Western Halifax Community Learning Network looking to hire two Instructors

The Western Halifax Community Learning Network (WHCLN)
is an organization with an educational focus providing
“returning to learning” opportunities to adults seeking to
upgrade their education in order to improve their job skills and
opportunities. We are looking for experienced and respected
Instructors to work with the learners.
Position Scope

This is a part-time position. Under the direction of the WHCLN, working closely with community partners and applying good practice principles, the instructor is responsible for the effective delivery of the Adult Learning Program curricula, and for the evaluation and documentation of progress of students in the Level I, II, or Level III Adult Learning Program sponsored by the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL). This could also include instruction on the General Educational Development (GED) curriculum and/or other adult learning programs according to learner needs and instructor expertise.

Good Practice Principles of Adult Education


– Provide instruction that is based on the interests of the learners, develops critical
thinking and problem-solving skills and increases self esteem
– Establish individual learning plans at the beginning of the program
– Ensure goals and learning plans relate to the participants’ educational, career and/or
personal goals
– Prepare plans for each learner, use his/her life experiences as material for learning
and accommodate different learning styles
– Work collaboratively with participants to meet learning goals
– Facilitate ongoing program and learner evaluation by using qualitative and
quantitative methods
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assess learners using a variety of assessment tools and strategies (including intake,
    interim and exit process) and work with learners to prepare individualized learning
    plans according to NSSAL format and requirements.
  2. Using appropriate blended learning methodologies, provide instruction using adult
    based and culturally relevant materials to enable students to meet the outcomes of
    the Adult Learning Program curricula.
  3. Evaluate learner’s progress on an ongoing basis.
  4. Ensure learner assessment documents and other learner related records are
    maintained and kept confidential.
  5. Work closely with the Executive Director.
  6. Refer learners to the Executive Director if community resources are required.
  7. Take advantage of professional development opportunities provided.
    Hours of Work
    The hours of work are flexible depending on the specific classes being taught.

Qualifications
– University degree (preferably Education) or equivalent experience/training
– Preference given to Instructors having at least two years relevant experience
working with adults in an educational setting.
– Completion of the Nova Scotia Tutor and Instructor Training and Certification
Program or willingness to do so
– An understanding of the application of Essential Skills in literacy training is preferred.
– An understanding of how adult education principles are applied in a classroom
setting
– Proven organizational skills
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Proven ability to manage a multi-level classroom
– Sound computer skills
The Instructor will be paid an hourly rate of $30 per hour of instruction plus prep time of
25% of agreement hours per week for 34 weeks of program delivery.
To submit your application, send a message to: chair.whcln@gmail.com The deadline
for applications is July 30, 2021.
We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic
origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Canadian citizens and permanent
residents living in Nova Scotia will be given priority. While all applications will be
reviewed, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Job Notice: Executive Director, Western Halifax Community Learning Network (WHCLN)

Executive Director

The Western Halifax Community Learning Network (WHCLN) is an organization with an educational focus providing “returning to learning” opportunities to adults seeking to upgrade their education in order to improve their job skills and opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and respected leader who can guide the organization in the coming years.

What qualities are required as Executive Director? First and foremost, you are a leader who can combine long-term, strategic thinking with day-to-day management of the organization. Personally, you have a strong belief in the value of the not-for-profit sector to Nova Scotia. You possess appropriate academic credentials and several years progressive experience leading and managing in a not-for-profit setting. As an experienced leader, your interpersonal and communications skills will support the development of constructive relationships across a wide and diverse group of stakeholders. That group includes various levels of government, clients and their families, similar agencies throughout Nova Scotia, funding partners, Board members, and others.

WHCLN is embarking on a period of transition and growth. The Executive Director needs to be excited at the opportunity to break new ground while working collaboratively with the Board of Directors.  Operationally, you bring well-developed skills in human resources, financial management, operations, risk management, communications, reporting, and strategic planning. You also have experience in fund development which will enable WHCLN to build upon the base of long-term government funding. Experience in adult teaching and learning would be an asset.  A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is fundamental to all aspects of this role. Last, but certainly not least, you are a leader of others and known for creating an environment where people strive to do their best in the service of our community.

