Specialist, Education & Training

  • Posted:Jun 07, 2022
  • Apply by:Jun 28, 2022
  • Job Type
  • Contract / Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Reporting to the Manager, Education and Training, this position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of The 519’s various education, training and research initiatives. Area(s) of focus include but are not limited to delivering the department’s curriculum on queer, trans, nonbinary, and Two Spirit inclusion in alignment with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Employment Standards Act.


  • Under the leadership of the Manager, Education and Training, works collaboratively to develop The 519’s Education and Training programs including assisting in the content, design and development processes to standardize curriculum, content and materials.
  • Leads the facilitation of various workshops and training sessions to a wide variety of stakeholders within non-profit and private sector environments and ensures the timely distribution of resource packages and evaluation forms for training participants.
  • Supports The 519’s evaluation activities and prepares summary reports to ensure continuous improvement and high-quality standards in The 519’s Education and Training services.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service with all our Education and Training stakeholders and responds to and/or brings forward complaints in a manner consistent with the policies set out by the Education and Training department and the organization as a whole.
  • Facilitates the community development process for projects, including the establishment of community-led/peer-driven committees and develops programming to support specific training initiatives.
  • Maintains appropriate record keeping, conducts research, analysis and prepares regular timely reports and statistical information that supports the overall program; prepares information for funding applications, financial and statistical reports.
  • Implements and abides by The 519’s policies procedures and complies with all applicable legislation and regulations including coordination and training of volunteers, confidentiality, MFIPPA and purchasing and inventory control systems.
  • Participates and supports The 519’s broad activities and other related policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree in Adult Education and/or equivalent combination of education and experience related to the position.
  • Strong understanding of anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and decolonial frameworks of analysis and practices, as well as demonstrated knowledge of de-escalation and trauma-informed approaches to conflicts within various workplace settings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues facing Two Spirit, trans, nonbinary, and queer communities.
  • Experience delivering and evaluating targeted education and training curriculum for a broad range of audiences.
  • Excellent group facilitation experience including a well-developed knowledge of relevant community resources, experience and understanding of 2SLGBTQ communities typically acquired through work in the field/lived experience.
  • Understanding and analysis of the systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.
  • Strong problem solving, facilitation and communication skills and ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and building partnerships with community organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering popular education and/or community development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and ability to work both independently and within a team structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions, to organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated experience training, supporting and recognizing students and volunteers.
  • Working knowledge of MFIPPA, and other relevant legislation.
  • Sound decision-making and judgment skills with the ability to effectively manage communications with community, government agencies, committees and coalitions.
  • Must be able to work some flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Proficient in Windows, and spreadsheet applications.


Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. The 519 is a City of Toronto agency. Our employees are considered City employees and must act in accordance with City policy.
Position Status: Full Time Contract (until June 30, 2023)
Union Status: Union Position - CUPE Local 2998 – Wage Grade 9
Starting Hourly Rate: $26.25/hour starting rate (City of Toronto 2022 Wage Grid for Union Staff) (Range $26.25/hour-$30.40/hour)
Benefits: Enrolled in health, dental, life and disability benefits after completing probation; Not eligible for OMERS pension plan.
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends may be required as needed.
Vacation: 3 weeks per year
Location: Due to the nature of the work, this job will be primarily remote, with occasional requirements to attend events, training, and meetings on-site at The 519.

Email your cover letter and resume as one document to careers@the519.org no later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Please quote Job #22-15 and your name in the cover letter and in the subject line of the email. For example, in the subject line write “Job 22-15 First Name Last Name”. Please also share which pronouns you would like us to use when corresponding with you (directly and within The 519) in your email or your cover letter.

The 519 actively encourages applicants from all equity seeking groups. The 519 embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We thank all applicants. No agencies please.
In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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