Norquest College


4 weeks ago(12/22/2017 11:42 AM)
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ESL Rural Routes - Professional Development Services



Are you a Northern Alberta resident? Are you interested in supporting the growth of ESL instructors? If so, consider this role!


NorQuest College seeks an experienced Regional Advisor, ESL for the Northern Region. As an ESL regional advisor for the Rural Routes Program you will provide high-quality support and services to adult ESL programs, and its providers in rural and urban communities of Alberta’s northern region. You will use your experience, knowledge, and skills to enhance the delivery of ESL programs. Through communication and great client service you will mentor and provide professional development services to ESL staff.


Our aim is to ensure that our service delivery aligns with ATESL’s Best Practices document (2009), guidelines for ESL programming, and, whenever relevant, incorporates the Canada Language Benchmarks (CLBs).


To learn more about NorQuest’s involvement in the Northern Alberta region please visit our website for our regional map at




  • Deliver workshops face-to-face and online on Teaching English language learners, TESL, culture, and other related topics
  • Provide mentorship and development services to rural and small urban ESL providers
  • Build relationships with community ESL programs
  • Support ESL providers to offer English language programming services
  • Select appropriate resources and training for the client
  • Regular tracking, reporting, and status updates
  • Communicate regularly with your region




  • Related undergraduate degree with TESL certification, Master's an asset (i.e., M.Ed TESL, MA applied linguistics or related)
  • TESL Canada accreditation at standard 2 or 3 permanent an asset
  • Minimum 1 year teaching English as a second language to adult learners in a TESL educational setting




  • Mentoring TESL teachers in their development and practice
  • Facilitating workshops
  • Teaching, working or living in small rural communities an asset
  • Teaching small mixed level classes an asset
  • Using software and communication tools for eLearning opportunities at a distance (Includes Blackboard and Skype) an asset




  • Familiarity/working knowledge of smaller rural ESL programming in Alberta
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form
  • Strong coordination skills


SALARY: $27.61 to $35.88 per hour, plus 11.2% in lieu of vacation and benefits.


Note: You must have your own vehicle and willing to drive long distances to remote Rural Routes communities within the Northern region and sometimes may have to travel to NorQuest, which is located in Edmonton, for training and meetings. Communication and support of clients will occur by phone, computer and in-person. Regional advisors may need to work some evenings and/ or weekends as part of this role. We pay for all approved travel and accommodation expenses.




CLOSING DATE: Open until suitable applicant is found


TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply please continue with this on-line process and upload your resume and cover letter in one document.


NOTE: Notification of receipt will only be made to on-line applicants.  Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 28 days.


About the college:

NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As Alberta’s largest community college and regional steward for the greater Edmonton region, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse and student-centered learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.


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