Fundraising and DTC Project Manager.

The Project Manager will work closely with the communications team to develop content (electronic and print materials), write and/or proofread newsletters, annual reports and other communications, review translations, and contribute to Doula Canada’s social media channels. Under the guidance of the CEO, the Consultant will also develop, implement, monitor, report and evaluate DTC’s projects and programs.

TITLE:  Fundraising and Project Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Communication

LOCATION: Independent Office of Choice

POSTING DATE: March 11th, 2020                  

CLOSING DATE:  Friday March 27th, 2020

HOURS: Minimum 10 hours per month, maximum 40 hours per month.

START DATE: To be negotiated

COMMUNICATION

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Update and maintain websites according to a schedule and the priorities of the organization. 
  • Develop a quarterly social media calendar/plan for DTC newsletter and blog.
  • Using a template, coordinate and complete a bi-weekly blog, monthly newsletter and maintain an engaging social media presence for DTC. Develop content as needed.
  • Develop a sponsorship program for the newsletter and/or blog (ads, discounts, sponsored post, etc.)
  • Post content on social media channels in both official languages and monitor discussions. 
  • Work in close contact with the Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator to develop and maintain a student and alumni engagement plan which will reach DTC’s national audience.
  • Assist in drafting and/or proofreading official communications with different parties as needed.
  • Provide administrative support with regard to e-mails and newsletters
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  • In conjunction with CEO, DTC staff, students & alumni, identify project interests and intervention priorities.
  • Work in close contact with the CEO in developing fundraising and partnership proposals.
  • Work in collaboration with the DTC team and consultants to develop tools, procedures and systems to support projects. 
  • Develop, implement and maintain a detailed fundraising plan to grow and supplement current revenue streams. This also includes compiling program related reports, documents and submitting them in a timely manner.
  • Administer projects as needed: develop, coordinate and evaluate programs and projects (including research, grant writing support, and logistics support for partnerships).
  • Take responsibility to lead in initiating, planning, and implementing all necessary activities, in a timely manner, to ensure that program goals and objectives are accomplished.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality. 
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase. 
  • Assist with identifying new partnership opportunities for DTC and develop strategies, policies, and procedures to cooperate with the public, private and social sectors.
  • Coordinate DTC’s efforts to build and maintain long-term productive relationships and partnerships in the designated regions and communities.
  • Work nationally with hospitals, midwifery practices and other stakeholders across Canada and other International Communities  to develop collaborative partnerships and promote the role of perinatal professionals.
  • Ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in agreements.
  • Manage information gathering and participate in networking activities in order to identify potential partners and fundraising opportunities.
  • Sit on committees and attend meeting relevant to your position with DTC
  • Support in the application for vocational status
  • Participate in staff meetings and activities and other DTC’s activities as required
  • Effective presentation and research skills
  • Capable of writing proposals, grant applications, partnership agreements, etc.
  • Ability to work individually and on self-driven projects
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Solve problems, analyze systems and data and suggest appropriate solutions
  • Well built skills in organization and prioritization
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Work under stress to meet project deadlines and last minute
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Google Drive and social media platforms 
  • High degree of professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills; an appreciation for diversity and adaptability to different groups and cultures.
  • College degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • If minimal education requirements are not met, then candidates should apply if they feel they have the skills and potential to excel in this position. 
  • A solid understanding of the doula profession and perinatal issues 
  • Due to the nature of the work environment, it is required that all staff members work from home and are able to work independently. The duties laid down in this job description may change following a review.

Rate of Compensation and Monthly Expectation:

The Fundraising and Project Manager will fulfill a maximum of 40 hours a month, and no less than a minimum of 10 hours per a month.

The hourly rate of pay for the probation period (3 months) is currently set at $22 CAN an hour.  This rate may be renegotiated after the probationary period comes to an end.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Shaunacy King, Director, Doula Canada

TO APPLY:  Please send your cover letter and a resume (in PDF format) to:

E-mail:  shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

Please note: Following an offer of employment, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s).

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator.

Under limited supervision the Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator develops, coordinates, promotes, maintains and evaluates special events, programs, and projects sponsored by Doula Training Canada  (DTC) with a focus on developing means by which to engage students and alumni of DTC.

