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Curriculum Assistant

Organization: CCI-LEX
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Hourly $15 - $30
Closing Date: May 13, 2024

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program.  Applicants must be 18-30 years old and must be either a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. 

CCI-LEX is looking for a passionate, creative educator to develop engaging and meaningful lesson plans for our newcomer learners!

Curriculum Assistant:  30h/week; approx. 12 weeks; June 5 – August 30, 2024

Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a charitable organization in downtown Edmonton that empowers adult newcomers to connect to the community through English Language instruction and cultural exchange.  Visit our website

The Learning Exchange (LEX) Program provides English language training to landed immigrants, citizens, and refugees.  LEX offers five levels of language classes taught by volunteer instructors who are provided with detailed lesson plans developed by the Program Staff.  Our curriculum and lesson materials are being updated to make lessons more effective and relevant for our diverse learners. 

Key Responsibilities:
Working under the direction of the LEX Program Team, the Curriculum Assistant supports the development of lesson plans and activities that will meet the learning needs of our online LEX students.

  • Gather and analyze feedback from online instructors and learners to inform lesson plan changes
  • Identify supplemental resources and activities to support textbook content
  • Adapt activities and quizzes for use in online context
  • Write step-by-step instructions of activities for use by beginner instructors
  • Explore new tools and applications to be used for online activities and digital tasks
  • Create PowerPoints for key lesson materials and teaching points
  • Organize and catalogue lesson plans and materials

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience in Education, adult education, TESL, or related field desired
  • Experience with online classes, especially in a teaching or tutoring capacity strongly preferred
  • Excellent computer/technology skills, especially with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and SurveyMonkey required
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) required
  • Proven organizational and time-management skills; attention to detail required

Terms of Employment:   
$20/hour; 30h/wk; June 5 – August 30, 2024

Monday to Friday; primarily daytime, some evening hours may be required, on-site work required 

CCI-LEX welcomes applications from new immigrants as well as applications from youth for whom this would be their first job experience. We value diversity and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, LGBTQ+, and people of Indigenous descent. 

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Deadline to Apply:  May 13, 2024, 11:59pm. 
Submit resume and cover letter to Sheida Azimi at email below.

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