More than a workplace
We hear it all the time – you can feel the welcoming atmosphere of Lethbridge College the moment you walk in our doors. We’re small enough to feel like a second home yet large enough to provide you with big opportunities for career advancement and professional development. We work hard to cultivate a healthy and productive culture, promote an environment of wellness and work-life balance, and celebrate the accomplishments of our people because it’s all for a higher purpose: the success of our students.
If you’re interested in working here, check out our current career opportunities, listen to a few stories about why we chose Lethbridge College and let us help answer the question, “Why LC?”
There's always something going on at Lethbridge College. Here are some things we think might interest you:
Pride in our people
Positive feedback is extremely powerful. So we’ve created ways to thank one another for all that we do.
Save the date: Refresh 2018
Don’t miss out – register for this annual teaching and learning conference today.
ISO: Employee engagement info
Looking for the 2016 employee engagement survey? All the documents you need are on myHorizon – just click the employee engagement tab.
You have questions, we have answers. And if you can’t find the information you are looking for here, check out our search button and our “Departments A-Z” listing in the menu. We are here to help!
Wondering about benefits?
You can access a comprehensive benefits package as early as your first day!
Q: Where can I find out more about benefits at Lethbridge College?
A: We are proud to say that all members of our team have access to our comprehensive benefits package. Its features provide you with peace of mind today and help you plan for your future. Plus, you can access those benefits as early as your first day. Our benefits package covers all the major areas:
- prescription drug coverage
- dental and vision care
- term life insurance
- paramedical coverage
- flexible spending account
Beyond the basics, we offer great perks in a family-focused work environment. Our campus day care centre is open to the children of employees as space allows. And our campus health centre isn’t just for students – as an employee, you and your family can access the centre and benefit from having doctors, nurses and counsellors right on campus.
Additional perks include subsidized fitness classes and parking, professional development opportunities and additional discretionary days off during the winter holidays so you can spend more time with family and friends.
See all the details about benefits for Lethbridge College employees on our Benefits page.
Want to keep learning?
Check out the professional development lists for Lethbridge College employees.
Q: Wondering where to go to keep learning? Looking for the PD calendar?
A: As a provider of higher education, we strongly believe in lifelong learning. We encourage you to benefit from on-campus and externally-delivered conferences and courses. If you wish to pursue graduate studies during your employment, we’ll support you every step of the way and ensure that you have the flexibility you need to take your career higher.
You can find the PD Calendar here.
And here is more information about some of the opportunities you can take advantage of to reach your career goals and develop your potential:
- Instructional Certification Program (ICP)
- Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
- Faculty Professional Development Application
- Professional Development
We believe training and professional development are the tools you can use to reach your career goals and develop your potential. We also know that proper training promotes employee satisfaction and retention. In addition to professional development for staff members and faculty, we also provide manager and supervisor training that focuses on such topics as the role of a supervisor; strategic planning, budgeting and risk management; recruitment and the onboarding process; coaching and engaging employees; performance management and progressive discipline; performance appraisals and more.
Learn more about professional development opportunities at Lethbridge College online, or by talking to your manager.
Looking for the fine print?
You can access the terms and conditions of your employment in person (just stop by HR) or online.
Q: Where can I find the specifics about the terms and conditions of my employment with Lethbridge College?
A: Lethbridge College encompasses several employee groups, each with its own specific set of terms and conditions of employment. The collective agreements, along with additional resources, are available through the links below. In addition to observing the collective agreements, all employees must adhere to Lethbridge College’s Policies and Procedures.
The Lethbridge College Faculty Association (LCFA) represents, and is the exclusive bargaining agent for, all faculty members.
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) represents all non-academic staff employed by Lethbridge College.
Admin/excluded support refers to all administrators, excluded support, senior administrators and executive leadership team members.
See more details in the Human Resources section of our website.
What’s happening on campus?
Read Connections to stay connected.
Q: How do I keep up with what’s happening on campus?
A: Make sure to read Connections. This internal newsletter is emailed out to all employees on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year (and Wednesdays during the summer). Watch for its arrival in your mailbox at 6 a.m.
Connections provides all staff with campus announcements, curriculum and instruction information, Kodiaks updates, Lethbridge College in the news and other college-wide information. It is also a place to introduce new employees, to offer congratulations to college community members for their successes and to publicly share thanks to colleagues for their assistance in major undertakings such as Convocation, New Student Orientation and other college events.
Information shared in Connections must be related to the college in order for it to be posted. A new feature called Shout Outs gives kudos to employees and has been incorporated based upon feedback from the employee engagement survey. You can view past issues of Connections in the archive online.
To submit an item for Connections, email Dawn Sugimoto by noon or call him at ext. 5211 by noon the day before the item is to appear.