TITLE:  Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator 

CLASSIFICATION: Communication

LOCATION: Independent Office of Choice

POSTING DATE: March 11th, 2020                  

CLOSING DATE:  Friday March 27th, 2020

HOURS: Minimum 10 hours per month, maximum 40 hours per month.

START DATE: To be negotiated

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator will: 

 

  • Develop and maintain a student and alumni engagement plan which will reach our national audience
  • Seek sponsorship and discount opportunities for alumni 
  • Coordinate DTC’s efforts to develop, enhance, and maintain student and alumni relations in the designated regions and communities
  • Update the CEO, Program Coordinator, Project Manager, and other staff on metrics related to student and alumni growth
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Maintain accurate records of students and alumni currently with DTC, as well as withdrawals, extensions, and re-certifications

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate and evaluate programs and projects to promote alumni relations 
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward alumni and student relationships and partnerships with communities 
  • Respond to alumni and student inquiries as required
  • Work with the DTC Project Manager to develop sponsorship programs and graduation packages for alumni to engage with including discounts with national companies, gifts and tools
  • Represent the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  • Serve on committees relating to Student & Alumni Relations, and serves as liaison between DTC and the community
  • Use a template to complete a bi-weekly blog, monthly newsletter and maintain an engaging social media presence for DTC in coordination with the DTC Project Manager
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by chief administrative staff
  • Effective presentation and research skills 
  • Capable of clear written and verbal communication, with emphasis on professionalism and tone
  • Ability to work individually and on self-driven projects  
  • Solve problems, analyze systems and data and suggest appropriate solutions  
  • Well built skills in organization and prioritization  
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects  
  • Work under stress to meet project deadlines and last minute
  • Knowledge of wordpress, Google Drive and social media platforms 
  • High degree of professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills; an appreciation for diversity and adaptability to different groups and cultures
  • College degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • If minimal education requirements are not met, then candidates should apply if they feel they have the skills and potential to excel in this position
  • A solid understanding of the doula profession and perinatal health and wellness in Canada
  • Fluency in a second language is considered a benefit
  • Due to the nature of the work environment, it is required that all staff members work from home and are able to work independently. The duties laid down in this job description may change following a review

Rate of Compensation and Monthly Expectation:

The Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator will fulfill a maximum of 40 hours a month, and no less than a minimum of 10 hours per a month.

The hourly rate of pay for the probation period (3 months) is currently set at $20 CAN an hour.  This rate may be renegotiated after the probationary period comes to an end.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Shaunacy King, Director, Doula Canada

TO APPLY:  Please send your cover letter and a resume (in PDF format) to:

E-mail:  shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

Please note: Following an offer of employment, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s).

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Doula Training Canada Special Projects Consultant

Special Projects Consultants will work closely with the administration and communications team to offer advice and expertise related to curriculum development, community outreach, and professional growth in the industry of reproductive health and support.  The consultant will pull from their experience, industry understanding, and problem solving abilities to offer training or events, curriculum review, and update policies related to their assigned topic.

TITLE:  (EXPERTISE/ FOCUS) Consultant
We are currently seeking consultants with a focus of: Indigenous Communities and Support, Queer/ Gender Support, Marginalized Communities Support.

CLASSIFICATION: Development

LOCATION: Independent Office of Choice

POSTING DATE: March 11th, 2020                  

CLOSING DATE:  Friday March 27th, 2020

HOURS: Minimum 10 hours per month, maximum 40 hours per month.

START DATE: To be negotiated

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Special Project Consultant will:

 

  • Review organizational policies and procedures and make recommendations
  • Offer education and curriculum updates for members and staff
  • Work on special projects as assigned by Doula Canada administration

 

Responsibilities

 

