Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of community-based organizations to deliver volunteer-run, communitybased programs across Canada.
Frontier College has partnered with Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) and its affiliates across Canada to deliver literacy and essential skills 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.
Frontier College works closely with participating trades and CBTU affiliates in up to eight sites across Canada to design and implement programming that addresses the specific needs and challenges of each participant community and learner group. Ongoing impact and evaluation will feed into knowledge-gathering for the project and inform implementation at other sites. Learners at each site will have a maximum of 12 months to complete training interventions (industry standard).
We are currently seeking an Instructor Coordinator (IC) to work closely with participants, trades partners and volunteer tutors to implement the project. The IC will assess needs and provide the necessary math, science and essential skills support to ensure that participants are able to achieve their goals and eligibility requirements to move forward on their apprenticeship path. The IC will provide this support on a one-to-one, small group or virtual basis. The IC will also be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteer tutors.
In Regina and Saskatoon
the IC will support approximately 35 current and aspiring apprentices annually. Travel is required.
The IC is a member of the Frontier College staff team in Saskatchewan and is directly responsible for volunteer tutors. This position reports to the Prairie Regional Manager located in Saskatoon.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Attributes
- Work with staff and trades partners to deliver and evaluate the program with a focus on ongoing improvement
- Maintain and strengthen relationships with partners
- Design and deliver academic upgrading instruction, particularly in the areas of math, science and essential skills related to the various trades
- Provide direct support to learners completing industry specific coursework in the areas of trades related math and science.
- Work with learners to develop and update 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
- Maintain learner files, track statistics and contribute to overall project evaluation
- Conduct promotion and outreach; coordinate logistics to recruit tutor volunteers with an emphasis on math and science
- Mobilize, train, supervise and support tutor volunteers
- Match learners with tutors and monitor learner progress through ongoing assessment and evaluation in partnership with trades’ partners
- Experience working in a trades context with knowledge of working culture and entrance requirements to local unions
- Experience in the area of training and facilitation
- Competent in the areas of math and science
- Knowledge of literacy, essential skills, and adult education principles
- Ability to develop tools and strategies for various learning differences Energetic, responsive, resourceful
- Tolerant of ambiguity and flexible to change
- Able to think critically, solve problems and manage details
- Works well independently and as part of a team
- Skills in volunteer recruitment and management
- Excellent spoken and written communication
- Computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet)
- Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and deal with stress
- Ability to work a flexible schedule – evening work will be required
- A valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle
- A positive learning attitude
- Teaching Degree, preferably in the Intermediate/ Senior division with a math or science teachable
- Knowledge and experience working in community settings with volunteers
- Experience working with newcomers to Canada and Aboriginal populations
Compensation: We offer an attractive compensation package, excellent benefits and a chance to work in a supportive environment.
Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to:
Thona Longneck, Regional Manager - Prairies firstname.lastname@example.org
until position is filled
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from diverse 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.