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Math and Literacy Tutor (8 positions)

Title
Math and Literacy Tutor (8 positions)
Duration
9-month contract (September 2022- May 2023)
Start
September 2022
Application Deadline
Ongoing until positions are filled
Location
Nunavik, QC

Description
Why Literacy? Work with purpose at Frontier College.
 
Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate support. Solving systemic literacy gaps and challenges is something we can do and is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything.
 
Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization founded in 1899. We believe literacy is a right, and we work inclusively with tutors and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.
 
Priority in the hiring process will be given to those candidates who self-identify as Inuit, First Nations, or Métis
 
Working at Frontier College

Compensation: Annual salary of $42,000 in addition to an annual northern allowance 
Hours of Work: 35 hours a week 

Housing and travel will be provided for staff needing to relocate to the community for this role. 

In addition to your salary, you'll benefit from:
  • Paid time off:
    • Paid time off during our seasonal closure between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day as well as Spring Break with an option to visit home.
  • Generous wellness time allowance, and a “floating day” for personal/cultural events
  • Monthly internet and phone allowance
  • 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

In partnership with Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, we are seeking mature, committed, and self-motivated individuals to provide academic support to high school students in Nunavik.
 
Tutors will create their own schedule and tutoring will focus on reviewing and ensuring a strong understanding of basic math concepts, gradually integrating more advanced concepts, developing study skills, and building confidence. Tutors will offer a flexible service, adapted to the needs of the students and the context of each school.

In addition, tutors will be expected to set up and deliver less formal numeracy and literacy activities involving children, family members and others in the community.
 
Supported by, and working in collaboration with the local school personnel, tutors will work under the remote supervision of the Frontier College Program Manager.
 
For more information about working and living in Nunavik, please consult this tutor guide:

Your main responsibilities and major duties:
  • Collaborate with school personnel to identify students who need support
  • Establish trust and build relationships with students, parents, and community members
  • Work closely with math teachers to offer individualized support in the classroom
  • Provide one-on-one, drop-in, or targeted math tutoring sessions outside of class hours
  • Daily planning & delivering of tutoring sessions
  • Ensure a safe, positive, and respectful environment when tutoring
  • Develop and adapt material to students’ needs and levels
  • Track and evaluate students’ progress and program impact
  • In collaboration with local agencies, assess interest and needs in terms of literacy programming to set up and deliver 1-2 weekly activities in the community at-large (i.e.: reading circle, homework club, family literacy night, math club, etc.)
  • Submit weekly reports to Program Manager and maintain accurate records as required
  • Ensure adherence to all program directives and guidelines and perform other duties as assigned by Frontier College
 
Skills, Attributes and Requirements
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Being bilingual (English/French) is an asset
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and responsible
  • Demonstrated experience in working with teens or children
  • Comfortable with high school-level math curriculum (there will be opportunities to review in training)
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Works well under pressure and can adapt to changing and unpredictable environments
  • Strong situational problem-solving and crisis management skills
  • Awareness of cultural differences and the broader societal realities of Inuit communities
  • Experience/interest in the fields of formal or informal education
 
Additional Assets
  • Knowledge of Inuktitut
  • Prior experience working with Inuit, First Nation or Métis individuals or communities
  • Prior experience living and working in isolated and/or cross-cultural community settings
Ready to join our team? Please email your cover letter and resume to: 
 
Liliana Sitkowiecki, Program Manager, Northern Quebec, lsitkowiecki@frontiercollege.ca

You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

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 Nunavimmuit 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 Codethe Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Actthe Occupational Health and Safety Actand all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.
 
 
For more information about Frontier College visit  www.frontiercollege.ca

 
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