  • In conjunction with CEO, DTC staff, students and alumni, identify project interests and intervention priorities
  • Work closely with Project Manager and Administration to seek fundraising and partnership proposals.
  • Work with Project Manager to develop tools, procedures and systems to support projects.
  • Fulfill project deadlines as needed: develop, coordinate, and execute programs and projects related to your expertise and unique consulting role
  • Take responsibility in leading, initiating, planning and implementing all marketing activities, curriculum preparation, and mentorship related to special projects
  • Assist in developing new partnership opportunities for DTC and work with our Project Manager to develop strategies, policies, and procedures to cooperate with the public, private, and social sectors.
  • Develop and implement new procedures or training as requested for staff and members
  • Offer a minimum of 2 webinars for members of Doula Training Canada per year
  • Prepare reports, proposals, and presentations on topics related to your interest and provide them to the Project Manager and Administration
  • Stay current with latest trends and research in maternal and infant health
  • Attend regular monthly staff meetings
  • Prepare recommendations on organizational improvement and growth
  • Effective presentation and research skills 
  • Capable of writing proposals, grant applications, partnership agreements, etc.
  • Ability to work individually and on self-driven projects  
  • Solve problems, analyze systems and data and suggest appropriate solutions
  • well built skills in organization and prioritization  
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects  
  • Work under stress to meet project deadlines and last minute requests
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Google Drive and social media platforms 
  • High degree of professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Candidates should apply if they feel they have the skills and potential to excel in this position. 
  • A solid understanding of the doula profession and perinatal health and wellness 
  • Fluency in a second language is a benefit
  • Due to the nature of the work environment, it is required that all staff members work from home and are able to work independently. 
  • The duties laid down in this job description may change following a review.

Rate of Compensation and Monthly Expectation:

Consultants will fulfill a maximum of 40 hours a month, and no less than a minimum of 10 hours per a month.

The hourly rate of pay for the probation period (3 months) is currently set at $25 CAN an hour.  This rate may be renegotiated after the probationary period comes to an end.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Shaunacy King, Director, Doula Canada

TO APPLY:  Please send your cover letter and a resume (in PDF format) to:

E-mail:  shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

Please note: Following an offer of employment, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s).

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Doula Canada is currently seeking Provincial Instructors for our Labour Doula and Postpartum Doula training programs in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Doula Training Canada provides professional training and certification opportunities for individuals looking to develop their skills as a confident Doula or Childbirth Educator.  To help with this mandate, as a Doula Canada instructor, you are a professional leader and mentor in and outside the classroom.

Doula Canada instructors will agree to host a minimum of 2 trainings per annum, up to a maximum of 6 sessions per year.

Position has a per training rate, per diem training expense cost, capped travel expense coverage, as well as a commission bonus for exceeding a minimum number of registrants for any one (1) training session.

TITLE:  Doula Canada Instructor

CLASSIFICATION: Education and Support

LOCATION: Locations across Canada (goal of one instructor per province)

POSTING DATE: March 11th, 2020                  

CLOSING DATE:  Friday March 27th, 2020

HOURS: DTC training sessions are held on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm

START DATE: To be negotiated, on-boarding process to take place by the end of April 2020.

Job Description and Expectations of Doula Training Canada Instructors:

Your role as an instructor will be to guide students through set curriculum in an in-class setting, mentor students through online contact hours, support administration and training staff by making suggestions for curriculum updates, and uphold the professional standards of the DTC brand.

Doula Training Canada relies on our instructors to fulfill the following duties in order to honour our organizations mandate, and to maintain one’s status as a professional instructor:

Roles and Responsibilities

(1) As a member of the DTC team, and in collaboration with other staff of Doula Canada, Doula Canada instructors will provide:

Educational Support:

  • Work closely with the executive(s) to understand the learning priorities and needs of our students in their certification experience, and host trainings in line with DTC expectations, policies, and permissive agreements 
  • Agree to host and train a minimum of 2 training sessions on behalf of Doula Training Canada, with a maximum up to 6 sessions per fiscal year
  • Lead and instruct class in professional, non-judgemental manner that ensures all participants leave with the knowledge they hoped to gain by attending the class booster workshop
  • Research, organize, and execute the updating of DTC learning materials, as requested by DTC administration
  • Align and abide with policies and procedures as outlined by DTC

Communication Strategies:

(1) Mentorship and Membership 

  • Provide on-going, continuous support to all Doula Training Canada students as required up to a maximum of 5 hours per month 
  • Efficiently manage incoming and outgoing email enquiries as it relates to their instructional tasks, ensuring all emails are appropriately responded to in a timely and professional fashion
  • Contact students 2 weeks prior to workshop with details about themselves as the set instructor, location, hours, and what is expected of the student
  • To act as a guide and mentor to the students through encouragement and support
  • Communicate and promote the profile of DTC regionally and provincially via telephone discussions, email, and generally discourse as it presents itself in the role of being an instructor for the organization
  • Ensure that any concerns or conflicts are reported to the executive as required 

