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Languages at Work Coordinator - Explore Program - Experiential Education and English Language Centre - Student Experience Hub *Reposted*

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Experiential Education and English Language Centre
Languages at Work Coordinator
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


May 9, 2022 – September 2, 2022

The University of Prince Edward Island is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Languages at Work program as part of its Spring / Summer Explore Program.  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.   In addition to teaching within the Explore program, the Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the various aspects of the Languages at Work program including employer recruitment, participant recruitment, coaching and mentoring of participants and providing ongoing support to the employer and the participants during their work term. 

*Please note that the program is currently planned to be held entirely in-person.  However, should the CPHO and the university implement new measures and restrictions due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the program would switch to an online format.  Staff would be expected to work from the campus in Charlottetown


  • Recruit potential Explore bursary candidates to participate in the Languages at Work program
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and assistance with job hunting skills to the participants in preparation for their work-term
  • 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 OR provide ongoing supports to the employer and participant during their work-term
  • 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
  • Experience with teaching online and using online platforms such as zoom
  • The successful candidate will also be required to attend a training session in Ottawa in May 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
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following their job with YCW
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.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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.