The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Competition Number: 2425-107

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support Specialist (PS2)


Central Office, IT Campus

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Libraries & Learning Commons

Term Full-Time Positions: Commencing approximately July 2, 2024 and ending approximately May 29, 2026
Application deadline is 11:59PM, June 6, 2024

Competition No. 2425-107

The salary scale for Professional Support 2 is based on twelve steps that range from $61,606.53 - $84,438.15. New Professional Support may receive up to a maximum of seven steps for relevant occupational experience which is $73,959.99 annually.

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work after demonstrating successful progression in proficiency in the position. Please visit for more details on our FlexWork Policy.

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

Reporting to the Manager of Libraries and Learning Commons and under the functional guidance of the Learning Commons Coordinator:

  • You will be responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of English as an Additional Language (EAL) programming, services, and supports, at all stages of the student life cycle, for both in-person and online delivery.
  • You will facilitate individual and group support sessions for EAL learners, as well as develop educational resources in a variety of formats.
  • You will work collaboratively with the Learning Commons Coordinator, Student Affairs, Campus teams, Academic Schools and other internal and external stakeholders to support academic excellence and the success of international, new Canadian and domestic EAL students.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a university undergraduate degree. Preferred area of study may include language education. In addition, you possess Certification to teach English as an Additional Language (EAL) that includes a supervised practicum recognized by TESL Canada
  • You have a minimum of three years of recent and related occupational experience teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL).
  • You have experience teaching in higher education, or working with adult EAL learners, with a focus on language education and writing development
  • You have experience in developing, coordinating and facilitating language support workshops for adults, particularly English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners
  • You have experience in collecting and analyzing data for continuous improvement purposes
  • Knowledge of trends in the field of English as an Additional Language (EAL) is required
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, E-mail,
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience
  • You have experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation
  • You have experience supporting/providing service to students

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and anti-racism
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact with a diversity of people and support resolution of issues
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to establishing and maintaining academic supports.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in service delivery
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning to maintain currency in professional practice and emerging trends
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement including developing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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Are you interested?

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

Unfortunately, we can not accept late or paper applications.