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Job Number:  39402
Academic Program Facilitator
Job Posted: Thursday, 2 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 29 December 2017
(25 days ago)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $22.74/hour – $25.88/hour
Pathways to Education™ Surrey

Regular Full Time


The Pathways to Education Program™ is a national program, operating in 20 communities across Canada and provides a comprehensive set of academic, social, financial, and individual supports to youth. The primary goal of the Pathways to Education Surrey program is to enhance the educational success of youth living in the Guildford and Whalley neighbourhoods.


Position Summary:

The Academic Program Facilitator (APF) is responsible for ensuring the successful development, implementation, and evaluation of tutoring programming, including but not limited to: academic curriculum development/enhancement and delivery; recruitment, retention, training and supervision of program volunteers; logistical coordination of programming in multiple sites; and ongoing meaningful support of youth participants. The APF should have experience leading educational programming and group programming for youth. The successful candidate will be dynamic, skilled and experienced connecting with diverse communities, including Aboriginal, newcomer, and LGBTQ youth to ensure they feel safe, supported, and connected. This position reports to the Program Supervisor of the Pathways Program.


In order to meet the needs of our youth and families, we strongly encourage candidates of Aboriginal background and/or those with verbal and written fluency in Arabic or Vietnamese to apply.


Primary Duties:

1)Youth engagement:

  • Maintain and develop diverse resources that ensure equity and inclusive programming practices
  • Facilitate personal, social, and educational growth of the group to help them reach their full potential, while fostering group cohesion


2) Develop resources and support, and guide tutoring program:

  • Support the development of tutoring curriculum/resources for high school students
  • Develop diverse resources that address specific learning styles, abilities, and needs
  • Support youth to fully engage in tutoring supports available


3) Group facilitation:

  • Develop and maintain program structures, routines and expectations.
  • Organize guest speakers, special events and field trips for Pathways students and develop and maintain program partnerships


4) Support volunteer tutors:

  • Support and guide volunteers to engage with youth
  • Develop, model and monitor the volunteer tutors’ role and techniques
  • Facilitate and support volunteers during programming and maintain regular communication with volunteers between programming sessions
  • Monitor student engagement and volunteer/student relationships and provide re-direction and support as needed to ensure students’ needs are being met.


5) Liaise with program staff

  • Meet regularly with staff and/or maintain weekly communication process to work together on strategies for improving or strengthening participation in mentoring
  • Report on students’ strengths, needs and challenges to appropriate staff members


Dimensions of Work

  • Primary interface is directly with youth and volunteers in the Pathways program
  • Direct reporting relationship to Program Supervisor
  • Coordination and sharing information with relevant program, school, and community staff


Work Conditions

  • Travel between multiple sites in the community
  • Hours – late afternoons and evenings, potentially weekend


Academic and Job Experience Required:

B.A. or B.Ed. or relevant Bachelor’s degree (Social Work, Child and Youth Care, etc.) and/or a combination of relevant post-secondary education and/or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in youth-specific group facilitation and mentoring culturally diverse groups


Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid level 1 First aid certificate will be an asset.


Desired Requirements:

  • Aboriginal background and/or verbal and written fluency in Arabic or Vietnamese
  • Experience working in programs supporting the educational success of youth
  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with the public school system (grade 8 -12)
  • Specific training and/or experience with youth with additional learning needs or new language learners
  • Strong experience in designing academic programming within a community-driven environment
  • Experience working with youth and families in the Guildford and Whalley area
  • Experience with conflict resolution, mediation, leadership development, and psychosocial support
  • Experience working with volunteers, including training and developing resources
  • Knowledge of community and social service resources



  • Supervisor, Pathways to Education Surrey
How to Apply:
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Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/academic-program-facilitator/

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