Innovations for Learning Canada
- Are you a strong relationship builder who relishes the opportunity to develop community partnerships?
- Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in Canada?
- Do you enjoy seeing the positive impact of the work you do?
If you answered YES, you may be our next Community Outreach Lead!
As the Community Outreach Lead, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a targeted Canada-wide outreach strategy, leading a non-profit effort to help Indigenous families enroll young children who are behind in their reading to receive our free at-home reading tutoring program.
Building on the success of our global non-profit’s proven in-classroom tutoring program, which in Canada currently serves 1000+ children in 24 schools in more than a dozen First Nations communities across 5 provinces and territories, you will grow our nascent at-home online reading program to support thousands more families in Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. (Each year, the global organization helps more than 50,000 children learn to read in Canada, the UK, and the US.)
Our at-home high-impact tutoring is conducted remotely, 3-5 times per week in five-minute sessions delivered by our trained Early Literacy Interventionists (ELIs) on family members’ smartphones. The program is free to families, funded through Jordan’s Principle.
Reporting to the Executive Director, you will help parents and caregivers, education leaders, local Indigenous organizations, as well as health, social, and recreational services agencies become aware of the opportunity. You will personally assist these stakeholders in reaching out to families to sign up their children to help them achieve their grade level reading standards and develop a love for reading.
As the Community Outreach Lead, you will play a vital role in advancing reconciliation in Canada by ensuring that Indigenous children have access to the same high-quality education as non-Indigenous children. By helping to close the literacy gap, you will give these children a brighter future and a greater chance of success in school and beyond.
This is a remote work-from-home position, however you must be residing in, and have the right to work in Canada.
- Create outreach pipeline, establish contact, set up meetings
- Personally follow-up with community representatives on a daily/weekly/monthly basis as required to achieve program objectives
- Establish long-lasting relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada
- Help coordinate meetings between individual families and ELIs as required to assist families in registering their children for at-home tutoring
- Achieve monthly recruitment goals
- Demonstrated success in an outreach role
- Undaunted by cold-calling
- Exceptionally strong independent work ethic
- Highly organized
- Excellent communication skills
- Results-driven approach
- Able to inspire others both verbally and in writing
- Knowledge of the diverse landscape of remote communities across Canada
- Passion for advancing reconciliation in Canada
- Ability to pass an RCMP background check
- Hard-working, entrepreneurial self-starter who is intrinsically motivated
- Friendly and charismatic— believes deeply in our mission
- Takes pride in holding themself to the highest standards in all aspects of their work
- Goal-oriented team-player who also thrives working independently
- Relishes achieving ambitious and challenging organizational objectives
- Track record of consistently exceeding weekly/monthly/yearly sales/recruitment targets
- Demonstrated success working remotely with minimal supervision
- Lives in an Indigenous community or has experience working with Indigenous communities
About Innovations for Learning (Rebranding as Chapter One in February)
IFL is a 30-year-old global education nonprofit whose mission is to close the reading gap by providing children with one-to-one support at the time they need it the most.
We believe that “it all starts with literacy.” Our success is based on the one-to-one connection we make with children from less advantaged communities to help them learn to read in their pivotal first years of school. The combination of technology and personal, human connection between a caring adult and a child is what sets us apart.
- Established as a nonprofit in Canada in 2018, registered as a Canadian charity in 2019
- Our work is backed by research and evidence-based methods
- IFL will rebrand as Chapter One in February 2023 to better represent our work and core belief that reading is the foundation of learning and opportunity
Other IFL/Chapter One Initiatives:
- Online reading volunteers: In the first program of its kind in Canada, we partner with local, national, and global corporations to recruit online volunteers who provide weekly 1:1 30-minute reading support to high-need children in under-resourced classrooms across the country. They use our custom online literacy platform at reading stations that we install in participating schools.
- Original storybooks: We co-create original children’s storybooks with partnered Indigenous communities. Written and illustrated by Indigenous artists, the e-books explore priority themes important to the communities such as Indigenous innovation, land-based activities, and local leaders. To advance the communities’ language revitalization efforts, the storybooks include foundational words in the communities’ first languages with audio clips of elders pronouncing the Indigenous words embedded in each story. These e-books are available via our online reading platform and will also be available to everyone worldwide in our Global Free Library on the new Chapter One website launching in February 2023
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
IFL/Chapter One is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring its community is diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from members of racialized minorities, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of various sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities and contribute to our excellence. We seek to maintain our commitment to excellence and recognize that increasing the diversity of our staff and ensuring an inclusive environment supports this objective.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00-$65,000.00 per year
- Casual dress
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
- Work from home
Flexible Language Requirement:
- French not required
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: Remote
Application deadline: 2023-01-23
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