Job Posting 84672

Public Education Manager
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Southern Ontario
Region of Waterloo, Ontario
closed 3 days ago (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $61,107 - $71,890

Public Education Manager

 

We are a recruiting a Public Education Manager to lead our team of educators!

 

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region supports survivors of sexual violence. We listen, facilitate healing, and celebrate resiliency. Using an anti-racist, intersectional feminist approach, we work to transform systems which promote gender-based violence.

 

Our Public Education Program is amongst the strongest in the in the VAW sector in Canada. We have a team of educators working to prevent sexual violence, and other forms of gendered violence, through education, training, curriculum, systemic advocacy, and community mobilization.

 

Our Public Education Manager will be a leader who takes initiative and has experience managing and inspiring a team and juggling multiple projects. They’ll be inspired by our work and have a strong desire to support our Mission, Vision, and Values. They’ll be an experienced communicator, facilitator and educator, with a passion for working with people of all ages and educating for social change. They’ll be a strategic thinker, driven to grow and further develop our Public Education Program, including our Male Allies Program. They’ll also have the capacity and know-how to help move our mission forward remotely as necessary during COVID-19.

 

Essential Requirements of Education / Experience:

  • Degree in the social sciences and 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience managing staff, volunteers, budgets, and projects.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide support and supervision to staff members in our Public Education/Male Allies Programs.
  • Ensure leadership, project management, report writing, and accountability on all projects in the Public Education Program.
  • Coordinate and provide public education, trainings, and workshops addressing sexual and gendered violence, or delegate these trainings to other staff members in the Public Education Program.
  • Develop or support the development of curriculum related to preventing and responding to sexual assault and harassment, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and other forms of gendered violence.
  • Ensure SASC’s curriculum and training materials and presentations incorporate an anti-racist, intersectional lens.
  • Support the Executive Director with media requests.
  • Act as an ambassador for our Centre with the broader community, partners, and funders.
  • Be an active member of SASC’s management team.

 

Knowledge and Skill Required:

  • In-depth knowledge of the root causes of sexual/gendered violence, and how it intersects with other systems of oppression including racism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc.
  • Strong understanding of best practices in educating towards social change.
  • Highly organized, with experience managing staff, volunteers, projects, and budgets.
  • Skilled public speaker, including experience working with media.
  • Skilled writer, to support curriculum development and grant-writing.
  • Experience with a broad range of social media platforms.

 

Compensation:

At SASC, all compensation ranges are grouped into pay “grades” and we base our compensation structure on internal equity. When determining rate of pay, a candidate’s previous, related experience will be taken into consideration along with where current staff, with similar experience, are currently paid within the relevant pay grade.

 

Note: Most new team members will start close to the entry point of the range. SASC has a 35-hour work week.

 

Pay Grade: 6

Min:  $33.58 per hour; $61,115.60 per annum

Max: $39.50 per hour; $71,890.00 per annum

 

We have a health benefit plan including Extended Health Care (EHC), Dental, Employee Life Insurance, Dependent’s Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Long-Term Disability (LTD), and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We pay 100% of health benefit premiums for our full-time staff and their families.

 

Due to the nature of our work, our staff team start with four weeks of vacation and one week of personal time. We also health/sick hours totaling 12 days per year.

We offer RRSP matching after one year of employment.

 

Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression Statement:

We recognize that sexual violence disproportionately impacts women, trans, and non-binary people. We particularly recognize the impact of racism and colonialism on Black, Indigenous, and racialized women, girls, gender-diverse, and two-spirit survivors. 

 

We acknowledge that the majority of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main office at 151 Frederick Street in Kitchener, Ontario is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on either side of the Grand River.

 

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. We strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes accessible and provide accommodations as requested for applicants with differing abilities. Only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with those involved in the recruitment process, otherwise accommodation requests will remain confidential. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and/or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at or 519-571-0121 x102.

 

Given all of this, we encourage applications from women, trans, and non-binary candidates, especially those who identify as Black, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, racialized, as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and/or as a person with a disability. We invite candidates to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a diverse and/or marginalized group as part of their application. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol:

To maintain the safety of our team, service users, and community, all new staff are required to provide proof of being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 as a pre-condition of their employment offer.

 

How to Apply:

This position requires the successful candidate have a valid driver's license, access to a vehicle, and a Vulnerable Sector Records Check. A flexible schedule is required for evening and weekend work.  This position is set to begin as soon as possible. Please submit an updated cover letter and resume in one PDF document to quoting job number 2022-007

  

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Unless you require accommodations, no phone calls or email inquiries please.

 

 

 

Job Description – Public Education Manager

 

Job purpose

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Public Education Manager is responsible for the management of our Public Education Program, including our Male Allies Program. This program provides leadership and training to prevent sexual and gendered violence through education, systemic advocacy, and community collaboration. At SASC, we educate towards social change and raises awareness of the issue of sexual and gender-based violence in Waterloo Region, and beyond.

