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Teach For Canada

Community Engagement Manager


With frequent travel to northern First Nations in Ontario1506504

Company Information

Our approach

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.

Our culture

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.

Job Description

Teach For Canada is looking for a dynamic, hard-working, team-oriented Community Engagement Manager who will support our community engagement efforts and strengthen our existing presence in First Nations in northern Ontario. 

The basics

Job term: Full-time, permanent

Start date: June 2017 (negotiable)

Location: Toronto, Ontario with travel to northern First Nations

Closing date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Application method: Cover letter and resume at


Your impact

The Community Engagement Manager will report to the Director of Community Engagement and will support our community engagement. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Engage with First Nations in northern Ontario by visiting communities and building relationships with community leadership and education leadership
  • Support the planning of the community Advisory Council meetings twice per year to foster continued dialogue and advice from community partners to Teach For Canada
  • Draft and deliver a quarterly update to promote communication with the 16-18 Advisory Council representatives
  • Raise awareness about Teach For Canada and support relationship building with peer organizations, tribal councils, PTOs, and other organizations across Ontario, including attending northern education conferences
  • Provide internal support for the community-based element of all of Teach For Canada’s departments and support internal engagements such as monthly lunch and learns
  • Co-develop an annual calendar contest that will including visiting communities to promote the contest, organizing the selection of student submissions, and overseeing the printing and delivery of the calendar
  • Assist with ongoing data management in the Community Engagement department
  • Support the Community Engagement department’s weekly, quarterly, and annual planning and review processes to reach and improve on the department’s goals

Your fit

  • You are a relationship-builder. You build relationships with ease, you love collaborating with others, and you are a natural storyteller.
  • You are resilient and able to travel. You excel in the face of ambiguity and enjoy the idea of spending time on the road in First Nations in northern Ontario.
  • You are highly organized. You love getting the details just right and enjoy managing projects and coordinating their implementation.
  • You see the bigger picture. You have a deep knowledge of and respect for the histories, cultures, and autonomy of Indigenous communities. Experience in northern First Nations is an asset.

Application process

Please upload a resume and cover letter, including initial thoughts on how to approach your role, at by Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.

As an organization that works with Indigenous communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply. We will be prioritizing Indigenous candidates for the Community Engagement Manager role.

Contact Information

Teach For Canada
Cecelia DeKorne
Director of Team and Operations
(647) 886-0640
Posting Date: 12-Apr-2017Education - Other Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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