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 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 building 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 expanding its offering to new communities of the territory. Our instructor-coordinators will work closely with participating construction employers and trades stakeholders in Iqaluit, Kangiqłiniq (Rankin Inlet) or Kinngait (Cape Dorset) to design and implement programming that addresses the specific needs of individual participants. The Iqaluit IC will remain in the same location for the full term of their contract, whereas the Rankin Inlet and Kinngait Instructors will move, respectively, to Arviat and Cambridge Bay after the winter holidays.
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 Quebec and Nunavut region and is directly responsible for volunteer tutors (if applicable). This position reports to the Project Manager, Nunavut Projects.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Attributes
- 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
- 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
- Possessed a positive learning attitude
- 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
: We offer an attractive compensation package, excellent benefits and a chance to work in a supportive environment. Housing will be provided in Rankin Inlet and Cape Dorset.
Interested candidates should send CV and covering letter to
Erin Murray, Nunavut Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: August 4, 2019
- For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
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 Indigenous peoples, 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.
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.