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The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School is a Nursery – Grade 6 school in downtown Toronto, committed to exemplary teaching, teacher education, and research in an intentionally diverse environment. The Laboratory School is dedicated to the exploration and dissemination of best practices.

Job Postings

One year term position or secondment opportunity with possibility of renewal

Starting date: January 2018

Overview of Position

The Environmental Education Coordinator’s primary focus is to support the Natural Curiosity Program Lead (Haley Higdon) at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School. The initiative supports the introduction, implementation, and use of Natural Curiosity and inquiry-based teaching in public schools across the province & country. The initiative also supports the promotion of Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • General support of the EE Initiative:
    • Taking on delegated administrative and creative tasks to support the Program Lead (Haley Higdon) on a weekly basis which include but is not limited to: writing emails and letters, writing and editing financial proposals & promotional marketing, researching best practices, award submissions, annual report, planning and attending fundraising and board meetings, creating and executing presentations, and interviewing teachers.
  • Create and Manage the a CRM system
    • Input warm + cold leads into CRM system → communicate based on response
    • Research Additional Partners
      • Educational (CDA, USA), Lab Schools, Inquiry schools
      • Environmental groups (NA)
      • Indigenous groups / high profile individuals
      • Homeschool Assoc. (NA)
  • Maintain online communication/marketing/promotion:
    • Twitter – tweets, connections, private messages
    • Facebook – posting monthly newsletter and related posts
    • Instagram – posting photos from school visits, workshops and resources
    • Pinterest – updating online resources through online pin boards.
    • Website – correspond with website designer in regularly updating pages and sections
    • Creating, sharing, and maintaining interactive online resource documents for teacher communities pre and post-workshops.
  • Book Launch → PR event featuring influencers
    • Event Ideas – Guest Speakers + Entertainment + Food/Bev + Book Giveaways + SWAG (potential partners)
    • Guest List – Incl. Indig. Community, environmentalists, educators, etc
      • Ask them to help share our msg with their followers
  • Oversee, plan, synthesize, and design monthly newsletter, Making the Shift:
    • Regularly collecting and maintaining subscriber list
    • Collecting panel blurbs or interviews
    • Reviewing and summarizing educational resources (books, websites, conferences, outdoor programs, etc)
    • Initiating editing session with Project Lead
    • Publishing newsletter

Experience and Competencies Required:

  • Familiarity with Natural Curiosity, Inquiry-based teaching, and the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study – Laboratory School philosophy.
  • Familiarity with social media & online communication strategies (website management a definite asset.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and possesses the ability to initiative connections and develop strong professional relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to multi-task and is organized, has excellent time management skills, and is able to work independently.
  • Exhibits a high level of commitment, initiative, adaptability, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application, including CV, application letter, and two letters of reference by 12:00pm on Monday January 22nd 2018 to:

Richard Messina, Principal

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education |
University of Toronto

c/o: haley.higdon@utoronto.ca

We thank all interested applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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Starting date: immediately

Established in 1925, the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto is the oldest Laboratory School in Canada.  The Laboratory School serves children from Nursery to Grade 6.  It has a threefold mandate:  exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school, graduate teacher education, and research, all these in an intentionally diverse environment.  The School makes a noted contribution to the understanding of strong educational practices in elementary schools in Canada and around the world.

Jackman ICS teachers create a secure learning environment for their students, one that inspires exploration, creativity, curiosity, and confidence to flourish.  The school honours diversity and values a deeply interconnected community, in which all members feel known, respected, and supported as active participants.  Teachers work part of a collaborative team of educators.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing indoor and outdoor daily classroom activities and lessons
  • Promoting an engaging and secure environment to foster student learning
  • Mentoring student teachers on placement in the classroom

We seek applicants with the following professional qualifications and experience:

  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification (OCT Primary/Junior) preferred for elementary classrooms
  • College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE) certification preferred for early years classrooms
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred
  • Completed Additional Qualifications will be an asset
  • First Aid skills an asset

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a complete application, including CV, application letter, and two letters of reference to:

Chriss Bogert, Vice Principal

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education |
University of Toronto

c/o: holly.huizenga@utoronto.ca 

We thank all interested applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute the further diversification of ideas. All candidate are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.