Employment Opportunity: Assistant to the Director of Education (Holodomor Research and Education Consortium)

Assistant to the Director of Education

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium
(University of Alberta)


COMMITMENT:  Two days per week

START DATE: December 1,2016

ROLE PURPOSE: The assistant will be involved in a number of projects at HREC Education related to the inclusion of the Holodomor in schools, curricula, and other educational venues, as well as with the development of instructional materials and training programs.



  • Carrying out administrative tasks, as needed
  • Creating and managing a database of contacts


  • Preparing and managing communications between HREC Education and various school boards, the Ministry of Education, and individual teachers
  • Updating and managing the HREC Education website
  • Creating and managing a Facebook page for HREC Education

Project Support and Advocacy:

  • Reviewing resource materials, as provided (DVDs, books, articles)
  • Assisting with the preparation of informational work sheets and instructional materials
  • Coordinating the distribution of learning materials on the Holodomor Workbook
  • Preparing promotional pamphlets for educators
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations, with input from the Director
  • Assisting with the organization of teacher training sessions
  • Assisting with the organization of the HREC Education Conference


  • University degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Canadian teaching certification preferred
  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian is essential, both written and oral
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • A high level of computer literacy (preferably Mac), proficiency with MS Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and experience in using the internet and other web-based resources for research purposes
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Familiarity with topics related to the Holodomor, Soviet history, and genocide studies is an asset

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