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Ocean Institute Facilitator | COVE

COVE is seeking an Ocean Institute Facilitator to support COVE’s Workforce Development Ocean Institute: Deep Dive into Data program that will support 450 teachers across Canada to bring data science education into the classroom. Working with the COVE Workforce Development team, the Ocean Institute Facilitator will be responsible for the development of program content and the delivery of workshops to teachers across Canada.  You will facilitate the one-day workshops to guide teachers in learning and understanding the basics of collecting, analyzing and understanding ocean data, undertake hands-on activities, and support a “taker maker” model and set of activities for teachers to replicate in the classroom.

Professionalism, initiative, work ethic, output quality, and the ability to meet deadlines are of prime importance in this energetic environment.  Strong interpersonal, communication and administration skills are essential as is the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, team environment.


  • Working in collaboration with COVE’s Workforce Development team to develop and design engaging curriculum and resources for teaching ocean data to educators using available data sources.
  • Planning, coordinating, delivering, and facilitating workshops on ocean data to teachers.
  • Liaising with COVE’s education and program delivery partners such as school boards, provincial education departments, teacher groups.
  • Responsible for arranging all event requirements and logistics for the workshops that include hospitality, venue booking, recruitment and registration of teacher participants.
  • Collaborating and working closely with the Deep Dive into Data intern (summer) in producing accessible data sets to be used within the program.
  • Program reporting including reporting to funders and collection of KPI data.


  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in a relevant subject (eg. Education, Math, Statistics, Science, Engineering, etc).
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in the development of resources, materials and/or curriculum for high school audiences.
  • Experience working with and processing large data sets.
  • Ability to plan events and coordinate logistics around events.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with poise and professionalism to interact with partners and external clients.
  • Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Digital savviness with multiple technology platforms.
  • Initiative, good judgment and strong work ethic, ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically SharePoint, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to learn new processes and systems quickly.
  • Solid team player who enjoys interacting and building relationships with others.
  • Due to the national scope of this role a driver’s license and some travel will be required.


  • Experience in facilitating and delivering workshops/programming to students and professionals.
  • Direct experience working in the ocean technology or marine sector.
  • Awareness of the Canadian science and math curriculum.
  • Second language (e.g. French) skills will be considered an asset, but not required.

Contract position for an 18- month term.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and clients feel valued, respected, and supported.  We welcome applications from Indigenous Peoples, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, women and persons of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.  If you are a member of one of these groups, you are encouraged to self-identify.

We are committed to ensuring accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request.

We offer an excellent working environment where life balance is valued.  Our people and their commitment to quality work is what drives our success.  You can find out more information about COVE at . Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience, note that relocation costs are not supported.

To be considered for this position, please apply online by clicking “Apply”.  The deadline for submission is 3:00pm, April 21, 2022. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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