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Subject Matter Expert – Mass Timber Construction

SAIT’s Continuing Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) focuses on non-credit programs supporting corporate training, the individual learner and international projects. We create courses and programs for life-long learning with careers at our core. Our courses range from exploring general interests to up-skilling for career advancement and reskilling for career changes. We complete all background activities required to set up our products for students to purchase and experience several delivery options.
CDARI is seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Mass Timber Construction to create curriculum for Continuing Education.
Course Name: Mass Timber Construction
Anticipated start date: September 19th 2023
End Date: October 27th 2023
The SME will be required to work virtually with a Product Strategist and Instructional Designer at SAIT to create and review this curriculum.

The Role:

  • SME Deliverables required for this project: Create Course Schedule, Course Outline, Course Description, Assessments, Engaging Activities, Resources and Slides for Mass Timber Construction
  • Ensure course materials promote learning and helps to measure and evaluate student’s ability to achieve important, real-world competencies (knowledge, skills, performance tasks, behaviors)
  • Ensure the course is learner centered and engaging
  • Ensure material is current, relevant, and delivers quality learning experience
  • Content to align with industry standards, requirements and best practices
  • Define accurate, clear, specific, relevant learning outcomes for the course
  • Ensure competencies and learning outcomes are aligned with course content
  • Update other pertinent information, including required learning materials, software, technology, assessments, modules


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management is required. An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered.
  • 2 to 3 year’s knowledge and experience with Construction Management and Mass Timber Products and Construction
  • First-hand knowledge of what employers and industry seek or need in terms of course competencies (knowledge, skills, performance tasks, behaviors)
  • Relevant field experience within the last six (6) months
  • Knowledge of current industry standards and best practices
  • Previous experience developing curriculum (preferred) 
  • Have strong attention to detail in written communication  
  • Maintain reliability and accountability to timelines and project milestones 
  • Maintain attentiveness to the deliverables of the engagement and respond to communication in a timely manner
  • Ability to organize and present written information
  • Fluent in English reading and vocabulary
  • Positive & respectful attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player – easy to collaborate and work with
  • 2 years of experience in training or teaching is an asset, preferably in Construction Management
  • Experience and fluency with Office 365 (MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with videoconferencing technology (MS Teams, WebX, Skype or Zoom)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Previous teaching experience is considered an asset
  • Previous experience developing or revising courses
  • Experience with a Learning Management System (Brightspace or Moodle is an asset)
  • Training and knowledge of adult learning fundamentals
  • Formal training or education in facilitation or teaching
  • Formal training in online technologies
Job location: Remote
Job classification: Adjunct
# of positions: 1
Posting closing date: Open until suitable candidate is found
Position end date: August 31, 2025
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