National Representative Education Department
The Canadian Labour Congress has a vacancy for the position of a National Representative, responsible for course development based in Ottawa.
The successful candidate will report to the National Director, Education.
- develop course material on a range of issues related to labour education;
- lead a range of online learning initiatives, including the creation and use of media to engage learners online and foster learning and social change;
- develop educational strategies using social media and other online environments;
- plan, develop and deliver train-the-trainer courses;
- evaluate the success of individual learning and media techniques;
- provide technical support to affiliated unions, federations of labour and labour councils with respect to their education development and delivery needs;
- maintain a strong working knowledge of current and emerging online and in-class learning techniques and best practices;
- work closely with staff in other CLC departments in the development of educational materials;
- assist in piloting new course material.
The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications:
- a university-level degree in adult education, educational technology, communications, media production or other related discipline, and equivalencies will be considered;
- strong understanding of labour education and education for change theories and practices;
- several years experience in adult education and the effective application of media for learning and social change;
- sound knowledge of the Canadian labour movement, its social and economic goals and of current and emerging social justice issues;
- demonstrated ability to plan, develop and facilitate courses for a diversity of adult learners and learning environments;
- project management skills including the ability to meet deadlines;
- an understanding of labour’s equality work and an ability to integrate a feminist and anti-racist perspective into the work of the department;
- excellent research, writing and presentation skills, including the ability to operate in a clear language environment;
- articulate and confident delivery of presentations;
- ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally at all times;
- ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently;
- computer literacy including skills in word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software in addition to various learning management systems (LMS);
- professional appearance and manners;
- ability to travel;
- ability to work in French is an asset.
The annual salary for this position is $77,592.32 (plus benefits) under the collective agreement (CEP/CULR-1).
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 17, 2013. Refer to the above bulletin number in the subject line of your message and send applications to email@example.com.
The Canadian Labour Congress is an equal opportunity employer and encourages members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers and Aboriginal workers are encouraged to apply for this position.