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Digital Skills Educator (x 3)

Job Title: Digital Skills Educator
Department: Operations
Division: Delivery
Reports to: Director of Program Delivery
Pay Band: $52,500/year; benefits
Term: until March 2021 (with possibility of extension)
Closing Date: Posted until filled

The Delivery division is responsible for the Pinnguaq Association’s in field delivery staff. This division is responsible for delivering high quality learning experiences to our community members. Our Delivery teams are the public face of the Pinnguaq Association and the ambassadors of the work we do.

What Does Success Look Like

  • Pinnguaq Association is synonymous with S.T.E.A.M education across rural and remote communities in Canada. 
  • The Pinnguaq Association operates and supports in-field delivery across rural and remote communities in Canada. 
  • The Pinnguaq Association has and is actively creating future mentors for our communities by successfully graduating learners through the Pinnguaq Lifecycle. 
  • We reach or exceed our community goals.
  • We develop unique local partnerships and build our community of educators and learners across rural and remote communities with a priority of serving the north.
  • The content delivered through our programming is specific and relevant to our communities. 


  • Plan and deliver STEAM based and essential digital literacy skills learning experiences in an online environment and when the opportunity is available, in person for both school-aged and adult learners. 
  • Maintain a positive space for participants and facilitators. 
  • Develop learning resources. These will include but aren’t limited to: activity plan, tutorial, podcast, video tutorial. 
  • Track and record program participant data. 
  • Conduct research and development of proposed topics. 
  • Complete thorough and accurate work within project timelines.
  • Provide feedback for program improvement or expansion, and participate in the procurement of relevant  tools and technologies. 
  • Understand student learning needs and content goals. 
  • Write lesson plans for Root&STEM (Pinnguaq’s STEAM education publication) and edit work prior to submission, making revisions based on feedback from the Director of Education. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends, initiatives and best practices of STEAM education and technologies and support their integration in the Pinnguaq’s programs as appropriate.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with participants and community partners.
  • Complete cross-departmental tasks as assigned that may include but are not limited to: asset creation, contribution to the Root&STEM publication, and development feedback. 
  • Work adjusted hours including evenings and Saturdays when programming demands.

Please note that we are hiring to fill 3 positions: (1) will have a more local focus in Kawartha Lakes, while the other (2) will be more focused in rural and remote areas in Canada. 

Duties When Travel Resumes

Depending on travel restrictions and related factors these positions will also be responsible for the following duties

  • Travel to communities as part of a team to remote regions of Canada for periods of one to three weeks at a time, potentially within Ontario, Nunavik, Labrador, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, and Nunavut. Other regions are possible as well. 
  • Conduct evaluation and community surveys, provide project reporting back to the evaluation team to inform improved future programming. 
  • Work with other Digital Skills Educators and Makerspace Manager to organize, set up, and clean the Makerspace when/if working from this location.
  • Represent the Pinnguaq Association in remote communities in a respectful and sensitive manner. 
  • Capture events and trips in photographs and videos.

Attributes and Qualifications

Equal consideration will be given to non-academic skills and experiences of candidates.

  • Post-secondary degree or non-academic equivalent, preferably in the field of Education and/or Technology.
  • A Bachelor of Education Degree is an asset.
  • High competency with media and technology, particularly makerspace technology, such as digital art, 3D printing, Arduino, and basic coding concepts.
  • Comfortable learning new technology and digital tools. 
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and remotely if required.
  • Work as a collaborative and flexible team player, capable of working in a dynamic team environment.
  • Working Knowledge Of Google Suites, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Must be able to provide a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable sector screening.
  • Working knowledge of Inuktitut and French is considered an asset (but not essential).
  • Current First Aid and CPR training (or willingness to obtain).

Pinnguaq Association is strongly committed to fostering diversity within the communities we serve. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons’ with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Pinnguaq Association is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.