Co-ordinator of Nunavut Learning Coach Training Program - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Date of Posting: 
August 31, 2016
Faculty of Education
Co-ordinator of Nunavut Learning Coach Training Program
Part-Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

Up to 18 hours per week 

Commensurate with education and experience

As soon as possible for one year term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Faculty of Education is seeking a part-time Co-ordinator for Nunavut Learning Coach Training Program.  The position is for an average of 18 hours per week, although workload may vary through the year.

The Nunavut Learning Coach Training Program is a collaborative initiative between the Government of Nunavut and the University of Prince Edward Island’s Faculty of Education.  The module-based initiative provides professional learning opportunities for literacy and learning coaches in Nunavut. 


• Acts as the main Government of Nunavut contact and support for UPEI’s professional learning program focusing on effective literacy practices for coaches and other literacy leaders
• Develops the four coaching modules that are the cornerstone of this training which will remain the property of UPEI – including a course pack, text selection and instructional outline
• Participates in the development, planning, coordination, formative assessment, and formal evaluation of the Coaching for Literacy and Learning initiative to ensure the academic integrity of the program
• Facilitates Literacy Coach training modules in Nunavut and administer workshop assessments
• Collaborates with Literacy Leaders and Directors in Nunavut to ensure the module content aligns with regional goals and priorities
• Conducts an annual pre and post assessment of learning to demonstrate the effectiveness of the initiative and make adjustments as necessary
• Analyzes all feedback, assessment and evaluation sources and identifies actions to improve the module and practicum components of this initiative
• Coordinates the practicum component of the Coaching for Literacy and Learning initiative– hosting conference calls with practicum advisors at the beginning, mid-term and at the end of each practicum to provide support and to collect feedback to improve the practicum process in process
• Partakes in conference calls with instructors before, during and after courses to provide support and consistent training
• Ensures that all module and practicum components integrate the IQ principles and align with the most recent research in effective literacy and learning
• Collaborates with the UPEI Project Manager, CELN Academic Lead, the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and the Dean of Education to ensure that UPEI offers a culturally appropriate, quality educational and training program in Nunavut
• Provides direction for the UPEI Project Manager regarding the Coaching for Literacy and Learning Initiative
• Reports on the Coaching for Literacy and Learning initiative at a UPEI staff meeting annually


• The successful candidate will have significant experience and leadership in literacy coaching as well as experience in training literacy coaches
• BEd and Master’s degree in Education is preferred 
• Strong administrative skills and experience is required
•  Knowledge of Inuit education, culture, languages and history is an asset
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team in an Inuit context is required

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): 

S. Bacon

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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