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Position: Workshop Facilitator
Organization: TREC Education (TREC Charitable Foundation)
Ottawa, Ontario

Duration: 12-month contract with opportunity for renewal
Start date: Rolling
Location: 1 position in Ottawa
Salary: $22/hour
Status: variable hours as required by demand

Work hour requirements: A flexible schedule is necessary with most hours ranging between 8-5 PM, Monday to Friday. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Additional requirements: Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license are required.

Language requirements: Must be bilingual (French)

Job Description

The successful candidate will deliver TREC Education’s renewable energy education programs. Working primarily with students in both English and French speaking classrooms from grades 5-12, the facilitator will lead workshops that use hands-on models of renewable energy technology, such as wind turbines and solar panels, to educate students about science curriculum-linked topics, such as electricity, energy resources & conservation, and career building.

The Facilitator may also occasionally deliver programs at community events, such as fairs and festivals.

About TREC Education

TREC Education is an innovative charity that educates, assists and engages individuals and communities about renewable energy and energy conservation through diverse learning programs.

We deliver renewable energy education programs in classrooms and at community events across Ontario – creating change for a brighter future and fostering our future leaders. We directly engage more than 10,000 people each year.

We are seeking a highly motivated, committed, creative individual to join our team as we head into the next school year.

For more information about TREC Education, please visit our website:

Duties and Responsibilities

The Workshop Facilitator will report directly to our Programs Manager. They will be responsible for the delivery of our schools and educational programs. The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver workshops in schools. This includes preparing for workshops in advance, travelling to workshop locations and setting up all required supplies and equipment;
  • Represent TREC Education at outreach /community festival events throughout the year to facilitate activities;
  • Ensure education equipment is adequately stocked and maintained when new supplies and replacements are required;
  • Communicate with teachers or event organizers to coordinate logistical arrangements;
  • Administer program evaluation by communicating with teachers and other participants to complete surveys following workshops;


  • Experience in teaching, leading and facilitating activities for school aged children
  • Knowledge of (or a willingness to learn about) resolving issues that affect the environment specifically climate change in the context of energy conservation and renewable energy;
  • Demonstrated communication skills (oral and written) and ability to interact positively with various audiences;
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and be held accountable for decisions;
  • Sense of humour and team oriented work ethic;
  • Adept at using Microsoft software and AV equipment
  • Ability to lift 20-50 pounds easily and frequently;
  • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for decisions;
  • Reliable access to a vehicle is strongly preferred
  • Valid G2 Driver’s License is required
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening clearance necessary for hire.
  • Must be fluently bilingual in both French & English

How to Apply

Please provide an updated resume and cover letter to:

We are looking for the best candidate to join our team, so we’ll be conducting interviews on a rolling basis. However, the sooner we receive your application the better.


1. Use your full name as the file name

2. Compile the cover letter & resume in a single PDF attachment

3. Include “Workshop Facilitator” in the email subject line along with the word "Ottawa"

(Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application not being accepted).

The cover letter should clearly address the following:

a) Why you feel you are qualified for this position,

b) How your previous experience will contribute to helping deliver a successful education program

c) Your interest in, and passion for, education, renewable energy and the environment.

We thank you for your application, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted; no phone calls, please.

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GoodWork ID: 42936       Date posted to Nov 12 2017