We believe in every child’s potential and transforming children’s lives. We are a global educational research company with a nineteen-year history of providing innovative solutions to schooling systems worldwide in pursuit of our vision to give all children the opportunity to thrive. Our Canadian headquarters are in Fredericton, N.B. As thought leaders in education, we are Canada’s largest provider of educational solutions, reaching over one million children every year.
The Learning Bar is seeking an Instructional Literacy Consultant who will support the Client Services team, reporting to the Product Director.
Canada’s largest provider of online student assessment and school improvement tools, The Learning Bar is looking for individuals who want to share their expertise as Instructional Literacy Consultant for the Confident Learners program. Instructional Literacy Consultants provide ongoing coaching support and professional learning focusing on early reading and instructional practices for schools implementing the Confident Learners K-3 literacy program in Canada. Consultants must be passionate about collaborating with educators to ensure their students are successful readers by the end of grade 3.
Once you have a full understanding of the Confident Learners program, your goal is to build expertise and maintain knowledge of the program components and associated professional learning courses. With this, you will provide regular, ongoing support to clients through specialized instruction focused on increasing student reading success. Working with school staff and administrators, you will provide weekly support to educators by facilitating as they engage in their Professional Learning Community (PLC), as well as regular check-in calls or virtual meetings with school staff to support program implementation. You will provide expertise on assessment-informed instruction and practices and analyze and report on student literacy data. Your success is measured by the school’s success.
Instructional Literacy Consultants typically support 3 or more schools directly as their assigned coach, and support program delivery more generally for all schools in the program by co-facilitating ongoing professional learning activities. Coaching is typically delivered during the weekly PLC sessions. Several times per month, you will participate in leadership development activities led by our Leadership Consultant to maintain alignment with school leaders. In addition, you will spend time on internal professional development, planning and preparation, and other internal meetings as required. Occasional travel will be required to deliver in-person workshops or training. Travel for in-service school visits to model instructional strategies and provide direct, 1-on-1 support to educators will range between 2-3 weeks over the course of a given school year. This includes travel to remote locations – key geographic locations of travel include Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Ontario.
THE IDEAL CANIDATE
This contract position requires a commitment to work a minimum 4 days per week which must include Friday. You can start immediately to complete the training and assume full duties in the new calendar year.
You have a bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited post-secondary institution, and at least 5 years teaching experience teaching at the K-5 level in a Canadian school. With a strong grasp of the science of reading and instructional best practices, you will provide support and instruction to educators using the Confident Learners product. You are experienced in delivering hybrid and online support. Ideally, you are outcomes-driven, and are an experienced instructor of professional adult learning programs. Preference will be given to those who have previously held a position of leadership within a K-12 school. This position will appeal to you if you are eager to apply a solution-oriented approach: meeting teachers (who are currently in the classroom) where they are now.
*A complete list of objectives, role responsibilities and qualifications will be provided to those candidates selected for an interview.
At The Learning Bar we offer a flexible work environment where the strengths of the individual are recognized and leveraged. We are proud to take an active part in ensuring you have what you need to perform at your best.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Preference will be given to those individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, or Metis.
Engaging with the right partner takes time! To ensure you will be the right person, the following screening process will be taken:
- Application Package. Please submit your most current resume along with a cover letter describing how your skills and experience meet our needs.
- Initial Interview. Candidates being considered for the position will have an initial pre-screen interview and be provided additional information on the program and position.
- Second Interview. Candidates will be asked to attend a second interview with the hiring team.
- Additional Interview (if necessary). In some cases, an additional interview will be requested.