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Job Description and Duties 

Northwest Community College (NWCC), Terrace campus, invites applications for a Learning Transformation Specialist (excluded position) commencing as soon as possible. We are looking for an experienced professional for this key position which has the responsibility of furthering the culture of teaching and learning at NWCC.

NWCC believes in creating adventurous and transformative pathways for our students. We explore creative and innovative ways for our students to engage in learning and prepare for their futures. We celebrate diversity and strive to promote global competencies in our students, staff, and faculty.

We value a “can do” attitude and aim to attract individuals who have a sense of adventure. Communities of Northwest BC boast unparalleled beauty and provide a perfect home for individuals who value community, outdoor recreation and a rural lifestyle.

Duties: Reporting to the Dean, Centre of Learning Transformation (COLT), the Learning Transformation Specialist contributes to furthering the culture of teaching and learning at NWCC. This position will work with faculty on action research projects aimed at increasing experiential place-based learning in all courses, building a database of resources for faculty to enhance their teaching, and supporting other Centre activities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Faculty development events, ‘new faculty’ orientation, workshops, and action research projects
  • Support the delivery of collaboratively planned initiatives that bring about excellence in teaching pedagogy and student learning
  • Contribute to the communication of Centre activities for professional development and student learning initiatives, contribute to content of the Centre’s website and social media accounts, and maintain an active calendar of local and national instructional development opportunities

A Master’s degree (Doctorate degree preferred) in Education, focusing on instruction and curriculum along with a minimum of five years of teaching at the post-secondary level, demonstrating adventurous and transformative teaching and learning.

Required knowledge/skills/abilities include:

  • Training in pedagogy that supports best practices in assessment, instructional delivery, and curriculum
  • Proven excellence as a post-secondary educator with experience in facilitating the growth of other instructors and in leading pedagogical change
  • Demonstrated ability to transform learning through skillful faculty consultation
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a dynamic environment of change, progress and transition
  • Knowledge and understanding of experiential place-based learning and learning technologies for classroom and online learning experiences
  • Demonstrated coaching, leadership, and facilitation skills
  • Experience working with Indigenous learners and communities
  • Willingness to embrace our values of adventurous, transformative, and integrity
Application Information 

Respond in confidence by submitting a cover letter and current resume and quoting competition #17.155E to:           

Northwest Community College, Human Resources Department

Email: or FAX: 250.638.5475

NWCC provides quality learning experiences that help prepare our students for successful, positive futures.  We celebrate the diversity of our northern and First Nations populations and reflect this diversity in our programs, services and workforce. In accordance with NWCC’s strategic plan, we encourage applications from First Nations individuals.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Closing Date: This competition will remain open until suitable candidates are selected. The first review of applications will occur August 18, 2017.

Competition Number 
Centre for Research and Learning Transformation