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Instructor-Coordinator of Literacy & Essential Skills


Parental leave replacement (18 months/January 2024)

Start Date

May 29, 2023

Application Deadline

May 10, 2023


$52,000-$56,000 + Northern Allowance

Hours of Work

Mostly regular business hours, 35 hours/week


On-site, Whitehorse


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.

The opportunity:
In the Yukon Territory, United for Literacy works in partnership with businesses and the Yukon Government to provide on-site, Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills (WLES) programming for entry-level workers experiencing barriers to continuing learning. We are seeking an Instructor-Coordinator who will be responsible for the continued delivery of a workplace literacy and essential skills tutoring program for adult learners in a major retail outlet in Whitehorse.
The successful applicant will be supported by another Instructor-Coordinator in Whitehorse.  The group is a part of the Western Canada Regional team and reports to the Regional Director based in Saskatoon.

Your main responsibilities and major duties:

Skills, Attributes and Requirements

Essential Requirements Additional Assets Working with United for Literacy 
In addition to your salary, you will benefit from:
-15 vacation days per calendar year, pro-rated 
-Plus: paid time off during our seasonal closure between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 
-Plus: half-days off before some long weekends (start your long weekend early!) 
-Plus: generous and compassionate wellness time allowance, and a “floating day” for personal/cultural events 

Ready to join our team? Please email your resume and cover letter telling us why United for Literacy and why you, to: 
Laura Keegan, Regional Director, Western Canada 
Subject Line: [Instructor Coordinator] – [Applicant Name]

No phone calls, please. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
For more information about United for Literacy visit

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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