ALE-in-ISI Dialogue Network Coordinator


Adult Learning and Education
Immigrant Settlement and Integration Partnership1



Dialogue Network Coordinator

(Posted July 2, 2024)


Applications are invited for a master’s student, preferably one enrolled in the Adult Learning and Education (ALE) program, to serve as ALE-in-ISI Dialogue Network Coordinator.


The Dialogue Network (DN) is a virtual platform that facilitates communication among practitioners, researchers, and policy actors whose work is related to the provision of adult learning and education programs designed to promote the settlement and integration of immigrants into host societies. The larger comparative project of which the Dialogue Network is a part is a collaboration between the ALE program at UBC, the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) in Bonn, Germany, and several other universities and provider organizations. The project focuses on understanding the relationships between policy, provision and outcomes in Canada and Germany.


The requirements for this position include experience with several communication tools that will be used in the project, primarily a dedicated website and the Zoom video conferencing tool. More specifically, the Network Coordinator will:

  • Take a lead in the development of the project’s ALE-in-ISI Dialogue Network
  • Assist in the development, updating and maintenance of the project’s dedicated website.
  • Set up, participate in, and provide technical support for all scheduled project Zoom meetings.
  • Maintain the privacy/security of information related to Network members and the operations of the Network.
  • Consult with the EDST Web and Communications Coordinator to ensure consistency with UBC policies and guidelines related to website development, maintenance, security and use of Zoom.
  • Liaise—as needed—with the technical staff at the DIE who will manage their engagement with the Network.
  • Maintain communication with partners, collaborators and other members of the DN under the direction of the Project Director.
  • Help establish a consistent project identity.
  • Assist the Project Director and Project Manager with other tasks as needed.


This will be a one-year (renewable) research assistant (RA) appointment and will pay $28 per hour. We estimate this will require, on average, 15 hours per month. The person hired will work under the direction of Dr. Hongxia Shan, the Project Director, and work closely with the Project Manager.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience participating in collaborative workgroups, working with community groups, and in building professional relationships
  • Knowledge of relevant provisions of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA)
  • Knowledge of relevant provisions of UBC’s policies on collection and use of personal information
  • Knowledge of and experience using the Zoom communications/collaboration platform
  • Experience using WordPress for website development and maintenance
  • Knowledge of basic practices for maintaining website security
  • Ability to take the initiative and carry out responsibilities with little direct supervision
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills


Applications should include a current CV/resume, a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications for the position, and contact information for your program advisor who may be asked to provide a reference. Also, please submit any examples of (or links to) websites you have developed or maintained.


Please send applications electronically to:

Holly-Kate Collinson-Shield, Administrative Manager

Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Studies



Deadline for applications: August 1, 2024


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

If you require any accommodations during the application or hiring process, please contact Dr. Hongxia Shan.


1 Funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Partnership Development Grant (PDG) program (890-2023-0034) with support from the German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE) in Bonn, the UBC Faculty of Education, and Department of Educational Studies.