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Educational Intervention Specialist – Ignite Academy

July 18, 2023

Reports to: Curriculum Coordinator – Ignite Academy

Department: Opportunities United

Type: Contact, Part-Time

Vacancies: 4

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County has made a promise to the community – to change the odds for children and their families so they have equal opportunities for success in school and life. We have adopted the community problem-solving approach called ‘collective impact’ and have committed to working alongside community partners to realize the vision of improving population-level outcomes for children and youth from cradle to career.


Reporting to the Curriculum Coordinator – Ignite Academy, the Educational Intervention Specialist is responsible for the facilitation of educational programming for the Ignite Academy program. The Educational Intervention Specialist will provide feedback and support the development of the structured curriculum. Ignite Academy is an out of school time program that aims to improve educational outcomes for children from economically disadvantaged families. The program will be implemented in 6 schools in our region, and support students in grades 2-7.

The Educational Intervention Specialist should be results-driven, using evidence-based best practices to that will improve educational outcomes for children participating in the program, particularly supporting growth in their core literacy and mathematics skills. This position should have strong facilitation, classroom management skills, and knowledge of the Ontario Curriculum. This role will also work alongside the Curriculum Coordinator to track appropriate program and participant data to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

In your role as Educational Intervention Specialist – Ignite Academy, you will be joining a team of professionals dedicated to realizing a prosperous community where all children can achieve their dreams and reach their potential. We offer a flexible, friendly, and supportive work environment and embrace a lifelong learning mentality, with tailored professional development opportunities for our staff. We are committed to staff equity and inclusion and to providing a workplace where all our staff can thrive and feel they belong.


  • 80%: Curriculum delivery
  • 15%: Program planning and curriculum development
  • 5%: Program administration & reporting


Duties –

You are someone who thrives in using their knowledge and skillset to do the following:

  • Facilitate the educational intervention to Ignite Academy program locations, utilizing your knowledge of pedagogical techniques and ability to adapt teaching style to meet the unique learning needs of all participants.
  • Support the planning of the educational curriculum for the Ignite Academy, applying your knowledge of developing creative, culturally responsive curriculum, and best practices for improving educational outcomes, particularly in literacy and mathematics.
  • Work alongside program delivery partners to help share learnings that will improve program outcomes across all locations.
  • Ensure all program policies and procedures are adhered to by students and volunteers.
  • Maintain accurate student, staff, and volunteer records, ensuring that all required documentation is complete.
  • Support student learning plans and address concerns with organizational site lead by customizing approach to meet the unique needs of each student.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and effective learning environment for students, program partners, and volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

In addition to the above, you are competent in the following:

  • Articulate child and adolescent development stages, using your understanding of these stages to support your work.
  • Employ your knowledge of educational theories and latest pedagogical techniques to support your work.
  • Think creatively and strategically, employ excellent judgment, and be able to work in a changing environment.
  • Communicate effectively and build and strengthen relationships.

Technical Skills

In addition to the above, you are proficient in the use of the following technology:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher).
  • Video Conferencing platforms: Zoom, Google Meets, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Educational applications and platforms.


  • University degree in Education or equivalent experience, ideally with qualifications to teach primary/junior, or junior/intermediate grade levels.


  • A minimum of (1) one year working with children and or youth or other social service sector programming experience.
  • Fluency in Arabic, Spanish, French, and/or Somali is preferred.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and access to own transportation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, when necessary.
  • A Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required.


  • This is a part-time contract position.
  • Pay – $25/hour for 16.5 hours per week (contract ends June 28, 2024, with the potential of renewal).
  • You will be entitled to vacation pay at 4% of your gross earnings which will be paid to you at the end of your contract.
  • Majority of working hours will take place Monday – Thursday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.
  • Must provide annual Police Vulnerable Sector Check, Drivers Abstract, and Record of Offences.
  • This position is based in Windsor, Ontario. Accordingly, you will be expected to maintain a permanent residence in the Windsor-Essex County region throughout your employment and be available to deliver in-person programming in this region.
  • Regular travel to and from Leamington is required for this position, the successful candidate must have reliable access to a vehicle for work and maintain a valid G driver’s licence.


  • Company laptop provided
  • Hybrid work environment opportunities
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Employee Discounts


If you have the above-mentioned qualifications, please submit a brief cover letter to tell us about yourself, along with your resume to We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that due to the volume of resumes, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (A.O.D.A.) please contact us should you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process.

Last updated on October 23, 2023

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