Updated: Dec 5, 2018
This position is now closed and our Board is reviewing applicants.
Our current Program Lead - Literacy Foundation Learning (LFL) Coordinator/Instructor, Jenn, is going off on maternity leave to enjoy 12 to 18 months of solid baby snuggles, dirty diapers, mountains of laundry and sleepless nights. We will miss her while she is away and we are sure that, in time, she will miss us too.
The ship still needs to sail while Jenn is off though. So, we are searching far and wide in the Peace Region for the perfect person to take the mast. Is that you?
This position consists largely of direct one-to-one adult tutoring in a wide range of foundational skills. Everything from basic computers and technology, reading, writing, numeracy to other valuable life-skills. Patience, empathy and understanding are key virtues to hold when working in any teaching or mentoring role. This is no exception.
There are also many other tasks and responsibilities that befall any programming and administration role in a small non-profit organization. Such as: program planning and delivery, reporting, marketing, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, acting as community liaison, managing bookings, attending meetings, organizing meetings and generally dealing with anything that might pop up here at our little small-town show here.
The one-to-one work with learners is incredibly rewarding. You will get to help others find possibilities within themselves that they may have given up on long ago or did not think possible for them. From simple things like showing them how to use the calendar on their smart phone to help manage a busy lifestyle to teaching a grandmother how to read so she can enjoy sharing literacy with her grandchildren.
Maybe you are that person who people naturally come to for answers and guidance? Perhaps you are the one that your friends go to for technology tips? Or the person they go to hash out their ideas for the next step in their goals and ambitions? Being that person that our learners can sit down to chat about their goals with over a cup of tea and then the person who helps guide them down the path to success brings a level of satisfaction that you rarely find at other jobs.
Don't get us wrong here. You don't have to have all the answers. You just need to be the person who can help find them.
Job Title: Program Lead - Literacy Foundation Learning (LFL) Coordinator/Instructor
Reports to: Chair of the Peace Association for Life Long Learning (PALLL) Board
Term: Maternity Leave Coverage for 12-18 months
Starting mid to Late January 2019
Work Cycle: 30hrs per week - September 1 to June 30 with Summers, Christmas, and Easter breaks off
The Program Lead/LFL Coordinator/Instructor manages all aspects of the community learning program in support of volunteer mentors/tutors in their work with adult learners. This position focuses on offering accessible mentoring/tutoring for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, computer and life skills. Mentors may also be provided to adults for some work-related skills or other personal educational.
This position is a full-time term position from September 1 to June 30 with Summers off and a 30 hour work week, Monday to Thursday, from 10 am to 5 pm. With some flexibility. The odd weekend and some evening may be required to support initiatives of the program.
The successful candidate must have the following:
A valid driver’s license
Access to a vehicle
A cell phone and computer/internet access to communicate
For the safety of our learners, this position will be required to submit a satisfactory Criminal Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencement of and every year thereafter to continue employment. These checks are free through the RCMP office.
About the Employer
PALLL is the local host organization in Peace River, Alberta who has been selected through a grant to provide adult learning support by the Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) with the Government of Alberta. This position reports directly to the Board Chair of PALLL. As a non-profit PALL is run by a volunteer Board of Directors with a shared passion for continued adult education and community development through improving lives, one person at a time.
PALLL, in partnership with CALP will provide some necessary additional training for the successful candidate. Training for this position is ongoing and available through many different delivery methods.
Develop and implement learning strategies and programs according to CALP grant guidelines
Oversee intake, assessment, registration, placement and orientation of learners
Lead volunteer recruitment, screening, orientation, placement, training and ongoing development
Provide backup to other facilitators on the team when required
Work with Contract Advisor to ensure all reporting is completed including assessments, activity reports and program evaluations
Provide receipts and other required information required for bookkeeping and generating financials to the Contract Advisor
Maintain, review, and develop program policies, procedures and supporting documents
Keep up to date records of volunteer and learner communications and activity
Collect, maintain, and report on program statistics, activity, and impact
Maintain/create a marketing plan to advertise programs and services
Support CALP community outreach initiatives by coordinating partnership initiatives with community agencies/partners
Act as the Primary Contact with the CALP Regional Manager
Participate in CALP training, meetings, and events
Monitor the maintenance and cleaning needs of the Horizon Learning Centre (HLC) facility
Purchase supplies or coordinate the purchase of supplies
Schedule and communicate meetings to board members
Take minutes at board meetings and distribute to board members
Other duties as required
Training, education, and/or experience in a combination of one or more areas including adult education, literacy, and volunteer management
Ethical, professional, and able to work within and respect the boundaries of confidentiality
Strong time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills are a must
Comfortable working with diverse adult populations, demonstrating acceptance compassion, caring, kindness, understanding, and flexibility are essential
Embraces technology and the tools it offers to improve communications, data management, and efficiency (email, internet, social media, spreadsheet, and databases)
Self-directed and works well in a team environment
Experience working in a non-profit organization completing tasks related to bookkeeping, budgeting and forecasting, grant administration, proposal writing, and final reporting is considered an asset
To apply, email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the cover letter addressed to PALLL Board of Directors.
Only Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.