Join the team of the only francophone college North of the 60th parallel!
The Collège nordique francophone (CNF) is a post-secondary education establishment located in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories. Established in 2011 to meet the needs of the community, CNF offers professional, language and continuing education programs to support
the needs of the labour market and foster lifelong learning. The Collège distinguishes itself for its northern character, for the accessibility of its training, and for its language school.
Creativity, diversity, commitment and pride are the values that guide our growth and contribute to our success as a learning establishment and employer of choice. Our culture is supported by motivated, creative and dedicated employees. The Collège is committed to fostering an
environment that encourages employees to communicate their ideas and meet challenges. CNF was a winner of the 2019 Employer Award for Newcomer Employment, given by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent will be specifically in charge of teaching English (Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 to 8), and language skills development to a diverse clientele of adult newcomers’ learners, while increasing their understanding of Canadian local, social, workplace and cultural norms. S/He will be responsible for creating and delivering lessons from the LINC program curriculum to participants. S/He must be able to relate to learners’ needs and tailor classroom activities around them.
Specifically, the instructor will:
• Design and deliver lessons based on the LINC program curriculum at an appropriate level for adult learners attending the class
• Teach English language and learning skills using a variety of instructional techniques
• Deliver a curriculum that advances the newcomer’s understanding of life and work in Canada
• Implement all aspects of Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) and maintain monthly evidence of advancement as well as all other student related information
• Schedule time to meet with learners for the mid-term and end-of term conferencing
• Communicate feedback to learners in an appropriate and sensitive manner, accommodating special learning needs as required
• Document learners progress and maintain a file on each student
• Keep abreast of current ESL and online teaching techniques and LINC program developments by participating in internal and external PD events; share learning with colleagues through staff meetings and internal PD as required; complete PD preparation assignments as required and assist with goal setting for the program by sharing information and resources.
• Enter attendance records into computerized database (iCare system) daily. Submit required monthly reporting documents in a timely manner.
• Maintain a neat and organized classroom
• Attend regular staff meetings
• Must have the correct permits to work in Canada
• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education, Education or related field
• Recognized TESL certification or equivalent
• 1-3 years’ experience teaching English as a second language to adults
• Knowledge and experience working with Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA)
• Knowledge of French would be considered an asset
• Criminal records check required
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Strong ability to work in a team while being self-directed and able to teach with limited supervision
• Knowledge of settlement issues and familiarity with educational resources for immigrants
• Skilled at teaching EAL curriculum and developing lesson plans
• Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
• Strong organizational an interpersonal skill
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Good understanding of the local community and resources for newcomers
• Above average ability to use MS Programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Why work for the Collège nordique francophone?
• Recognized by the community and the GNWT for its credibility
• Innovative education approach
• Learning programmes focused on labour market needs and lifelong learner
• Committed to maintaining high quality client services standards
• Qualified and enthusiastic team
Why live in the NWT?
• Unequaled lifestyle that blends open air, adventure and culture
• Unique cultural environment in a territory where 11 languages are spoken
• Prime location to raise a family
Terms of Employment
Type: Regular full-time 37.5h a week to include evenings and Saturdays when necessary
Contract duration: 1 year, possibility of extension
Wage and benefits: Competitive salary
Start date: August 31, 2020
End of Posting: May 3, 2020, 11H59 PM (MST)
If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.