Instructor-Coordinator: Literacy and Essential Skills for the Building Trades
- Job Type
- Contract / Full Time
- Job Level
- IQALUIT, NU
- Impact Area
- Impact Category
- Social Good
- Company Type
About this position
Frontier College started this initiative in Iqaluit in 2016 and is now expanding its offering to new communities in the territory. Our Instructor-Coordinators will work closely with participating construction employers and trades stakeholders in Iqaluit, Kangiqłiniq (Rankin Inlet), Arviat or Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) to design and implement programming that addresses the specific needs of individual participants.
We are seeking Instructor-Coordinators (ICs) to work closely with participants, community partners, and businesses to implement the project in the respective communities. The ICs 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 IC develops and maintains project partnerships, establishes and delivers individualized learning plans, and may recruit and manage volunteer tutors.
The ICs are members of the Frontier College staff team of the Nunavut region and are directly responsible for volunteer tutors (if applicable). These positions report to the Project Manager, Nunavut Projects.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
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 and Attributes
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
Ability to develop tools and strategies for various learning styles
Energetic, responsive, resourceful
Tolerant of ambiguity and flexible to change
Ability to work a flexible schedule – evening work/weekend work will be required.
Excellent spoken and written communication
Computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet)
Organized, able to manage multiple tasks and deal with stress
Possesses a positive learning attitude
Knowledge of Inuktitut
Experience working/living in the Arctic region
Experience working in a trades context and knowledge of apprenticeship process
Experience working in community settings
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.