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Douglas College

Laboratory Facilitator, Computing Science

Full Time
5 days ago
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Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Facilitator, Computing Science Posting Number 01673SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 14 Salary Range $51,468 per annum (with wage increments to a max of $57,605 per annum), which includes a special allowance of $2,000 per annum. Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 03/27/2023 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift See work arrangements. Work Arrangements
This regular full-time (35 hours per week) position is available starting November 14, 2022. Regular hours of work are scheduled Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am - 8:30 pm. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department's need. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the New Westminster campus; however, the successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the Coquitlam campus. Douglas College is committed to supporting a healthy work/life balance for employees. A modified/flexible schedule may be considered.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
To provide instructional support to students, faculty and staff related to Computing Science courses and programs. Provide exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


1. Provides lab instruction and demonstration related to College computing science courses.
a. provides ongoing instructional support to students on an individual basis, or in groups, including explanation of concepts, answering questions, demonstrating how to solve problems and troubleshooting;
b. supervises students in the CMPT labs, ensuring compliance with safety procedures;
c. develops and implements strategies to facilitate student learning;
d. demonstrates the correct use of computer equipment and peripherals;
e. manages access to CMPT equipment and ensures the equipment is properly maintained and in good working order;
f. maintains a working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of CMPT equipment;
g. oversees and manages the daily operations of the CMPT labs;
h. with assistance from CEIT , installs and configures new software and hardware on CMPT classroom computers;
i. maintains an accurate and current inventory of instructional equipment/supplies for CMPT .

2. Evaluates student work and performance in relation to lab requirements.
a. provides support to instructors through supervising, observing and assisting students or user groups in the CMPT labs;
b. provides additional assistance to students, outside of regularly scheduled laboratory times, in relation to course work;
c. assists in lab or project marking and evaluation of students under the direct supervision of faculty.

3. Prepares materials for use in the lab, subject to the curricula approval of the Computing Science faculty.
a. prepares lab/project materials for use in computing science courses, subject to the curricula approval of the Computing Science faculty;
b. researches new technology for in-class instruction and implements strategies to facilitate student learning under direction of Computing Science faculty;
c. consults and collaborates with faculty in the development of supplementary instructional materials and activities.

4. Performs other related duties such as:
a. gathers specifications for future equipment purchases, including the preparation of requisitions with the CMPT Chair and Purchasing assistance;
b. performs routine clerical duties as required, including photocopying, mail-outs, post notices, and maintenance of bulletin boards;
c. advises students on CMPT courses and pre-requisites;
d. occasionally conducts class evaluations of faculty;
e. sets up computer equipment and demonstrations and ensures equipment is in good working order;
f. maintains currency with respect to computing science and computing science laboratory instruction;
g. assists with CMPT -related events, orientations, career fairs and demonstrations;
h. hires and supervises student assistants under the direction of the Associate Dean.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
    •Good working knowledge of the English Language (written and verbal). •Bachelor's Degree in Computing Science from a recognized post-secondary educational institution combined with a minimum of four months of directly related experience as a laboratory/teaching assistant or an equivalent combination of training and experience. •Demonstrated technical knowledge of computer equipment, including Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, together with experience and/or training in a variety of programming languages (e.g., C++, Python, Java), as well as with microcontrollers (e.g., Arduino) and VR equipment. •Good working knowledge of course content; operation and routine maintenance of computing equipment and peripherals; modern techniques including statistical analysis pertaining to the instruction of Computing Science courses. •Proven ability to communicate courteously and effectively, in writing and verbally with students, faculty, staff and administrators as well as maintain good working relationships with other employees. •Ability to maintain current knowledge in the field of Computing Science. •Demonstrated ability to work independently under minimum direct supervision, as well as establish priorities and achieve deadlines. •Proven ability to effectively demonstrate programming techniques and technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills to individual students and groups. •Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
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Posting Detail Information

Open Date 10/17/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site . Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by October 21, 2022. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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