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Instructor-Coordinator, Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace (2 positions open)

Instructor-Coordinator, Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace (2 positions open)
To March and June 2024, full time
August and September 2022
Application Deadline
May 27, 2022
Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Why Literacy? Work with purpose at Frontier College.
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
Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program.
Frontier College has partnered with Employment and Social Development Canada to deliver literacy and essential skills support to low-skilled individuals in workplace and community settings in various places across Northern Canada. 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 main focus of this project is to increase access to support for individuals seeking to improve their employability, to get and keep a job, to adapt and succeed at work, and to access lifelong learning opportunities, including post-secondary education.
Working at Frontier College

Compensation: Annual salary of $68,680 and an additional $15,000 annual northern allowance 
In addition to your salary, you'll benefit from:
  • Paid time off:
    • 15 vacation days per calendar year, pro-rated
    • Paid time off during our seasonal closure between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
    • Half-days off before a statutory holiday (start your long weekend early!)
    • Generous wellness time allowance, and a “floating day” for personal/cultural events
    • Flexible work hours, remote work options (in consultation with your supervisor).
  • Housing and travel will be provided for staff needing to relocate to the community for this role. 
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits package after probationary period.
  • Employer-matched contribution to defined contribution pension plan. Eligible to enroll after one year of employment.
  • 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
The Instructor-Coordinator (IC) position will work closely with participants, community partners and employers to implement the project in several workplaces and community settings in Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet. The IC will assess needs, provide essential skills upgrading support through tutoring and instruction, and ensure that 25 participants per year are able to achieve the requirements to move forward on their employment and life goals. The IC develops and maintains partnerships, establishes and delivers individualized learning plans, and, as much as possible, recruits and manages volunteer tutors.
Overall Accountability
The ICs are members of the Frontier College 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
  • Promote and advertise program on a continuous basis through workplace/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 employment or educational paths.
  • Design and deliver academic upgrading instruction, particularly in the areas of workplace or work readiness literacy and essential skills
  • Mobilize, train, supervise and support volunteer tutors
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with business and community sectors partners
  • Maintain learner files, track statistics and contribute to overall project evaluation and reporting
  • Act as a Frontier College representative in various contexts (trade shows, conferences, media) if required.
  • Assist the Nunavut/NWT Program Manager with other tasks, when required (e.g. camp counsellor training)
  • Some travel required.
Skills and Attributes
  • Social Sciences Degree or equivalent experience teaching/tutoring/mentoring adults
  • Knowledge of literacy, essential skills and adult education principles
  • Knowledge of trades apprenticeship program requirements or experience teaching intermediate Math/Science or in the Trades Sector
  • Ability to develop tools and strategies for various learning styles
  • Energetic, responsive, resourceful
  • Ability to work with remote supervision/support
  • Tolerant of ambiguity and flexible to change
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule – evening work/weekend work will be required
  • Experience in developing partnerships with the community and employer sectors
  • Excellent spoken and written communication in English
  • Computer and online instruction skills (MS Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel, and Zoom)
  • Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and deal with stress
  • Positive learning attitude
Additional Assets
  • Knowledge of Inuktitut
  • Experience working/living in Northern Canada
  • Experience working in community settings and workplaces
Interested candidates should send their CV and covering letter to:
Elizabeth Holloway, Program Manager, Nunavut and NWT,  
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
For more information about Frontier College visit
Closing date:  May 27, 2022.
We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at Frontier College. 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 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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