Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance and social justice through Advocacy, Education, Outreach and Special Events exploring and supporting Canada’s democratic ideals of freedom, tolerance and human rights.
FSWC is seeking applications from applicants interested in travelling across Ontario to teach social justice issues for the 2013-2014 school year:
Be a part of something that has never been done before! FSWC offers a unique opportunity to work with middle and high school students across the province of Ontario. Our new initiative, Tour For Humanity, is a re-designed bus that will travel the province teaching students and community members about the Holocaust, genocide, tolerance in Canada and all of the issues that go along with equity and inclusive education (including but not limited to antisemitism, racism, homophobia, bullying, sexism, and Aboriginal rights). We are looking for dynamic, charismatic, energetic and engaging individuals who are willing and able to be “on the road” for 1-2 weeks at a time.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in relevant subject area, e.g. Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English
- Comprehensive understanding of important historical events in Canada and the World
- Ontario College of Teachers (or equivalent) Certification an asset
- Class “D” Driver’s License (If necessary, training and licensing fees will be provided by FSWC)
Required Skills and Responsibilities:
- Experience teaching, facilitating and/or working with youth aged 12-18
- Expertise in a relevant specified subject area, knowledge of Ontario equity and inclusivity policy an asset
- Expertise with technology and audio/visual equipment an asset
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills
- Ability to demonstrate an engaging and innovative teaching style
- Ability to make mature and sound decisions in public arena as an FSWC representative including the ability to respond to controversial questions appropriately
- Ability to maintain daily contact with – and provide weekly written reports to – the FSWC Education Department
- Ability to travel with the Tour for Humanity for 1-2 weeks at a time
FSWC offers a competitive salary based on education and experience. In order to be considered for an interview, please ensure the documents listed below are included in your application:
- Resume & Cover Letter detailing how your background and experiences make you a suitable candidate for this role
- Salary expectations
Applicants interested in applying for this unique opportunity should submit directly to Alanna Salpeter, Director of Education by email email@example.com or mail to Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, 902-5075 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M2N 6C6.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be accepted until all positions are filled. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note: successful applicants will be required to provide certificates (or interim certificates) of qualifications and a minimum of three professional or academic references.