Course Director

at The Council on Aging of Ottawa (view profile)
Location 217-815 St-Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7, Ottawa
Date Posted Jul 9
Category Accessible Community
Opportunity Type Volunteer
Subject Area Education
Estimated time (hours) 5-20
Targeted Skills Leadership, people skills, time managment


The Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA) is currently seeking skilled, energetic, and knowledgeable volunteers to help with the coordination and delivery of its Smart Aging Program.


If you have a desire to give back to the community and work with Ottawa’s older adults, then the following opportunity might just be for you!

Are you a people person who prides themselves on their sense of organization and attention to detail? Do you have experience organizing and MC’ing events? Would you be comfortable doing a bit of public speaking? Then we could use your help! We are currently looking for Course Directors who can help host our in-person and online Smart Aging Programs.



The Course Director is the face of the Smart Aging Program. Course Directors attend and oversee the execution of each of the 8 weekly sessions of the Smart Aging Core Program (9 weeks if done virtually).


  • Workshops are held on the same day and time for the entire duration of the program. For example, workshops could be held every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm.
  • Course Directors oversee event logistics. They are the first and last ones on the scene. They can expect to work approximately 4 hours per week.



  • ahead of the program, confirming event details with the COA’S Director of Education (e. event date/time, facilitators, location/venue, hospitality arrangements, registration list, Zoom link etc.)
  • for in-persons sessions only, distributing course materials weekly
  • for in-persons sessions only, conferring with host venue’s staff to ensure room set-up and takedown is done properly and that hospitality/refreshments are provided on the day-of
  • liaising with Workshops Facilitators to go over sequence of events and assist with the projection of their PowerPoint presentations (Screen Sharing if done on Zoom)
  • recruiting a couple of program participants to take attendance each week
  • introduction and concluding announcements: welcoming the group, making housekeeping announcements, introducing the workshop topics, recapping content of the previous week’s workshop, reviewing homework, and introducing facilitators
  • reporting back on activities (e.g. how the sessions went, any potential areas of improvement/issues that need to be addressed etc.)


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email to our Administration [email protected] as well as our Director of Education, Stéphanie Cadieux, at [email protected].

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