Job Posting 81173

Director of Community Engagement
Teach For Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 38 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $73,530 - 83,260 per year, plus benefits


Director of Community Engagement


The Basics

Job term:                              

Full-time, permanent


Hiring salary range:              

$73,530 - 83,260 per year, plus benefits


Start date:                              

As soon as possible



Winnipeg, MB or Thunder Bay, ON or Sioux Lookout, ON or a northern First Nation in Ontario or Manitoba


Application method:            

Cover letter and resume sent to


Closing date:                         

Until filled


ZOOM Interview process:    

Intro Interview

Pre-interview task

3-part interview

Virtual office experience


Desired Experience:             

4+ years of experience in a Community Engagement role, working directly with First Nations

Experience with grassroots consultation or community-informed program development,

Experience with program management and evaluation

Experience developing and overseeing a departmental or program strategy,

Experience in a management role, with demonstrated skill in creating high-performance team and coaching team members


Must be able to travel to Toronto periodically for team-wide meetings and as required by their people manager. Work-related travel expenses will be covered by Teach For Canada.


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 4 weeks of annual vacation that increases with tenure, 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 Director of Community Engagement will lead our efforts in community engagement with community partners and Indigenous organizations, community-based programming, and internal organizational support. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Manage departmental strategy to reach ambitious outcomes. This includes leading annual and quarterly reviews and planning of departmental objectives, assessing and evolving major program elements using data and researched best practices, as developing and managing the department’s budget.
  • Build relationships with new community partners, continue to strengthen relationships with current community partners and develop relationships with Indigenous organizations. This includes traveling to First Nations, collecting feedback, renewing partnerships, supporting organizational objectives, overseeing the Advisory Council Meeting twice a year, and representing Teach For Canada at events as required.
  • Manage and coach the Community Engagement team to support and advance the goals of the department and organization.
  • Advise senior management on trends, and obtain community partner input to inform organizational growth strategy. Keep Vice President of Programs well-informed on progress towards departmental objectives and major obstacles.
  • Collaborate with the team and community partners to develop new community engagement programming, support community capacity building offerings created based upon partner feedback, and communicate them to maximize our impact and retention.


Your Fit

  • You are respectful of Indigenous cultures and histories. You have a deep respect for the histories, cultures, and goals of Indigenous communities in Canada.
  • You are a builder. You are a multi‐talented go‐getter who has an unbridled ambition to build things: programs, structures, templates, and even policies. You have lots of ideas.
  • You are a relationship 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 a collaborator: You are comfortable working with a diverse team from many different departments: teacher recruitment, selection, matching, and development, fundraising, communications, and operations.
  • You are resilient. You excel in the face of ambiguity and enjoy supporting others through emotional and professional challenges.


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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