(2) Marketing

  • Recommend, refer and advertise all Doula Training Canada courses in a positive and professional manner.
  • Participate in marketing and support sessions as requested by Doula Training Canada, including but not exclusive to: Facebook Q&A sessions, Webinar info sessions and Blogs and Zoom sessions
  • Have a professional profile on Facebook to participate in social media tasks and assignments requested by Doula Training Canada
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, or events as a Doula Canada representative (as requested, with notice)
  • Marketing of your Doula Training Canada class dates which includes, but is not exclusive to: social media, Kijiji like ads, emailing of personal contacts, networking within your personal community as well as the community of classes you wish to work in, posters, flyers, etc
  • Arrange phone meetings between interested persons, students or alumni who may have questions about the Doula Canada programs, and the National Director or appropriate Doula Canada staff
  • Assist in the disbursement of promotional materials 

(3) Support Responsibilities 

  • Attend and participate in scheduled monthly meetings ( mandatory) 
  • Must have appropriate back up support for other aspects of your current commitments in place for scheduled  trainings(i.e. back up doulas for clients) so that Doula Training Canada workshops move forward with guarantee.
  • Maintain a professional, positive, open hearted persona at all times when in contact with current and future students.  This includes social media presence and keeps in mind DTC Policies and Practices
  • Mark exams, projects and assignments if requested by Doula Training Canada administration (hourly compensation outside the instructional contract)
  • Carry out regular reporting to the National Director on matters concerning your relationship with students and their certification status or experience
  • Undertake special tasks and projects as needed or requested.
  • Occasionally attend meetings out-of-office with the National Director, as requested, and with prior notice
  • Other responsibilities include meeting targets and/or other key job performance indicators, as set by the signed instructor contract at the time of accepting a position with DTC

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and experience teaching perinatal topics including but not confined to pregnancy, fertility, development, labour, birth, postpartum recovery, counselling skills, communication skills, business practices, infant care, feeding options and solutions, complications, contracts, client relations, and vocational practices 
  • An excellent understanding of collaborative community partners and organizations in their province and how those contacts support the work of a professional doula
  • Be a currently certified member in good-standing with Doula Training Canada, or be willing to cross-certify in order to become a member of Doula Training Canada (discounted cost offered for cross-certification)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent priority and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proactively anticipates and initiates mentorship support
  • Is flexible with last-minute change of work priorities or requests
  • Possesses an efficient and meticulous work style and a “go-get-em” personality
  • Familiar with computer technology – i.e., Google calendar, email, Word, Excel
  • Flexible working hours, if requested with enough notice
  • Have up to date liability insurance that covers up to $2 million in professional and commercial liability
  • Completed certification as a labour doula and/or postpartum doula and be in good-standing with their original training organization
  • ALL instructors must be willing to cross-certify with DTC and become a member or our organization prior to leading a workshop on their own
  • Experience as a labour doula and/or postpartum doula with a minimum of three years experience working in the field
  • Have attended a minimum of 20 births and supported a minimum of 20 postpartum families 
  • A completed certification as a childbirth educator would be an asset 
  • Experience in public relations, education, or public speaking

This position is a contract position for 2020, with expectations of teaching a minimum of 2 trainings (32 hours in-class) and a maximum of 6 trainings (192 hours in-class)

Compensation will be set at $40.00 (including applicable tax) per hour of instructorship, and is a contractual position that will require invoicing from the instructor.

Per diem training expense cost and travel expense coverage to be discussed prior to signing of contract.


Commission bonus for instructor referrals and any trainings that exceed 10 registrants.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Shaunacy King, Director, Doula Canada

TO APPLY:  Please send a 2-5 minute video about yourself, as well as a cover letter and a resume (in PDF format) to:

E-mail:  shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

Please note: Following an offer of employment, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s).

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Doula Canada is seeking external Course Developers and Lead Instructors for our online workshop offerings.

Doula Training Canada (DTC) provides professional and unbiased training and certification opportunities for individuals looking to develop their skills as a confident Doula or Childbirth Educator.  To help with this mandate we are seeking proposals from external persons interested in developing and leading online workshops in partnership with DTC.

