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Teach For Canada is looking for a dynamic, hard-working, team-oriented change-maker to join our Teacher Development team.

Job term: Full-time, permanent.
Hiring salary range: $48,430 – $62,120 per year, plus benefits
Start date: as soon as possible
Location: Thunder Bay, ON or Winnipeg, MB or Sioux Lookout, ON or Toronto, ON.
Application method: See Application Process below for details
Closing date: until filled
Interview Process: Intro Interview, 1-hour interview

Pre-interview task: Virtual office experience

Required experience: Applicants must be experienced teachers in one of Teach For Canada’s jurisdiction, or able to transfer certification, or have equivalent related experience in an education setting, with a valid driver’s license
Must be able to travel to Toronto periodically for team-wide
meetings and as required by their people manager. Work-related travel expenses will be covered by Teach For Canada.

Desired experience: Experience teaching in a First Nation.

Our Approach
Education in Canada is a success story. Study after study shows that our public schools are among the best in the world. But high overall quality masks deep inequality. Only 48 percent of First Nations youth living on reserve have a high school diploma. In the North, those numbers are even lower. And, too often, teachers arrive in northern First Nations without the preparation and support they need to succeed—and stay—in the classroom. The twin challenges of teacher supply and turnover compound historical injustice and systemic inequities to produce a statistical education gap between First Nations and non-First Nations communities.

Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that works with northern First Nations to recruit, prepare, and support committed teachers who will increase student outcomes in the North. This model has been defined by First Nations community partners, our Circle of Advisors, our Board of Directors, and experienced northern educators.

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Our Culture
Teach For Canada has a supportive work culture and offers a variety of benefits to its team
members including 3-weeks of annual vacation that increases with tenure, access to
mental wellness supports, flexible hours, and team-wide professional development
opportunities. In addition to these perks and benefits, Teach For Canada also honours
National Indigenous Peoples Day and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation as
statutory holidays; and the last week of every calendar year is paid time off too!

On our team we are fortunate to have a committed, experienced, talented, and humble
group of leaders. Together, this team works hard to create meaningful impact. If you’re
looking for a fast-paced, innovative, energizing, and rewarding work environment, then we
want to hear from you!

Your Responsibilities
The Teacher Development Manager will join the Teacher Development team to work
directly with Teach For Canada teachers to provide ongoing support during the school year
and, during the Summer Enrichment Program, prepare the next cohort of teachers for
teaching in a northern community. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Build long-term, professional relationships with approximately 20-25 teachers who
    are living and teaching in First Nations in northern Ontario and/or Manitoba
  • Build long-term, professional relationships with teacher assistants who are living
    and teaching in First Nations in northern Ontario
  • Travel to communities several times per year to provide individualized in school
    support (travel restrictions pending)
  • Collaborate with the Teacher Development team to deliver support projects and
    programming for the Teach For Canada teachers (including professional
    development, peer support, and personal support)
  • Collaborate with the Teacher Development team to create and implement new
    support resources and initiatives based on teacher and community partner needs
    and requests
  • Support other programmatic and operational activities within specific region (e.g.
    recruitment activities, relationship building with Indigenous and education bodies,
    Advisory Council meetings, fundraising meetings)
  • Perform administrative and reporting tasks using Microsoft, Google suites, and
    Salesforce as well as show willingness to learn new systems as needed
  • Work with the Teacher Development team to effectively plan and deliver all
    activities throughout the Summer Enrichment Program, taking ownership over
    specific portfolio responsibilities as assigned
  • Collaborate with the Teach For Canada team to ensure that teacher experiences
    inform programming initiatives
  • Support the department’s quarterly, annual planning and review processes to reach
    and advance the goals of the department and organization.
  • Support the Teacher Development and Teach For Canada teams in other ways as
    needed.
  • You are a teacher. You are an experienced teacher with strong pedagogy and are comfortable offering in person classroom coaching as well as remote support to teachers in northern First Nations schools. Assets include:
    • Experience teaching in Indigenous communities and/or Northern Canada
    • Special Education certification and/or experience
  • You are respectful of Indigenous cultures and histories. You have a deep respect for the histories, cultures, and goals of Indigenous communities in Canada.
  • You are a relationship‐builder. 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 love travelling in Northern Ontario/Manitoba. You love being on the move and are comfortable adapting to new situations and working from the road.
  • You are an organized, analytical strategic thinker and problem solver. You have the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives that provide support and growth opportunities to educators.
  • You are resilient. You are comfortable adapting to new situations and are flexible to the evolving nature of this role. You are self-motivating and have developed sustainable self‐care techniques.

Application Process
We are interested in seeing samples of your work as an educator. Please provide us with ONE of the following samples of work with your application that demonstrate your ability to include Indigenous content (e.g. Indigenous traditions, culture, language) in the classroom:

1 long-term plan OR 1 unit plan OR 1 lesson plan

Please send one PDF file containing your resume and cover letter addressed to Zuzana Balazova at apply@teachforcanada.ca. Only candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

Teach For Canada is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an organization that works with First Nations, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and strongly encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

Teach For Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

This position involves visiting schools and working with children, and as such, the successful candidate will be required to apply for and obtain a Police Records Check for the vulnerable sector.