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Education Program Planner – Education Department, Alberta SPCA

Are you in education, have an interest in animals and are under 30 years of age? 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 fostering 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 a program planner to help develop new resources and assist in updating current programs and resources to reflect current pedagogical strategies, be more culturally responsive and consider indigenous and francophone perspectives. The program planner would work with a small team of teachers.

The main duties include:

  • Providing perspective and ideas to inform educational resource development
  • Evaluating and recommending improvements to the AnimalTales book program (K-6), and other literacy resources.
  • Assisting in developing the structure, objectives and content of a humane education program focused on character development.
  • Developing cross-curricular activities that tie to the Alberta Program of Studies
  • Engaging with other individuals/groups to integrate multiple perspectives in teaching materials and resources
  • Opportunities to create videos, develop website content, etc.

Required skills/attributes:

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

This position can be done remotely, however requires meetings/resource exchanges at our head office in Edmonton. 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.  Aligning with the Government of Canada’s National Priorities, we encourage indigenous people, and members of underrepresented groups to apply. As this position is partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs, applicants 30 years of age or younger are eligible to apply. 

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 at mlogan@albertaspca.org

Application deadline: May 19

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