14 Apr 2021

Join Our Team!

We are searching for the next person to assist with our adult literacy work. This is a permanent, full-time coordinator position. In your cover letter please outline:

  • qualifications and experience in education and literacy,
  • experience working with adult participants,
  • experience in the non-profit sector, and
  • possible start date.

Posting closes Friday April 30, 2021 at noon.

Adult Literacy Coordinator

Job Description

Job Purpose

Working closely with the Program Manager, the Adult Literacy Coordinator is responsible for the oversight, coordination and administration of all aspects of READ Saskatoon’s adult literacy initiatives. The coordinator manages the Lead program, small group tutoring, literacy development workshops, literacy coach workshops, and other adult literacy initiatives. They manage adult learners and volunteer literacy coaches and promote programs throughout the community. They also attend community meetings relevant to job responsibilities, and they provide guidance, support, resources, and tools to other literacy organizations in the province.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate Adult Literacy Initiatives
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time and at the required level of quality
  • Be aware of current literacy trends, resources and information related to needs of READ Saskatoon adult learners
  • Coordinate small group tutorials, workshops or additional learning opportunities for adult learners and for volunteer literacy coaches
  • Liaise with staff at applicable secondary schools to provide group tutoring
  • Prepare workshop materials
  • In collaboration with the Literacy Facilitator and Trainer, train volunteers for the Lead program and group tutoring
  • Screen adult learners for eligibility for the Lead program and match with volunteer literacy coaches
  • Complete intakes for group tutoring and skill development workshops
  • Regularly review the work of volunteer literacy coaches, and provide timely support and resources on an ongoing basis
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to manage the ebb and flow of volunteers and ensure the targets are being met
  • Work with the Program Manager to evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • If requested by the Program Manager, develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization


  1. Community Networking and Recruitment
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with workplaces and partner agencies throughout the community for the purpose of learner recruitment
  • Track and maintain professional relationships and initiate new partnerships/contacts locally and provincially, through meetings, presentations, and networking opportunities
  • Working with the Volunteer Coordinator, recruit public and corporate volunteers


  1. Administrative Functions
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct continuous and annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework
  • Administer and review policies and procedures which apply to volunteer activities to ensure they reflect the overall values and standards of the organization
  • Conduct program evaluations and ensure evaluation data is entered into the database in a timely manner
  • Maintain forms and records to document program and volunteer activities, adhering to confidentiality and privacy policies of READ Saskatoon
  • Maintain registration documents for our funder and submit at required intervals
  • Write monthly, interim and final reports on projects for READ Saskatoon management and funders as requested; report evaluation findings to management and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks



Education and Certification Criteria

  • University degree in education or the social sciences, or related experience
  • Valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is mandatory
  • Current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural adaptation
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Ability to monitor and assess learning progress and provide objective feedback on achievements and learning process
  • Ability to confidently plan, organize, and facilitate adult literacy programs, workshops, and agency events
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proven skill at developing positive and collaborative working relationships with a variety of individuals to support learning


  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related field
  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Experience in Adult Basic Education


Submit resume to:
Sheri Porrelli, Program Manager, READ Saskatoon
#2-706 Duchess Street
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0R3