Paragon Testing Enterprises
Vancouver, BC
PARAGON TESTING ENTERPRISES operates in the highly competitive and rapidly growing industry for English proficiency tests and their instructional products and services. As a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Paragon aspires for its tests to become the Canadian tests of choice for immigration to Canada and for admission to Canadian universities and colleges via the implementation of cutting-edge practices; our drive for excellence and maximizing potential and expertise.

The successful candidate will join the Instructional Products and Programs Unit and be responsible for developing test preparation materials as well as providing online instruction for test takers. Paragon’s instructional products include printed and electronic materials, and its preparation programs are either teacher-facilitated or self-directed and are offered in online and onsite contexts. All these materials are designed to support test takers who are preparing to take one of Paragon’s tests of English language proficiency.

This position reports to the Manager, Instructional Products and Programs.

Develop curricula and content for test preparation study guides, textbooks, courses, and programs.
Develop, conduct, and support webinars, workshops, and onsite seminars.
Create audio and video recordings, worksheets, and quizzes for courses.
Update and copy-edit instructional materials as well as training and program manuals.
Write copy for new instructional products and programs.
Undertake special projects and perform other duties as required.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in education, English, or in a related field
2 to 5 years ESL/EFL teaching experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient at MS Word and PowerPoint
Possess a valid Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or permit to work in Canada.
Applicants who do not possess one of these statuses will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as an online instructor
Experience in designing and writing study materials
Experience with web conferencing software
Familiarity with Audacity or other audio editing programs
Familiarity with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia or other elearning tools
Experience working with an LMS
Experience working in a dynamic, team-oriented environment

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience

Employment type: Permanent, full-time

Location of work: Broadway Tech Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We thank you for your interest in the position, but only short-listed applicants will be contacted.