Think the library is just for students?
Think again! They have resources for faculty too.
Q: Does the library have resources I can access?
A: Yes! The library isn’t just for the students. We offer a variety of services to support your teaching and research goals.
It’s vital to have the right materials for your courses or research. Circulation services can make that happen. Use our services to:
- schedule DVDs and videos for your classes
- reserve audio-visual equipment (e.g. laptops, projectors)
- place high-demand items on reserve for your students
- sign out materials
- access Scantron assistance
If you can’t find what you are looking for, fill out an interlibrary loan request. We can obtain books, journal articles, DVDs and more from other libraries for you.
We purchase supplemental materials for courses offered at the college. You can request appropriate books, DVDs and CDs for the library collection using our online order forms. For further information on selecting resources, feel free to call us at ext. 3355 or visit us (CE1340).
Book a library session
Through information services, you can schedule library events and research skills sessions tailored to your class. We offer a variety of sessions, including scavenger hunts and customized single or multiple face-to-face or drop-in instructional sessions. We recommend sessions be tied to course learning outcomes and assignments. Book a library session with our reference staff online or call ext. 5297.
You can add modules on plagiarism and developing research skills to your Canvas courses. For more information, contact our reference staff online or call ext. 5297. Get more resources directly from the library’s website.
Borrow library materials
Registered students, faculty and staff in good standing can sign out a number of items from the Buchanan Library. The following is a comprehensive list of items that we loan out and the associated loan period. Overdue charges accumulate based on the fee structure.
|Item||Loan period||Fees and fines|
|Videos, films and guides||3 weeks||$1/day/item|
|Data projectors||4 hours||$1/hour|
|Video cable adapters||4 hours||$1/hour|
|Digital voice recorder||3 days||$1/day|
Digital voice recorder 3 days $1/day Find more information on borrowing materials from the library.
Need some help?
Find out about the many ways the Learning Café can support you and your students.
Q: Can the Learning Café help my students or come to my class?
A: Yes! In addition to leading workshops and class presentations to help students develop the academic skills and learning strategies they need to be successful in their courses, instructors can book customized presentations to meet the needs of your students in any course.
Feel free to share the Student Success Workshops schedule with your students to see upcoming sessions. And let them know they are encouraged to pre-register, though drop-ins are welcome if space is available. The Learning Café can also provide you with an overview of their services or explore a range of specific learning and study issues and help you shape a workshop or session for your class.
Find out more about the many ways the Learning Café can help support you and your students during the academic year.
Looking for a career?
Find new job openings on our careers website.
Q: How can I find out about career opportunities at Lethbridge College?
A: We post every new job opening on our careers website.
We understand that the success of the college and our students is a direct result of the talents and energies of our employees. And so we pride ourselves on being the supportive base upon which careers are built and successes rewarded. Our human resource model focuses on skills, strengths and interests while working in a culture of fluidity and trust. Consider applying for an open position today.
Want to hit the gym?
You might be eligible for a free membership. So why not?
Q: Can I work out in the fitness centre on campus?
A: Yes! The best part is – it’s free. Every employee eligible for the college’s benefit plan receives a free membership to the Physical Education building. This is a taxable benefit that will be reported on your T4. You can opt out of the plan, but you must do so by June 30 in order to cancel your membership for the upcoming year.
Open to all students, staff and the community, our modern facilities have something for people of all ages, interests and abilities. The Val Matteotti gymnasium is comprised of three full-size gymnasiums and seats up to 2,000 people. It’s the heart of Recreation Services and is home to major collegiate and community sporting events throughout the year. We also have a fitness centre, two international squash courts, two interchangeable racquetball/squash courts, a fitness-testing centre, a dance studio and steam rooms. You can check it out for yourself in person or in this virtual tour.
Contact Ada Larson if you would like to be removed from the plan. Note that you do not need to opt out again if you have already removed yourself from the plan in previous years.
Concerned about a student or colleague?
Get the quick facts on the help available to students and staff every day, round the clock, all year long.
Q: I see some of the people around me struggling at this time of year. How I can help them get some support?
A: We appreciate your concern. One of the comments we hear a lot is that Lethbridge College employees truly care about our students and colleagues. If you see people in need of support, please let them know help is available every day, round the clock, all year long.
Students can find all of the details on our website. Here are the quick facts:
- Students looking to book their first appointment for any type of counselling service must either call Shepell Student Support at 1-855-649-8641 OR call or chat on mystudentsupport.com or the SSP app.
- When students phone, they must identify themselves as Lethbridge College students. An intake professional will help them assess and determine the right service. This initial intake call can take several minutes to gather all their information to ensure they get the best support.
- If your student wants to book an appointment to see the Shepell counsellor on campus, they’ll find the office in Health and Shepell Counselling Services (CE1380).
