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Organization: NorQuest College
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
End Date: April 10, 2018

The Post Diploma TESL Certificate program is a new credit program under development at NorQuest College. This new certificate program is an online program with outcomes that align with TESL Standard Two. This program is scheduled to launch in January 2019. This program includes courses that cover the theory and practice of teaching adult ESL learners, with an emphasis on putting theory and research into practice. It includes coursework and a practicum.

Do you have a passion for sharing your knowledge and education? Are you looking for an opportunity in an environment that encourages, challenges and supports you?

NorQuest College invites applications for a Full Time Program Founder position in the dynamic and fast-paced TESL program. The successful candidate will have experience in program design and proposal writing, as well as extensive experience with overseeing and developing curriculum; program set up, and assisting to launch this new program. You are a team player and leader that brings inclusivity and positivity to the workplace.

This is a unique opportunity as we are able to provide the following options of employment for the right candidate:

 A twelve month full time term for program development

 A twelve month full time secondment for program development (we will work with your employer on the arrangements of secondment)

 A permanent full time role as faculty for the program development and subsequent teaching and leadership within the program


 Design the TESL program from research already completed to date

 Write program proposal

 Develop the curriculum

- Lead online course development

- Prepare curriculum for submission

 Facilitate Program Implementation

- Schedule courses

- Articulate processes for recognition of prior courses

- Participate in marketing and recruitment plan

- Set faculty work assignments and qualifications

- Create Strategic partnerships

 Launch new program

- Plan the launch event

- Participate in staffing

QUALIFICATIONS:  TESL qualifications, a university degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in language teaching; master’s degree preferred  Teaching experience in a post-secondary environment  Experience in delivering program components to diverse student populations  Excellent leadership, interpersonal and analytical skills  Ability to work independently and innovatively within a framework of accountability  Superior organization, collaboration, conflict resolution, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and facilitation skills required  Excellent oral and written communication skills  Working knowledge of online learning management systems


 Developing online course materials

 Instructing and evaluating educators

 Bringing workforce relevancy into the program SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. NOTE: This position also includes immediate participation in our comprehensive pension and benefits plan. CLOSING DATE: April 10, 2018

TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply please proceed to our website at

NOTE: Notification of receipt will only be made to on-line applicants. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 28 days.

NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As Alberta’s largest community college and regional steward for the greater Edmonton region, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse and student-centered learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.

Job ID: 2018-2134
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