Humane Education Manager

$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
  • Jul 29, 2022
Full-Time Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description

Who We Are

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity, established in 1873. The Society and its network of communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs, including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal charity.

Working together we can make a difference in the lives of countless animals in need.


Position: The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial educator to take part in the creation and launch of our  AnimalSmart™ Humane Education programming. Reporting to the VP, Community Outreach Services, the Humane Education Manager, Community Outreach Services develops and ensures the effective delivery of  curriculum and educational materials to foster compassion and respect for animals through humane education.

Essential Duties Snapshot

Curriculum Planning and Development


·            Develops and executes the Humane Education plan across all communities

·            Expands the humane education program to reflect the needs of different audiences

·            Develops new curriculum and educational materials to foster compassion and respect for animals and to promote understanding and a sense of responsibility.

Program Delivery and Community Outreach


·            Seeks opportunities to develop relationships to promote Humane Education within the education system, community organizations, youth clubs, etc.

·            Develops a Humane Education program that is impactful and can  be delivered through volunteers of a variety of skill levels, including the creation of supporting material that focuses on student engagement and promotion of humane education in schools; 

·            Manages the development of content for the Humane Education webpage, including engaging and creative learning materials for use by teachers in association with presentations

·            Creates content for promotional materials as needed, delivered through a variety of mediums (social media, newsletters, website, videos, presentations, manuals, etc.);

·            Develops and fosters relationships within the humane education field and represents the organization at educational and outreach events

·            Develops and delivers educational presentations to a wide variety of learners and groups, including academic, educational, those in the community, and industry audiences of varying ages and backgrounds

Program Analytics and Supervision


·            Develops and implements reporting tools to measure and demonstrate impact of program.

·            Recruits in collaboration with Volunteer Development team, a group of volunteers to support delivery of the program

·            Develops and delivers training program and ongoing support of teaching team of up to 100 volunteers

·            Regularly hosts and mentors student teachers as part of their educational program placement

·            Remains current with the evolving educational industry including trends, learning strategies and technology

·            Additional duties as required by department


Why You Should Join Our Team?

·   Be part of an energetic team environment with others who share your passion for animal wellbeing!

·   Competitive compensation package including medical, dental and vision benefits

·   Hybrid work location

·   Employee Family Assistance Program

·   Paid sick time (For permanent full-time employees)

·   3 weeks of vacation after 3 years of service

·   Predictable day time hours

·   Flex-time work opportunities

·   Onsite parking


Do You Have What it Takes?

·   University degree and additional post-secondary degree in education or related discipline

·   Experience as a primary grade teacher in both a classroom and online settings preferred

·   3-to-5-years’ experience in curriculum development and delivery

·   Experience working with volunteers, preferably in a supervisory capacity

·   Understanding of humane education principles

·   Knowledge of both child learning and adult learning principles

·   Skilled and experienced in curriculum development, lesson planning, and presentation

·   Knowledge of teaching methods to both meet the needs of educators and accommodate students’ varied learning processes

·   Fluency in French preferred

·   Experience working with Indigenous Peoples an asset

·   Project management experience an asset

·   Valid Ontario Driver’s License with availability to travel throughout Ontario

·   Clear Police Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector screening.


We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Jennifer Bluhm

Vice President, Community Outreach Services

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society


Please quote “Humane Ed” in the subject line.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society provides accommodation during all stages of the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please advise us if you are contacted for an interview and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or .