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Casual Instructors - LINC

Organization: NorQuest
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Closing Date: Feb. 28, 2022

  • We invite applications from educators interested in
    • Part time evening and/or weekend instruction (May 2 to August 5, 2022)
    • Occasional subbing (full time, part time, mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends)
    • Consideration for future full-time and part-time openings 

At NorQuest College, the LINC program fulfills the “we’ll meet you where you’re at” commitment to students by offering a wide variety of programming and scheduling options as well as delivery modes that meet the varied needs of our diverse student population.

The program offers a variety of language, settlement, and essential skills training and support services in a range of modalities to help students develop language proficiency, settlement knowledge, and essential skills. Numerous Work Integrated Learning activities provide additional learning opportunities while allowing students to make a meaningful contribution to the community and preparing them for further education or employment.

The program offers a wide variety of CLB 0 to CLB 8 courses including a small, part time LINC ASL class for newcomers who are deaf, and numerous innovative employment focused options such as LINC Works, LINC Prep for Childcare Work, and other employment focused or classes with the Community Service Learning components and/or work placement opportunities. Several other employment supports are available including employment certificate training (e.g. Construction Safety Training Systems, First Aid/CPR, Food Safety, Basic Electrical Safety Training, WHMIS, Effective Communication, Exceptional Customer Service, Conflict Resolution, Basic Security Guard Training, OSSA Common Safety Orientation, Proserve, OSSA Fall Protection, and Forklift Operator training) or skill building workshops (e.g. Math Basics, Multiple Choice Questions, WHMIS, Food Safety) while Digital Literacy, WebSafe, and other courses in addition to an extensive repertoire of LINC Works resources further help students develop basic computer skills and study safely and successfully in online environments in addition to helping them develop workforce relevant skills.

An extensive selection of program integrated settlement services and special projects such as the LINC student learning events, community partner presentations/settlement sessions (including those from Francophone organizations), Indigenous Education, or a LINC peer mentorship and student social community project meant to help develop leadership skills, build self-confidence, resilience, sense of community and conversational English as well as decrease loneliness and help students meet new friends, in addition to support services such as digital navigation for students struggling with technology and basic computer skills and flexible scheduling options and delivery modes all facilitate LINC learners’ access to a high caliber learning experience.

Further, services for students with disabilities are available. The LINC ASL class provides language and settlement training with focus on expressive and receptive skills, followed by English reading and writing skills, with topics ranging from basic settlement to those of special interest to deaf and hearing-impaired students. Outside of the LINC American Sign Language class, blind/low-vision students are supported to allow them to access/remain in school.

Learn more about the programs we offer and how you can contribute here.

We're looking for a part-time evening instructor as well as a pool of full-time and/or part-time, especially including evenings, substitutes to provide LINC training. Please explicitly specify your availability in the first section of your cover letter).

HOW YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

  • Provide language and settlement training based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks to assist newcomers in transitioning to life, employment, or further education.
  • Design, develop, and share resources appropriate for online and in-person teahching and learning.
  • Actively support college, faculty, IRCC, and program priorities.
  • Support language and settlement training within natinoal and college frameworks.
  • On campus presence is required. 

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Degree in TESL; additional Ed Tech and/or Information Technology expertise would be a strong asset.
  • Training, experience, and expertise in online teaching and learning, with particular focus on e-standards; Moodle related experience would be an asset.
  • Relevant recent training (e.g. PBLA lead teacher), sound knowledge, and strong commitment to IRCC, college, and program priorities and standards.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency with e-learning development apps such as Articulate or H5P would be an asset.
  • PBLA lead certification would be an asset.

WHAT MAKES YOU A DIFFERENCE MAKER?

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and rapport building skills to support optimal learner outcomes.
  • Independent, organized, and committed to learner success.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as member of team to meet goals and objectives.
  • Ability and motivation to connect learners with all possible avenues for success.
  • Flexible and willing to assist with emerging needs within scope.
  • Patience and understanding when supporting learners.
  • Proven abilty to create an inclusive environment with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Passion for and committment to ongoing professional growth.

SALARY:   Reflective upon what you bring AKA your education and experience. Plus 11.2% in lieu of vacation. This is a Faculty role therefore the pay range is quite large, the Faculty Association agreement outlines how pay is determined. 

In our ongoing commitment to keep all NorQuest employees safe, our campus and work environments have a full COVID-19 vaccination mandate in place. Ensuring that all NorQuest employees are fully vaccinated is an approach to health and safety that is best suited for the learning, working, and living environments of our college.

COMPETITION NUMBER:  2022-3338

CLOSING DATE:  Open until an amazing candiate is found, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply to become a NorQuester: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document. 

Psst: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date. 


Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.  

So how do we make differences?  

  • We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!
  • We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.
  • We strengthen Alberta.From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.  

And that’s a snapshot of how we are Difference Makers. But there’s so much more to us and we invite you to explore further!  

Apply Online here: https://careers-norquest.icims.com/jobs/3338/casual-instructor%2c-linc/login

Job ID: 2022-3338
Apply to: Human.Resources@NorQuest.ca