Provincial Coordinator / Public Education Specialist Posting
Ready to Rent BC Association is currently seeking a perceptive and energetic Temporary Full-Time Provincial Coordinator / Public Education Specialist. This position will start as soon as possible and may be extended into a permanent position.
Application closes: August 6, 2019 – Competition will remain open until the successful candidate is found.
Term: Ends Sept 30 2020
Salary: $27.50 per hour, 37.5 hours per week
Benefits following 3-month probationary period
This is a non-union position; travel will be required. Position is based out of Victoria, BC.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Susana Guardado, Director of Education and Training
Ready to Rent BC Association was founded with a mission to increase housing stability through education. We achieve this through the RentSmart program which provides education on residential tenancy legislation, financial literacy, effective communication, managing conflict, and maintaining a home. From a small regional program we have grown to a network of 700 educators. We are currently active in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba with potential to expand to other provinces and territories.
As the BC Provincial Coordinator you will be promoting, training and engaging new and existing RentSmart Community Educators across BC. As part of raising awareness about the program you will speak at different provincial and national conferences. The Coordinator will promote the RentSmart model to community organizations and housing providers, describing how RentSmart education is part of the prevention continuum for housing stability.
As the Public Education Specialist you will be delivering the RentSmart Curriculum in community settings. You will use asset based, learner centred approaches to engage diverse learners and create safe and supportive learning environment. You will be committed to continuous improvement and evolution of the curriculum to meet learner and community needs.
The Provincial Coordinator / Public Education Specialist will also support and nurture provincial educators and provide administrative support.
Responsibilities of this position include the following:
Public Education Specialist
- Plans, implements and delivers RentSmart Certificate and RentSmart Basics courses and custom courses as identified by community partners in the Capital Regional District.
- Maintains related records, statistics and produces reports as required
- Participate in curriculum development and modifications
- Adapt curriculum to meet the needs of learners
- Designs education materials necessary for the successful implementation of the RentSmart program
- Deliberately identifies the needs of learners as a priority and creates opportunity to enhance their experience of the RentSmart program
- Delivery of 4 day RentSmart Educator facilitator training to certify RentSmart Community Educators (across Canada)
BC Provincial Coordination
- Seek out presentation opportunities to promote the RentSmart program
- Liaise with community service providers and other professionals to promote service provision
- Establish and manage relationships with educator network and partner organizations
- Support and engages new and existing educators located regionally and across the province
- Provide support to course graduates
- Promotes public awareness of and support for the program by performing duties such as attending community events.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Education and Experience
- Demonstrated high level of facilitation skills
- Experience delivering professional development to the community sector
- Experience delivering accessible education to a range of vulnerable populations
- At least two years relevant experience providing group facilitation of community based programs
- Experience teaching facilitation skills an asset
- Excellent interpersonal communication, counselling, facilitation and conflict management skills
- Knowledge of Human Centred Design is preferred
- Demonstrated ability to develop strong collaborative relationships, work effectively as part of a team, use good judgement, manage conflicts constructively, work with a high degree of independence and be accountable for results
- Ability to reflect, promote, and protect the culture and integrity of the agency and the services it provides, and to manage situations with tact and diplomacy
- Ability to work independently and be self-directed in meeting program goals
- Advanced proficiency in time management and organizational skill
- Knowledge of Residential Tenancy Legislation and housing issues an asset
- High level of proficiency in MS Office suite
- Ability to adapt and learn about new software
- A Bachelor of Arts in the social sciences or human services or a related discipline is preferred
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance for Vulnerable Sector
- Use of personal vehicle
- A valid BC Drivers Licence
- Flexible work schedule based on 37.5 hour work week – day, evening and occasional weekend hours as required
- Documentation that applicant is legally entitled to work in Canada
- Upon hiring, successful completion of RentSmart Master Trainer onboarding process
- Once trained as a Master Trainer, the selected candidate will potentially travel a week at a time 8 – 12 times a year.