Skills Development Officer
McGill University - Human Resources

Skills Development Officer 


Job Category: 

Term positions for management and excludeds


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Academic Associate, the Skills Development Officer performs and organizes activities that advance the education goals and mandate of Teaching and Learning Services in the student skills development portfolio. These goals include engaging students, other units, and external partners to ensure effective delivery of skills development activities, promoting professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and providing related information for faculty, and staff.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and mobilize human and financial resources to plan and deliver local and inter-university events, conferences, and competitions through communication and consultation with stakeholders, oversight of logistics, registration, catering, promotion, preparation of materials, emceeing the event, carry out and adhesion to budget.

  • In collaboration with the HR and Finance Officer, oversees the recruitment and training of student assistants for the Skills Development portfolio and, according to budgetary allowances, recruit, hire, and train Student Skills Assistants and Office Assistants to assist in coordination and delivery of SKILLS21, SKILLSETS, and partner units’ programming.

  • Mentor, support, and provide feedback regarding performance to Student Skills Assistants and Office Assistants, as well as review and sign their timesheets.

  • Manage multiple projects including signature offerings and specially requested workshops simultaneously by liaising with staff, supervising and assigning duties to student staff, and engaging internal units (e.g., alumni relations, government relations) and external partners (i.e., other universities).

  • Participate in the budgetary planning, allocations, and decisions for SKILLS21 and SKILLSETS programs, in coordination with HR and Finance Officer and Academic Associate.

  • Organize and administer graduate orientation in partnership with internal units (Campus Life Engagement, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Society) including coordinating the recruitment and training of ambassadors, scheduling of departmental orientations, support for Discover McGill (ambassadors and volunteers), support for academic expectations integration workshops including finding speakers and volunteers, and represent Teaching and Learning Services on graduate orientation committee.

  • Develop and implement current and new programming and presentations for the student skills development portfolio.

  • Assess program effectiveness and draft workshop and annual reports, and presentations as needed • Provide support to Academic Associate and Communications Officer in developing communications and website materials to engage graduate students, faculty and staff in University-wide events and initiatives.

  • Assist in promoting student learning and development through SKILLS21 and SKILLSETS activities and engaging the McGill community in them.

  • Perform other related duties.


Education and Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience


Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Undergraduate degree in Education or related field preferred. Excellent written communication (English and French), research, and organizational skills. Ability to reliably produce high-quality work, on time, with limited supervision. Ability to keep track of, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks. A team player with strong interpersonal skills and desire to learn. Demonstrated interest in skills development and teaching and learning. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office; familiarity with social media tools and platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, WordPress, etc.). Demonstrated skills in organization and coordination of workshops and large events and involvement with student support on campus is an asset. Excellent judgment, poise, and professionalism; ability to represent the Unit and team at internal partner meetings. Proven ability to work independently, show initiative, and take ownership. Natural problem solver with a bias to action. Ability to re-prioritize tasks and support team based on frequently changing needs and move forward even when faced with ambiguity. Proven attention to detail.


How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Teaching and Learning Services at


The deadline to apply for this position is July 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM.


*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*


We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Teaching and Learning Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.


McGill applicants, covered by the McGill Non-Unionized, Non-Academic Personnel Policies and Procedures, must apply to a regular M and Excluded position within ten (10) working days of the date of publication to maintain internal priority.


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at or 514-398-1660.



Teaching and Learning Services

Salary Range: 

(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900




One (1) year (with possibility renewal)

Reporting to: 

Academic Associate

Reference no.: 



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