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Senior Digital Skills Educator – Ontario

Job Title: Senior Digital Skills Educator 

Reports to: Director of Program Delivery

Salary: $56, 000; benefits offered upon employment

Location: City of Kawartha Lakes, ON/Peterborough, ON

Closing Date: N/A


About Position

The Senior Digital Skills Educator – Ontario will work towards creating and developing digital skills programming that provides young adult (16-24 years old) and adult participants with fundamental digital skills to help enhance their employment opportunities and success in the workforce. The project will address geographic, class, gender, and racial inequality in digital literacy and STEAM learning,  providing job pathways and solutions to support economic recovery in Central East Ontario’s rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.


What Does Success Look Like

  • We are a non profit organization sharing STEAM learning across rural, remote and Indigenous communities in Canada. 
  • We prioritize, operate and support in-field delivery across rural, remote, and Indigenous communities in Canada. 
  • We  actively engage future mentors for our communities by successfully graduating learners through the Pinnguaq Lifecycle. 
  • We collaborate with communities to develop relevant programming supporting their goals and exceeding their partnership expectations.
  • We believe in locally driven, community-led partnerships that focus on sustainability, creativity, and equity of access to digital skills and technology.
  • We co-create through a design justice model all our programming so that the learning we facilitate is specific and relevant to the culture and well being of our community partners.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver digital skills training through a combined learning format that includes online training, in-person workshops, and STEAM Learning Kits designed for synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. 
  • Act as the main contact for deliveries happening in the central and eastern Ontario areas, coordinating as required, and as assigned by the Director of Program Delivery. 
  • Curate and maintain professional relationships with participants and community partners.
  • Work cross-divisionally to establish local work-learn internship opportunities that provide digital skills training for local businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Build and maintain current knowledge of trends, pedagogy, and best practices of STEAM education and technologies for young adults (16-24 years old) and adults for use in program creation.
  • Work collaboratively in a remote team setting, using skills such as project management, scheduling, multitasking, and shared documents in an online environment. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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.
  • Demonstrated competency working with Indigenous, racialized and marginalized communities, with a strong understanding of intersectionality and an anti-oppressive/anti-racist framework.
  • Comfortable learning new technology and digital tools. 
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and remotely if required.

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.

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@pinnguaq.com