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Student Languages at Work Program Coordinator / EAL Instructor - EXPLORE English As An Additional Language Program - Centre for Life-Long Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Date of Posting: 
March 25, 2014
EXPLORE English As An Additional Language Program - Centre for Life-Long Learning
Student Languages at Work Program Coordinator / EAL Instructor - EXPLORE English As An Additional Language Program
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 


$13,547 for the duration of the term, paid bi-weekly.

April 30, 2014 – August 26, 2014 (17 weeks)

The University of Prince Edward Island, through the Centre for Life-Long Learning, is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Languages at Work program as part of its English as an Additional Language Program - Explore. The Program Coordinator will also work part-time as an EAL Instructor in the Explore Program.

The Languages at Work program is a joint initiative of the Explore program and Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages. Designed for Explore bursary recipients, Languages at Work offers participants unique opportunities to continue learning their second language in a professional context. Following the completion of the Spring Explore program for those nineteen years of age and older, bursary recipients will have the opportunity to stay in Prince Edward Island for job placements ranging from 3 to 8 weeks.


• Recruit potential Explore bursary candidates to participate in the Languages at Work program
• Recruit potential employers
• Facilitate matching of employers and candidates
• Assist program candidates with accommodation needs following the end of the Spring Explore program
• Monitor work placements
• EAL instruction
• Course design 
• Curriculum evaluation and revision
• Formative and Summative evaluations of student achievement
• Participation in weekly staff meetings
• Acting as a role model to students and staff by upholding and reinforcing the rules and regulations of the Explore Program
• Other duties as assigned by the Academic Coordinator or Program Manager


• Currently enrolled in a B.Ed, M.Ed, or other degree with equivalent work experience;
•  Proficiency in French and English;
• Access to transportation (expenses reimbursed) as travel to monitor work placements will be necessary.

The successful candidate will also be required to attend a training session in Ottawa on May 2, 2014 at the expense of the Young Canada Works Program.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• EAL teaching certificate or EAL teaching experience.
This position is funded by the Young Canada Works (YCW) program. Therefore the candidate must:
• be legally entitled to work in Canada;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada;
• be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
• have been a full-time student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding their job with YCW; and

Previous applicants to competition # 22S14 are advised there is no requirement to reapply for this position.  All previous applications to #22S14 will remain in the competition file for consideration.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

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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