Canada’s national human rights and civil liberties educational organization is seeking an Education Coordinator to teach in and help coordinate CCLET’s rights and freedoms education program. This unique program teaches learners of all kinds – including elementary and high school students, teachers, professionals, and marginalized community groups – to think critically about their own rights and freedoms and those of all people in Canada. CCLET reaches over 10,000 students each year.
Applications will be considered as they are received. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on February 7th, 2023, but will be considered until the position is filled.
About the CCLET and CCLA The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) educates learners about their rights including those in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Through its range of educational programs, CCLET encourages participants of all ages and backgrounds to understand and think critically about human rights and civil liberties so that everyone can participate in our democracy. The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (“CCLET”) is a charitable organization, established in 1967 as the research and educational arm of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (“CCLA”)
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is Canada’s national human rights and fundamental freedoms organization, fighting for human rights and fundamental freedoms since 1964. CCLA intervenes in Canadian courts, testifies before legislatures, advocates through all media, and engages in activism, education, and outreach across Canada for dignity and fundamental rights for all people in Canada. We work to actively fight against injustice, such as racial profiling by police, privacy invasions by government, prolonged solitary confinement, abortion access restrictions, unfairness in the criminal system, and restrictions on freedom of expression. Along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), CCLA is a member of INCLO, a network of human rights organizations around the world.
The Opportunity CCLET is seeking an Education Coordinator to teach, deliver and coordinate CCLET’s school and community-based programming. CCLET’s education and outreach projects offer engaging, nonpartisan workshops on human rights, civil liberties, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and issues and controversies related to democratic societies, in schools, community settings, and Faculties of Education. Reporting to the Director of Education, you will be part of a team that includes CCLA and CCLET staff, and many dedicated volunteers. You thrive in an environment where every day is different, you can handle multiple priorities and are highly organized, you are comfortable with multiple points of view, you are detail-oriented, and have an “all hands-on deck” mentality.
• Deliver workshops for JK-Grade 12 classes (in particular Grade 10 Civics, and Grades 11 and 12 Law)
• Manage and coordinate workshops for the CCLA/CCLET education team and correspond with teachers
• Deliver workshops for pre-service teacher candidates in Faculties of Education
• Deliver professional development workshops for teachers
• Develop print and web-based teaching materials and resources
• Network with educators and community organizations
• Track and manage program-related data
• Participate in program evaluation
• Work with team to plan and deliver conferences and educational events
• Other tasks as required
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• Bachelor of Education or significant experience teaching
• Legal education is considered a bonus
• French proficiency as required to deliver workshops to French-speaking audiences such as immersion classes and recent newcomers to Canada
• Passion for teaching human rights and civil liberties.
• Experience facilitating lively and engaging discussions with a wide range of audiences, from kindergarten to adults
• Demonstrated interest in human rights and civil liberties, in particular as expressed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
• Comfort with leading conversation on controversial topics, and with engaging a diverse community
• The ability to think critically, and understand more than one point of view to support debate and dissent; comfort with engaging people to listen to ideas that are not their own
• Proficiency in computer and digital workplace skills, in particular Microsoft Office
• Exemplary organizational skills
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Experience working with marginalized communities; cultural sensitivity; LGBTQ+ positivity
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a vehicle
• Can accommodate overnight travel as described below
Salary for this position will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, including lived experience. The range is from approx. $50,000- $65,000
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statement
In keeping with CCLA’s ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our communities, we strongly encourage qualified candidates from Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, 2SLGBTQI+ people, individuals with disabilities, and other members of marginalized communities to apply. You are invited to self-declare in the hiring process. This self-declaration information can be factored into recruitment and selection decisions to address our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
How to Apply
We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates for this fantastic opportunity. Please address your application to Nat Paul, Director of Education, and send a single pdf file comprising cover letter, detailed resumé and any references, in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org While our application deadline is 12 noon on February 7th, 2023, we will review applications as received, and will keep the position open until it is filled. Please refer to “Education Coordinator” in the subject line.
The Interview Process
Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.
CCLA’s office is located in midtown Toronto. This position involves some travel in particular in the GTA, as well as to some locations in Ontario and a few across Canada. You will be home for dinner most nights, with overnight travel (usually 1 or 2 nights) around 6 times a year.