Educator Events Lead

Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code seeks to grow our Program Design Team

Canada Learning Code is a national not-for-profit organization championing digital literacy education, working nation-wide and across all sectors to equip Canadians with technical skills. To date, the organization has taught over 80,000 learners through their programs, which are offered in over 30 cities across the country. Founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators through programs Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers Learning Code. Canada Learning Code’s goal is to create 10 million technology learning experiences for Canadians over the next ten years. Technical skills are a tool of empowerment, and it is the organization’s mission to ensure that all Canadians - particularly those who are currently underrepresented in the tech sector - have access to learn these critical skills and be active participants in the digital age.

Canada Learning Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion within all our teams (employees and volunteers alike). We are committed to continuing to diversify our Teams across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups.

We are looking for a energetic planner to join our team as an Educator Events Lead

About the Role

Our Educator Event Lead will work with our Educator Programs Manager to develop a strong national brand identity for our Teachers Learning Code programs and ensure our delivery teams across Canada feel supported to deliver our programs. By taking the lead on running more than 10 Teacher Conferences coast to coast, presenting and supporting teachers across the country to use our programs in this classroom, our Educator Events Leads will have a valuable impact on the Canada Learning Code mission.

Key Responsibilities Support the planning and coordination of Canada Learning Code’s educator events in 2018 (Canada Learning Code week and Teacher Conferences (which will require travel)

  • Secure and manage all venue partnerships
  • Manage all event logistics from planning through execution
  • Partner engagement: Manage and maintain communication and trust between Canada
  • Learning Code and its delivery partners
  • Manage all event staffing, registration and key stakeholders
  • Plan and coordinate event food and beverage needs
  • Plan and coordinate event materials and supplies
  • Manage event production and overall experience
  • Provide physical support (being at events, run of shows) - will include travel across Canada in July & August
  • Collect organized data and information management

Ultimately, this role will be shaped by the person who fills it -- you will help determine what strategies and efforts are required to get the job done. The position will require you to be self-directed, creative, innovative and flexible. We are looking for someone who has displayed strong leadership throughout their career to date, and who has brought an entrepreneurial flair to every endeavour that they have undertaken

About You

  • You have proven experience as an events planner or organizer
  • You have experience managing events nationally (including remote planning experience)
  • You have experience in high-paced situations
  • You are comfortable interacting with key stakeholders, including government officials, in a friendly and professional manner
  • You have some experience managing accounts and relationships with event vendors
  • You have excellent multi-tasking skills
  • You have strong customer service skills
  • You have strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • You are mission-driven and passionate about our goals for the education system
  • You enjoy interacting with kids and are passionate about inspiring and teaching them
  • You are passionate about learning environments
  • You are a flexible team player and confident in asking the right questions and being
  • engaged to find positive solutions
  • You are comfortable problem solving and finding the answers to your questions resourcefully
  • You are known for your ability to plan, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision
  • You love to use online tools and technology to help you be effective and efficient
  • You consider yourself tech-savvy. You know your way around Google Tools such as Drive,
  • Calendar and Hangouts.
  • You can step in to make decisions and take ownership over a project with only some background information
  • You can manage multiple projects, people and deadlines.
  • You have a driven personality to see projects and tasks through to completion
  • You have a 'no job is too big or too small' mentality
  • You are reliable, honest, and trustworthy and have strong integrity
  • You take initiative and are excited to come up with creative ideas as part of your job every day
  • You have first aid training and child and infant CPR (if you don’t have it already, it will be required that you get it prior to your start date).
  • You can expect that these roles will be both fun and challenging. You will help shape the roles and what it takes for you to be successful
  • Fluency in English and French is an asset

Not technical? No problem. The first little while in this role will be a technical “crash course”, getting you trained on basic coding, on computational thinking principles, and on tools like Scratch.

Work Hours and Environment This is a full-time position. Core working hours are 10AM - 4PM Monday to Friday, with flexibility to work outside these hours as you prefer or is needed. This role will work primarily from our HQ office space but our organization has a flexible workplace policy. Our working environment is an alternative, open concept workspace. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Some travel may be required.

This role reports to our Director of Program Design

Contract Length This is 6 month contract position (April 2018 - December 31st, 2018).

Salary Range The salary range for this position is $40,000-$50,000 annually.

Why Join Our Team? We’re doing something big and we have huge goals. Canada Learning Code is a place where you will be surrounded and supported by some amazing people who are light on ego, high on curiosity, and flat out want make a difference. We are always looking for talented individuals who bring strong skill sets that complement and add to our existing teams along with innovative thinking, team attitude and an ability to show results.

All positions at our organization include the following perks & benefits:

  • 15 days of vacation annually
  • Up to 10 Personal Emergency Leave days per calendar year
  • Lieu Days for additional days worked, such as attending weekend and evening events or meetings
  • Extra time off (usually one week) during Organization downtime in December
  • Group benefits including medical and dental
  • A very progressive pregnancy & parental leave policy
  • The opportunity to participate in part-time courses and workshops for free
  • Enjoy our cool office and modern classroom space at Queen & Spadina (we have 5,000 square feet!)
  • Access to our Privacy Room (a private room with locking door for breastfeeding, pumping, prayer, yoga, etc.)
  • Be part of a growing team that is changing the digital literacy education industry in a big way

How to apply:

To apply, please complete this application form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Chief Growth Officer, Laura Plant Hasanbegovic (laura.plant[at]canadalearningcode[dot]ca.