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Douglas College

On-Call Laboratory Facilitator (Chemistry)

Position Details

Position Title On-Call Laboratory Facilitator (Chemistry) Posting Number 00943SA Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 15 Salary Range $27.42/hour (with increments up to a max of $30.90/hour). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Temporary Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type On-Call Posting Category Staff Start Date 09/30/2020 End Date 08/15/2021 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift N/A Work Arrangements
This temporary on-call position is available starting September 30, 2020 to August 15, 2021. Shift days and times may change depending on Department's need.
Occasional evening work may be required.

Hours of work are generally between 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Friday. Overtime maybe required from time to time. Scheduled hours range between 4 hours to 7 hours per day depending on the assignment.

Successful candidate must be available to work on New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses to provide in-person instructions. The Facilitator will also be required to work from home providing office hours, virtual lab teaching and grading online.
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
The Laboratory Facilitator (Chemistry) is responsible for providing laboratory instruction, evaluation and supervision of students in the chemistry laboratory including preparation of materials for use in the laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the Chemistry faculty. The Lab Facilitator also provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


1. Provides laboratory instruction and demonstration related to college chemistry courses.
a. instructs students with respect to the laboratory component of college chemistry courses;
b. demonstrates the correct use of equipment in the laboratory;
c. instructs students with respect to safety procedures;
d. supervises students in the laboratory, ensuring compliance with safety procedures;
e. develops and implements strategies to facilitate student learning.
2. Evaluates student work and performance in relation to laboratory requirements.
a. evaluates written work submitted by students as well as the performance of students in the laboratory in relation to laboratory requirements of courses;
b. assesses and assigns final laboratory grades;
c. provides additional assistance to students, outside of regularly scheduled laboratory times, in relation to course work.
3. Prepares materials for use in the laboratory, subject to curricula approval of the Chemistry faculty.
a. assesses new information and determines its relative value in relation to facilitating student learning in the laboratory;
b. sets and evaluates laboratory quizzes and exams;
c. maintains, updates and arranges for printing of laboratory manuals;
d. creates and/or initiates the development of supplementary instructional materials such as posters, information sheets, etc.;
e. researches, designs and writes experiments for student use.
4. Performs other related duties.
a. creates, maintains and update report sheets;
b maintains records of chemistry laboratory grades;
c. sets up laboratory equipment and demonstrations and ensures equipment is in good working order;
d. participates as a discipline member in the revision of laboratory materials and manuals;
e. maintains currency with respect to chemistry and chemistry laboratory instruction;
f. performs duties of Laboratory Technician II, as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
- a B.Sc. in Chemistry from a recognized post-secondary educational institution. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
- Excellent working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and apparatus together with good working knowledge of safety measures related to the operation of the Chemistry laboratory, including WHMIS . - Good working knowledge of English (written and verbal). A demonstrated ability to:
- communicate courteously and effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public.
-work independently with minimum direct supervision.
- establish priorities and achieve deadlines. - effectively demonstrate proper laboratory techniques.
- maintain current knowledge in the field of chemistry.
- maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Link to Full Position Profile Diversity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Open Date 09/23/2020 Close Date 09/30/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling this position. ALL INTERNAL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY September 30, 2020.

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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