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March 23, 2018

Job Posting - Program Coordinator

PEI Literacy Alliance is hiring a Project Coordinator to plan, coordinate and deliver a new program called Literacy and Essential Skills at Work in Rural Coastal Communities. 

This program will address workforce challenges in the fisheries sector through the development and testing of workplace essential fisheries skills training pilots.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contract Term: May 7th, 2018 – October 30, 2020


  • Training and support provided
  • Cell phone provided
  • Travel reimbursement provided
  • Health Benefits

Deadline to apply: April 4, 2018

Location: Charlottetown area

About the Program

The Program has two goals:

  1. to increase the literacy and essential skills of individuals living in rural coastal communities who are unemployed.
  2. to increase the essential skills of supervisors and middle-managers to become workplace essential skills mentors.

The Program partners are:

  • Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB)
  • Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS)
  • Prince Edward Island Literacy Alliance (PEILA)
  • NL Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC)

The Program is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada.

Job Description

The key activities of the Project Coordinator:

  • Build relationships between various stakeholders
  • Reach out to the community to find unemployed individuals
  • Identify employers in the Fishing Sector interested in taking part in this Program
  • Connect job-seekers to employers in the fishing sector

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the Executive Director of the PEI Literacy Alliance;
  • Recruit employers in the fisheries sector to participate in Workplace Essential Skills training pilots; and build commitment with selected employers to identify supervisors/managers to be trained as workplace essential skills mentors;
  • Utilize a variety of outreach strategies to locate and connect to employers with job vacancies, unemployed individuals seeking employment and community stakeholders within the designated rural communities;
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with local government agencies, community organizations and industry stakeholders;
  • Establish Community Advisory Groups in designated rural communities to help identify sector needs and recruit employers and project participants;
  • Conduct workplace needs assessments with participating employers and identify occupations that job-seekers will enter;
  • Identify the Workplace Essential Skills tasks required for these occupations. Examine existing Essential Skills Profiles and if profiles are not available, customize/create profiles;
  • Link job-seekers to available jobs in the fisheries sector;
  • Confirm number of training sessions/pilots, coordinate enrollments and employer communications, training site locations, logistics & schedules;
  • Work in collaboration with the program Trainer;
  • Implement pilots and adjust program based on pilot results and feedback from employers, participants and program Trainer; and 
  • Ensure accurate collection of data relating to the program and individual outcomes is recorded, analyzed and reported, capture business impact/workplace program results, and being able to report on results and efforts in a timely way to the NLLLC and LCNB.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Adult Education or relevant field with 2 years experience in program coordination or an equivalent education and experience;
  • Strong outreach, organizational and team work skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with strong working knowledge of Excel (Database management an asset);
  • Excellent oral and written communication and time management skills;
  • Work independently, with limited direction and supervision;
  • Valid driver’s license and unlimited access to a reliable vehicle; and
  • Knowledge of literacy and essential skills and the challenges in the fisheries sector an asset.

Physical Demands and Conditions

  • May need to work from home;
  • Combination of office administration work, outreach activities, meeting organization and employer visits;
  • Need to travel (can be 25-40% of time and can vary depending on the pilot sites within the province);
  • May require some evening meetings; and
  • Must participate in out-of-province orientation and training session (likely in Moncton)


Interested candidates 

Please forward resumé with cover letter, in confidence, to: Dianne Léger, Project Manager, Atlantic Provinces at [email protected]Please include a cover letter with your resume. 

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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