Languages at Work Program Coordinator - Explore English as an Additional Language Program - Work Integrated Learning & English Language Centre

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Position Type:
Staff Position
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Work Integrated Learning & English Language Centre
Languages at Work Program Coordinator - Explore English as an Additional Language Program
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week 
Commensurate with experience

As soon as possible until August 23, 2019 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The University of Prince Edward Island 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 BA or B.Ed program, 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.

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
• Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following their job with YCW

The successful candidate may also be required to attend a training sessions in Ottawa at the expense of the Young Canada Works Program.

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.