Job Posting 79471

Community Engagement Manager
Teach For Canada
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
closes in 43 days (Mon, 28 Feb)
full time - term / contract  •  $48,430 - $62,120 per year, prorated to contract

The Basics

Job term:                               Full-time, contract

Hiring salary range:               $48,430 - $62,120 per year, prorated to contract 

Contract duration:                 February 2022 – March 2023

Location:                                Remote working position

Application method:             Cover letter and resume sent to

Closing date:                          until filled

Interview process:                 Intro Interview

                                                1-hour interview

                                                Pre-interview task

                                                Virtual office experience

Required experience:            2+ years experience working in an office environment

                                                Must have a valid driver’s license

Desired experience:               Experience working with First Nations

                                                Project management experience

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 mental wellness supports, flexible hours, and team-wide 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 a 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 Manager leads Teach For Canada’s efforts in our community engagement and community-based programming. The Community Engagement Manager will report to the Vice President of Programs to help facilitate the department’s projects and goals. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning and executing bi-annual Advisory Council meetings which serve to foster continued dialogue and advice from community partners to inform our programming
  • Supporting building relationships with peer organizations, tribal councils, PTOs, and other Indigenous organizations, particularly in those provinces where we work or are expanding into
  • Drafting community partner communications and delivering them in an effort to maintain and engage with current partners
  • Co-developing opportunities for partners with the goal of increasing education leaders’ effectiveness at teacher recruitment and retention
  • Providing internal support for community-based elements across Teach For Canada’s departments
  • Supporting the department’s quarterly and annual planning to reach and improve on the department’s goals
  • Managing and coaching Community Engagement Coordinator(s) to support and advance the goals of the department

 

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 worth doing 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.
  • You are a relationshipbuilder. You build relationships with ease, you engage others around you, and you are a natural storyteller. You are comfortable working collaboratively with the entire Teach For Canada team and beyond.
  • You are resilient. You are comfortable adapting to new situations and are flexible to the evolving nature of this role. You are self-motivating and have developed sustainable self‐care techniques.  

 

Application Process

Please send one PDF file containing your resume and cover letter addressed to Zuzana Balazova at . Only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

 

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.

This position involves visiting schools and working with children, and as such, the successful candidate will be required to apply for and obtain a Police Records Check for the vulnerable sector.   

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