Financial Literacy Trainer / Coordinator

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About SEDI

SEDI is a national charitable non-profit centre of excellence on economic self-sufficiency, engaging in research, evaluation, policy and reform. It is dedicated to bringing together Canadian communities, private sectors and governments to reduce economic vulnerability. Core work areas include: a) Financial Literacy, b) Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment, c) Savings and Asset-Building and d)Pensions, Retirement & Benefits.

  • SEDI’s mission is to transform the financial well-being of Canada’s economically vulnerable people - by conducting innovative research, program and policy development.
  • SEDI’s vision is that all people in Canada are economically capable, self-sufficient, safe and empowered.
  • SEDI’s values are: leadership, collaboration, excellence, dignity, inclusion and innovation.

In 2008, SEDI founded the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) which is a national network dedicated to supporting financial literacy capacity building and knowledge mobilization. It acts as a national ‘hub’ for financial literacy in Canada.


  1. We believe in people and their ability to reach their goals/potential.
  2. We value bringing people together through collaboration with diverse groups.
  3. We value new ideas and new ways of working to create positive change
  4. We believe that economic inclusion is a fundamental right.
  5. We believe in sustainable & long term solutions to poverty.

SEDI is hiring an in-house financial literacy trainer/coordinator who will help build financial literacy programs across Canada.

SEDI is staffed to:

  • conduct socio-economic market and policy research
  • act as a knowledge broker between communities and policy makers, and influence public policies that affect low income earners
  • develop socio-economic programs and manage their implementation
  • partner with other nonprofits across Canada to deliver programs
  • provide training and capacity building to frontline nonprofits
  • work strategically with the public and private sectors to develop innovative responses
  • to work to reduce economic vulnerability in Canada

Primary Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Facilitation of forums and training of trainers sessions (basic financial literacy) with staff at partner community organizations across Canada
  • Assistance in the development and design of financial literacy tools (ie- curriculum, videos etc)
  • Coordination of activities and communication with delivery sites of the CCFL as required
  • Working with the website and communications teams on CCFL communications activities
  • Working with evaluation and management information systems team
  • Other CCFL duties (reporting, evaluation, communications) as required

Other Activities:

  • Providing support to implement research and evaluation activities, solve implementation challenges, and fine-tune strategies
  • Organizing and monitoring the collection of all evaluation forms, surveys, and reports from project partners
  • Working with in-house Management Information System staff to facilitate data input, analysis and reporting
  • Writing and editing of research and evaluation reports, project reports and internal progress reports
  • Participating in the development of Internet-based strategies for sharing findings/effective practices and for promoting learning

Primary Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated group facilitation experience
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills; including comfortable with new technology and social media
  • Able to travel across Canada to conduct training
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, can proactively identify prospective opportunities
  • Highly motivated self-starter with team orientation; ability to build committed and collaborative teams
  • Passion, enthusiasm and deep commitment to the SEDI mission, vision, values and goals
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic financial literacy concepts
  • Experience in working with economically vulnerable Canadians and the organizations that serve them
  • Experience working directly with community organizations that serve segments of the population such as: youth, seniors, women, aboriginal peoples, newcomers to Canada etc
  • Experience in ‘training of trainers’ activities or education
  • Content / curriculum development experience
  • Team player, able to deal effectively with multi-sectoral partners
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Word, ACCESS, Power Point etc.
  • Ability in French (both written and oral) is an asset
  • Policy research skill set is an asset
  • Marketing and communication experience an asset
  • Program evaluation experience an asset

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to:
c/o SEDI: Financial Literacy Trainer/Coordinator Position

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

If you have any problems with sending in your application, please contact 416-665-2828 Ext. 0.

Work Term:
This is a full time contract position for 1 year based out of our Toronto office with the possibility of extension.

Application Format:
The Candidate’s submission must be no longer than 5 pages (12 point font) and include:

  • A cover letter with a brief statement outlining your understanding of the scope and requirements of the Financial Literacy Trainer/Coordinator position.
  • Attachments: Resume and References

Application Deadline: July 29th 2011 at 5 pm

SEDI thanks all applicants and will contact the individuals selected for an interview.
We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work in.

29 Jul 2011
Social and Enterprise Development Innovations
1110 Finch Avenue West Suite 406
North York  Ontario