Opportunity | ABMP is seeking a Project Assistant

The Asian Business and Management Program (ABMP) at York University in Toronto, Canada provides professional development and management training to educators, undergraduate and graduate students as well as senior executives and officials from Asian countries in virtual or blended forums. In the last two decades, ABMP has successfully delivered in Canada and China close to 300 short- and long-term programs to over 5,000 officials, executives and students.

ABMP’s customized training programs are designed and offered in close collaboration with and for our participants. Within these virtual programs, students gain many professional and personal competencies that can help them as they move forward on their career journey, whether into graduate studies or the job market. Indeed, study abroad experiences can positively contribute to language and interpersonal skills, global competence and competitiveness as well as self-confidence.

We are currently looking for a friendly and competent assistant to join our team. If you are a compassionate and self-motivated individual with a specific interest in education, we urge you to apply!

Job Purpose

The Project Assistant for our Mentorship Initiative’s Professional Experience Program will supervise and support students (high-school, undergraduate and graduate students) with assignments in small groups, implementing lesson plans, and keeping records of student progress.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities related to each project

  • Work with the mentor/instructor to monitor the class schedule
  • Revise lesson materials with students in small groups (approx. 12 hours)
  • Attend all mentor/instructor-led sessions and respond promptly to emails from the instructor or Program Coordinator
  • Collaborate with mentor/instructors to recognize issues students are facing and recommend solutions
  • Document student progress and communicate with mentor/instructors to keep them informed
  • Report any suspected academic integrity issues to the mentor/instructor
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with information and resources pertaining to the program on the York University’s Learning Management System.
  • Draft students’ reference letters for the mentor/instructor

Required education, knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Mandarin is an asset
  • Must have a compassionate and positive attitude
  • High levels of patience to work with students regardless of varying abilities, background or special needs
  • Well organized, reliable and enthusiastic team player
  • Postsecondary education. PhD in progress is an asset

This is a project-based position. Each project is delivered twice or three times per week over 4weeks/3 months with an estimate of 24 hour per project. The compensation per project is C$800. For more information or to apply, please email a letter of interest and resume as a PDF to Dr. Elena Caprioni, Program Director, Asian Business and Management Program, at caprioni@yorku.ca. The deadline for applications is 13 May 2022.