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Employment opportunity – Education Specialist, E‐learning

Title: Education Specialist, E‐learning

Location: Montréal, Canada and remote work

Status: Full time- 35 hours/week (hybrid work)

Salary range: $47,000- $55,000

Application deadline: March 10, 2022

Start date: April 2022

Be a part of positive social change

Imagine working for an organization whose primary mission is to advance equality, social justice and respect for human dignity. Imagine that your work aligns with your personal values and that you participate every day in creating positive social change through transformative human rights education programs. Alongside 55 like-minded colleagues in Canada and partners around the world, you could help empower people to address inequality and discrimination, and work to build more inclusive and rights-respecting communities with Equitas.

The Opportunity

Equitas is looking for a highly motivated Education Specialist, E‐learning, with a passion for human rights, equality and inclusion and experience in design and development of online educational materials. The Education Specialist, E‐learning will be responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating online educational activities of Equitas’ programs. Reporting to the Director of Education, she‐he is a team player and will work closely with other Education Specialists or Program Officers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Design and development of educational materials

  • Carry out the pedagogical design of online training resources (i.e., in close collaboration with education specialists, ensure the development of online trainings courses, manuals and resources, following the educational design process);
  • Review and revise education materials in close collaboration with the program teams, other education specialists, and partner organizations;
  • Design materials to support the course delivery (e.g. technical guidelines for participants enrolled in the course).

Program Delivery

  • Upload content on Equitas online education platforms, including Moodle, following Equitas guidelines to ensure the course has a user‐friendly design and layout;
  • Identify improvements to be made to Equitas’ Moodle and other platforms;
  • Participate in the implementation of online and field training sessions;
  • Facilitation of online trainings;
  • Participate in other activities related to program delivery as required.


  • Develop data collection tools for baseline studies and/or validation of needs, in close collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Advisor;
  • Design evaluation processes and tools (including tools for piloting online resources), analyze data and write reports;
  • Contributes to the preparation of narrative reports to funders.

Communication and knowledge sharing

  • Contribute to the implementation of Equitas’ knowledge sharing strategy internally, as well as externally, in collaboration with the Knowledge Manager;
  • Facilitate information/education sessions for Equitas staff;
  • Share good practices in education, particularly in online spaces and social media, in order to increase understanding of human rights education and Equitas’ programs.

Program development

  • Contributes to the development of new programs annual planning;
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals;
  • Participate in meetings with key stakeholders, partners, and decision‐makers.

Other tasks

  • Contribute, as assigned, to the continued growth and strengthening of Equitas and its programs;
  • Perform other duties as determined in consultation with the Director of Education.

About you

You’re passionate about human rights and social justice. You’re motivated by and have strong commitment to Equitas’ mission, vision, and values. You’re motivated by challenges and you have excellent education and technology skills.

What is essential for role

  • A passion for human rights and a commitment to Equitas’ missions and values;
  • Minimum 2 years of formal experience in instructional design and/or curriculum development for online training programs;
  • Formal education/training in instructional design/curriculum development or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in designing e‐learning courses;
  • Experience in design of distance education;
  • Proven conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Proven problem‐solving skills;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work in a cross‐cultural environment with diverse programming partners;
  • Excellent team spirit;
  • Excellent knowledge of authoring software such Articulate 360, Knowledge of Moodle, Microsoft Word, Survey Monkey, Excel and PowerPoint;

What is an asset to the role

  • Knowledge of SharePoint, Salesforce, InDesign, Photoshop, and other software
  • Knowledge of international human rights issues and social injustices
  • Knowledge and experience working with gender equality approaches

What we offer

  • We offer the chance to be a part of and make up a diverse and engaged team who are all meaningfully contributing to positive social change in Canada and around the world in their own way.
  • We value self-care, inclusion and empathy towards all team members and place a strong emphasis on work-life balance. In addition to vacation time, we offer 2 weeks off over the winter holidays.
  • We’re all about learning and offer all employees the opportunity to participate in Learning Committees based on their interests and participate in a workplace culture that is constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate.
  • We have a centrally located office with a beautiful view of Mont-Royal (although we’re currently operating remotely).
  • We believe in trust and openness and offer a flexible work environment.
  • We believe in creating space for everyone to lead and offer opportunities within our governance structure to allow for individuals in all roles to take on opportunities for leadership.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes a competitive salary for the NGO sector, 3 weeks paid vacation (4 weeks after 3 years), paid personal days, medical, dental and life insurance, a group RRSP and much more!

Join us!

Given the nature of our work, Equitas strongly encourages applications from any candidates who have experienced marginalization, in particular, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, LGBTQ2I people, and people living with disabilities. Candidates who wish to do so may self-identify in their application.

At Equitas, we do not tolerate harassment, discrimination, violence, or abuse of any form. All employment offers are conditional of the signing of Equitas’ Human Resources Policy, our Policy on Preventing Sexual Violence, Harassment and Discrimination and satisfactory references.

Equitas thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to apply?

Please send 1 attachment (cover letter and C.V.) with your name and Education Specialist 2, E‐learning in the subject line by March 10, 2022, to:

Armella Mukorako