The leader of this organization must possess the above qualities and be one who will do the job with compassion, confidence, and humility. If this describes you, please send your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of the WHCLN. To get detailed position description and information on how to submit your application send a message to: chair.whcln@gmail.com  The deadline for applications is May 22, 2021.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Nova Scotia will be given priority.  While all applications will be reviewed, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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ANSCLO Brings in New Board at AGM

The Association of Nova Scotia Community Learning Organizations held its Annual General Meeting on Friday, March 6, 2020 and a full complement of 15 directors was sworn in. The board is now:

  • Karen Blair, ALACBC
  • Suann Boates, VCLA
  • Natalie Brenson, GALA
  • Tanya Burke, EHCLA
  • Charles Cranton, DALA
  • Peter Gillis, VCLA
  • Shayla MacDonald, ACALA
  • Terri Faber, QCLN
  • Millie Hatt, RCLN
  • Katharine McCoubrey, HLNA
  • Alison O’Handley, DLN
  • Vicki Rutledge, ESMVLN
  • Dale Taylor, CLC
  • Mary Teed, CALA
  • Shirley Vigneault, Equipe

The ANSCLO Executive:

  • Co-Presidents: Peter Gillis, Alison O’Handley
  • Vice-President: Dale Taylor
  • Secretary: Katharine McCoubrey
  • Treasurer: Millie Hatt

 

 

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ANSCLO AGM this Friday, March 6!

The next meeting of the Association of Nova Scotia Community Learning Organizations will be our Annual General Meeting.

The location: MetroWorks: 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax.

11am to 2pm.

All are welcome!

 

 

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Next ANSCLO Meeting: February 3, 2020

The next meeting of the Association of Nova Scotia Community Learning Organizations will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020,  from 12 to 3pm. The meeting will be hosted by MetroWorks at their main location, 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax.

All are welcome to attend!

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Success Story from Halifax County Learning Network

Krystal achieved her GED in January of 2019.  With a lot of hard work, a little help from the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN) and the support of friends, Krystal graduated from Eastern College in November and was chosen as class valedictorian – all while being a wonderful mother and role model to her daughters.
In April Krystal spoke at Literacy Nova Scotia’s Adult Learners’ Week Celebration at Halifax Central Library and was honoured at Province House for her efforts.  Krystal was also the deserving recipient of the second annual Constance Glube Achievement Award presented by  HCLN in November.
Know someone with potential who needs a helping hand to achieve their learning goals? Click here to find a Community Learning Organization near you! 

 

 

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ANSCLO hosts Social Media Workshop

On November 29, 2019, ANSCLO hosted a workshop on social media with Linda Daley from Daley Progress. The workshop was held at the Debert Hospitality Centre.

Since 2005 Linda has been working with small businesses and the  not-for-profit sector to enhance their marketing options with the new media. Ms. Daley generously donated her time to support the important work of the ANSCLO membership.

Community Learning Organizations from Digby to Sydney attended, and learned about free or inexpensive ways to get their message out through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as ways to effectively manage the time spent on social media.

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Next ANSCLO Meeting: December 7

The next meeting of the Association of Nova Scotia Community Learning Organizations will be held on Friday, December 7, from 12 to 3pm. The location will be the site of the Cunard Learning Centre, 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax.

All are welcome to attend!

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14 Members Attend June ANSCLO Meeting

There was a strong turnout at the ANSCLO meeting held on June 11, 2018. A total of 14 directors and members attended. Each member network has the option to have one administrator and one board member admitted to the ANSCLO Board, and currently there are two network board representatives attending regularly.

Shirley Vigneault from Équipe offered use of their network’s computer-based Zoom platform to assist those who wanted to attend the meeting remotely, and nine attendees joined the meeting in this way. MetroWorks offered use of meeting space for those who attended in person.

In addition to sharing information from various networks around the province, there were discussions related to the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) “renewal” process, training available to coordinators on Skills Online, network sick leave policies, the recently introduced ANSCLO membership fee as well as the 10th anniversary Annual General Meeting proposed for October.

 

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ANSCLO Directors for 2018-19

A new slate of directors were sworn in for 2018-19 at the ANSCLO Annual General Meeting in February.

The new board of directors was voted in at the ANSCLO AGM on February 16, 2016.

2016- 2017 ANSCLO Board of Directors:

Karen Blair, Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

Suann Boates, Valley Community Learning Association (Board rep.)

Tanya Burke, East Hants Community Learning Association

Lise deVilliers, Antigonish County Adult Learning Association

Peter Gillis, Valley Community Learning Association

Millie Hatt, Richmond County Literacy Network

Katharine McCoubrey, Hants Learning Network Association

Alison O’Handley, Dartmouth Learning Network

Vicki Rutledge, Eastern Shore and Musquodoboit Valley Literacy Network

Dale Taylor, Cunard Learning Centre

Mary Teed, Colchester Area Learning Association

Shirley Vigneault, Equipe d’alphabetisation Nouvelle-Ecosse

Charles Cranton, Digby Area Learning Association

Grail Sangster, Guysborough Adult Learning Association

Terri Faber, Queens County Learning Association

The executive members are as follows:

Peter Gillis                                           Co-Chair

Tanya Burke                                        Co-Chair

Millie Hatt                                            Treasurer

Mary Teed                                              Secretary

Dale Taylor                                            Vice Chair

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