12 March 2024

Community Outreach Coordinators - Ontario (Remote)

Community Outreach Coordinators - Ontario


  • Are you a strong relationship-builder who relishes the opportunity to leverage community partnerships?

  • Are you excited about the prospect of making tutoring accessible for Indigenous youth in Ontario?

  • Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children?

If you answered YES, you may be our next Community Outreach Coordinator for Ontario!

Chapter One is a global education nonprofit that envisions a world where all children have the literacy skills needed to thrive. For more than 30 years, we’ve worked to close the literacy gap in high-need communities by providing children with one-to-one reading support at the time they need it the most.

Since being established as a Canadian charity in 2018, we’ve rapidly grown to serve 2,000+ children in eight provinces and territories—and counting. We partner with families, schools, and a growing network of sponsor companies and volunteers to deliver high-impact tutoring programs that help children learn to read in their pivotal first years of school. 93% of the students we currently support are Indigenous, living on or near a reserve.

We’re on track to triple the number of students we support with at-home tutoring over the next two years—and we need your help!

As a Community Outreach Coordinator, you will be joining a team responsible for developing and executing a targeted outreach strategy to help Indigenous families in Ontario access free at-home reading tutoring. You will play a vital role in advancing reconciliation in Canada by ensuring that Indigenous children have equal access to high-quality literacy education.

Building on the success of our global nonprofit’s proven tutoring program, which currently serves 2000+ children in 23 schools and 50+ communities across Canada, you will help grow our at-home tutoring program across Ontario.

At-home high-impact tutoring is conducted remotely, 3-5 times per week in five-minute sessions, delivered by our trained Early Literacy Interventionists (ELIs) on family members’ smartphones. The program is available for free to Indigenous families, funded through Jordan’s Principle.

Reporting to the CEO, you will build awareness and promote the program with parents and caregivers, education leaders, local Indigenous organizations, as well as health, social, and recreational services agencies. You will personally assist these stakeholders in reaching out to families to sign up their children for tutoring that will help them reach grade-level reading standards and develop a love for reading.

By helping to close the literacy gap, you will give these children a brighter future and a greater chance of success in school and beyond.

This is a remote work-from-home position. However, you must be residing in and have the right to work in Canada.

Position Details:

  • Remote Work

  • Part Time, starting at 10-20 hrs/week

  • $29/hour

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use personal and professional networks to promote at-home tutoring with Ontario education leaders

  • Create and nurture outreach pipeline, establish contact, set up meetings

  • Personally follow up with community representatives on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to ensure follow through

  • Meet monthly outreach goals


  • Currently/previously employed in an education role within Ontario

  • Experienced with Indigenous communities: This role requires someone who understands, respects, and has meaningful connections or experiences with Indigenous communities. Previous work with or within these communities will be considered an asset

  • Experience pitching programs to school administrative teams

  • Undaunted by cold-calling

  • Exceptionally strong independent work ethic

  • Results-driven approach

  • Able to inspire others verbally and in writing

  • Knowledgeable about the diverse landscape of remote communities across Canada

  • Passionate about advancing reconciliation in Canada

  • Desire to strengthen a small but growing nonprofit organization

  • Diplomatic in difficult, sensitive situations and able to inspire others

  • Able to manage a challenging, varied workload and work under pressure

  • Excellent communication skills with internal team members and external stakeholders

  • Creative and innovative thinker and problem-solver

  • Able to pass an RCMP background check

Ideal candidate:

Interpersonal Skills & Work Ethic

  • Collaborative and dependable: friendly, reliable, and thoughtful in teamwork

  • Dedicated, persistent and resourceful

  • Entrepreneurial and intrinsically motivated self-starter: dedicated and hard-working

  • Driven by ambitious organizational goals and adaptable to various challenges: thrives on tackling obstacles both in team settings and independently

Experience & Knowledge

  • Outstanding persuasive skills

  • Demonstrated success in an outreach role

  • Upholds the highest standards in all aspects of work

  • Highly organized

How to Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and explaining why you are a good fit for this role to alessandra.mcgowan@chapterone.org.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2024.

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