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Job Opportunity: Manager, Experiential Learning at Ryerson University

posted on December 20, 2019

Manager, Experiential Learning

About Us

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students, and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

Experiential Learning is one of six resources within the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Through a collaborative approach, the Centre fosters a community dedicated to big thinking about curriculum, pedagogy and creative ways of developing inclusive teaching practices that enrich the student learning experience.  Experiential Learning will serve as a hub and act as a gathering place for ideas, knowledge creation, and skill-building. Driven by the values of equity, excellence, collaboration and impact, we support and provide resources for those interested in curating academically relevant experiential learning opportunities. As the primary support for the experiential learning community at Ryerson University, we foster a culture of excellence and innovation in teaching, working to continually enhance student learning and community impact.

The Opportunity

The Manager, Experiential Learning provides specialized expertise and support in the development, coordination and evaluation of curricular experiential learning initiatives throughout the University.   This position works with the Experiential Learning unit, partners across the university and within the community to identify, develop, evaluate and promote university-wide processes and best practices that enhance students’ experiential learning. The Manager, Experiential Learning implements, coordinates and manages the alignment and operations of the University’s experiential learning portfolio across Faculties and service areas. The successful incumbent will also be responsible for providing leadership, developing partnerships and ensuring service excellence and operational effectiveness, while working closely with Faculties, Zone Learning, Co-op and Career Centres, Ryerson International, other Ryerson wide services and external stakeholders.  


  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or relevant field, with a focus on adult education, social work, community development or instructional design (a combination of experience and education will be considered)
  • Minimum of five year’s prior experience which includes:
    • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in outreach, developing partnerships and successfully implementing experiential learning opportunities
    • Minimum of 2 years of managing the day to day operations and administration preferably within an academic or related field, including managing unionized staff
    • Experience teaching, administering, developing and/or supporting EL activities in an academic setting
  • Extensive knowledge of experiential learning programs and best practices is required.
  • Good understanding of pedagogical literature and application of theory, especially with regards to: experiential learning, community-based learning, work-integrated education, student engagement, instructional design, and educational assessment and evaluation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to coach and challenge others
  • Good listening skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Customer service skills; tact and diplomacy
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Problem solving and project management skills

 Additional Information

Position Number(s)


Reports To

Director, Experiential Learning


Experiential Learning, Office of the Vice Provost, Academic

Vacancy Type


Employee Group


Start Date

February 1, 2020

End Date

January 31, 2021

Hours of Work




Salary Scale

$80,490 - $128,575

Application Deadline

January 17, 2020

HR Advisor

Jennifer Tejay

  • We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant for support during the selection process.
  • As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
  • Qualified MAC employees will be interviewed before members of other employee groups.
  • Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's careersite.
  • You can also view this job on Linkedin

Please Note: Ryerson University will be closed from December 23, 2019, opening on January 6, 2020.  During that time, applications will be received but not reviewed.