Job opportunity English Language Peer Support (ELPS)
Department/Faculty International Relations, Schulich School of Business
Number of positions Two (2) positions available (part-time)
Reports to Ann Welsh, International Student Support Specialist
Bursary $2000 for total 120 hours (10-12 hours per week)
option for $1000 for 60 hours (5 hours per week)
Restriction Graduate student; Ontario resident (bursary requirement)
Time Requirements to be scheduled Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Application Deadline Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by 5pm
Position Start Date January 20, 2020
Position End Date April 10, 2020

PURPOSE:
The English Language Peer Supporter(s) will provide English language support to Schulich students for whom English is not a primary language.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Hold office hours and take appointments with students to provide English language assistance on written and verbal academic work (cases/papers/assignments/presentations)
  • Assist students with referencing/citations, grammar, composition, verbal skills 
  • Provide guidance and feedback on paper/case positioning and structure within the context of Canadian business school expectations
  • Prepare and facilitate English Conversation Group sessions on a weekly basis
  • Provide project assistance to the International Relations Unit as required

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Communication – ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to English language learners
  • Tutoring – experience with tutoring or editing academic work
  • Knowledge – strong academic skills and understanding of academic expectations of business school
  • Diversity – experience interacting and working with people from diverse backgrounds and English language capabilities
  • Interest in helping others succeed
  • Previous TA or English teaching experience to adults an asset
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and an Ontario resident (these are government bursary requirements)
  • Enrollment in a Schulich Master’s program required

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Welsh, International Student Support Specialist at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca by January 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Only those invited to interview will be contacted – we thank all others for your interest in the position.