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.
The Program Manager – Nunavut – NWT will be responsible for all programming in both territories. This primarily includes managing a team of instructors that deliver literacy and essential skills training and support to learners across the region. Funding for these programs comes from the Department of Family Services of the Government of Nunavut and the Office of Skills for Success of ESDC Canada. The Program Manager will also be responsible for other programs, notably the Summer Literacy Camps.
We strongly encourage applications from Inuit, First Nations and Métis peoples, notably Nunavummiut.
Working at Frontier College
Compensation: Annual salary of $64,000 – $71,150.
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).
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
We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to fulfill a program management role that motivates and supports staff across communities of Nunavut and Northwest Territories, contributes to program growth and supports the development of new initiatives across these territories. The Program Manager (PM), Nunavut and NWT, supervises a team of Instructor-Coordinators and potentially other staff such as Community Literacy Workers, Community Coordinators, Camp Counsellors and also offers support to Frontier College initiatives in the other Arctic regions of Canada.
Reporting to the Regional Director of Quebec, Nunavut and Atlantic Canada, the PM ensures the smooth operation of the Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) for the Building Trades’ program and the Literacy and Essential Skills for the Workplace programs in Nunavut and NWT. The PM will also be responsible to support national initiatives, projects or programs when required and will work closely with a Canada-wide team of managers.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Recruit, hire, train, support and carry out performance management of Nunavut and NWT staff and ensure smooth operation of all projects
Collect and organize impact data for project progress reports & write funding proposals, etc.
Research and identify funding/collaboration opportunities in Nunavut and NWT
Establish and maintain partnerships with local/regional stakeholders
Support other Frontier College initiatives unfolding in the Arctic region: Summer Literacy camps, CLC projects, etc.
Skills, Attributes and Requirements
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the territories socio-economic issues, trends and stakeholders and experience working with Inuit territories/First Nations communities
Demonstrated knowledge of Literacy and Essential Skills domain and/or of adult basic education
Team Leadership: recruit, hire, train, mentor and support staff of instructors/coordinators/camp counsellors
Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit
Ability to think strategically, work proactively, and provide advice to leadership
High tolerance for complexity and ambiguity, strong problem-solving skills
Fluency with O365: Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Post-secondary degree in Social Sciences, Education or equivalent, and min. 7 years relevant professional experience
Knowledge of Inuktitut or other Indigenous language of NWT is an asset
Some evenings and weekends
Travel is required
Interested candidates should send resume and covering letter to:
Mark Anto, Regional Director – Quebec, Nunavut, NWT and Atlantic Canada
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
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 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 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.
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