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Job Description and Duties 

Northwest Community College (NWCC), Smithers campus, invites applications for a Course Developer in a Workplace Literacy and Numeracy program for students with special learning needs. This appointment will begin May 1, 2017 and end June 16, 2017 and includes 130 hours.  Salary will be in accordance with the BCGEU Instructor Salary Scale.

Duties: Based in Smithers, this position will create a new eight-week curriculum for the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy program (WLN). This will include creation of course outline, evaluation methods, and student course package. Duties also include ensuring the curriculum development learning outcomes meet the ASE Articulation standards.

The anticipated schedule for completion is:

  • May 1st - 26th: 90-100 hours to complete the eight-week curriculum package for college approval
  • May 27th - June 16th: The remaining 30-40 hours to finalize the curriculum based on college feedback and develop a course package for the bookstore

The ASE Course Developer must work very closely with the Coordinator and attend local meetings with the school board, community literacy providers, and possibly industry.


A degree in Education or Social Work along with experience working with adults with cognitive disabilities in an educational setting. Experience developing curriculum based on learning outcomes. An equivalent combination of education, skills, and extensive experience may be considered.

Attributes include:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication (written & oral) skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and accurately in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a motivational learning environment
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and foster independence in students
Application Information 

Respond in confidence by submitting a cover letter and current resume and quoting competition #17.093B to:  

Northwest Community College, Human Resources Department

Email: or FAX: 250.638.5475

NWCC provides quality learning experiences that help prepare our students for successful, positive futures.  We celebrate the diversity of our northern and First Nations populations and reflect this diversity in our programs, services and workforce. In accordance with NWCC’s strategic plan, we encourage applications from First Nations individuals.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Closing Date 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Competition Number 
Adult Special Education
Smithers Campus