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Community Engagement Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Teach for Canada

Teach For Canada is looking for a relationship-focused and detail-oriented person to join our Community Engagement team.

Job term: Full-time, contract
Hiring salary range: $40,000 per year, prorated to contract
Contract duration: February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023, with the potential to hire to a permanent role
Location: Currently a remote working position due to COVID-19. Successful candidate will be required to report regularly to our Toronto office, approximately two times per week, once deemed safe by public health guidelines to return to in-person activities
Application method: Cover letter and resume sent to apply@teachforcanada.ca
Closing date: until filled
Interview process: intro interview, 1-hour virtual interview, 1 pre-interview task, Virtual office experience
Requirements: Candidates must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and working with an Employment Counsellor. More information on how to register with Miziwe Biik can be found under “Application process”
Desired experience: 1 – 2 years’ experience working in an office environment Experience working with First Nations is an asset. Project management experience is an asset. Must have a valid driver’s license

Our Approach

Education in Canada is a success story. Study after study shows that our public schools are among the best in the world. But high overall quality masks deep inequality. Only 48 percent of First Nations youth living on reserve have a high school diploma. In the North, those numbers are even lower. And, too often, teachers arrive in northern First Nations without the preparation and support they need to succeed—and stay—in the classroom. The twin challenges of teacher supply and turnover compound historical injustice and systemic inequities to produce a statistical education gap between First Nations and non-First Nations communities.

Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that works with northern First Nations to recruit, prepare, and support committed teachers who will increase student outcomes in the North. This model has been defined by First Nations community partners, our Circle of Advisors, our Board of Directors, and experienced northern educators.

Our Culture

Teach For Canada has a supportive work culture and offers a variety of benefits to its team members including access to physical and mental wellness supports, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities. In addition to these perks and benefits, Teach For Canada also honours National Indigenous Peoples Day and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation as statutory holidays; and the last week of every calendar year is paid time off too!

On our team we are fortunate to have a committed, experienced, talented, and humble group of leaders. Together, this team works hard to create meaningful impact. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, innovative, energizing, and rewarding work environment, then we want to hear from you!

Your Responsibilities

The Community Engagement Coordinator will support Teach For Canada’s efforts in our community engagement and community-based programming. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the planning and execution of the Advisory Council Meeting, Northern Education Fair, and Meet the Teacher Day in July 2022. Particularly complete logistics for representatives’ travel to Thunder Bay, Ontario. The bi-annual Advisory Council Meetings serve to foster continued dialogue and advice from community partners to inform our programming. The Northern Education Fair is a trade show of education resources. Meet the Teachers Day is a day where newly hired teachers and community representatives connect prior to moving to community
  • Facilitating team-wide Indigenous learning, and opportunities to engage with the local Indigenous community
  • Project managing organizational newsletters to update and promote communication with community partners
  • Develop presentations and social media tools that promote effective public awareness and communication
  • Supporting building relationships with peer organizations, tribal councils, PTOs, and other Indigenous organizations, particularly in those provinces where we work or are expanding into
  • Assisting with the department’s ongoing data management and research, including managing the department’s Salesforce needs, an online system for relationship management
  • Supporting the department’s weekly, quarterly, and annual planning and review processes to reach and improve on the department’s goals

Your Fit

  • You are respectful of Indigenous cultures and histories: You have a deep respect for the history, culture, and goals of Indigenous communities in Canada. You care that goals are reached in the right way.
  • You are a planner: You prioritize and plan to effectively meet competing deadlines.
  • You are detail oriented: You believe that if something is worth doing, it is worthdoing right—every single time. You plan ahead and proactively solve challenges.
  • You communicate clearly: You write well and speak eloquently. You appreciate nuanced language that is inspirational and honest.
  • You are a team player: You recognize the strengths of others, collaborate well, and crave feedback.

Application Process

 Please send one PDF file containing a resume and cover letter addressed to Zuzana

Balazova at apply@teachforcanada.ca.

This job opportunity has been made possible through Service Canada and Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training. To be eligible for this position, candidates must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and working with an Employment Counsellor. In order to register with Miziwe Biik, candidates must be First Nations, Inuit or Métis (non-status or status), they must be unemployed or underemployed, and live within the GTA (see map below). Registration forms can be found on the last page of this posting and sent to reception@miziwebiik.com to set up an appointment with an employment specialist. A completed client registration form and resume will be required for the appointment.

Teach For Canada is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an organization that works with First Nations, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and strongly encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

Teach For Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

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To apply for this job email your details to apply@teachforcanada.ca