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Education Program Planner (Summer Placement) – Education Department, Alberta SPCA 

Are you in the field of education, have an interest in animals and are looking for summer employment? This may be the position for you! The Alberta SPCA humane education program nurtures empathy and compassion for animals, people and the environment, and an awareness of the interconnection between living things and the earth we share. We also provide information about meeting the needs of domestic animals and foster a sense of responsibility for animals in our care. Our program is geared towards teachers from K-12 and resources are aligned with the Alberta Program of Studies. Visit everylivingthing.ca for more information.

We are looking for Program Planners to develop new resources that align with the Alberta Programs of Study and also reflect current pedagogical strategies, and consider Indigenous and francophone perspectives. We encourage both elementary and Jr. high teachers/pre-service teachers to apply.

The main duties include:

Working within a team, the program planner will:

  • Develop animal welfare/humane education cross-curricular activities including project based learning (K-9) that promote empathy development and critical thinking skills that connect to the Alberta Programs of Study. (K-6) and (7-9).
  • Modify existing resources and programs to the recently updated Alberta curriculum (ELAL, PEW, Mathematics, and Science) (K-6) and (7-9).
  • Use effective written communication skills to create teacher’s guides with classroom resources, objectives and curricular connections.
  • Engage with other individuals/groups to integrate multiple perspectives in teaching materials and resources.
  • Have opportunities to create videos, develop website content, etc.

Required skills:

  • Background in education (graduate or student of a faculty of Education)
  • Genuine concern for the welfare of animals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Experience with lesson planning and unit development
  • Ability to work collaboratively

This position is a hybrid position requiring some days working from our head office. The position is 35 hours/week for a total of 8 weeks. We offer a flexible starting time and working hours. The position pays $25/hour.

The Alberta SPCA is committed to an inclusive work environment. As a Canada Summer Jobs funded position, all applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment, and;
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting professional and personal experience that would lend to your ability to successfully assume this position. Please apply to Melissa Logan, Director of Education at mlogan@albertaspca.org.

Application deadline: May 22, 2024

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