Learning Strategist

Updated: about 2 months ago

Learning Strategist
Calgary, AB
Academic – Student Services /
AUPE Temporary Salary /
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The Opportunity
Student Services’ role is to create a culture and environment that unleashes the full potential of all students at SAIT. Our primary goal is to support a student-first culture by focusing on student success — and mobilizing all campus community members in this shared goal. We are comprised of a variety of service units that are designed to help learners reach their full academic potential and foster lifelong learning. Student Services provides each student with opportunities to develop skills and build relationships and networks that promote professional, social and personal fulfillment — and ultimately lay the foundation for their success.
As a member of the Learning Skills Services team in the Lamb Learner Success Centre, the Learning Strategist plays an integral role in supporting the academic success and holistic development of students at SAIT. The Learning Strategist develops and facilitates workshops and seminars on topics related to academic success, such as time management, reading strategies, note-taking, improving memory, preparing for and taking tests, and more. The Learning Strategist collaborates with instructors and academic chairs to develop and implement program-specific workshops that enhance learning outcomes and support student engagement. The Learning Strategist meets individually with students to provide customized support on active learning strategies, working in groups, and self-advocacy skills.
The Learning Strategist must develop a positive working relationship with each student and be able to modify their strategies and approach to address the presenting concerns of the student. These abilities play a significant role in the academic success, retention and satisfaction of the student. The Learning Strategist must tailor the information to the needs of the student, as it can significantly influence a student’s attitude towards learning, studying and success at SAIT. The Learning Strategist also provides outreach to students in academic difficulty and provides support for students on academic probation. 
The Role
    • Provide individualized guidance and coaching for students - 40%
    • Offer tailored learning strategy guidance to students in one-on-one sessions based on student needs, strengths and challenges
    • Communicate and promote learning supports and services to students as required
    • Collaborate with other student services areas as needed, to ensure coordinated support regarding barriers to student academic success 

    • Develop and facilitate learning strategy workshops and seminars - 30%
    • Facilitate workshops and seminars using appropriate resources and techniques for inclusive and active learning
    • Collaborate with instructors and academic chairs to develop integrated, tailored workshops for programs and courses
    • Provide recommendations for appropriate learning strategies to students as a subject matter expert

    • Develop and maintain learning strategy resources and materials - 15%
    • Develop and maintain a repository of learning strategy resources, including handouts, templates, interactive tools and online guides
    • Stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in learning strategy

    • Engage in assessment of learning strategy programming - 15%
    • Devise and conduct assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of learning strategy programs and resources
    • Collect and analyze data on student learning outcomes and program goals
    • Use assessment data to inform continuous improvement efforts

Education & Experience
    • Minimum
    • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Adult Learning 
    • Minimum 2+ years teaching experience, post-secondary teaching experience preferred
    • Knowledge of learning strategy required

    • Preferred
    • Knowledge of learning theory
    • Knowledge of counselling or coaching skills
    • Knowledge of adaptive technology and learning management systems considered an asset
    • Knowledge of psychoeducational assessment considered an asset

Job Classification: STUDENT SERVICES ADVISOR - A5009
Hours per week: 36.25
Salary Range: $64,617.80 - $79,999.40
Position End date: September 30, 2025
Posting End Date: May 31, 2024
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