Job Posting 85898

Humane Educator
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
13620 163 Street NW Edmonton
closes in 19 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
full time

Humane Educator

Full-time Permanent


About EHS

The Edmonton Humane Society has been an animal welfare leader in the Edmonton community since 1907. We are a safe haven for thousands of animals in our care each year. EHS plays a key role in the Edmonton region by enriching the lives of people and their companion animals not only through our sheltering, but through our programs, services and community engagement.


The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Communication & Education, the Humane Educator is a member of the Humane Education team working alongside the Supervisor, Humane Education. They will lead the Humane Education programming for the organization and are responsible for the development and delivery of educational curriculum and materials which focus on Humane Education related topics. This includes teaching kindness, compassion, and empathy towards animals, by increasing knowledge of companion animal care and welfare, while raising awareness for the work EHS does.


EHS connects people and companion animals through advocacy, education and community engagement and the work of Humane Education directly supports this mission.


Key Roles & Responsibilities


Development and Delivery of Educational Programs and Opportunities

  • Responsible for the research and development of educational materials, including consulting with subject matter experts as needed.
  • Implement educational programming for external audiences which create awareness and grow understanding of Humane Education topics and engage the organization’s support base.
  • Presents and facilitates educational programming for Children, Adults and Families, which may be delivered on or off site, including externally offered programming that generates revenue.
  • Develop and facilitate community programs with schools and service organizations such as Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, etc., which may be delivered on or off site, including EHS’ response to the community for campaigns such as Read in Week in schools each year.
  • Act as a volunteer liaison and arrange for the presence of Animal Ambassador volunteers for educational programming when appropriate.
  • Develop and deliver educational components of holiday day camps (e.g. Christmas Break, Spring Break), summer camps, birthdays, etc.
  • Develop and host online educational videos for various audiences and platforms.
  • Support the customer service and related administrative duties for delivering educational and revenue-generating programs as needed.


Develop and Deliver Educational Tour Program and Support Community Awareness Displays and Materials

  • In partnership with the rest of the Donor and Stakeholder Relations team, the Humane Educator will support the development and delivery of EHS’ Tour Program and Community Awareness Displays and materials.
  • Identify content and materials for and coordinate EHS’ cross organizational participation in community events (that are not for the primary purpose of fundraising) as appropriate. This includes working with EHS departments (Behaviour, Training, Animal Welfare, Animal Care, Medical) to involve experts where suitable for the event.
  • Act as the volunteer liaison and arrange for the presence of Animal Ambassador volunteers for community awareness events (that are not for the primary purpose of fundraising) when appropriate.
  • Represent the Edmonton Humane Society as an ambassador at community awareness and other events as appropriate, to increase understanding for the work EHS does and promote Humane Education programs.
  • Other duties as required.



Education & Requirements


  • A diploma or degree in a related field (recreation, business administration, marketing/sales, animal welfare, humane education) which adds value and context to the work being performed and overall understanding of the work we do.
  • Minimum two (2) years in program delivery. Knowledge in teaching methods, curriculum development, lesson planning and course delivery.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Ability to travel with a valid driver’s license.
  • First Aid and CPR and AED Certification is required. Pet First Aid an asset.
  • Experience in filming and producing videos and online programming system would be an asset.
  • Experienced and comfortable handling companion animals including cats, dogs, and small animals.
  • Security and background clearance check including vulnerable sector.
  • Experience working in a computerized office environment as well as in the field in a variety of environmental conditions is an asset.

Skills & Abilities

As the ideal candidate, you will have a passion for people, performance and diversity within lens of animal welfare. You have excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. You are highly organized with strong time management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities a fluctuating workload.


In addition, you will possess strong aptitude for public speaking and comfortable presenting in front of large audiences of all ages; ability to exercise tact, good judgment and build relationships while upholding high standards of performance and accountability and have an ability to work independently and as part of a team.



Compensation: EHS offers a competitive not-for-profit compensation package which includes a comprehensive benefits package, and a strong work-life balance.

Hours: 40 hours a week; however, is expected to work hours as required to fulfill department responsibilities. Some evenings and weekends may be required.


How to Apply

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an exciting fast paced environment, then we invite you to forward your resume and salary expectations, in confidence, by email to


The Edmonton Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and we thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However, only those candidates considered for employment will be contacted.

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