Curriculum Specialist, Bilingual - ABC Life Literacy Canada

Jan 22, 2021
Toronto, Ontario

Curriculum Specialist, Bilingual

ABC Life Literacy Canada

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Application Deadline:  January 22, 2021

Contract terms: 1 year, fulltime

Location: Toronto (currently remote)

Salary: $39,000-53,000   

About ABC Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a national non-profit organization that has been inspiring Canadians to improve their literacy skills since 1990. We envision a Canada where everyone has the skills they need to live a fully engaged life. We work with business, government, communities, and individuals across Canada to create and share free literacy programming for adults and families. Our programming covers financial literacy, family literacy, workplace literacy, health literacy, digital literacy, and civic literacy. 

Position Overview

ABC Life Literacy Canada is looking for a Bilingual Curriculum Specialist for a non-renewable one year contract. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Activate Learning, you will be responsible for planning, outlining, writing, translating, and editing educational resources for use by adult learners. You will aid in developing printed materials designed for at-home or classroom use as well as curriculum content and activities for our custom online learning platform.

All ABC staff are currently working remotely as a result of the pandemic. 

You will be a key member of our small and nimble team. We're ambitious lifelong learners, keen to make a difference in our community and grow our skills while we're at it. We care about the literacy learners, teachers, and volunteers we support: compassion is an important part of our work. So is being effective and efficient. We work at a high capacity, and our Curriculum Specialist will, too.  

Contract: 1 year, fulltime

Position Duties

Curriculum development

  • Manage revision and production of new and existing curriculum materials for adult learners
  • Assist in planning curriculum development schedule

  • Liaise with external vendors (translators, editors, designers, printers)

  • Review and copy edit print and digital materials

  • Work with design team on digital and print layouts. Suggest design elements and changes where needed

  • Research design elements or background information as needed

  • Read and research prior publications, as needed, to inform curriculum development

  • Other duties as assigned 

French translation

  • Draft new French language materials 
  • Complete translations from English to French for curriculum and marketing materials as requested

  • Review and approve translation worked performed by external translators

We take professional development seriously. During your time at ABC, we'll work with you to grow your skills and expertise in the direction you want to take your career, whether that's through coaching, coursework, mentorship, or new project opportunities. 


You are:

  • Fluently bilingual in English and French

  • Experienced in curriculum design for adults

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and priorities

  • Attentive to detail when designing and reviewing material

  • Interested in and enthusiastic about literacy with a willingness to learn more about the cause

  • Able to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment

  • A lifelong learner


Have the following? Even better.

  • Graduate degree in a related subject

  • Experience working with literacy programs

  • Experience writing and editing for Plain Language

  • Experience with digital/online learning

  • Experience working with remote teams

  • Experience facilitating online or in-person workshops 

ABC Life Literacy Canada values the diversity of everyone regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. 

Application Process

Please send us a:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • English writing sample, and

  • French writing sample

The writing samples should be short (200-1000 words). You can send the same sample in both English and French or 2 different pieces. Only applications with a writing sample will be considered. 

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Elizabeth Robinson at by January 22, 2021. 

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