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English Language Instructor - COMPASS Training Program (casual employment)

Momentum works to change lives and right now we’re looking for an English Language Instructor to teach English Language to participants on our new Skills training program - COMPASS. If you love to help people learn in-demand skills required to navigate out of poverty and are passionate about building the workforce of the future, we want to hear from you. Check out our mission, vision and values on our website ( and read about how we work with our participants to make a difference.

Momentum staff work cooperatively with others, demonstrate flexibility in organizing work, have strong communication skills, and demonstrate thoughtfulness in decision making. Staff are non-judgmental and receptive in approach and reflect genuine concern, respect and commitment towards the individual, family and community.

The Organization:

Momentum is an award winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization utilizing innovative approaches to poverty reduction. We use financial empowerment, skills training, and small business development as tools to empower people as they exit poverty.

We’re an employer of choice and were selected as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for 2016. We are professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs to Social Workers and everything in between. We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way. We have high standards within a supportive setting that allows us to achieve a lot and have meaningful impact in the community. We’re good corporate citizens with sustainability being one of our values and take care to reduce our environmental footprint.

If this sounds like a place where you would want to work, please review the position below to see if there’s a fit with your skills and experience.


The English Language Instructor will deliver Momentum’s curriculum to Youth and young adult participants (with a minimum English language proficiency level of 5-6) on the COMPASS Training program.

About the COMPASS program:

The goal of the COMPASS program is to support vulnerable, low-income young adults who are not currently in training, education, or on a viable career path. These young adults are finding it difficult to navigate their way due to the level of their skills, competencies, and confidence. The program aims to help participants build their skills and knowledge, increase their confidence, and give them a jump start to a meaningful career, with technology as a foundational skill. COMPASS will provide young adults in Calgary with a supportive and interactive learning environment to build essential skills, applied skills, and academic competencies.  Students who go through the COMPASS program will be equipped with a strong foundation for further learning, and a realistic road map to pursue further education or training or employment.

The aim of the English language training component of the COMPASS program is to teach participants the essential English language skills required to successfully challenge English entrance exams and gain admission into a post-secondary institution.

Key responsibilities of the English language instructor include:

  • planning, preparing and delivering lesson plans
  • preparing teaching materials
  • helping participants improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Monitor participant attendance and report all absences/irregularities to program staff
  • Communicate participant progress to program staff and collaborate on any additional support participants may require 
  • Attend planning and consultative meetings with department staff as needed.


  • Degree in Education, Adult Education, or other Related Profession.
  • Experience in delivering a comprehensive curriculum to youth / young adults learners using adult education principles.
  • Experience in developing lesson plans to meet the needs of Youth and Young adults’ learners preparing them to enter post-secondary education and or employment in the ICT field.
  • Demonstrated ability working with NEET participants ( Not in Education, Employment or Training)
  • Experience with program evaluation, classroom management, individual educational support, and individual /group further learning support.
  • Preference for self-employed individuals with an incorporated business  


COMPASS is a 15-week program. The training schedule runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday, with some flexibility required. The program schedule includes approximately 3 hours instruction a day.

This is a casual employment opportunity. It is not eligible for group benefits and does not have regular ongoing hours of work.

To apply:

Please forward resume with covering letter via e-mail to: [email protected] 

Attention: Hiring Committee

Competition Number: MOM0601

State competition number in subject line of email. Applicants should also state salary expectations in their cover letter.

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.

Momentum is an equal opportunity employer.  Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  To see why Momentum is a great place to work and what we have to offer visit