About the role

The world needs soft skills and we’re growing to help more people learn the skills they need for success. We could use some assistance!

 

Positions: 1-2; part-time/contract
Start: September-October 2021
Pay: Pending length of workshop. Approx $500/h
Size of SkillsCamp: 3-5 people

 

SkillsCamp is a soft skills training company. We work with businesses and educational institutions to build soft skills in their staff and students. Across all industries, employers and industry leaders repeatedly identify soft skills like communication, teamwork, time management, emotional intelligence, and leadership as critical skills for employees. Yet, these core skills and several others are relatively absent in the traditional education model. The result is students who become employees without the requisite abilities to excel in their careers. SkillsCamp teaches this “missing curriculum” through live in-person and online programming, content licensing, and online courses.

You can learn more about our values, approach, and clients, on our about page.

Perks

  • Work with an organization that’s making a difference in the lives and careers of young people and adults all over the world (Really! We’ve worked with people in Canada, US, AUS, UK, RUS, and elsewhere).
  • Learn the ins and outs of owning an L&D business and designing/ facilitating engaging learning.
  • Professional development opportunities outside of your role.
  • Mentorship opportunity with Bailey Parnell including warm introductions to her network should you want it.
  • Work for an organization whose clients include LinkedIn, Peloton, Microsoft, GM, Pepsi, Salvation Army, all levels of government, startups, and more.
  • Work with an early-stage business and help it grow (and it is growing)!.
  • 15% commission on all successful business you bring in on top of pay.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

We are looking to build a small roster of trained, trusted instructors, who will facilitate our programing to a wide range of clients on a wide range of topics. Our work is often project-based and tailored to the client. This means that some programs we develop can be 2 days while others are 90min online sessions. Like any business, there may be some months with multiple workshops followed by a low-key month. You choose what you can accept.

  • Facilitate live and predominantly online learning via Zoom Meetings (mostly)
    • Managing the features, chat, breakout rooms, etc.
    • Ensuring they’re running according to the time allotted (and using your judgement when needed)
    • Engaging the camera and your participants as if they are they same.
    • Adapting live to unplanned events.
    • Helping participants understand the tech or with any other questions.
  • Prepare on your topic ahead of time. Even though we provide the materials, it’s always good to have a store of knowledge and stories to share!
  • Ensure the client has been followed up with and student round-ups have been sent.
  • Occasionally conduct research and prepare case studies, presentations, documents, or activities when needed.
  • If desired by the candidate, assist with the design and development of client projects and soft skills learning.

Who You Are

  • You are resourceful. You know how to navigate online search tools like a pro and you find solutions to most of your problems.
  • You respect the diversity and richness of people. You believe we all have lived experiences and honour the perspectives learners bring. You speak and write in an inclusive way.
  • You’re a go-getter with internal motivation. You’re always looking for ways to improve yourself and your performance without having to be told.
  • You’re adaptable and able to comfortably go with the flow. When things go wrong or late in facilitation, you don’t sweat it. You just adapt.
  • You’re well-rounded. You can know a little about a lot and can connect with clients and students from any industry or country! You, yourself, have made meaning of your own experiences.
  • You’re optimistic. You’re not necessarily happy all of the time, but when you’re not, you’re still optimistic about the future.
  • You are emotionally intelligent and socially aware. You can usually “read between the lines” of what people are saying, especially over email. You engage with others with ease.
  • You have good customer service orientation. You genuinely want to help others.
  • You are jocular and light-hearted. If you didn’t understand “jocular”, you’ve already looked it up!

role requirements

  • A professional facilitator with 3+ years experience in the broad areas of:
    • Communications
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Leadership
    • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
    • Stress Management
    • Teamwork & Collaboration
    • or another of our soft skill areas.
  • Extremely technically literate with Zoom Meetings and Google Suite, and familiar with others such as WebEx, Teams, etc.
  • Superior internet. Upload speed high for virtual outbound streaming.
  • Experience with virtual presenting and/or media production. In this, you understand proper framing, lighting, audio, video, sets/backdrops, and how to place yourself well in all of it.
  • An understanding of adult learning and inclusion principles in facilitation.
  • Customer service skills including empathy, active listening, optimism, emotional intelligence, and communication skills.
  • Must be able to attend 1 full-day of training and shadow 2x 90min online SkillsCamp workshops.
  • Ability to travel (a driver’s licence, passport, and no criminal record)
  • Mastery of the English language.
  • Able to manage your schedule to facilitate at least 2 half-days per month.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with learning design and development.
  • A passion for education that we all share here.
  • A design eye. You can feel when something looks good or ‘off’. You probably also appreciate branding and fonts (haha).
  • Bilingual in French, Spanish, or another language
  • A personal brand of your own to gain credibility with students!

Our commitment to you

  • We will provide you with the curriculum, training materials, and teach you the “SkillsCamp way”.
  • We coordinate programming & events.
  • We will bring in the business!
  • We will use the resources at our disposal, to help you meet your goals.
  • We will treat you with respect and kindness, and support inclusion and belonging here and in our community.
  • We will continue building an impactful brand and company you’ll be proud of.

Ready to Apply?

Please send the following to hello@skillscamp.co with the subject line “SkillsCamp Facilitator Application”.

  • LinkedIn and/or personal website (or equivalent)
  • <2-minute video introducing yourself and telling us what you think the most important soft skill is and why.
  • Links to any notable experiences or projects and a really short description (<30 words) of why you think they’re relevant here. (Eg. speaking gig)

We are an equitable opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

DEADLINE: September 24th, 2021. However, this will remain up. Please continue to submit even after the deadline, as we plan to continue growing.

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