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Summer Literacy Program Support


Seasonal, Contract - 11 weeks– Mid June to end of August

Start Date

June 18, 2023

Application Deadline

May 10, 2023


$18.00-$20.00 per hour

Hours of Work



Various areas & Special Events in Calgary, AB


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.  

We acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Instructor Coordinator, the Summer Support staff will help plan and facilitate outdoor literacy-based activities for children between ages 5 – 12 years old. Our summer position involves community outreach in partnership with local organizations and events. We are seeking two highly motivated individuals who will facilitate our Summer Reading Tent programming.

The purpose of the Summer Reading Tent program is to promote a love of reading during the summer months in a fun and engaging way. Focusing on literacy in a broad sense (reading, writing, listening, and storytelling), the team engages children in enjoyable and inclusive activities based on diverse learning styles and reading levels. Reading Tent sessions use themes such as the environment, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts, and social justice to engage learners in crafts, reading circles, and movement-based activities. Participants select a free book to take home at the end of each session.

Overall Accountability

The two Summer Literacy Program Support positions are members of the United for Literacy team in Alberta. These positions report to the Instructor Coordinator and will work closely together to deliver programming.

Major Duties and Responsibilities Skills and Attributes

Proof of full COVID vaccination will be required to do in-person work with United for Literacy. Additional Assets Working with United for Literacy

Salary:  $18.00-$20.00 per hour

Hours of Work:  30 hours a week Monday to Friday - Some weekend work may be required.

Ready to join our team?

Please email your cover letter and resume to:  
Brodeigh Molloy, Instructor Coordinator -
Subject Line: Summer Literacy Program Support – [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.

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