Facilitation Specialist, UCD Innovation Academy

18 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

012900 Facilitation Specialist, UCD Innovation Academy Fixed term post until 31 December 2024 (and panel)

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of society through transformational educational experiences.

We prepare learners for the challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene and 4th Industrial Revolution by fostering Innovation Mindsets, with an emphasis on Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

With 1000s of learners each year, 6 flagship programmes and a major strategic collaboration between UCD, TU Dublin and seven enterprise sectors (Convene), the UCD Innovation Academy (IA) seeks to recruit a panel of Facilitation Specialists for its ambitious four-year growth plan. We are looking for individuals with a passion for experiential education and with experience in at least one of our key areas: experiential education methods, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, soft skills, digital mindsets and sustainability.

Reporting to the Education Innovation Lead, you will facilitate the learning of students across undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as at shorter courses and events, ensuring high quality learning outcomes and innovative, 'next practice' initiatives. Collaborating with a team of 2-5 Entrepreneurial Specialists, Facilitation Specialists and Occasional Lecturers, you will create a vibrant learning environment (in-person and live online), You will support continuous improvement of current modules and courses, and innovate new approaches from identifying needs, prototyping, evaluation, academic approval and rollout. As a Facilitation Specialist, you will help build the credibility and financial sustainability of our programmes, enabling world-class innovative learning programmes with the potential for systemic change.

If you are intrigued by the opportunity to shape the IA's future role in higher education and make an impact on society and the economy, please check more details at:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Salary Scale (AO1): €44,614 - €60,557 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 1 February 2021

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Hours of work: 37

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