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Education Coordinator, Inclusive Post-Secondary - Portage College

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Education Coordinator, Inclusive Post-Secondary Education – Portage College

Inclusion Alberta, in partnership with Portage College, is seeking a full-time Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Coordinator to support the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities. The coordinator will lead this established and successful initiative to further enhance the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of academic and campus life within the Portage community.


  • Facilitate meaningful student participation in a wide range of classes; for example, help students prepare so they contribute to class discussions and coursework, help students to participate in group work, etc.
  • Facilitate relationships amongst classmates by helping students with intellectual disabilities participate in a variety of learning and campus activities, events, clubs, associations, etc.
  • Help students contribute to and benefit from all aspects of campus and community life
  • Collaborate with faculty, post-secondary staff, and students’ families to support students’ full engagement and active membership in specified program of study and community at large
  • Provide support to faculty members and instructors to develop individualized course expectations, academic modifications, and teaching adaptations to support student learning, engagement, and relationships with classmates
  • Network and collaborate with faculty members, business owners, managers, employers, and other community members to develop job and career opportunities in the students’ chosen field of study
  • Support students, employers, and co-workers on job sites to ensure positive employment experiences for everyone involved
  • Strengthen and foster community capacity for meaningful inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Actively collaborate with and positively support Inclusion Alberta team members
  • Regularly and actively engage in critical reflection and dialogue (both individually and as a team member) about inclusion
  • Effectively develop goals and strategic direction for inclusive post-secondary initiative at Portage College
  • Have the ability to effectively mentor and support team members
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to staff/team members


  • Deep and abiding commitment to inclusion (as demonstrated by one’s experiences, participation, and contributions to community)
  • Experience with Inclusive Post-Secondary Education, and/or community development and/or inclusion
  • Exhibit the highest level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaborative, networking and organizational skills are required
  • Dedicated learner, reflective practitioner, and committed to one’s professional development
  • Astute critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Can work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Can effectively manage stress and respond to difficult circumstances with grace
  • Comfortable with public speaking and community development (approaching new people)
  • Regularly and quickly prepare written reports for multiple audiences
  • Comfortable providing personal care to students with developmental disabilities
  • Hours of work are primarily during the day but may require some evenings and weekends
  • Current criminal record clearance is required, and a personal vehicle is required

Competition will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.

Please include a thoughtfully-written cover letter and resume to Charmaine McIntyre, Provincial Director of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education, cmcintyre@inclusionalberta.org.

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.