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SACE is hiring a WiseGuyz Public Educator to join our Public Education team!

This is a full-time position under the supervision of the Public Education Team Lead, and reports to the Director of Community Engagement and Chief Executive Officer. All work at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) will reflect the mission statement and philosophical beliefs of the organization. SACE is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence. We offer a friendly and warm work environment and are looking for someone in this position to work weekly Monday to Thursday. Flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends is a requirement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete and maintain WiseGuyz certification;
  • Use the WiseGuyz program to engage junior high boys in a weekly program that has 4 modules: human rights, sexual health, gender, and positive relationships;
  • Build and maintain relationships with junior high schools and youth serving agencies and complete ongoing administration for WiseGuyz program (outreach, bookings, and evaluation);
  • Support the SACE Public Education team in the facilitation of presentations and online courses on sexual violence, consent, and other related topics to a variety of youth and adult audiences;
  • Research and develop new presentations and educational materials on topics related to sexual violence;
  • Stay up-to-date on new research and developments in the field of sexual violence prevention and facilitation, including online content;
  • Create and distribute written and online materials regarding sexual violence;
  • Represent SACE at various committees, meetings, conferences, and public events;
  • Identify and respond to community needs and emerging issues related to sexual violence;
  • Collaborate on the writing of various grant and funding applications and reports;
  • Provide crisis support and intervention to individuals affected by sexual violence, primarily through the SACE Support and Information Line as well as Alberta’s One-Line for Sexual Violence;
  • Participate in various fundraising initiatives for SACE, including bingos and casinos;
  • Complete administrative tasks as directed by the Public Education Team Lead;
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum required qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree is preferred, although experience will be considered;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Reliable vehicle and driver’s license;
  • Experience in education, public speaking, and working with youth are assets.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is passionate about engaging men and boys in sexual violence prevention through the provision of inclusive, non-victim blaming education;
  • Is skilled at building rapport with youth;
  • Has experience creating and delivering ongoing educational content for youth;
  • Is comfortable with public speaking in front of large and small audiences;
  • Is comfortable facilitating education sessions both in-person and virtually;
  • Is comfortable and familiar using online platforms to facilitate virtual meetings and presentations;
  • Communicates effectively in both written and verbal form;
  • Is team oriented and able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization;
  • Is highly adaptable;
  • Thinks creatively about projects and assignments;
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented;
  • Is comfortable working collaboratively with other staff and organizations;
  • Is familiar with intersectional approaches to support and violence prevention.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the right candidate for this position, with a resume, and three (3) professional references. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, members of racialized or visible minority communities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2S+, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at info@sace.ca.

Closing date: March 11, 2021

Position start date: April 26, 2021

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to info@sace.ca, Attn: Selection Committee – WiseGuyz Public Educator. A separate application must be sent for each job you are applying to at SACE.

We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

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