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The Project Specialist (Intern)-Family Literacy is responsible for developing and delivering training, developing resources, and providing support services to community organizations and other groups interested in family literacy. This is a term position from July 18, 2022 to July 17, 2023.

Candidates must have:

  • A recent post-secondary degree or diploma in education, early childhood education, community development or social sciences.
  • An understanding of community-based literacy programs around the NWT.
  • Some experience in working or volunteering with individuals, communities, and organizations to build and/or develop skills.
  • Experience working and/or living in a northern context.
  • Strong facilitation, consultation and team building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and computer skills
  • The ability to travel, sometimes extensively.
  • Vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Driver’s license is an asset.

This is a full-time, 12-month term position based in Yellowknife. Salary is based on the candidate’s abilities and experience. You can download a copy of the job description from our website: www.nwtliteracy.ca, or call our office for more information.

Employment is dependent on a successful criminal records check.

Submit resume and cover letter by Monday, July 4 at noon to:

Executive Director- Kathryn Barry Paddock

NWT Literacy Council

Box 761

Yellowknife, NT

X1A 2N6

Phone: 867-873-9262

Email: nwtliteracy@nwtliteracy.ca

 

The NWT Literacy Council is a non-government territorial organization that promotes and supports the development of literacy in all official languages of the NWT. We encourage the application of Indigenous youth, LGBTQ2+ youth, visible minorities (youth), youth with disabilities, youth who are new Canadians, and language minorities. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this competition.

 

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NWTLC is looking for two youth to join our team this summer. These positions are full time, 37.5 hours per week, for 12 weeks. Both positions are located in Yellowknife and based in an office setting. The positions will both require flexible working hours, with evening and weekend work required. Due to funding requirements, only youth aged 15-30 years old may be hired. Both positions are positions of trust and require a Criminal Record check with Vulnerable Sector check.

Closing date: Monday, May 30, 2022, noon.

Submit your resume and cover letter to nwtliteracy@nwtliteracy.ca. Contact Katie at katie@nwtliteracy.ca or 873-9262 with any questions.
 

Early Childhood Assistant

The Early Childhood Assistant will promote literacy through various methods, including Facebook lives, social media and contests. The Early Childhood Assistant’s work will support the work of our Family Literacy Program.

The Early Childhood Assistant will represent the NWT Literacy Council and facilitate activities at community events. The Early Childhood Assistant may also help with the planning and promotion of these events. Events include:

  • Canadian Multiculturalism Day
  • Canada Day
  • Oldtown Ramble and Ride
  • Events in other communities, with the Bison Bus Mobile Family Literacy Center

The Early Childhood Assistant will create resources to support activities for events such as International Literacy Day, Family Literacy Day and NWT Literacy Week. The Early Childhood Assistant will help Family Literacy program staff to create early learning materials for use in Family Literacy programming. The Summer Literacy Assistant will also work with Family Literacy staff to create resources for the Bison Bus.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Interest and knowledge of literacy and learning
  • Effective time management and prioritizing
  • Knowledge of the north and Indigenous cultures
  • Must enjoy working with children and youth
  • Digital skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, social media and video conferencing

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry boxes of over 30 pounds
  • Riding an adult-size tricycle with books (our Book Mobile)
  • Driver’s license is an asset
  • There may be some travel within the NWT as part of the role

 

Program Assistant – Education

The Program Assistant will promote literacy through various methods, including Facebook lives, social media and contests. The Summer Literacy Assistant’s work will support the work of our Family Literacy Program and Community Connections Program.

The Program Assistant will represent the NWT Literacy Council and facilitate activities at community events. The Program Assistant may also help with the planning and promotion of these events. Events include:

  • Canadian Multiculturalism Day
  • Canada Day
  • Oldtown Ramble and Ride
  • Events in other communities, with the Bison Bus Mobile Family Literacy Center
  • Recreation programming for the Community Connections program

The Program Assistant will create resources to support activities for events such as International Literacy Day, Family Literacy Day and NWT Literacy Week. The Program Assistant will help Family Literacy program staff to create early learning materials for use in Family Literacy programming. The Program Assistant will also work with Family Literacy staff to create resources for the Bison Bus.

The Program Assistant will assist staff in the Community Connections program for newcomers. This will include supporting programming such as outdoor recreation, cultural experiences, and community integration support. The Program Assistant may assist Community Connections staff with maintaining a community garden plot and creating learning materials for newcomer programming.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Interest and knowledge of literacy and learning
  • Effective time management and prioritizing
  • Knowledge of the north and Indigenous cultures
  • Must enjoy working with children and youth
  • Digital skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, social media and video conferencing

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry boxes of over 30 pounds
  • Riding an adult-size tricycle with books (our Book Mobile)
  • Driver’s license is an asset
  • There may be some travel within the NWT as part of the role

 

 

 

An annual training for Recreation Coordinators, Adult Educators, Teachers or Educational Assistants, Community Health Representatives (CHRs), Youth Centre program staff, Wellness Coordinators, Librarians, or anyone interested in youth Skills for Success!

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February is Indigenous Languages Month in the NWT!  All month long we will be celebrating our 9 official Indigenous Languages with contests, giveaways, fun activities and more.  This year, the theme is ‘Let’s Go Fishing’. Click here to find out more.

      

StoryWalks © combine the joy of reading a book with the benefits of being active and outside. 

