Job Posting for a Project Coordinator

PEI Literacy Alliance is hiring a Project Coordinator to plan, coordinate and deliver a program called Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF).  This project addresses workforce challenges in the fisheries sector. The Program has two main objectives: to increase the literacy and essential skills of individuals living in rural coastal communities who are unemployed or underemployed; and to increase the essential skills of supervisors and middle managers to become mentors.

The PEI Literacy Alliance has partnered with Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB and Project Lead), Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS), and NL Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) to deliver this new program. ESAF is funded by the Federal Government’s Essential Skills Initiatives Program

Salary: $40,000 to $43,000/annually or $769 to $825/weekly (depending on experience)

Contract Term: December 3, 2019 – October 30, 2020


  • Training and support provided
  • Travel reimbursement provided
  • 70% of your cell bill will be reimbursed up to $75 a month
  • Vacation benefits
  • After six months, health benefits and matching RRSP benefits are provided

Deadline to apply: Nov 22, 2019

Location:  PEI Literacy Alliance is in the Sherwood Business Centre in Charlottetown

Key activities

  • 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 jobseekers 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 jobseekers 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
  • 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 teamwork 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
  • Knowledge of literacy and essential skills and the challenges in the fisheries sector an asset¬

Physical Demands and Conditions

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

How to apply:  Please send your resumé with cover letter to Jinny Greaves at

We thank all of you who apply.  However, we will only contact those of you chosen for an interview.