LCJ372 Instructor, Developmental Studies (English)

LCJ372 Instructor, Developmental Studies (English)

30 Mar
Government of the Northwest Territories.

30 Mar

Government of the Northwest Territories.


Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

The Instructor, Developmental Studies is responsible for the planning, organization, instruction, delivery and evaluation of educational programming for adults. The incumbent is responsible for instructing courses related to the Developmental Studies Program, evaluating the courses, supervising students in practical environments, and recommending changes/improvements as required. The incumbent will also be required to teach diploma level courses in other programs such as the Bachelor of Education,

Business Administration or Environment and Natural Resource Technology programs. The incumbent manages and maintains a learning environment which is conducive to providing the highest level of education possible within their area of specialization.

Instruction can be scheduled in a number of ways depending on the delivery approach of the particular course and/or program (e.g. semester, block, distance delivery, evening). The incumbent may be required to teach courses or modules in community locations or other campuses from time to time as required by the design format of the particular program. Instructors must instruct to defined course objectives and program standards. Some standards are set by relevant external accreditation organizations, associations, agencies, government departments, and/or boards. The incumbent must maintain currency of knowledge and expertise through regular professional development, work experience and study and must maintain any certifications and/or licenses, etc. as required by the Collective Agreement and program needs.

As an instructor, the incumbent is required to attend regular program meetings, and report regularly to his/her supervisor on student progress. As part of the College team, instructors are also required to complete a variety of non-instructional duties that may be required to attain the goals of Aurora College.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Knowledge of educational issues in the NWT and challenges that adult students face in NWT communities

- Knowledge of all applicable laws, acts, regulations, rules, policies, guidelines, requirements, and codes in specific subject matter of instruction

- Ability to conduct basic academic counseling and provide life skill coaching

- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

- Demonstrated human resource and team building skills

- Proven organizational skills

- Proven skills in budgeting and anticipation of long-term needs and requirements of the program

- Ability to be involved in progressive, relevant, and ongoing, professional development activities as these activities are a required part of the profile of an instructor

- Proven ability to be adaptable and flexible in teaching approach

Typically attained by:

- Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education or Education

- Recognizing that Developmental Studies is made up of all areas of education, this position may require different skill sets for specialties such as math, social science, science and others; this position therefore requires relevant experience of one (1) school year in a targeted specialty area which would be included on the job poster based on the requirements of the college

- At least 1 year experience teaching English at the high school or college level

- 2 years instructional experience in the field of Adult Literacy and Basic Education

- 2 years’ experience working with Aboriginal and Northern education

- A bona fide requirement of the job is the completion of six weeks of full time coursework in adult education within the first two years of employment and completion of a certificate in Adult Education within five years of hire.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance

Government of the Northwest Territories



Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106

Fax (867) 873-0445

[email protected]

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