Northeastern British Columbia


Fort St John

Friday, November 10, 2017


Date Posted:

November 10, 2017-Until Filled

Job Order #

Temporary Parttime 17.5 hrs/week approximately 1 year term


Northern Lights College
Fort St John, BC

Job Title:

Learning Support Specialist

Starting Date:



$31.07 - $38.71 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications as per the BCGEU Faculty Collective Agreement. Temporary employees receive an additional $0.50/hour in lieu of benefits, 6% vacation pay and 4.2% statutory holiday pay included with each pay.

  • Requirements for this position must include a Masters’ Degree in a related field and 3-5 years’ experience in the post-secondary education field or a related field, or a combination of education and related experience may be considered.
  • As well, experience and training in learning assistance, learning strategies and retention is essential.
  • The Learning Support Specialist must have a thorough knowledge of the local, regional and provincial resources available to students and be able to refer students to others within the college and to outside agencies as required.
  • Proven ability to work positively with a demanding workload, changing priorities, and continuous interruptions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills and ability to multi task.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all individuals accessing the service.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office; proficient in Internet research.
  • Current Driver's License, and willingness to travel to other campuses as needed. 
  • Ability to make presentations and prepare presentation material is required.

The Learning Support Specialist is a regional service reporting to the Director of Student Services and is responsible for supporting students' learning and retention.

  • This individual will meet with students in person or via phone/skype (for distance students) to help them identify barriers to their retention and assist them in developing the skills to overcome these barriers.
  • This position will be responsible for creating and offering student success workshops to groups and one on one.
  • In addition to providing internal supports this person will be responsible for knowing what resources are available in the community in order to appropriately refer students to these resources as necessary. 
  • This position also connects with community resources to provide on campus wellness education in areas such as mental health, substance abuse, etc.
  • This individual works with students who have been placed on academic probation as well. 
  • This is a regional position that is based in FSJ.
  • Travel throughout the region will be required year round. Some evening and weekend work may be required on a scheduled basis in order to meet student's needs. 
  • This position also supports students in crisis which do arise from time to time.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to forward a resume and letter of application, quoting the competition number, and including names and telephone numbers of three current professional references to .

Competition Number:  17:148A

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with NLC, however; only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.  Please note that all internal candidates will be given first consideration.

Closing Date:

Until Filled