If you or your students have questions about counselling services at Lethbridge College, come to Health and Shepell Counselling Services (CE1380) or phone 403-320-3289.
Staff members also have access to support through the Employee and Family Assistance Program from Shepell. Through workhealthlife.com, you have access to a variety of reading and self-help materials as well as professional assistance for:
- legal concerns
- financial concerns
- nutrition and dietary counselling
- career coaching
- enhancing your relationship
- separation and divorce
- elder care support
You can use the appointment guide to book your face-to-face, online or phone counselling session or download the MyEAP app for quick, convenient access to counselling services as well as general health and wellness information.
For further information on your EFAP, drop by Human Resources (PA1120) or phone 403-320-3378.
Where can I find…?
Looking for something? Let us help you find it.
Q: Quick! I am looking for information and can’t find it. Can you help?
A: Here are some links to some of the most frequently asked for information.
- Policies and procedures
- Departments A-Z
- Forms and templates
- Lynda.com (the place to go to learn a new skill, get acquainted with the latest software product or even get a head start on a new hobby)
- Learning Café tips and strategies
If you’d like to add a topic to this list, contact us. If you can’t find your answer, we suggest you try a general search, and if that doesn’t work, call the wonderful colleagues at our Info Desk at 403-320-3200 for help.
Our ITS team is happy to help you solve them.
Q: Where do I go if I need someone to help me with a problem on my college computer? Is there anyone on campus who can help me with my technology woes?
A: The talented team in ITS is standing by, ready to help you with any of your technology needs.
Our Help Desk analysts and first response technicians are dedicated to assisting you with any of your college technology needs. We provide the following support services:
- computer hardware/software support
- user account support
- email account support
- wireless and network support
- phone support
- lab support
- printing assistance
- audio/visual support
We are able to solve most issues over the phone; give us a call at 403-320-3333. If we can’t solve your issue over the phone, it will be assigned to the appropriate area and treated as a work order. A first response technician will be dispatched to assist you.
You can contact the Help Desk in person in TE2208, by calling 403-320-3333 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They work from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays.
Have a question about campus safety?
Talk to Security – they’ll be happy to help you
Q: Where can I go if I need a walk to my car at night, if I am locked out of my office or if I have a security question?
A: Our colleagues in Security are the place to start. Security personnel are available to accompany you to and from anywhere on campus. This service is available throughout the year. Please contact them at 403-320-3206 for assistance.
And if you are locked out of your classroom or office, call Security Services at 403-320-3206 or stop by CE1303 in Centre Core to ask for help. (Don’t forget you’ll need your ID.) Security is also the go-to place for accident reports, lost and found, alarms on campus and more.
Our contracted security officers take pride in ensuring Lethbridge College maintains its reputation as one of the safest places in Lethbridge. As the front-line people, Security responds to emergency calls, helps people with directions and assists wherever needed. You, too, play a part in ensuring our campus remains a safe environment for learning. If you have any concerns, we are always open and conveniently located in CE1303 (adjacent to the Centre Core).
If you observe a crime in progress or if you suspect a crime has been committed on campus, immediately call the police. If you see a crime in progress or other emergency, call 911 (from your office, call 9-911). If you suspect a crime has taken place, call the non-emergency complaint line at 403-328-4444. Next, notify Security by calling 403-320-3206 or reporting in person at CE1303.
Healthy life, healthy work
You’re not just an employee here, you’re a vital member of our community. And we want you to be at your best, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package and on-campus services and support to keep your health and wellness a priority. This includes benefits and opportunities like:
- noon-hour fitness classes for just $15 per semester
- summer flex time options that let you enjoy more sun
- free gym memberships for you (and affordable rates for your family)
- an on-campus health clinic
- online and on-campus counselling services
- an on-campus library (it’s not just here for the students)
- discounted continuing education courses
- summer camps to keep the kids busy during the dog days of summer
Whether you’re just starting your career with us or you’ve been helping us grow over the years, it’s never too late or too early to start taking advantage of these great perks.
A culture of collaboration
At Lethbridge College, we’re all about collaboration. It’s essential to the success of our students and it contributes to the feeling of community that permeates our campus. Each and every employee is supported by colleagues, by available resources and by on-campus services. To be here for our students, we must be here for one another, working together, collaborating.
If you’ve been working at the college for a while, the word collaboration can start to sound redundant simply because it’s become your second nature. You don’t think twice about collaborating. Whether you’re ensuring a student has a seamless customer experience or you’re simply asking for a second opinion, you don’t think of it as collaboration. It’s simply what we do.
We have tried to find other words to describe our commitment to supporting one another, but no other word seems to carry the same weight or as accurately describe how closely we work together. At Lethbridge College, collaboration is in our DNA.