 – position filled
CHEM 1001 & 1002 position filled LAWS 1001 & 1002 – positions filled
CHST 1000 & 1002 position filled *MATH 1009 & BUSI 2204  position filled
COMP 1005 & 1006 position filled MATH 1007 & 1107  position filled
COMS 1000 position filled PSCI 1501 & 1200  position filled
**CRCJ 1000 (winter only) position filled PSYC 1001 & 1002 – positions filled
CRCJ 1000 & PSYC 1001 position filled **PSYC 1001 (winter only)  position filled
ENST 1000 & GEOG 1010  position filled SOCI 1001 & 1002 – positions filled
HUMR 1001  position filled WGST 1808  position filled

*Position suitable for Business majors with MATH 1009 and coursework in marketing.

**Facilitators for winter-only positions attend training and meetings during the fall semester.

Status Update:  We are now in the individual interview phase of hiring.  Selected candidates are being contacted.  We will indicate when a position is 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/IESP.

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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 –          meeting with Team Leader & Coordinator
–          attend team meeting
–          hold office hour
–          complete paperwork

Availability

All facilitators must attend training and orientation sessions on August 29th, 30th, and September 3rd, 2019. 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:

Please read our FAQs for more details.

  1. Carefully read this website, including our FAQs, for details on how to submit your application correctly.
  2. Complete the application form. You have two options: (a) download the fillable PDF ESP/IESP application form (save it to your computer to make it fillable) or (b) download and print the Microsoft Word ESP/IESP application form.
  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 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 (click below for advice):
    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 June 3rd and 4th, 2019.

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

Facilitator Hiring Timeline 2019

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