Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Elephant Thoughts is now recruiting Instructors for our Indigenous School Programs. We are looking to fill 2, full-time contract positions beginning October 1st, 2018 and ending on June 30th, 2019 (with possibilities for extension).

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 us resume and cover letter that outline why you are an ideal candidate for his position.

Although our head office is located in Collingwood, ON, this position requires extensive travel throughout Canada.

Paid placement hours are also available.

apply@elephantthoughts.com

Northern Programs Instructor
DATE

August 24. 2018

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

August 24, 2018

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.

What Our Staff is Saying…

My work experience with ET has been phenomenal.  Working in such a positive environment has allowed me to come out of my comfort zone and really trust and enjoy my job.  ET is such an amazing organization that has really opened my eyes about struggles within the world.

From being a pretty conservative person, I had opened up in ways I didn’t expect to in a work environment. I have met lots of great people, gained knowledge about teaching, resources, and Indigenous communities. This job inspired me and brought out new passions I never knew I had, and for that I am very grateful.

Amberly Ferguson

The biggest highlight for me was watching one of my students pass her science exam, after that she was able to graduate and head to college. She’s currently finishing her second diploma at Algonquin College. I was just a small part of her success story as her tutor but watching her flourish made every hour worth it. ET changed my life. It put me back on track as an educator. Krista McNamara

With Elephant Thoughts I had the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful communities across Canada and meet some of the most interesting and welcoming people I could have imagined.  The bonds you create with your working partners, with the communities and with the people you meet can and will last a lifetime.

Elephant Thoughts gave me the opportunity to work with youth in an engaging and meaningful manner that allowed me to realize that teaching is what I wanted to do with my life. It gave me the work and life experiences possible to enter the teaching profession, and for that I am eternally grateful. James Watkins

What I’ve enjoyed most in my tenure with Elephant Thoughts is watching students finally grasp concepts that they have been struggling with in the classroom and the look of pure joy come across their face. Elephant Thoughts provides a nurturing community that allowed me to realize that I would like to continue working in the education sector. Currently. I am in the midst of completing my Masters of Education at the University of British Columbia.

Mallory Davies

Everyday has its own special moments. I loved working with the amazing staff ET employs. My most favourite moments with ET are when you have a child who doesn’t seem interested or not understanding, have the moment where they get excited and into a lesson or activity, and you see their face light up.

Working with Elephant Thoughts taught me so many transferable skills. I learned to problem solve, multitask, and so much more. It also helped me to understand how I wanted to move forward with my personal and professional life. The
experience I gained with ET helped shape my future and who I am. Olivia Stukator

Travelling from coast to coast to coast with Elephant Thoughts allowed me the opportunity to go places and do things I would have never got to do otherwise. With Elephant Thoughts, I was able to see 9 Provinces and 2 Territories (so far) and visit some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Canada. Specific highlights include driving through Jasper Provincial Park and seeing the wildlife of the Rockies, and seeing the northern lights for the first time on the James Bay coast in Chisasibi, QC.

Working for Elephant Thoughts allowed me opportunities to work within several Cree School Board schools and revitalized my dream of becoming a teacher. This experience allowed me to get into the teaching profession and develop my approach to teaching. Elephant Thoughts training and programs taught me about pedagogical and cultural approaches that work for First Nations students and their unique realities. Matthew Wodhams

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10138 Hwy 26
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z1 CANADA

PHONE
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