Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Elephant Thoughts is now recruiting Instructors for our First Nations School Programs. Short and long-term contracts beginning in January.

Are you:

  • Passionate about issues facing First Nations’ youth?
  • A believer that education is an important tool to effect positive change in our world?
  • A post-secondary student or graduate with a background in education and/or science and/or math?
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English and/or French?
  • Willing to travel to some of the most beautiful, yet remote areas of the country?
  • Excited by the idea of challenging yourself every single day?
  • Creatively minded, a problem-solving guru with an ability to adapt to ever-changing situations?

If this sounds like you, please send a resume and cover letter to:  apply@elephantthoughts.com

Northern Programs Instructor

DATE

November 9, 2017

DEPARTMENT

First Nations Programs

SUMMARY OF OVERALL ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach science and technology programs in English and/or French as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of science and tech workshops to deliver.
  • Report weekly to head office in the format specified by email.
  • Promote the mission, membership and initiatives of Elephant Thoughts.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  1. Deliver a variety of hands-on science and technology workshops to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada.
  2. Assist in the preparation of workshop materials and lessons throughout the duration of the contract.
  3. Adapt programs to suit a variety of grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  4. Attend ET head office to prepare equipment and make inventory using provided packing lists to deliver specified programs.
  5. Report any lost, damaged or transferred equipment.
  6. Take final inventory of program equipment against packing lists to ensure the return of all equipment to ET.
  7. Attend ET Head Office for training.
  8. Give training to new teachers of programs on site or at ET head office as may be required.
  9. Submit weekly reports in required format to ET head office.
  10. Deliver programs to the highest teaching standards and in accordance with the ET Teachers Code of Conduct. Report any quality deficiencies.
  11. Use your creativity to devise ways of increasing the quality of our program.
  12. Ensure all participants in ET programs are aware of the ET brand, mission and initiatives. Distribute ET literature and marketing material as appropriate.

REPORTS TO

Direct Report: Marni Sandell

Functional Report: Tara Bailey

KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS ESSENTIAL

  • Teaching/tutoring experience, preferably in Environmental Science, Science or Technology.
  • Excellent oral and written English and/or French.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Intermediate computer ability with MS Office, Powerpoint.
  • Advanced Internet research skills, email skills.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. boxes on wheels Ability to engage and motivate others.
  • Flexible, energetic, team player.
  • Punctual, reliable, open to new experiences, continuous learner.
  • Experience in a multilingual, multicultural environment.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Problem solver, takes initiative, positive outlook.
  • Valid Canadian driver’s license and ability to drive long distances on remote roads.
  • Current police clearance report with attention to vulnerable sector screening.
  • Available to travel to and between Northern Communities.
  • Adaptable to living conditions in remote Canadian Communities.
  • Be in good health.

KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS DESIRABLE

  • Teaching certificate.
  • Experience teaching children of various backgrounds.
  • Experience teaching children with special needs.
  • Able to market ideas and support for education foundation.

MINIMUM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Ability to write reports.

If this sounds like you, please send a resume and cover letter to:  apply@elephantthoughts.com

Elephant Thoughts has a smoke-free, perfume-free, drug-free work, living and travel environment.

Northern Programs Teacher/Tutor

DATE

November 9, 2017

DEPARTMENT

First Nations Programs

SUMMARY OF OVERALL ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teach science, math, and/or language, in English and/or French, as required.
  2. Assist in the preparation of teaching/tutoring programs to deliver
  3. Report weekly to head office in the format specified by email.
  4. Promote the mission, membership and initiatives of Elephant Thoughts.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  1. Teach and tutor students in your designated subjects.
  2. Assist in the preparation of tutoring materials and lessons throughout the program.
  3. Assist other teachers when downtime permits.
  4. Attend ET head office to prepare equipment and make inventory using provided packing lists to deliver specified programs.
  5. Report any lost, damaged or transferred equipment.
  6. Take final inventory of program equipment against packing lists to ensure the return of all equipment to ET.
  7. Attend ET head office for training.
  8. Give training to new teachers of programs on site or at ET head office as may be required.
  9. Submit weekly reports in required format to ET head office.
  10. Deliver programs to the highest teaching standards and in accordance with the ET Teachers Code of Conduct. Report any quality deficiencies.
  11. Use your creativity to devise ways of increasing tutoring program participation and effectiveness.
  12. Ensure all participants in ET programs are aware of the ET brand, mission and initiatives. Distribute ET literature and marketing material as appropriate.

REPORTS TO

Direct Report: Marni Sandell

Functional Report: Tara Bailey

KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS ESSENTIAL

  • Teaching/tutoring experience, preferably in Math and/or Science.
  • Excellent oral and written English and/or French.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Intermediate computer ability with MS Office, Powerpoint.
  • Advanced Internet research skills, email skills.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. boxes on wheels.
  • Ability to engage and motivate others.
  • Flexible, energetic, team player.
  • Punctual, reliable, open to new experiences, continuous learner.
  • Experience in a multilingual, multicultural environment.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Problem solver, takes initiative, positive outlook.
  • Valid Canadian driver’s license and ability to drive long distances on remote roads.
  • Current police clearance report with attention to vulnerable sector screening.
  • Available to travel to and between Northern Communities.
  • Adaptable to living conditions in remote Canadian communities.
  • Be in good health.

KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS DESIRABLE

  • Teaching certificate.
  • Experience teaching children of various backgrounds.
  • Experience teaching children with special needs.
  • Able to market ideas and support for education foundation.

MINIMAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Ability to write reports.

If this sounds like you, please send a resume and cover letter to:  apply@elephantthoughts.com

Elephant Thoughts has a smoke-free, perfume-free, drug-free work, living and travel environment.

CONTACT US

ELEPHANT THOUGHTS
10138 Hwy 26
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z1 CANADA

PHONE
1.705.444.2012 / 1.866.702.5552

EMAIL
inquiries@elephantthoughts.com