Job Posting 102126

River School Manager
Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa area
NCC River House
closed 9 days ago (Sun, 14 Jul)
full time  •  $55,000-60,000

Employment Opportunity

Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking a River School Manager to join our Education team.

  • Start Date: July 29th, 2024 
  • Starting Salary Range: $55,000-60,000 (full-time)
  • Hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Application deadline: July 14, 2024

What you will do

As River School Manager you will oversee, develop and lead engaging place-based experiential educational programming about the Ottawa River watershed. Tasks will include:

  • Ensuring project deliverables are met, overseeing education budgets, preparing reports for funders, and supervising staff and volunteers
  • Developing educational modules, resources, and interpretive materials for Grade K-12 students and their teachers about the wonders of the Ottawa River watershed and how people can collaborate to protect it
  • Scheduling and delivering presentations/workshops at schools and at Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Learning Lab (NCC River House)
  • Promoting, tracking and evaluating educational programs, with a focus on accessibility for under-served communities  
  • Collaborating with Ottawa Riverkeeper’s science team, Anishinābeg Algonquin advisors, community scientists, and education advisors to co-develop engaging educational programs

What you bring

You are an enthusiastic and skilled project manager with environmental education experience who cares deeply about connecting diverse learners to the wonders of the Ottawa River and the actions needed to protect the watershed. You bring to the position:

  • Demonstrated project management skills (i.e., budgets, reporting, supervision)
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in environmental education (or related discipline), preferably with a Bachelor of Education
  • Experience developing, leading, and evaluating educational programs for diverse learners

Other valued skills considered an asset:

  • Bilingual in English and French (oral and written)
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle
  • Valid First Aid certificate 

Ottawa Riverkeeper is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its staff and programs. To hire a diverse team, we are committed to training employees who may not have all the required formal experience but can explain in their cover letter how they meet the job requirements and are willing to learn the necessary skills.


Ottawa Riverkeeper is a great place to work!

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecological health and future. 

  • We offer a generous benefits package, including: health and dental benefits, 4 weeks paid vacation time and a GRSP matching program.
  • We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
  • We work with colleagues and volunteers across the watershed and have a strong culture of collaboration.
  • We value flexibility and work life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.
  • We provide you the chance to lead change and have an impact on our watershed’s health.
  • Our office is located in River House, a three-storey, heritage boathouse located on the Ottawa River. 

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