Education Program Coordinator (1 year contract)

The Royal Canadian Geographic Society
Ottawa (City), Ontario (CA)
$48,000 - $50,000 annually
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022

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Coordinator, Teacher / Faculty
Education, Non-profit
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Position: Education Program Coordinator (1 year contract)

Reports to: Director of Education

Hybrid or Remote work available

Job Description

The primary objective of Canadian Geographic Education (Can Geo Education) is to empower Canadian teachers with the tools and information they need to guide their students towards becoming geo-literate citizens in today’s globalized society. The Education Program Coordinator will support this work by assisting with the development of classroom teaching and learning materials that are in line with national literacy standards and learning outcomes, and facilitating educational workshops for students and professional development opportunities for teachers. The Coordinator will work as part of a team of trained educators, and will focus primarily on projects that encourage geographical education and lifelong learning, environmental awareness and stewardship, cultural diversity and inclusion, truth and reconciliation, and the joy that comes from discovering the world around us. The Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Education and will be required to have a reasonably flexible schedule that may occasionally include work on evenings or weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities

●    Effectively oversee day-to-day activities that support the many programs of Can Geo Education. 
●    Create educational materials for classrooms that include clear learning objectives for students, sufficient background information for teachers, impactful assessment opportunities, and engaging activities capable of nurturing a global mindset and a passion for geography. 
●    Plan, coordinate and deliver educational workshops for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 12 (Secondary V in Quebec) that promote geo-awareness and geo-literacy.
●    Develop, deliver, and facilitate information sessions and professional development opportunities for teachers across Canada. 
●    Be cognizant of important changes to provincial and territorial education systems and standards as well as changes at the school board and ministerial-levels. 
●    Uphold the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s (RCGS) strategic priorities and values at all times. 
●    Work in collaboration with RCGS staff, and clients, contractors, partners and stakeholders as necessary. 
●    Complete assigned tasks in an organized fashion, communicate project progress to the team and ensure deadlines are consistently met. 
●    Assist with project development from the brainstorming phase through to the implementation phase, and assist with project reporting and the gathering of project statistics as needed.
●    Coordinate with the Editorial, Social, Sales and Events departments for marketing, promotional and public engagement purposes. 
●    Maintain comprehensive records of work completed and communications. 
●    Represent Can Geo Education and the RCGS at local, regional, national and international events. 
●    Maintain communication with Can Geo Education’s network of teachers and Can Geo Education’s Executive Committee, as well as RCGS Fellows, Explorers-in-Residence, Trebek Initiative Grantees, students, partners, clients and contractors as necessary. 


●    A Bachelor of Education (or equivalent) from an accredited post-secondary institution with teachables in Environmental Science, General Science, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Social Studies or a related discipline.
●    Bilingualism in English and French.
●    Exceptional understanding of the processes of lesson plan development and productive lesson delivery.
●    Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the Google Workspace (e.g., Google Drive, Docs, Slides). 
●    Demonstrated experience in planning, development, implementation, delivery and management of innovative and engaging educational workshops, activities, presentations, programs or other events that focus on geo-awareness and geo-literacy. 
●    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail. 
●    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently, to think critically, to identify problems and take appropriate action, and to maintain organization in a fast-paced environment. 
●    Hands-on experience working in an educational setting with students of different ages and/or educators, and experience facilitating training in groups. 
●    Ability to travel within and outside of Canada. 

Salary Range - $48,000 - $50,000 annually. 

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