Curriculum and Communication Officer

Closing date:

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division: Indigenous Programs

Work location: Vancouver OR Toronto, Canada

Work arrangement: A combination of in-office and remote-working in accordance with Right To Play’s work arrangement and the operational needs of the department

Authorized to work in: Canada (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship)

Target Hiring Range: $55,000 – $59,000 CAD per annum

Target Start Date: Immediate

Contract Duration: 1-year full-time contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding

Closing Date: November 21, 2021


Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.


Reporting to the Curriculum and Communication Specialist, the Curriculum and Communication Officer will be responsible for creating curriculum that supports the strategic priority areas while ensuring that curriculum Indigenous content is accurate and appropriately reflects the diversity of Indigenous people’s worldviews.

The incumbent will work with external and internal teams in the development and implementation of the strategic plan priority areas and current play-based programming, as it relates to the generating of curriculum and program resources. The Curriculum and Communication Officer will work collaboratively across the Indigenous Programs team and Right To Play to ensure that key program objectives are met; major annual projects are completed in an inclusive and accessible manner; community and youth voice are represented within program design and delivery; grants are informed by the strategic action plan.

The incumbent is required to travel up to 25% within Canada to support program and resource development and/or delivery.


Job Responsibility #1: Curriculum Content Development (40% of Time):

  • Leads the revision of existing curriculum resources to ensure the content is accurate and appropriate of Indigenous perspectives and presence to inform the content that is in line with strategic and annual plans
  • Collaborates with Indigenous educators and partners of the strategic priority areas to obtain new and relevant content and apply in curriculum developments
  • Assesses and evaluates new and revised resources, as required, leads the revision and improvement of the resource materials, in print and digital
  • Updates, creates and manages systems that organize resources and online resource library and make them accessible to staff and partners
  • Collaborates with the Curriculum and Communication Specialist to lead organizational staff members in the development and processes for planning, organizing, and implementing content and resources, according to grant agreements and the strategic plan.
  • As required, identifies and manages consultative sources for content development, including editorial and production initiatives, and related tasks such as managing contracts and invoicing.

Job Responsibility #2: Curriculum Design and Editing (30% of Time):

  • Creates and manages templates and unique curriculum design that aligns with Indigenous Programs goals and RTP Global practices and branding
  • Develops clear visual and written standards
  • Collaborates with the Curriculum and Communication Specialist in reviewing existing resources to ensure alignment with the strategic and annual plans
  • As required, identifies and manages consultative sources for design, editing, and review, and related tasks such as managing contracts and invoicing.

Job Responsibility #3: Communication (15% of Time):

  • Develops systems for effective and efficient communications and best practice sharing within Indigenous Programs
  • Reviews and updates the Indigenous Programs website content
  • Works with the Curriculum and Communication Specialist to provide content for social media and special events
  • Coordinates with the Canadian National Office (CNO) to execute external facing communication plans (media, donor reporting) by providing information to the CNO team
  • Supports the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation team to gather and produce personal stories, quotes and photographs of local partners and children/youth in Canada
  • Develops and implements an annual communications plan, in line with Indigenous Programs and the Right To Play brand
  • Collaborates with the Curriculum and Communications Specialist on developing informational and promotional material on Indigenous Programs and liaising with RTP HQ communications team to execute internal communication practices and policies
  • Oversees photo, quotes and story archiving

Job Responsibility #4: Curriculum Training (10% of Time):

  • Collaborates with the Training Team on the training of staff and stakeholders on the use of current and developed resources
  • Collaborates with the Training Team on the planning of events, ensuring resources are accurately woven into the programming

Job Responsibility #5: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time)



  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Political Science, Education, or related fields
  • And/or industry experience in any of the related fields listed above


  • Demonstrated experience in resource development
  • Demonstrated experience in developing Indigenous learning curriculum


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work both as a team member and to build capacity of other members of the team
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Adaptable with the ability to deal with stress
  • Demonstrated professionalism and positive attitude


  • Understanding of Play-based learning Extensive knowledge and understanding of Indigenous histories, policies, diversities and current realities
  • Understanding of OCAP principles and communication approaches when working with Indigenous communities
  • Strong MS Office and the ability to use PowerPoint
  • Ability to use Adobe InDesign or other design tools


  • Fluency in spoken and written English.


  • Ability to work in a second language (Indigenous language, French, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of social justice


You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and a well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills. You have knowledge and understanding of colonial history and how it impacts Indigenous peoples in Canada. In addition, if you are committed to advancing work grounded in social justice, equity, and anti-oppression, this is the job for you!


The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a Great Place to Work® Canada Certified and globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours), personal days, personal learning and development days and summer/winter hours.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply here with your resume and cover letter.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.


To protect the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve, Right To Play requires all employees and volunteers based in Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at

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