Student Program Facilitator
Women Building Futures - Edmonton, AB

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Our Vision: Women Building Futures is valued for empowering women to succeed in non-traditional careers, inspiring positive economic change for women and forever transforming the face of industry in Canada.

The Student Program Facilitator is Responsible for collaborating on the design and ongoing development of student programs. In addition, the program Facilitator's role is to ensure the effective delivery or programming and monitoring of student progress to support instructors and individuals learning needs.

Program Development and Delivery

  • Deliver and develop Workplace Culture and Career Development (WPCCD) curriculum, workshops and sessions for students at WBF and for off-site groups
  • Prepare, update and develop WPCCD materials as needed and adapt materials to changing circumstances
  • Evaluate workshops and programs with the intent of improving content and delivery, working with the Program Manager to update curriculum and implement program changes as needed
  • Work with the Program Manager to develop and implement new programs
  • Take responsibility for creating and facilitating positive, safe and effective programs
  • Provide motivational stimulus as needed within the various classroom settings
  • Create Workplace Culture schedules for all programs, identifying and booking relevant speakers, coordinating presentations and arranging for site visits
  • Plan and participate in student orientations and graduations
  • Maintain records as required by funders and WBF

Instructor and Student Management and Support

  • Provide program management support, expertise and coaching to on and off-site instructors and guest speakers
  • Conduct evaluations and provide feedback to instructors and guest speakers
  • Ensure that all students and instructors adhere to WBF guidelines
  • Coordinate with Building Manager to ensure supplies and materials are obtained for each workshop and with the Program Assistant to ensure all classroom bookings have been made and all IT/equipment requirements have been met
  • Provide mentoring to students so that they are prepared to build a career in the construction industry
  • Monitor student involvement and momentum within each class; meet with students to review evaluations, and provide regular feedback on attitude, attendance and progress
  • Identify and address strategies for dealing with potential challenges that a student may encounter during the program
  • Recommend and refer students to outside resources based on individual needs
  • Coordinate and participate in orientations and graduations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Flexibility / Adaptability – Adapts organizational strategies
Willingly adapts to constantly changing circumstances while maintaining a society perspective; the ability to engage in continuous learning, to adjust the application of knowledge, skills and abilities to address new challenges as circumstantial realities change.

Communication – Communicates strategically
Uses language as a flexible tool to share and collect information, to exchange ideas and to openly explore a variety of perspectives adjusting style and content to each unique individual, audience and circumstances.

Innovation / Initiative – Addresses future opportunities
Using information from a variety of sources identifies immediate action needed to address current issues, seizes the opportunities to enhance performance and advance horizontal/vertical goals. Attends to imminent issue while maintaining an awareness of emerging opportunities.

Results Orientated – Ensures continued service excellence
Achieves efficient, timely, quality results by directing efforts on expected outcomes and the provision of exemplary client / customer service

Teamwork – Builds bridges between teams
Readily shares information, knowledge and personal strengths, seeks to understand and build on differing perspectives of others to enhance team efficiency and quality outcomes.

Other

  • Knowledge of WBF training programs and services
  • Knowledge of the various trades requirements, opportunities, and employment expectations in the construction trades
  • Awareness of the challenges of women entering non-traditional trades, challenges of disadvantaged learners and cultural, economic and social barriers to adult learning and employment
  • Awareness and understanding of Aboriginal cultures
  • Strong adult learning facilitation and presentation skills
  • Superior communication skills with a collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork and partnership building
  • Results oriented, highly innovative and flexible in adapting to changing business priorities and customer needs
  • Experience working with information and case management tracking tools and systems
  • Ability to solve problems independently and use judgment to raise awareness to more challenging / complex issues
  • Ability to independently make decisions related to the role while considering the consequences and impact on the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and restricted information

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of post-secondary education or diploma courses in Education or the equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience with training program development and facilitating adult learning courses and workshops
  • Previous experience working with trades training and Apprenticeship a distinct asset
  • Experience working with Aboriginal women and/or other cultures and women that may experience barriers to learning and employment

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