The Opportunity

Saint John, NB
Education and Training
$48,866 - $61,079 / year
Competition Number: #139-23.24

Closing Date: December 4th, 2023 at 4:00 PM

The Office of the Vice-President Saint John is responsible for all academic, administrative, financial and operational matters on the Saint John Campus. The Promise Partnership is a community outreach initiative through the Office of the Vice-President which has a goal to help children and youth in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods graduate from high school and access post-secondary education. Through this program, UNB students serve as mentors and tutors in local schools and community centers, where they focus on supporting kids from K-12 to develop stronger skills in literacy, numeracy and digital competencies. Our programs provide academic support to hundreds of local youths, contributing more than 300 volunteer opportunities annually.


Full-time | 1-Year Term | Saint John | On-Campus

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

  • Ability to travel provincially.

Salary Range: $48,866 - $61,079 per annum


Reporting to the Managing Director, Promise Partnership, the Curriculum Developer, Promise Partnership is a community-minded leader that develops curriculum for the Promise Partnership mentoring and tutoring program for local elementary, middle school and high schools. This position works alongside the Education Coordinator and supports the Managing Director to expand the program elsewhere in New Brunswick.

  • Develop a Needs Assessment through stakeholder engagement, surveys, interviews, and data analysis.
  • Prioritize challenges and ensure community input, applicable to different locations in the province.
  • Create a digital literacy curriculum based on the Needs Assessment, aligned with the New Brunswick Digital Framework, and tailored for kindergarten to high school students in mentoring programs across diverse sites.
  • Ensure inclusivity for low-income neighbourhoods.
  • Explore innovative teaching methodologies including project-based learning and gamification, to engage mentors and students in digital literacy and academic subjects.
  • Co-create training for UNB staff, program coordinators, and student mentors with the Promise Partnership Education Coordinator to enhance digital teaching skills.
  • Design assessment tools for program effectiveness and improvement.
  • Establish and foster strong relationships with community schools, teachers and other external partners.
  • Identify and collaborate with community partners, mentors, and local organizations to foster a support network for students from underserved communities.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director and Education Coordinator in determining which digital devices will best support the program.
  • Monitor program outcomes and prepare regular reports for stakeholders, highlighting achievements and recommendations.
  • Field test Program with youth where appropriate.
  • Support the Managing Director with program evaluation.
  • Support the Managing Director and other staff with the growth of the program, especially in digital literacy and with expansion elsewhere in the province.
  • Explore and examine potential areas for program expansion and development across New Brunswick.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, Curriculum Development, Digital Media, Computer Sciences, or a related field.
  • 5 years related experience.
  • Demonstrable experience with creating engaging curriculum for youth preferably in digital literacy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with digital concepts and trends.

Additional Strengths

  • Master's degree is considered a strong asset.
  • Creative, motivated and highly organized.
  • Comfortable in social settings and establishing new relationships.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working across ecosystems.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and proactively.
  • Aptitude to identify process improvements and innovative solutions.
  • Adaptability in tackling challenges and finding creative ways to overcome obstacles.
  • Able to work cohesively within a team environment, and contribute skills and ideas to achieve shared goals.
  • Effective communication skills. Ability to foster a collaborative and productive atmosphere.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.

This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.

The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.