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Academic Coordinator - Explore Program - Experiential Education and English Language Centre - Student Experience Hub

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

$15,621 (for a 13-week term)


May 9, 2022 – August 5, 2022

The UPEI English Language Centre is seeking an Academic Coordinator for the Spring/Summer Explore Programs. The UPEI English Language Centre will offer two Explore Summer Language programs in 2020 for Canadian and International students; a spring program for those 19 years of age and older and a summer program for those 16 -17 years of age. 

The Explore Programs are two, 5-week EAL Programs for Canadian and International participants.  Participants have formal EAL lessons weekday mornings and organized socio-cultural activities during weekday evenings and weekends.  The Academic Coordinator will assist the Program Manager with administrative duties before the program in addition to over-seeing the daily operations of EAL classes and supporting a team of EAL teachers. 

*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.


The Academic Coordinator reports directly to the Program Manager and is responsible for:

  • EAL Instruction
  • Providing academic support to EAL teachers
  • Overseeing the pre- and post-testing of students
  • Coordinating placement of students in class levels
  • Coordinating the preparation of final marks
  • Curriculum development
  • Coordinating the use of academic materials
  • Organizing an "Information Fair"
  • Ensuring academic standards are met
  • Running weekly teacher meetings
  • Participating in other scheduled staff meetings
  • Assisting with staff training
  • Assisting the Program Manager in preparation of final report
  • Acting as a role model to students
  • Upholding and enforcing the rules and regulations of the Explore Program
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager


  • Bachelor of Education, secondary focus
  • EAL teaching experience
  • Administrative and supervisory experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Experience with teaching online and using online platforms such as zoom
  • Previous experience with UPEI Explore Programs is an asset

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • EAL teaching certification
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Mental Health First Aid training
  • Leadership experience


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.