ACGC is seeking a qualified and experienced individual as our Global Citizenship Education Specialist for part time (.6FTE) 2-year term funded position.
POSITION TITLE: Global Citizenship Education (GCE) Specialist
POSITION TYPE: Part-time, 0.6FTE. (or 22.5hrs/week). Flexible working hours to accommodate best candidate
Position Length: Grant funded, 2 year contract, 1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022
SALARY: $54,500-70,500, pro-rated to .6FTE ($32,700-$42,300, commensurate with experience).
A benefit package is offered in addition to salary
REPORTS TO: ACGC Program Manager
LOCATION: Edmonton preferred. While the ACGC office is located in Edmonton, the successful applicant may be allowed to work remotely from home within Alberta.
ANTICIPATED TRAVEL: 15% travel required within Alberta.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7 August 2020
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) aims to mobilize Albertans to become global citizens engaged in sustainable development. We do this by building the capacity of network organizations, representing members’ interests with government and others, and increasing the awareness, knowledge, and connections of Albertans in global issues and sustainable development. In order to carry out this mission, ACGC has a history of building the capacity of teachers as educators for global citizenship, with the aim of equipping youth with the knowledge and ability to take action on key global issues.
ACGC currently seeks a part-time GCE specialist for 2 years, to guide and implement ACGC’s global citizenship education initiatives, with a specific focus on working with Alberta educators. As an expert facilitator and education specialist, with a strong knowledge of Alberta’s education system and curriculum, the specialist will also help build the capacity of the international cooperation sector by informing strategy, policy, and initiatives to better impliment participatory approaches and best practices in global citizenship education. Further to that, in the Fall of 2020, the specialist will lead the design of ACGC’s new international youth experiential program using a global citizenship education framework, helping ensure the program applies participatory and rights-based community development approaches.
Primary Duty & Responsibilities
- The GCE specialist will build capacity of Alberta educators towards global citizenship education by
- Developing and implementing educator professional development opportunities in global citizenship education
- Representing ACGC at Teacher’s conventions, including conducting professional development workshops, and engaging educators in the exhibit hall
- Collecting and distributing tools and resources to promote global citizenship education in schools, via ACGC’s Teach newsletter (5 times per school year)
- Building and maintaining an outreach strategy to engage Alberta Educators in global citizenship education, including responding to needs of teachers, connecting teachers with organizations, resources and information for implementing global citizenship education, and other needs as they arise.
- Working with ACGC youth engagement coordinator to inform design of curriculum-aligned youth resources/workshops, with a specific focus on gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals
- The GCE specialist will build capacity of youth towards global citizenship by
- Using a participatory approach, leading a committee to design the learning objectives and outcomes for ACGC’s new international experiential youth program. (With Covid-19 restrictions, this program is requiring re-designing in Fall 2020).
- Leading the design and implementation of Alberta-based activities for international experiential youth program, including workshops, pre-orientation and debriefing sessions. (Alberta Travel during the program in Summer 2021, depending on Covid-19 restrictions)
- The GCE specialist will build capacity of the international cooperation sector in global citizenship education by:
- Acting as the focal point for global citizenship education for the council and members, by providing expert guidance and input into sector-wide global citizenship education initiatives
- Providing the perspective of the international cooperation sector into the Alberta curriculum development and roll-out, as it pertains to the competency of ‘global and cultural citizenship’
- Working with ACGC’s staff, members/partners to update ACGC’s Global Citizenship Education and public engagement strategies to reflect current theoretical frameworks and best practice
- Guiding and informing ACGC public engagement approaches to ensure participatory and rights-based approaches are integrated and practiced.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge:
- Strong theoretical understanding of critical global citizenship education
- Understanding of the Alberta education sector and Alberta provincial curriculum;
- Demonstrated understanding of participatory approaches to community development
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, the international development sector in Canada;
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills
- Networking: Ability to build and maintain relationships in a network setting
- Facilitation: Strong facilitation, communication, working with teachers and youth
- Research/Writing: Strong research/writing skills
- Collaboration: Ability to work in a collaborative team environment in-person and remotely;
- Results-oriented: Strong project planning skills; ability to put policy into action
- English mandatory; second language is an asset
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following credentials:
- Bachelor of Education or higher from a recognized institution;
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience working within/supporting the Alberta education system
- Classroom experience as a licensed teacher
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Have a valid driving license
- Travelled/worked in developing countries
- This position will report directly to ACGC’s Program Manager
- ACGC provides a cost-shared mandatory health benefit package for positions longer than 1 year, and over 20-hours per week. ACGC offers flexible working hours through an averaging agreement, with ability to accommodate hours of work for the successful candidate.
- This position is grant-funded. Increase in hours or extension of the contract is contingent on the availability of funding.