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Instructor-Coordinator, Nunavut


5-month contract with a possibility of renewal

Start Date

January 2023

Application Deadline

Until filled


$80,000 and an additional $3,000 annual northern allowance, both prorated.

Hours of Work



Communities across Nunavut


Why Literacy? Work with purpose at United for Literacy
Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate literacy support. Bridging the literacy gap is something we can do. Solving systemic literacy challenges is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything.
United for Literacy is a national literacy 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 literacy support programs that change lives.
United for Literacy has partnered with Department of Family Services of the Government of Nunavut to deliver literacy and essential skills support to apprentices, tradespersons and individuals wanting to enter the trades.  Literacy and essential skills (LES) are defined as reading, writing, document use, numeracy, digital technology, thinking, oral communication, working with others, and continuous learning. The focus of the program is on trades math and science, language and literacy support.
We strongly encourage applications from Inuit, First Nations and Métis peoples, notably Nunavummiut.

Compensation: Annual salary of $80,000 and an additional $3,000 annual northern allowance, both prorated. In addition to your salary, you'll benefit from:
Paid time off:

A work environment that’s seeking 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

The Opportunity
We are seeking Instructor-Coordinators (ICs) to work closely with participants, community partners, and businesses to implement the project. The ICs will assess needs, provide essential skills upgrading support through tutoring and instruction, and ensure that 15-25 participants are able to achieve their goals and the eligibility requirements to move forward on their apprenticeship path. The IC develops and maintains project partnerships, establishes, and delivers individualized learning plans, and may recruit and manage volunteer tutors.
Overall Accountability
The ICs are members of the United for Literacy Nunavut and NWT team and are directly responsible for volunteer tutors (if applicable). This position reports to the Program Manager, Nunavut and NWT.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Establish and maintain relationships with local and regional government officials and employers to facilitate needs assessment for our services in the community
Promote and advertise program on a continuous basis through community outreach and media promotion
•    Assess participants to determine their LES needs and to develop customized training plans along with learning goals
•    Ensure that training resources and supports are reflective of the academic and practical applications of the program and future apprenticeship path
•    Design and deliver academic upgrading instruction, particularly in the areas of math, science and essential skills
•    Mobilize, train, supervise and support volunteer tutors (if applicable)
•    Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with trades sector partners
•    Maintain learner files, track statistics and contribute to overall project evaluation and reporting

Skills, Attributes and Requirements
•    Teaching Degree (preferably in the Intermediate/ Senior division with a math or science teachable) or equivalent experience teaching adults or in the Trades Sector
•    Knowledge of literacy, essential skills and adult education principles
•    Ability to develop tools and strategies for various learning styles
•    Energetic, responsive, resourceful and self-directed
•    Tolerant of ambiguity and flexible to change
•    Ability to work a flexible schedule – travel and some evening work/weekend work will be required.
•    Excellent spoken and written communication
•    Computer and online instruction skills (MS Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel and Zoom)
•    Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and deal with stress
•    Possesses a positive learning attitude
•    Valid proof of COVID -19 vaccination or proof of medical exemption

Additional Assets
•    Knowledge of Inuktitut is an asset
•    Experience working/living in the Arctic region is an asset
Experience working in a trades context and knowledge of apprenticeship process
Experience working in community settings
Interested candidates should send resume and covering letter to:

Cory Kane, Program Manager Nunavut and NWT

You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
For more information about United for Literacy visit
Closing date: Ongoing until position is filled
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 Inuit, First Nations and Métis peoples, notably Nunavummiut, as well as persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Furthermore, we welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of he 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.
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