Doula Canada instructors will agree to host their developed curriculum through our online learning portal.

TITLE:  Doula Canada Instructor ( ONLINE) 

CLASSIFICATION: Education and Support

LOCATION: Online

POSTING DATE: March 11th, 2020                

CLOSING DATE:  OPEN

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: To be discussed and negotiated, based on type or workshop and length

START DATE: To be negotiated.

Your role as a course developer will be to provide DTC with curriculum in a topic that you are highly knowledgeable and experienced in, and that relates to the professional work and development of doulas and childbirth educators.  

Your secondary role as the instructor for your program will be to guide students through the set curriculum, offer online mentoring to students while your workshop is running, support administration and training staff by making suggestions about required curriculum updates, and uphold the professional standards of the DTC brand.

 




 

Roles and Responsibilities

In collaboration with DTC external developers and instructors will provide:

(1) Development Responsibilities 

  • Develop a 4 to 8 week online program that outlines all required learning materials (audio, video, articles, assignments) and submit it to DTC for review and creation in our online learning portal
  • Workshops should be original content and reference any materials that are not copyrighted property of the course developer
  • Ensure the flow of the workshop is functional and easy to follow for students once it has been uploaded onto the online learning portal
  • Ensure that DTC is aware of any materials or links that need to be adjusted so that their support staff can ensure it is done in a timely manner
  • Offer a minimum of 2 sessions for the proposed workshop

(2)  Instructional Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with the executive(s) to understand the learning priorities and needs of our students in their experience with DTC
  • Ensure the instructional experience being offered is in line with DTC`s professional expectations, inclusionary policies, and permissive agreements 
  • Agree to host and train a minimum of 2 training sessions
  • Lead and instruct class in professional, non-judgemental manner that ensures all participants leave with the knowledge they hoped to gain in registering for your course
  • Research, organize, and execute the updating of DTC learning materials

(3) Mentorship and Communication Responsibilities 

  • Provide on-going, continuous support to all DTC students during their time under your instructional lead
  • Efficiently manage incoming and outgoing email enquiries as it relates to instructional tasks, ensuring all emails are appropriately responded to in a timely and professional fashion
  • Contact students within 2 weeks of completing the workshop to have them complete an evaluation form for DTCs review 
  • Act as a guide and mentor to the students through encouragement and support
  • Communicate and promote the profile of DTC

 

 

(4) Additional Supports and Responsibilities

 

  • Maintain a professional, positive, open hearted persona at all times when in contact with current and future students, including social media presence 
  • Mark quizzes, projects, and assignments related to the developed course and point of instruction that is agreed upon with DTC
  • Carry out regular reporting to the National Director on matters concerning your relationship with students and their DTC experience
  • Knowledge:
    • Be an expert in the proposed topic of your workshop (i.e. pelvic floor health, lactation, business)
    • Have an excellent understanding of collaborative community partners and organizations in their province and how those contacts support the work of a professional doula

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

    • Be a currently certified member in good-standing with any organizations that represent your proposed course for development
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent priority and time management skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Proactively anticipates and initiates mentorship support
    • Possesses an efficient and meticulous work style and a “go-get-em” personality
    • Familiar with computer technology – i.e., Google calendar, email, Word, Excel
    • Have up to date liability insurance
  • Experience in the proposed topic, with a minimum of two years experience working in the field
  • A member in good-standing of any professional associations or organizations related to the proposed topic
  • Proof of completion in any courses related to the proposed topic
  • Experience in public relations, education, or public speaking is an asset but not required

This position is a contract position for 2020, with expectations of teaching a minimum of 2 trainings, at a minimum of 4 modules and a maximum of 8 modules.

Compensation will be negotiated on a percentage, with a percentage going to the instructor and developer, and a percentage going to DTC for course management and administration.

All inquiries regarding this position will be treated in strict confidence and should be directed to Shaunacy King, Director, Doula Canada

TO APPLY:  Please send 1-3 page outline of your proposed topic, cover letter and a resume (in PDF format) to:

E-mail:  shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

Please note: Following an offer, candidates with Canadian credentials will be required to provide official transcripts from the granting educational institution(s).

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for further discussion about their proposed online workshop will be contacted.

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