Curriculum Developer / Language Training (LINC) Innovative Language Learning Initiatives (ILLI)

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time

The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) is a not-for-profit (with a social enterprise mindset) which provides a multidisciplinary and holistic set of supports for members of our community including those who are: in transition, new to Canada, out of the workforce, and a host of other individual circumstances. We currently knit together Newcomer Services, Child Care, Employment Supports, Skills Training, and Language Training.

If you want to join us, you need to understand that it is the little things that often have the most impact; it is through supporting and empowering individuals and families, (indeed the community as a whole) that we achieve our goals.

LEF is a growing organization and as such, any candidate hired into this position should find opportunities for a rewarding career with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We have a great compensation and benefits package and employ self-directed go getters who thrive on innovation and best practices. If the potential of our impact excites you, then consider joining our team.

For more information about the Learning Enrichment Foundation, please visit our website at www.lefca.org .

Position Summary:

LEF has launched the Innovative Language Learning Initiatives (ILLI) project aiming at developing knowledge around innovative service delivery models focused on improving newcomers’ language outcomes. Over a two-and-half year period, it will consist of designing and piloting a new performance-based language training model and evaluating its impact on newcomers’ attainment of language outcomes and their overall settlement experience.

The Curriculum Developer will work collaboratively with the research and Language Training Program teams and will be responsible for developing, vetting, and revising a new language training curriculum in accordance with the ILLI project goals. The successful candidate will provide expertise in teaching, learning, and quality improvement in support of teaching English to adult learners programming, in line with best practices in adult education. The Curriculum Developer will bring experienced knowledge applying sector standards and best practices in curriculum development to support the ILLI Project team in making informed, strategic decisions.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team to develop and design an innovative language training course curriculum as well as intake and classroom protocols, and client progress documentation processes
  • Develop the program course including lesson content, assessment, practice materials, student and teacher resources
  • Write lesson plans with detailed attention to learning goals, success criteria and differentiated learning activities that are suitable for both blended and classroom delivery
  • Create assessment and evaluation products with appropriate exemplars that reflect the principles of PBLA
  • Create rubrics that complement the assessment and evaluation products described above
  • Support the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the LEF Language Training program, and contribute to a positive, supportive and student-focused team environment of high performance, respect, trust, collaboration and continuous improvement; embrace diversity and foster inclusion.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Related University Degree, TESL Ontario Certification is an asset
  • Experience in teaching LINC program, including experience in outcomes-based education and the design of adult education learning outcomes and curriculum education and PBLA, is an asset
  • Experience with adult education philosophy, including respect for the work and life experience, brought to the classroom by the adult learner
  • Understanding of current language training models, trends, challenges and opportunities
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application of relevant sector standards, legislation, and approval bodies and their scope
  • Knowledge of evaluation concepts and methods
  • Highly developed writing, editing, presenting and facilitating skills
  • High level of critical and logical thinking and analysis
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and networking skills
  • The Learning Enrichment Foundation places a high value on lived experience. Personal experience with poverty, unemployment, homelessness, disabilities and/or similar challenges is strongly considered an asset

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email their resume and covering letter as one document to igolubyeva@lefca.org. This position is a fixed-term contract for 15 weeks (35h/week)

To be considered, applications must be received by:

Posting Date: November 29, 2019
Closing Date: December 6, 2019– by end of business day

Please note: We thank all applicants for applying, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
The Learning Enrichment Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to complying with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Iryna Golubyeva at igolubyeva@lefca.org.

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