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Instructor-Coordinator – British Columbia

Duration

February 2023 – March 2024

Start Date

February or March 2023

Application Deadline

9pm February 5, 2023

Compensation

$27,529 – $30,529 annually

Hours of Work

Part-Time, 21 hrs / week

Location

This role will require work at several locations

Description

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.

United for Literacy is seeking to provide support to barriered adult individuals in workplace and community settings. Literacy and essential skills are defined as reading, writing, document use, numeracy, digital technology, thinking, oral communication, working with others, and continuous learning. The focus of this project is to increase access to support for entry-level or unemployed individuals seeking to adapt and succeed at work, improve their employability or gain promotions, to get and keep a job, and to provide access lifelong learning opportunities including further education.

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.
 
The Opportunity


The Instructor-Coordinator (IC) position will work closely with participants, community partners and volunteers to implement and support adult-centered programs in the Lower Mainland of BC. The IC will assess needs, provide essential skills upgrading support through tutoring, training and instruction, and ensure that participants are able to move forward in their life and/or employment goals. The IC develops and maintains partnerships, creates and delivers individualized and group learning plans, and conducts evaluation of the program in alignment with organizational and government standards.

Our BC office is located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples including the Tsleil-Waututh (səlilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛəm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəyə̓ m) Nations.

Your main responsibilities and major duties:

The IC position is a member of the United for Literacy team in British Columbia. The position reports to the Regional Management team based in Vancouver, and works in close collaboration with the BC Community Coordinator.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

•    Design and delivery of individualized tutoring and/or small group training for adults
•    Assessment of and outreach to program participants; development of customized training plans based on individual learning goals and priorities
•    Work closely with community partner organisations to ensure that tutoring and training supports the program needs and working culture of the partner
•    Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with community partners
•    Maintain learner files, track statistics, and contribute to overall project evaluation and reporting through an online database

Skills and Attributes

•    Experience teaching/tutoring/mentoring foundational-level adults
•    Knowledge of literacy, essential skills, and adult education principles
•    Knowledge of curriculum development, workshop design and facilitation
•    Ability to develop tools and strategies for various learning styles
•    Energetic, responsive, resourceful and approachable
•    Ability to work with remote supervision/support
•    Tolerant of ambiguity and flexible to change
•    Ability to work a flexible schedule – some evening work/weekend work will be required
•    Experience in developing partnerships with community-based organizations
•    Computer and online instruction skills (MS Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel)
•    Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment
 
Additional Assets

•    Fluency in a prevalent participant language (e.g Arabic is an asset)
•    Experience in settlement and working with newcomers
•    Experience working in and adapting to changeable environments
•    Access to a vehicle

Working with United for Literacy
In addition to your salary, you will benefit from:

Ready to join our team?

Please email your cover letter and resume to: Annie Montague, Regional Manager [email protected]
Subject Line: BC Instructor Coordinator – [Name]

No phone calls, please. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. 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 our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to do in-person work. Exemptions for valid medical reasons will be considered.

 

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