Project Coordinator: Literacy and Basic Skills

The Labour Education Centre is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to take the position of Project Coordinator for its Literacy and Basic Skills ProgramInterested applicants should send their résumé and list of references to [email protected] by no later than May 19th, 2023 at 5 pm.

Position Summary

The Project Coordinator is primarily responsible for working with instructors and the Project Director to deliver the Literacy and Basic Skills program and other literacy/basic skills/digital literacy programs that LEC offers including the Digital Literacy Exchange Program. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of day-to-day program and project activities. The project coordinator will, create schedules, organize team meetings, track program and project expenditures, and provide information to the Project Director for program and project reports.

  • Job title: Project Coordinator, Literacy and Basic Skills Program
  • Reports to: Project Director, Employment Ontario and Literacy Programs or designate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Confirm that all registrants for these projects and programs meet the funder’s requirements.
  • Coordinate day-to-day programing of LBS program and DLEP project
  • Support instructors with curriculum development and teaching practices
  • Provide support to instructors to maintain quality assurance and meet program targets and objectives
  • Prepare and disseminate information to the Literacy teams in collaboration with the Project Director
  • Coordinate team meetings, ensure minutes are recorded, distribute meeting materials and minutes, follow-up with team members on deliverables
  • Maintain accurate records and deliver on program and project reporting requirements as needed by ensuring data entered into data collection tools is accurate.
  • Working with the Project Director ensure accurate tracking of program and project expenditures/transactions and advise management on all aspects of finance and administration related to the program
  • Support Project Director in staffing decisions and participate in hiring decisions by reviewing resumes and interviewing.
  • Other duties as required

Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:


  • Degree or diploma in Adult Education, Social Services or related community work, or equivalent combination of post-secondary education in a relevant field and/or relevant on-the-job experience.


  • Minimum two-years as a program/project coordinator or relevant position in Adult Basic Education (LBS) program or similar multi-faceted, outcomes-based program.
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and delivering adult literacy programs and digital literacy programs, using a critical education and worker’s rights approach, including understanding of equity issues and analysis of race, class, gender, power and privilege, especially as it relates to the labour movement and building a broad-based social justice movement.
  • Demonstrated experience in adult literacy and basic skills instruction and curriculum development


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to communicate clearly, listen accurately, demonstrate sensitivity to others and an openness to receiving/giving constructive feedback. Strong computer literacy skills.
  • Able to utilize scheduling and spreadsheet software.
  • Knowledge of program administration management and development procedures.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Able to set priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and efficient.
  • Knowledge of financial tracking and record keeping systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of provincial EOIS CAMS & LBS Guidelines.
  • Overall knowledge of issues in the context of race, class, and gender analysis; awareness of social issues related to workplace, community, and the labour market.
  • A current drivers’ license and access to a vehicle is an asset.
  • Second language an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to behave ethically, ensure that confidentiality is maintained, exercise discretion and good judgement interacting with clients, other colleagues, unions, and other external organizations.
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Proven ability to work with adults experiencing structural barriers who want to participate in literacy programs.
  • Understanding of LEC’s mission to help workers, potential workers, and all members of our community access decent work and to moving communities towards social, economic and environmental justice.
  • Commitment to LEC’s diversity and anti-racism goals.
  • Ability work evenings and weekends and travel to off-site locations as necessary
  • Demonstrate flexibility and availability to support team and colleagues, especially during critical periods

Work Environment and Conditions

  • This is a full-time bargaining unit position, salary and benefits as per the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 343
  • The annual salary for this position is $70, 220.52 plus benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, competitive health benefits and paid holiday shutdown December/January
  • The normal work week is 35 hours
  • Typical office and typical office equipment. This position may apply for Hybrid Working Arrangement (in-office and work-from-home)
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA

Physical and Sensory Demands

  • Sitting at a desk
  • Standing at public events
  • Repetitive and/or precise hand/finger movements
  • Attention to detail
  • Bending and twisting
  • Lifting range of 10 lbs. / 4.5 kg
  • Equipment operation: computers, office equipment (e.g., photocopier, telephony, etc.).

How to Apply:

Interested Applicants are asked to send their resumes to Karen Lior by no later than May 19th, 2023 at 5 pm.

Please click below to send your résumé and list of references.

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