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Why literacy? Work with purpose at United for Literacy!

Do you want to change lives while working for an organization that cares about people?  

Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate support. Solving systemic literacy gaps and challenges is something we can do and is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything.

1 in 5 people in Canada struggles to read, write, and do math. This can have an adverse effect on health, job safety and earning ability, housing, and more. When you work at United for Literacy, you’ll make an impact on the well-being of children, youth, and adults across the country. You’ll work with a supportive team who is also dedicated to working toward a better future.  

We offer competitive pay, an excellent benefits package, and generous vacation and time off. There are remote work options for many positions. 

United for Literacy is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity in the workplace.  

Benefits of working at United for Literacy

In addition to your salary, you will benefit from:

  • 15 vacation days per calendar year, pro-rated 
  • Paid time off during our seasonal closure between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 
  • Half-days off before a long weekend 
  • Generous and compassionate wellness time allowance, and a “floating day” for personal/cultural events 
  • Flexible work hours, remote work options (in consultation with your supervisor). 
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits package after probationary period for eligible roles. . 
  • Employer-matched contribution to defined contribution pension plan for eligible roles. Eligible to enroll after one year of employment. 
  • A work environment that seeks to be open, inclusive, and fun. 
  • Staff-led groups and committees include, among others: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI); Green Team; Internal Skills Development; and more.  
  • Connect with your colleagues from coast to coast to coast for team-wide trainings and learning. 
Give back to your community
Not only do our volunteers gain valuable personal and professional development, they often tell us that tutoring is one of the most rewarding and life-changing things they’ve ever done.
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