Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking an Education Assistant to join our education team.
- Start Date: April 29, 2024 End Date: August 16, 2024
- Hourly Wage: $21.95/hr
- Hours: 37.5 hrs/week
- Applications will begin to be reviewed as early as January 15th, 2024. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.
What you will do
As the Education Assistant, you will develop and deliver environmental educational programming for schools and communities while gaining valuable teaching experience. This may include:
- Working collaboratively to co-develop educational resources and lead activities for K-12 and/or community education with regional partners, including Indigenous advisors
- Supporting water literacy in historically under-represented and marginalized communities
- Expanding Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Learning Library materials
- Aligning our educational programs to the Quebec and Ontario educational curricula
- Scheduling and delivering educational workshops and lessons
- Supporting the development of River School’s learning spaces
- Tracking and evaluating ongoing educational activities
What you bring
You are passionate about water, education, and making a meaningful impact in your community. For further success in the role, you also have:
- Teaching experience, preferably in environmental education, science education, Indigenous education or a related field (online and in person)
- Familiarity with Ontario and/or Quebec school curricula and schools systems within the watershed is desirable
- A strong understanding of environmental issues from diverse perspectives (science, social justice, arts, Indigenous rights, youth engagement, civic engagement)
- Excellent and creative communication skills to reach diverse audiences
- The ability to work both independently and within a team
- Ability to work some evening and weekend
Other valued skills:
- Bilingual in English and French (oral and written)
- Valid driver’s licence and access to a car
- First Aid Certificate
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.
Ottawa Riverkeeper is a great place to work!
This is an opportunity to join a great team focused on making positive environmental change. Our culture is flexible and fun. We love the outdoors and love the work we do to protect the watershed.
- 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 with the chance to lead change and have an impact on the watershed’s health.
- Our office is located in River House, a beautifully restored heritage boathouse with direct access to the waters of the Ottawa River.