Job Posting 94518

Ottawa Riverkeeper
Work From Home - Ottawa area
closes in 25 days (Sun, 25 Jun)
full time  •  $53,000-55,000

Employment Opportunity

Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking an experienced Educator to join our Education team.

  • Start Date: July 31st, 2023 
  • Starting Salary Range: $53,000-55,000 (full-time)
  • Hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Application deadline: June 25th, 2023. We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on a rolling basis; candidates are encouraged to apply early. 

What you will do

Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking to fill the new role of Educator. You will develop and lead engaging educational programming about the Ottawa River watershed. Tasks may include:

  • Developing educational modules, resources, and interpretive materials for Grade 7-12 students and their teachers
  • Teaching about the wonders of the Ottawa River watershed and how people need to collaborate to protect it
  • Scheduling and delivering in person and virtual presentations/workshops
  • Tracking and evaluating educational programs
  • Promoting our educational programs, particularly for under-served communities  
  • Learning from Anishinābeg Algonquin advisors to co-create respectful programs
  • Collaborating with Ottawa Riverkeeper’s science team, community scientists, and education advisors to develop engaging educational programs

What you bring

You are an enthusiastic and skilled educator who cares deeply about connecting diverse learners to the wonders of the Ottawa River and the actions needed to protect the watershed. You bring to the position:

  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience, preferably with a Bachelor of Education
  • Experience developing and leading educational programs both virtually and in person
  • Background in science/water literacy, experiential education, and environmental justice teaching approaches 

Other valued skills considered an asset:

  • Bilingual in English and French (oral and written)
  • Valid drivers’ licence and access to a vehicle 

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a great place to work!

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecological health and future. 

  • We offer a generous benefits package, including: health and dental benefits, 4 weeks paid vacation time and a GRSP matching program.
  • We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
  • We work with colleagues and volunteers across the watershed and have a strong culture of collaboration.
  • We value flexibility and work life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.
  • We provide you the chance to lead change and have an impact on our watershed’s health.
  • Our office is located in River House, a three-storey, heritage boathouse located on the Ottawa River. 


Ottawa Riverkeeper is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its staff and programs. To hire a diverse team, we are committed to training employees who may not have all the required formal experience but can explain in their cover letter how they meet the job requirements and are willing to learn the necessary skills.

If you require accommodation when navigating the application process, please contact: Julia Ostertag, Director of Education & Community Engagement at .

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please be advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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