Locations:

This position of Trainer (non-technology) is required only in these rural constituencies:

Athabasca, Batoche, Cannington, Canora-Pelly, Carrot River Valley, Cumberland, Cut Knife-Turtleford, Cypress Hills, Dakota-Arm River, Estevan-Big Muddy, Humboldt-Watrous, Kelvington-Wadena, Kindersley-Biggar, Last Mountain-Touchwood, Lloydminister, Lumsden-Morse, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Melville-Saltcoats, Moosomin-Montmarte, Rosetown-Delisle, Rosthern-Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Rivers, Warman, Weyburn-Bengough, White City-Qu’appelle, Wood River.

Summary:

The Trainer position is responsible for delivering in-person, scenario-based training for election workers. Trainers are dedicated to working in the weeks before voting starts to deliver multiple training sessions to front-line election workers. The role requires that applicants be able to lift 9kg (20 pounds), have access to a vehicle, and a valid driver’s license (class 5) is required as travel within the constituency may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Study election and training material and gain in-depth knowledge of all procedures and exceptional situations at voting locations.
  • Prepare for classroom training sessions, following the approved training program created by Elections Saskatchewan, while also setting up the classroom in a prescribed manner, preparing supplies and materials for distribution, and cleaning up after each session.
  • Evaluate attendees and communicate any concerns about attendees to the Returning Officer.

Specific Skills:

  • Comfortable with public speaking and providing adult education.
  • Have a strong familiarity with computer systems and related technologies, including:
    • Proficiency working in Microsoft Windows
    • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint as a presentation platform
    • Ability to troubleshoot issues relating to computers and electronic equipment.
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and develop high level understanding of electoral events.
  • Formal education or experience with giving training sessions.

Availability:

  • Available to attend a 2-3 day ‘train the trainer’ session in Saskatoon September 10-12, 2024.
  • This role requires flexibility in both the start date of work as well as the hours of work throughout the electoral event. Evening and weekend work will be required.
  • A week of training sessions (four hours in length, 2 sessions per day), plus 40 hours of preparation time.

The hourly rate for this position is $23.50. 

Adherence to Organizational Values

Elections Saskatchewan knows that election management impacts everyone in the province and that it plays an integral role in ensuring the integrity of democratic processes within the province. It is the responsibility of Elections Saskatchewan, and everyone who works at Elections Saskatchewan, to contribute to this larger vision through their work and their actions, both personal and professional. Elections Saskatchewan, and everyone who works at Elections Saskatchewan, must espouse the following values:

  • Integrity – We administer election that are reliable, secure, transparent, and accessible.
  • Innovation – We improve and modernize the election system while maintaining the trust of our stakeholders.
  • Impartiality – We are objective and treat stakeholders equitably and fairly.
  • Service – We excel in how we serve stakeholders and colleagues in support of our mission.
  • Dedication – We proudly and professionally administer electoral activities that support our democracy

Adherence to Policy

Elections Saskatchewan, and everyone who works at Elections Saskatchewan, must adhere to the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Elections Saskatchewan, as well as relevant legislation, public health orders, or any other applicable employment related guidelines.