Community Literacy Facilitator, Ottawa
2 Year Contract- 15 hours/week
Monday, February 12, 2024
Ottawa, ON (Working Remote)
Why Literacy? Work with purpose at United for Literacy.
Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate support. Solving systemic literacy challenges is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything.
United for Literacy (formerly Frontier College) is a national charity that was founded in 1899. We believe literacy is a right, and that every place can be a learning place. Our vision is a Canada in which everyone has the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals at school, at work, and in life. Our mission is to provide local learning support programs that change lives.
We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at United for Literacy. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
Ottawa is built on unceded Anishinabe Algonquin territory. The peoples of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land. United for Literacy honors the peoples and land of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.
The opportunity: The Community Literacy Facilitator will collaborate with local literacy organizations in Ottawa to develop and implement community-based literacy and numeracy programs and capacity-building work through key partnerships in local neighborhoods. The Facilitator will support the local United for Literacy Community Coordinator.
Volunteer and Program Coordination
In collaboration with the Ottawa Community Coordinator, the Facilitator will:
- Develop and implement innovative literacy and numeracy programs in Ottawa.
Communication, organization, taking initiative, collaboration, mentoring, resourcefulness, and adaptability
Skills, Attributes, and Requirements
- Create a plan for community capacity-building initiatives, and work with local organizations to build their capacity to deliver literacy programs, professional development activities, customized training workshops, and parent workshops.
- Evaluate program impact using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods to monitor programs and evaluate effectiveness.
- Strong spoken and written communication in English and French
- Experience working with volunteers, community settings, and diverse populations
- Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
- Able to think critically, prioritize, solve problems, and manage details
- Works well independently and as part of a team, and with minimal supervision
- Knowledge of community assets
- Computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Internet).
- Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle
Working with United for Literacy
- Available to meet with community groups and attend in-person learning programs.
- Evening and weekend work may be required.
- Will work from a distance from a supervisor.
Hours of Work: 15 hours/week
Ready to join our team? Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Shannon Stevens, Regional Manager, Southern Ontario Email: [email protected] No phone calls, please. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
The deadline for applications is Monday, February 12th, 2024.
- For more information about United for Literacy visit www.unitedforliteracy.ca
We welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.
We require some of our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to do in-person work. Exemptions for valid medical reasons will be considered.