School Program Lead

Job Overview:

As the School Program Lead, you will play a crucial role to help bring vermicomposting into Ottawa classrooms by delivering workshops and selling our worm farms to teachers. Additionally, you will be responsible for working closely with schools and school boards to implement larger vermicomposting programs and assist them in turning their food waste into nutrient-rich compost.


  1. Workshop Coordination: Organize and conduct vermicomposting workshops in schools and other educational institutions to educate students and teachers on the benefits and techniques of vermicomposting.
  2. Business Development: Actively seek opportunities to grow our impact and presence in the school systems
  3. School Partnerships: Build and maintain strong relationships with teachers, principals, administrators, and educators to encourage the adoption of vermicomposting programs.
  4. Educational Material Development: Create educational materials, presentations, and resources for workshops and school programs to effectively communicate the concepts of vermicomposting and sustainable waste management.
  5. Hands-on Training: Provide hands-on training and support to schools in setting up and maintaining vermicomposting systems, ensuring successful implementation.
  6. Waste Conversion Support: Work closely with schools to help them turn their food waste into nutrient-rich compost using worm farms, providing guidance on best practices.
  7. Data Tracking and Reporting: Monitor and track the progress and impact of vermicomposting programs in schools, preparing regular reports for management and stakeholders.
  8. Events and Outreach: Represent the company at sustainability events, conferences, and community gatherings to showcase our offerings and expand our network.


    1. Strong commitment to environmental sustainability and a genuine interest in promoting waste reduction and composting practices.
    2. Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, education, or a related field. At least 3 years experience in environmental education, waste management, or community outreach is required.
    3. Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and engaging manner.
    4. Proven ability to build positive and collaborative relationships with schools, educators, and community members.
    5. Effective time management and organizational skills, capable of handling multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and comfortable with the use of technology.
    6. Ability to adapt to diverse audiences, including students of different ages, teachers, and community members.
    7. Vehicle and drivers license needed to travel to classrooms
    8. Ability to move and lift materials that may weigh 10 kg 

      Location: Ottawa

      Compensation: Competitive hourly salary of $25 - $35/hour 

      To Apply: Please send your resume and a 1 page cover letter to Akil at with the subject line 'School Program Lead Application'