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Employment Opportunities


We are currently accepting applications for the position of evening instructor. Please click here for more information. Applications are due by noon Wednesday, August 28th.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Hants Learning Network Association recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers make to the community. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with HLNA. Note that all HLNA volunteers must go through an informal interview process and provide a criminal record check dated within the last three months. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Board Members: HLNA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These community members provide guidance and support to the organization. They generally meet once a month during the school year.

  • Tutors for Adults: Tutors receive resources and support from our Tutor Coordinator so they can work one-on-one or in small groups with adult learners who are trying to improve their reading, writing, or math skills. Tutors may also consider volunteering as assistants in HLNA classes.

  • Drivers: Many HLNA adult students find it hard to get to school due to transportation issues. Volunteer drivers help students get to and from class. 

  • Fundraising Assistants: Help HLNA support our free literacy programs by participating in our fundraising efforts.

  • Fix-It Helpers: Have general "fix-it" knowledge/skills and like to help out? Volunteer for odd jobs around the centre. 




Hants Learning Network Association is a non-profit organization offering free adult and family literacy programs. Small classes allow us to focus on helping each individual achieve their learning goals at their own pace. Our dedicated staff are caring, supportive, and passionate about learning.


Position Available:

Adult Education Instructor - Adult Learning Program and CAEC/GED Prep (multi-level adult class)


Contract Period:

September 9, 2024 – June 27, 2025, possibility of renewal


Rate of Pay:




7.5 hours/week over 3 evenings



Pension matching


Position Scope

Under the direction of the Hants Learning Network Association and working closely with community partners, the instructor is responsible for the effective delivery of the Adult Learning Program curricula and CAEC preparation materials including the evaluation and documentation of progress of learners. Instruction is highly individualized given the wide range of learners’ abilities and goals.

The instructor is expected to follow good practice principles of adult education, including

  •      providing instruction that is based on the interests of learners, develops critical thinking and problem-   solving skills, and increases self-esteem

  •      establishing individual learning plans with realistic goals for academic and personal growth

  •      ensuring goals and learning plans relate to the participants’ educational, career, and personal goals

  •      preparing learning plans for each learner, accommodating different learning styles and life experiences

  •      working collaboratively with participants to meet learning goals

  •      facilitating ongoing program and learner evaluation through qualitative and quantitative methods

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • assess learners using a variety of assessment tools and strategies and work with students to prepare individualized learning plans

  • provide instruction using adult-based and culturally-relevant materials to enable learners to meet the outcomes of the Adult Learning Program curricula and Canadian Adult Education Credential

  • prepare learners to write the Canadian Adult Education Credential tests

  • evaluate learners' progress on an ongoing basis

  • maintain accurate attendance and progress records

  • prepare and submit requested reports in a timely manner

  • consult with and report to referring agencies as required

  • maintain accurate and up to date documentation

  • follow up with students who are not attending classes

  • work closely with other instructors

  • participate in professional development opportunities as requested

  • attend other activities of the Hants Learning Network as requested

  • advise supervisor of any changes in class times, sick time, etc.

  • ensure confidentiality, respect, and professionalism in all matters 



  • university degree in Education with teaching certification

  • understanding of how adult education principles are applied in a classroom setting

  • ability to teach adults working at a wide range of educational levels, from those learning to read and beginning basic math to the high school level

  • knowledge of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science at the high school level

  • proven organizational skills

  • excellent oral and written communication skills

  • sound computer skills


  • proven ability to manage a multi-level classroom

  • completion of the Nova Scotia Tutor and Instructor Training and Certification Program

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the Nova Scotia Literacy Practitioner Training and Certification Program if not already competed.

To apply

E-mail your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

            Katharine McCoubrey, Executive Director, Hants Learning Network Association


Applications must be received by noon on Wednesday, August 28, 2024.

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