Employment Central - Technology Instructor

Technology Instructor

Yukon Learn Society

A. Job Summary:

This position may include travel to Yukon communities and is primarily responsible for providing technological and computer literacy instruction at the beginner/basic level. The Technologies Instructor will work specifically in topics such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook as well as smartphones, tablets, and other devices with the internet and other related areas. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Technologies Instructor will assist clients in becoming technologically literate.

B. Primary Duties: 

  • Coordinate, plan, organize and conduct both theoretical and practical lessons in areas of technologies, smart devices and computer-related instruction 
  • Instruct/develop programs and courses
  • Provide instruction in both a group and one-on-one setting in person and online. 
  • Consult and liaise with other instructors as needed to integrate program/ course content or to team-teach 
  • Client case management, including maintaining accurate records of student assessment, progress reports, attendance, background information, final reports etc. 
  •  Assign and review the work of students 
  • Research and maintain effective curriculum through reviewing, writing instructional materials, learning material aids, and assessing audio­visual resources for content and accuracy 
  • Work closely, and maintain excellent relations with Yukon University and Frist Nations 
  • Assist YLS staff and/or contractors, instructors and/or facilitators 
  • Interview and assess clients 

C. Other Duties: 

  • Report status and progress of program and make recommendations  
  • Plan the course schedules and assignments, and ensure that the appropriate administrative practices are followed 
  • Stay current in subject area, the latest technologies and adult education while ensuring program/course relevance by participating in relevant professional activities and liaising with other instructors/institutions 
  • Provide support to tutors, volunteers and clients 
  • Provide information on the Yukon Learn Society 
  • Review literacy materials and tools for use recommendations 
  • Research technologies that will be useful to learners 
  • Attend meetings as required 
  • Other duties as assigned 
D. Qualifications: 

  • Educational background and/or experience and/or training with a strong knowledge of all technology, education, and literacy issues as it relates to adults 
  • Good understanding of popular devices (such as Windows and Mac OS, Microsoft Office, smartphones, tablets, computer software, and other emerging technologies)
  • Strong knowledge of issues surrounding learning disabilities 
  • Knowledge of the social conditions and dynamics prevailing in Yukon communities

Office Equipment Skills: 

  • Ability to operate computers and instruct clients in the most recent devices, software & telephone, fax, photocopier, calculator, LCD projector, overhead etc. 

Management Skills: 

  • Time management skills, 
  • Coordination and planning skills, 
  • Ability to prepare personal work plans, classroom lesson plans
Interpersonal Skills: 
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting
  • Good organization skills
  • Public speaking ability
  • Troubleshooting skills 
  • Ability to liaise with various agencies, institutes
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

E. Personal Suitability: 

This position requires an individual who is genuinely interested in technology, education and literacy issues as it relates to Yukon Adults. The ideal candidate can establish cooperative working conditions, diplomacy, tact and good judgment when dealing with learners, tutors, contractors, facilitators and community members, and must maintain confidentiality and be dependable and trustworthy.

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