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February 21-23, 2022

Yellowknife- Chateau Nova

An annual training for Early Childhood Educators, Adult Educators, Teachers or Educational Assistants, Community Health Representatives, Family Literacy Coordinators, Aboriginal Head Start program staff, Preschool program staff, Librarians, or anyone interested in Family Literacy!   

An annual training for Recreation Coordinators, Adult Educators, Teachers or Educational Assistants, Community Health Representatives (CHRs), Youth Centre program staff, Wellness Coordinators, Librarians, or anyone interested in youth Skills for Success!  

Purpose of the Position:

This position focuses on family literacy development and entails working closely with community groups to identify family literacy needs, build local skills, provide relevant resources and tools and provide ongoing support.

Location: Yellowknife
Reports to: Executive Director
Team: Works collaboratively with other Literacy Council staff
Reach:   Makes decisions of a professional nature and provides expertise, information, resources and training to support the delivery of community-based family literacy programs
Term:     January 5, 2022 - March 31, 2023

              

Background:

The NWT Literacy Council is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote and support literacy development in all the official languages of the NWT. One of the key roles of the NWT Literacy Council is to provide support to build community capacity to deliver and sustain local literacy programs and services. The principles of community development and local ownership that reflect the literacy needs of the community guide our services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research and plan the development of family literacy projects

  • Research new trends and issues in the family literacy field.
  • Research and analyze family literacy programs that may be relevant to NWT communities.
  • Design and develop projects that will support and promote family literacy, in collaboration with communities and other staff.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other individuals, literacy organizations, non-profit organizations, businesses and government agencies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with communities and community members.

Develop and deliver training to support literacy development

  • Design and deliver training that will increase the capacity of communities to design, develop, implement and manage their own family literacy programs and projects.
  • Design and deliver workshops to enhance the skills of literacy providers.

Develop resources that are relevant and meaningful to people in the NWT

  • Monitor new resource development in other jurisdictions.
  • Design, develop and produce a variety of resources to support family literacy delivery in the NWT.

Promote and share information on literacy and the NWT Literacy Council

  • Promote activities of the NWT Literacy Council with other groups and organizations, media and the general public.
  • Increase the profile of the NWT Literacy Council.
  • Provide information on family literacy developments in Canada and elsewhere.

Provide support to community-based literacy programs

  • Administer family literacy funding.
  • Develop criteria for eligibility for family literacy funding.
  • Provide support to programs to apply for family literacy funding.
  • Monitor use of family literacy funding.
  • Collect annual reports from family literacy programs that have accessed funding.
  • Provide support as necessary to family literacy programs by communicating with them through phone, fax, email and onsite visits.

Demonstrate accountability for responsibilities

  • Assist the Executive Director to develop proposals related to family literacy and provide project reports as required.
  • Provide Executive Director with project updates and discuss issues as they arise.
  • Collect relevant statistics and data to measure project outcomes.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of projects and implement appropriate changes.

Skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of literacy development issues in the NWT
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-cultural settings
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to, participatory community development approaches
  • Strong facilitation and consultation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with individuals and groups with varying interests and backgrounds
  • Strong research skills
  • Able to develop and maintain a team approach among individuals and groups to achieve common goals
  • Able to travel, sometimes extensively
  • Able to develop materials and deliver information using plain language
  • Able to develop and deliver effective presentations
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and early literacy development

Education and Experience

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in education, early childhood development, or community development, or equivalent
  • Training in family literacy
  • 3 –5 years of experience in family literacy, preferably in the NWT
  • Experience or training that supports the ability to research, write, facilitate and develop resources
  • Experience in working effectively with communities and other groups and individuals
  • Knowledge of and ability to use MS Office Suite, MS Teams, social media and Internet
  • Driver’s license is an asset

Environment

  • Job requires considerable sensitivity to local community and cultural factors
  • Job requires a high degree of self-initiative to maintain progress and momentum
  • Job requires ability to manage multiple projects
  • Job requires frequent travel to remote communities
  • When not traveling, normal office environment

Equipment Used

Computers

  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets and databases
  • Internet Browsing
  • E-mail
  • Research
  • Desktop publishing

Copier

  • Making copies

Scanner

  • Making digitalized copies of written materials

Telephone

  • Consulting with various individuals

Position of Trust

This is a position of trust. The successful candidate must pass a Criminal Record Check.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Family and Community Literacy Coordinator is responsible for developing and delivering training, developing resources, and providing support services to community organizations and other groups interested in family literacy. This is a term position from January 5, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Candidates must have:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in education, early childhood development or community development
  • Training in family literacy
  • 3 –5 years experience in family literacy, preferably in the NWT
  • Strong facilitation, consultation and team building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and computer skills
  • The ability to travel, sometimes extensively.

This is a full-time, 15 month term position with the possibility of renewal and is based in Yellowknife. Salary is based on the candidate’s abilities and experience. You can download a copy of the job description from our website: www.nwtliteracy.ca, or call our office for more information.

Employment is dependent on a successful criminal records check.

Submit resumes by Monday, November 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm to:

Executive Director

NWT Literacy Council

Box 761

Yellowknife, NT

X1A 2N6

Phone: 867-873-9262

Email: nwtliteracy@nwtliteracy.ca

 

The NWT Literacy Council is a non-government territorial organization that promotes and supports the development of literacy in all official languages of the NWT.

 

June 27th 1 to 4 pm

Sombak K'e Civic Plaza

Food trucks, Free food samples, Dance performances, interactive workshops.

Booths showcasing different cultures

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