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Education Researcher

Interested applicants can send a Cover Letter and Resume to work@haltonenvironment.ca

The Halton Environmental Network (HEN) seeks to hire an education researcher to support the development of educational materials  and programming to increase environmental education, engagement, and leadership among Halton students. The research position  will report directly to HEN’s Director of Research and will assist in the development of new programming to enhance existing  environmental and climate change curriculum, and develop educator materials, supports, and experiential learning activities to  increase student environmental literacy and climate leadership within the Halton community. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Research effective/innovative program delivery models, educational materials, workshops, and projects to enhance existing  curriculum using proven approaches.  
  • Develop educator training materials to aid in translating classroom/workshop concepts  
  • Assist in creating learning experiences that develop systems thinking and the importance of fostering environmental literacy,  through hands-on experiential learning 
  • Develop the structure, content and objectives of new programs, workshops, reports 
  • Create content and materials for delivery of in-school workshops and presentations 
  • Provide recommendations based on research findings for program and project improvements 
  • Deliver presentations based on research findings at community events, conferences 
  • Design surveys and metrics for program impact reporting; 
  • Work with staff to develop content for educational/interpretive signage at gardens and project sites 
  • Assist in the development of community educational resources, as needed

Preferred knowledge and skills:  

  • Experience in curriculum development, workshop or program planning  
  • Strong research, critical thinking/analytical skills 
  • Strong writing, copy editing and proofreading skills with an eye for detail 
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to develop professional looking outputs 
  • Excellent organization and time management skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and professional communication skills 
  • Willingness to collaborate and work effectively with diverse community partners  
  • Motivated self-starter that is able to work independently as well as in a team environment 
  • Good problem-solving skills, creative mindset, flexible thinking 
  • Self-motivated with a positive and inclusive attitude 
  • Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: environmental issues, climate change action (mitigation and  adaptation), waste reduction, environmental stewardship 
  • Experience in teaching and public speaking, would be an asset 
  • Experience with knowledge management systems, an asset 
  • Experience developing engaging presentations, would be an asset; 
  • Experience or network within the community of Halton, an asset 

At HEN we envision a future where the environment and people are resilient and thriving. Our work strives to empower communities  to accelerate meaningful climate action. That work requires people of diverse backgrounds, knowledge, experiences, and abilities to  innovate solutions together. HEN is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and works continuously to build a  supportive environment that reflects our vision. We encourage people from all walks of life to join our team and contribute to the  success of our mission. 

Requirements:

  • Youth must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of their employment
  • Youth must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada, as per the Canada Summer Jobs funding requirements.

Anticipated start date 

May 6, 2024 

Number of weeks 

16 

Hours per week 

35 

Hourly Wage

$16.55

*Position dependant on receiving funding

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