Coordinator, Bilingual Programming - Faculties of Arts and Science (Grant Funded)

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Position Type:
Staff Position
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Date of Posting:
Faculties of Arts and Science
Coordinator, Bilingual Programming
Full Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


As soon as possible until March 31, 2020 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Bilingual Programming.

UPEI, through its Faculties of Arts and Science, is working to develop new bilingual programming for post-secondary undergraduate students. UPEI bilingual programming, in particular course offerings in French, will provide new access for students to participate in post-secondary learning opportunities to broaden their knowledge and competencies in both of Canada’s official languages. Programming will be developed to foster growth in knowledge, written and oral communication skills, critical thinking, and cultural awareness.


The Coordinator, Bilingual Programming will work in collaboration with the Coordinator of the Centre d’excellence en français being developed at UPEI to:

  • Collaborate with post-secondary partner Collège de l’île to leverage French language resources for the benefit of higher learning
  • Work with UPEI faculty and staff to assist in the development of new French language offerings
  • Work in partnership with the UPEI Registrar’s Office and campus partners to identify and coordinate all related French language programming development and delivery aspects
  • Assist in translation of necessary materials
  • Assist in promoting bilingual programming to target audiences
  • Management of Program budget and human resources



  • Require a graduate degree in Arts or Science with preference given to those with expertise and experience in the areas of 21st century teaching and learning, research methods and critical pedagogy in French in a Minority Setting and in French as Second Language; requirement and expertise/experience in bilingual education. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a related area and three-year’s relevant experience working within a post-secondary environment will also be considered.
  • Must be fully bilingual
  • Possess familiarity with university processes and policies

The ideal candidate’s previous work experience will demonstrate:

  • Experience in working successfully with collaborative, multi-partner environments
  • Experience in planning and implementing projects, managing schedules and milestones, maintaining accurate records, and delivering on project goals and outcomes
  • Experience in effectively organizing events, workshops, and multi-stakeholder meetings
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Sound judgement complemented by excellent organizational skills and time management skills
  • Demonstrated strengths in community outreach
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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

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.