Academic Coordinator Explore Program - Spring/Summer English as an Additional Language Program - Office of Skills Development and Learning *Repost*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 4, 2016
Office of Skills Development and Learning
Academic Coordinator Explore Program
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$14,565.00 (16 weeks) (vacation pay included)

May 2, 2016 to August 19, 2016 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The University of Prince Edward Island, through the Office of Skills Development and Learning, is seeking an Academic Coordinator for its youth Spring/Summer Explore Programs.

The Explore Programs are two, 5-week EAL Programs for Canadian and International participants.  Participants have formal EAL lessons weekday mornings and organized socio-cultural activities during weekday evenings and weekends.  The Academic Coordinator will assist the Project Manager with administrative duties before and after the program.  They will also be responsible for over-seeing the daily operations of EAL classes and EAL teachers.


The Academic Coordinator reports directly to the Project Manager and is responsible for:

• EAL Instruction
• Providing academic support to EAL teachers
• Overseeing the pre- and post-testing of students
• Coordinating placement of students in class levels
• Coordinating the preparation of final marks
• Curriculum development
• Coordinating the use of academic materials
• Organizing an "Information Fair"
• Ensuring academic standards are met
• Evaluating teachers
• Running weekly teacher meetings
• Participating in other scheduled staff meetings
• Assisting with staff training
• Assisting the Project Manager in preparation of final report
• Acting as a role model to students
• Upholding and enforcing the rules and regulations of the Explore Program
• Other duties as assigned by the Project Manager


Minimum Qualifications Required:
• B.Ed
• EAL Teaching Experience
• Administrative and Supervisory Experience
• Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills
• Excellent Organizational Skills
• Proficiency in spoken and written English
• Previous Experience with UPEI Explore Programs is considered an asset

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• EAL teaching certificate
• Class 4 Driver's License
• Current First Aid and CPR certification
• Mental Health First Aid training
• Leadership experience

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 


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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