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Program Lead, LINC

Organization: NorQuest
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Start Date: March 31, 2022

At NorQuest College, the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program fulfills the “we’ll meet you where you’re at” commitment to newcomer students by offering a wide variety of innovative language/settlement/essential skills/work integrated learning programming, scheduling, and delivery modes as well as comprehensive student support options that meet the varied needs of our diverse newcomer student population, with the ultimate goal of helping them build social capital, and empower them to become self-sufficient, independent, and active members of the community and labour market. Just as the entire college, the LINC program is passionately committed to creating a positive educational experience in a supportive, welcoming environment committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and decolonization.

NorQuesters are difference makers, and we are currently searching for an educator to join our LINC team as a full-time academic program lead to provide overall academic program support with a current focus on digital literacy support to students through the mostly in person one on one and group sessions in addition to ongoing basic computer skills focused resource/PBLA development while supporting instructors around ongoing online teaching and learning skill development. The ultimate goal of this position is to prep both students and faculty to meet and exceed quality standards, and be successful in their roles while teaching and learning in our LINC program.


  • In person one on one drop-in support for active and waitlisted students with basic tech/computer skills (e.g. keyboarding, connecting/using microphones/cameras, passwords, log ins etc).
  • In person group sessions supporting the development of digital literacy such as online learning study skills and others per needs assessment analysis.
  • Online one on one and group academic supports as required.
  • Basic tech/computer skills, online learning strategies focused resource and PBLA development.
  • Online teaching and learning supports including active contributions to Tutela.
  • One on one support/mentoring around course design, webinars, PBLA practices, e-portfolios.
  • Ongoing revision of the OSCQR rubric and the LINC e-standards.


  • Degree in TESL; additional Ed Tech and/or Information Technology expertise a strong asset.
  • A minimum of two years of demonstrated impactful online teaching and learning experience in an ESL/LINC environment, with particular focus on e-standards; Moodle related experience an asset as is PBLA lead certification.


You have:

  • Practical experience/training and expertise in digital literacy, curriculum development.
  • Proficiency with e-learning development apps such as Articulate or H5P an asset.
  • Flexible, innovative, visionary thinker with a drive and passion for new ideas who thrives in a highly dynamic, fast paced work setting.
  • Commitment to NorQuest College, Faculty of Skills and Foundational Learning, IRCC and program priorities.
  • Outstanding administrative skills.

SALARY: This is a Faculty role therefore the pay range is quite large, the Faculty Association agreement outlines how pay is determined.

This is a full-time term role to March 2023 with the strong possibility of extension and includes immediate access to vacation and our amazing benefits.

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.


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!

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Email inquiries can be sent to the linked email.

Job ID: 2022-3345
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