 

Duties and responsibilities


Human Resources

  • Provide support, coaching, training, and regular supervision to staff members in the Public Education program, including the Male Allies program.
  • Lead hiring processes in the Public Education Program, in partnership with the Human Resources Manager, ensuring onboarding and offboarding processes.

 

Program Management

  • Ensure overall management in the Public Education Program including needs assessments, program design, development, implementation, regular evaluation and statistics collection.
  • Coordinate and/or provide public education, trainings, and workshops addressing sexual and gendered violence, or delegate these trainings to other staff members in the Public Education Program.
  • Develop or support the development of curriculum related to preventing and responding to sexual assault and harassment, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and other forms of gendered violence.
  • Ensure SASC’s curriculum, training materials, and presentations incorporate an anti-racist, intersectional lens, and credits/references sources appropriately.
  • Ensure the coordination of public education activities for Sexual Violence Prevention Month.
  • Create annual operational plans for the Public Education Program, building on our Strategic Plans, in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Seek out funding for our Public Education Program and write funding applications, in consultation with the Executive Director.

 

Project Management

  • Ensure a system is in place to track all the deliverables and deadlines related to each funded project in the Public Education Program, providing monthly updates to the Executive Director, flagging any areas of concern.
  • Work with the public education team to ensure the management of all funded projects in the Public Education Program, including providing progress reports and writing reports as requested.
  • Ensure all documents related to funders and funders’ requirements (reports, etc.) are saved appropriately.
  • Ensure adherence to and ongoing monitoring of all project budgets in the Public Education Program, in partnership with the Director of Finance & Operations.
  • Communicate with funders in the Public Education Program as delegated by the Executive Director, ensuring the Executive Director is included in important communications as appropriate. Nurture relationships with project funders to encourage ongoing and expanded relationships.

 

Public Relations

  • Coordinate and provide public education, trainings, and workshops addressing sexual and gendered violence, or delegate these trainings to other staff members in the Public Education Program.
  • Connect and partner with community-based organizations serving diverse and marginalized, populations to ensure our public education programming is reflective of, and accessible to, our community.
  • Liaise with universities, colleges, secondary schools, elementary schools, police, hospitals, public health, and other community partners, organizations and businesses to provide ongoing training and educational opportunities.
  • Represent and act as an ambassador for SASC and the Public Education Program in the community.
  • Sit on relevant internal and external committees, acting as an ambassador for the Centre.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in social action events in the community related to our Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Support the Executive Director with public relations, including acting as the primary person responding to public education focused media requests.

 

Communication

  • Ensure the quality of materials and curriculum coming out of our Public Education Program reflect the professionalism and anti-racist, anti-oppression values of our Centre.
  • Ensure effective communication amongst Public Education staff, and with other program areas.
  • Ensure members of the Public Education team are working in effective partnership with staff members responsible for the overall communications/social media/fundraising.
  • Act as a liaison between the Public Education Program and the Executive Director and/or Leadership Team.

 

General Management Team Responsibilities

  • Provide input into strategic directions for the Centre and for the Public Education Program.
  • Attend management meetings, supporting other programs/managers as needed.
  • Provide management support to the Executive Director as needed.

 

Additionally, in a small agency, it is often the case that work of a nature similar to that in each job is either assigned or known to be necessary to be done. As well, from time to time, work that is not similar in nature to the job may also be required to be done by individuals in any job in order to accomplish the SASC’s purpose.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in the social sciences with 5+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent.

 

Required skills, knowledge and competencies:

  • Knowledge of intersectional feminism, sexual violence, violence against women, trans, and non-binary folks, anti-racism, oppression, systems of power and privilege, and other experiences of marginalization
  • Understanding and appreciation of engaging men in the work of ending gendered violence
  • Ability to handle a large-volume workload calmly and efficiently
  • Multi-tasking and project management
  • Consistently demonstrates tact, professionalism, and sound judgement
  • Experience managing staff, volunteers, projects, and budgets
  • Knowledge of marketing, promotional work, social media, and public relations
  • Skills in group facilitation, public speaking, creation of workshops and presentations
  • Event-planning
  • Grant-writing and curriculum writing skills
  • Diplomacy and public relations

 

Communications

Excellent communications and interpersonal/human relations skills are critical to the success of this position. It is responsible for important communication of concepts and dealing with the more significant issues relating to clients or groups of people both within and outside the organization. The position participates at the senior level within the organization requiring input into strategic decisions.

 

Working Conditions

This job is performed in a comfortable office environment, with frequent need to travel to external locations to present and facilitate and attend community meetings. Much of the work in the office involves sitting, but there is opportunity to stand and move about the office.

 

Direct reports

This position currently supervises five full-time educators in the Public Education Program.

This position may also supervise the work of students and volunteers in the program.

 

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