CFAA Seeking Director of Education

(Posting Date: 06/11/18)

Director of Education
The Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) is a not-for-profit organization that serves Canada from Coast to Coast as the definitive resource for fire alarm information, education, qualifications, expertise, and industry support with active Chapters throughout Canada. Through the creation and delivery of country-wide programs, the mission of the CFAA is to maximize the effectiveness and use of fire alarm systems in the protection of life and property in Canada. Led by a Volunteer Board of Directors and supported by staff in the Head Office the CFAA has been providing these services for 45 years.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Executive Director, The CFAA has an immediate opening for Director of Education to join the team in providing top level Fire Alarm Education. This will be a new position created to meet the needs of the Association as we grow across the country. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and overseeing the Education Programs of the CFAA as well as organizing and executing Training Sessions and Courses throughout the Country. Possession of a CFAA Technician Registration is required as you will be responsible for instruction of the program, a strong background in the Fire Alarm Industry along with relevant Code and Standard experience is also essential. The ideal candidate will be experienced with Microsoft Office applications and have experience in developing and delivering educational programs to adults.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and supervise the Educational activities of the CFAA as set forth and defined by the Education Committee and the National Board of Directors
  • Identify trends and needs for our Education Program and supervise the review and updating of the CFAA Fire Alarm Technician Program Core Course content
  • Create and manage the development of all new course content for the Technician Continuing Education program
  • Develop  and nurture relationships with, and support the Educational Institutions across Canada who deliver the CFAA Program
  • Support CFAA Chapters in the delivery of Training Programs and Technical Seminars
  • Deliver CFAA Training Programs across Canada as required, this will require travel of up to 25 percent of the time and may include up to 2 weeks at one stretch.
  • Assist Executive Director in the growth and expansion of program throughout the Canada
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings as required including Education and Technician Committees
  • Represent CFAA as required at trade and industry events throughout Canada
  • Participate in the budget review and preparation process for the Education Program
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A CFAA Technician Registration with field experience testing and inspecting Fire Alarm Systems.
  • 1-3 years experience in developing or leading adult education preferably in a technology or trades field.
  • 5-10 years experience in the technical application or training or combination thereof of Fire Alarm systems in various occupancies would be an asset
  • A Diploma or Degree in Business, Education or Fire Protection or an equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered an asset
  • Proficient with Microsoft office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel,), HTML
  • Fluency both written and spoken English is required, competency in French would be considered an asset.
  • The Canadian Fire Alarm Association offers a positive work environment, a competitive salary commensurate with experience along with eligibility to Group Benefits and RRSP match for the right candidate. The successfully candidate must have the ability to travel and work remotely to support the activities of the Association’s Education Program.
Interested candidates are requested to send an expression of interest along with their resumé no later than Friday November 30, 2018 to:
Attention:  Peter Hallinan, Executive Director
Canadian Fire Alarm Association
85 Citizen Court, Units 3 & 4
Markham, ON  L6G 1A8

or by email to: Please indicate the position title in the subject of your email.
The Canadian Fire Alarm Association is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds as well as the disabled to apply for this position. To help ensure that our diversity commitment is met, CFAA is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you are seeking, and we will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.
We thank all of those interested in applying, but only those chosen to proceed will be contacted.