Website Water First


Job Title:

Education Program Assistant (Summer Student)

Work Hours:

Monday to Friday – 8:30AM – 4:30PM


$20 per hour

Anticipated Start Date:

June 2022



Job Description

Are you looking for a meaningful job with a great team that is addressing a pressing challenge? As a non-profit organization experiencing consistent and significant growth, Water First is looking for two (2) vibrant, adventurous individuals to fill the Education Program Assistant roles. This is an 8-week, hourly contract position for the period June 2022 to July 2022.

You will assist in developing and growing our school water science programs in close collaboration with Indigenous communities in Ontario, Quebec, Labrador, and Manitoba. This role can be a remote work-from-home position, but candidates must be available to travel to the Creemore, Ontario office located at 178 Mill St., Unit D as needed.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assisting in the research and development of water science workshops that engage the community, involve hands-on learning resources, and are land-based.
  • Assisting with communication with various community partners and coordinating future programming.
  • Completing in-office administrative duties as required.


This position is being offered through the Youth Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada per relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. International participants are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Must be enrolled in or working towards a Bachelor of Education/Ontario Teaching Federation Certificate.
  • Experience related to Environmental Studies, Engineering, Geography, Indigenous Studies or Science is also a vital asset.
  • Experience developing educational programs.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and time-management skills.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Working knowledge of Zoom, Google Meet, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint/Google Slides.
  • Experience working in collaboration with Indigenous community members is an asset.
  • Self-starter, a problem-solver, extremely organized, analytical, flexible, and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Able to work respectfully and collaboratively in a dynamic, multi-faceted team environment and also work independently.
  • Willing to continually expand your professional skillset and to learn on the job.
  • You are adventurous, creative, have a can-do attitude, and you will approach this role with a passion for the environment and helping others.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed – up to 30%.

Vaccination Policy:

Candidates must be fully vaccinated as there is travel required for this position


About Water First

Looking for a meaningful job with a great team addressing a pressing challenge in Canada? Water First works in partnership with Indigenous communities to address local water challenges through education, training, and meaningful collaboration.

Our Indigenous School Water programs focus on empowering Indigenous students and creating a passion for water science through hands-on workshops, outdoor education, and project-based learnings. Project development and delivery are done in collaboration with school and community partners to address specific community priorities. This position will support the development and expansion of our Indigenous school program team.


How to Apply:

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If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, we would love to hear from you! Qualified Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

Water First is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and or mental handicap or financial ability.

By following the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Water First Education and Training strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require accommodation, please advise in advance of attending an interview.

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Date Posted:

April 27, 2022  

Posting expires:

Friday, May 13, 2022, at 5 PM EST. Applicants are encouraged to apply early for advanced consideration

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