National Education Development Officer

$97,763 to $110,035 plus $1,486.43 bilingual allowance
Employment type: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Regional Offices Branch
Unifor 2025
Band 12
Purpose of position: 


Note:    Long irregular hours and travel are sometimes required.

Purpose of Position

Under the general direction of the Director, Regional Offices Branch, in consultation with the Education Program Officer and as part of a larger education team that includes regional, national and component staff and elected officers, the National Education Development Officer builds the union and fosters membership solidarity and activism by conceptualizing, researching, developing, testing and updating and delivering national union education. The National Education Development Officer provides leadership and coordinates the development of core program(s) of PSAC education that is relevant, comprehensive, innovative and dynamic.



Knowledge and experience:

  • Some program administration experience and are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the labour movement, trade union practices and organization, principles of labour and human rights legislation, and the current social, political, and economic issues that affect PSAC members.


Candidates are expected to demonstrate:

  • ability to develop educational materials (including the ability to assess learning needs, formulate objectives, create innovative and participatory methodology, write facilitators’ notes and participants’ handouts);
  • ability to provide effective feedback and editorial comments on education materials with a focus on content, flow, techniques, format and accessibility;
  • ability to produce a course / kit framework, course materials, reports and analysis within prescribed deadlines;
  • ability to facilitate (including assessment of group process, analysis of individual behaviour, syntheses of group thoughts and opinions, problem solving, consensus building and promoting effective teamwork);
  • ability to communicate orally and in writing in English and French with workers in a variety of occupations and backgrounds;
  • ability to communicate orally and in writing to a wide range of union members;
  • ability to develop a plan and bring it to fruition.

Personal Suitability:

  • Understanding of and commitment to trade union, equity principles and understanding of the sensitive political and social issues.
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative, tact and good judgment, who works collaboratively and respectfully with others, and copes well with stress.
  • Brings to the job an active commitment to union, anti-oppression, equity and social justice principles, and significant experience as a course developer and popular educator;
  • Excellent judgment and demonstrated problem solving, consultative, persuasive and conflict resolution skills to provide sound direction and advice on a variety of issues to educational program development.

A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document below.


The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.