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Regional Instructor-Coordinator

Title
Regional Instructor-Coordinator
Duration
1 Year renewable contract
Start
June 2022
Application Deadline
Ongoing until position is filled
Location
Iqaluit, NU

Description
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 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.
 
Frontier College 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 main focus of the program is on trades math and science, language and literacy support. Frontier College started this initiative in Iqaluit in 2016 and is now working in 4 communities, expanding to 7 in September.
 
Working at Frontier College
Compensation: Annual salary of $73,530 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
We are seeking a Regional Instructor-Coordinator (RIC) to coordinate the provision of blended tutoring for remote communities. The RIC will work closely with the Program Manager, Instructor Coordinators (IC), local and regional governments, participants, community partners, and businesses to implement the project. The RIC will carry out ongoing needs assessment with hamlets that don’t have in-person instructors and will plan the delivery of online instruction and site visits. The RIC will supervise up to three Instructor-Coordinators to whom they may distribute the workload of online tutoring and provide training and mentorship in best practices. The RIC will be responsible for planning their travel and housing.
 
The RIC will also directly support learners in Iqaluit in collaboration with the Iqaluit IC. To support 15-25 learners, the RIC will assess needs, provide essential skills upgrading support through tutoring and instruction, and ensure that participants are able to achieve their goals and eligibility requirements to move forward on their apprenticeship path. The RIC will develop and maintain project partnerships, establish and deliver individualized learning plans, and may recruit and manage volunteer tutors
 
Overall Accountability
The RIC is a member of the Frontier College staff team of Quebec, Nunavut, and NWT region and is directly responsible for up to three ICs. They may also supervise volunteer tutors. This position reports to the Program Manager, Nunavut and NWT.
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise up to three ICs by communicating their job expectations, planning their travel and housing, and monitoring and evaluating their performance outcomes  
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local and regional government officials and employers to facilitate needs assessment for our services in hamlets throughout Nunavut
  • Coordinate the delivery of blended instruction to remote communities
  • Plan logistics and carry out up to seven teaching trips, 1-2 weeks each, per year
  • 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
  • 3-5 years of progressive management experience
  • 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:
Elizabeth Holloway, Nunavut and NWT Program Manager eholloway@frontiercollege.ca
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
Closing date: Ongoing until position is filled
 
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 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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