Teach For Canada is looking for dynamic, hard-working, team-oriented change-makers to support the development of Teach For Canada teachers in the north.
Job term: Full-time, permanent
Start date: June 2017 (negotiable)
Location: Toronto, Ontario with frequent travel to northern Ontario
Closing date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Application method: Cover letter and resume at www.teachforcanada.ca/careers
Requirements: Applicants must be certified teachers and must be available to attend the Summer Enrichment Program from July 16-August 6, 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Overall, Canadian education is a success story. But high overall quality masks deep inequality. On First Nations reserves, 3 in 5 students do not complete high school. Small communities often face challenges recruiting and retaining teachers. And, too often, new teachers arrive in northern First Nations without the preparation and support they need to succeed—and stay—in the classroom.
Teach For Canada has joined northern First Nations in the movement to make education more equitable. We are a non-profit organization that recruits, prepares, and supports outstanding certified teachers.
We dream big. Teach For Canada believes that committed, passionate teachers with strong leadership characteristics can ignite positive change. Our small, tightly-knit team works long but inspired and flexible hours. Our workplace culture is entrepreneurial and collaborative. We value lived experience and new ideas.
If you prefer working alone, dislike ambiguity, and adhere to a very predictable schedule, then Teach For Canada probably isn’t right for you. But if you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced, innovative, energizing, and rewarding work environment that will foster ongoing learning and growth, then we want to hear from you.
The Teacher Development Managers will report to the Director of Teacher Development and will help Teach For Canada teachers develop as professionals. Specific responsibilities include:
- Build professional, peer relationships with approximately 15-20 Teach For Canada teachers who are living and teaching in northern First Nations in Ontario
- Travel to northern First Nations 2 times per year to provide classroom support for 15-20 teachers and provide ongoing remote support throughout the school year
- Manage ongoing support projects for the Teach For Canada teachers including professional development, peer support, and data management
- Collaborate with the Teach For Canada team to ensure that teacher experiences inform teacher recruitment, selection, matching, and ongoing communications efforts
- Support the Teacher Development department’s bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual planning and review processes to improve teacher development and engagement
- You are a teacher. You are a certified teacher and are comfortable offering classroom support to teachers in northern First Nations schools. Experience teaching in Indigenous communities and/or northern Canada is an asset.
- You are a relationship‐ You build relationships with ease, you engage others around you, and you are a natural storyteller. You thrive under the challenges of being in an on-call support role and have developed sustainable self-care techniques.
- You are resilient and enjoy travelling in northern Ontario. You love being on the move and are comfortable adapting to new situations and working from the road.
- You are a strategic thinker and problem solver. You have the ability to develop and implement initiatives that provide support and growth opportunities to educators.
- You are a team player and a soloist. You work well in both collaborative teams and on individual projects. You always jump in to support people when needed.
- You see the bigger picture. You have a deep appreciation and respect for the history, culture, and autonomy of Indigenous communities in Canada.
Please upload a resume and cover letter, including initial thoughts on how to approach your role, at www.teachforcanada.ca/careers by Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.
Teach For Canada is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization that works with Indigenous communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.