Employment Opportunities

The Ottawa Network for Education is a dynamic organization where creativity and collaboration are part of everyday life. Our team is composed of full-time, part-time as well as contract staff. 

If you care deeply about our community and helping students achieve their full potential, consider joining us!


Are you passionate about youth and education? 

Looking for a great place to work?   

Consider joining the dynamic and creative team at the Ottawa Network for Education.


The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) is a non-profit charitable organization that develops innovative collaborative programs to enrich public education in Ottawa.   Working with partners from business, education, government and the community, ONFE has launched over 40 programs since its inception in 1985. ONFE also acts as a catalyst for discussion and collaborative action around local education issues.  To learn more about the Ottawa Network for Education, please visit our website at

Manager - Classroom Gardens [Part-time, Contract]

We are looking for an energetic individual to bring indoor gardening to grade 3 and 5 classrooms across Ottawa through ONFE’s Classroom Gardens program. Students in this exciting new initiative are growing plants from seed and learning in a hands-on way about plant life-cycles, nutrition, healthy eating, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Reporting to the Program Director, the successful candidate will: 

Work with teachers, students and volunteers to set up and manage hydroponic and soil-based indoor gardening growing systems in classrooms.
Work with education and community partners to develop and implement  learning activities for students.
Build relationships/partnerships with community organizations and experts in related fields.
Develop resources for students, educators and parents.
Manage equipment purchases and track equipment and supply needs for schools.
Provide training and support to school staff and volunteers.
Support the development and implementation of a communications and social media strategy.
Organize workshops and events related to the program.
Assist with annual program planning and budget-setting, and evaluate outcomes. 

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bilingual (English and French) with excellent communication skills in both languages.
  • 3-5 years of experience developing and managing collaborative programs / projects.  
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Experience managing volunteers.
  • Experience in partnership development.
  • Experience in educational programming in horticulture, nutrition, agriculture, environmental studies and related fields (highly desirable).
  • Experience facilitating workshops.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong computer literacy skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Valid PRC Vulnerable Sector.
  • Experience with indoor hydroponic and/or soil-based garden systems (desirable).
  • Experience working with school boards in a staff or volunteer role (desirable).

This is a part-time contract position, 4 days per week from January 2018 to June 2019.  

Consideration of applications will begin on December 4th, however the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to by December 4, 2017.  We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about the Ottawa Network for Education, please visit our website at