Activity Coordinator - EXPLORE - Spring/Summer English as an Additional Language Program - Centre for Life-Long Learning (Reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Date of Posting: 
March 3, 2014
EXPLORE - Spring/Summer English as an Additional Language Program - Centre for Life-Long Learning
Activity Coordinator (Reposted)
Full-Time Term
Hours of Work: 

This is a full-time, live-in position (during the program) with evening and weekend work required.

$9,568.00 (16 weeks), (vacation pay included) plus room & board (taxable benefit).

May 5 – August 22, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 

The University of Prince Edward Island, through the Centre for Life-Long Learning, is seeking an Activity Coordinator for its Spring/Summer English as an Additional Language Program – Explore.

Two Explore Programs will be offered in 2014 for Canadian and International students; a spring program for those 19 years of age and older and a summer program for those 16-17 years of age.  Participants have formal EAL lessons during weekday mornings and organized socio-cultural activities during weekday evenings and weekends. The Activity Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the organization and implementation of the socio-cultural activities. 

Candidates who are seeking employment as the Activity Coordinator with Explore are to consider the following criteria:


The Activity Coordinator reports directly to the Program Coordinator and is responsible for:
• Organizing socio-cultural activities with the assistance of the activity supervisory staff;
• Supervision of the Activity Supervisors
• Delegation of tasks for the Activity Supervisors;
• Resolution of work-place conflicts, conducting daily staff meetings and being a liaison between the Activity Supervisors and the Program Coordinator;
• Organizing and scheduling weekday afternoon workshops;
• Coordination of transportation for all off-campus excursions;
• Maintenance and supervision of the socio-cultural budget, which includes daily expenditures and program revenue;
• Maintaining a data base for tracking daily expenditures;
• Soliciting support from local businesses and organizations;
• Upholding and enforcing the rules and regulations of the Explore Program;
• Assisting with staff training; and
• Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

The Activity Coordinator is required to live in residence and eat meals with students over the course of the Spring/Summer Programs – May 25- August 8, 2014. 


Minimum qualifications:
• Proficiency in spoken French;
• Proficient Managerial skills;
• Experience with supervising other individuals;
• Administrative experience; including knowledge of maintaining a budget, and setting up a data base to track spending;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
• Leadership experience within a residential setting;  and
• Current First Aid and CPR certification.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree;
• Class 4 Driver’s License (to drive a 15-passenger van);
• Previous experience with EAL Programs

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below.

You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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