OCAA & ISA Ontario

Date Posted:
May 10, 2018
Curriculum Advisor Job Posting (3 vacancies)
Remote, curriculum meetings to take place in Toronto, ON

EXTENDED until Friday, 25 May.

The Curriculum Advisor will be involved in the development of an industry-based certificate training program that provides entry-level grounds crew training to new inexperienced individuals pursuing arboriculture. The Curriculum Advisor will work part of a small team to assist the Curriculum Developer/Technical Writer to develop and design all content and curriculum including the preparation of a teaching manual and student handbook. The position(s) will work with an Advisory Committee who will provide feedback and input in to curriculum needs. The position(s) will assist with curriculum planning and development by offering guidance, direction, resources and information to the Curriculum Developer/Technical Writer throughout the duration of curriculum development. It is expected that the team of Curriculum Advisors will act as a resource and provide support to the Lead Instructor and Program Technicians during curriculum implementation. Curriculum Advisors will facilitate curriculum meetings with Advisory Committee.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop the structure, content and objectives of a newly created arboriculture program;
  • Establish curriculum process and procedures to ensure objectives are met according to program deadlines;
  • Assist with identifying and designing appropriate learning materials for a practical trades training program;
  • Oversee the development of a teaching manual and student handbook and ensure timely completion;
  • Provide thorough knowledge of the learning styles of target audience;
  • Work with staff to conceptualize, plan, design, develop and revise curriculum using formal methodologies;
  • Provide information and guidance pertaining to learning objectives, learning outcomes, and competency testing tools;;
  • Provide insight and resources pertaining to existing arborist curriculum to ensure new content compliments other programs;
  • Assist in the development of new certificate program; oversee the design and development of a teaching manual;
  • Oversee the design of an assessment tool (student handbook) appropriate to outcomes-based program;
  • Maintain alignment of all teaching materials with the course learning outcomes;
  • Work in partnership with three program partners overseeing the project;
  • Represent curriculum as content matter experts with partners, and Advisory Committee;
  • Provide expert knowledge on current arborist industry training programs/curriculum, employer requirements and new classroom instruction and techniques;
  • Supervise and oversee Curriculum Developer/Technical Writer on an ongoing basis throughout project;
  • Facilitate curriculum development meetings that deal with curriculum strategy, quality and policy;
  • Coach, provide professional development and share support tools and materials, to Lead Instructor and Technicians.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong planning, time-management, and communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate his or her experience as an effective leader and team member;
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse group of inexperienced students, including some groups that are underrepresented in the field of arboriculture;
  • Able to apply current theories and practices in trades training;
  • Can effectively share knowledge and experience in a clear and concise manner; able to break down complex concepts and adapt teaching materials in order to enhance the learning experience for a diverse group of students;
  • Professional, self-starter, who takes initiative and excels with time management including meeting tight deadlines;
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team and participate in consultative decision-making;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple deadlines;
  • Organizational skills to take a project from an initial idea through delivery, working under pressure, with minimal supervision.


  • Substantial teaching and training experience in an educational arboriculture setting;
  • Experience training and assisting staff; skilled at helping other professionals learn;
  • Leadership and hands-on experience in curriculum development at the post-secondary level, with preference given to applicants with experience designing training programs;
  • Experience with assessment design and/or creating assessment tools;
  • Excellent research and critical thinking skills;
  • Knowledgeable of adult education practices including working with learning materials and lesson plans;
  • Successful completion of relevant education is mandatory;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to create content for diverse groups, including some with special needs;
  • Excellent time management skills and able to meet tight deadlines;
  • Use of your own personal computer, software programs and internet access.

Part Time - Contract Position (6 days between June 2018 and March 2019. Majority of hours will be completed between June and August)

Rate of Pay: $100/hr.

Date Ad Expires:
May 25, 2018
How to Apply:
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place in late May 2018;
  • The application deadline is: EXTENDED:  Friday, May 25, 2018 (11:59 pm);
  • Please email resumes to: cmccann@careerfoundation.org

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