Future Science Leaders Coordinator - Abbotsford
Science World - Community Engagement - Abbotsford, BC, Canada - Part Time
Part Time Position – 12 hours per week
Position: Future Science Leaders Coordinator - Abbotsford
Reports to: Program Director, Future Science Leaders
Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.
Future Science Leaders is a Science World teen program to inspire and challenge the top high school students to excel in science and technology. In weekly meetings, students learn essential skills, meet top experts and innovators and apply their new knowledge and skills. More information: scienceworld.ca/fsl
Working as a part of the Future Science Leaders (FSL) program in Community Engagement, you will play both lead and supporting roles in development, coordination, implementation, documentation and evaluation of the program. Your time will be approximately broken down in the following ways – administration (including emails and orders), in actual sessions and preparation. Administration includes managing relationships with parents, volunteers, external speakers, alumni, and future students.
In the role of the FSL Coordinator-Abbotsford, you will work closely with the Program Director to ensure each session of FSL runs smoothly. As part of this, you will be responsible for documenting attendance, homework, and online writing. You will organize photos and information for funders and possible media stories. You will also be responsible for equipment and consumables management, evaluation, constant improvement and regular reporting.
This position requires an enthusiastic, efficient, independent and creative individual with a passion for organization and mentoring enthusiastic high school students (15-16 year olds). Flexibility and confidence are required to work with a highly collaborative and dynamic development and facilitation team. This will require approximately 12 hours per week, with mandatory attendance at the Wednesday (3:00 to 6:00pm) sessions in Abbotsford.
There is also an opportunity to do some teaching and leading of sessions for the right candidate. This would provide another 4 hours each week you are leading the sessions.
Be the main contact for students and parents and organize contact information and forms
Organize expert speakers related to skill building and student-driven projects as well as support Facilitators and Fellows to identify theme experts
Ensure all required supplies are in place for weekly sessions
Provide weekly assignments and feedback to students
Provide feedback re: Fellows facilitation
Help students find mentors for projects through the SIS program contact and other avenues
Contribute to budget development and manage ongoing budget tracking related to portfolio of responsibilities
Organize marketing and collateral resource material related to portfolio of responsibilities, including a first year yearbook
Promote Science World teen programs through promotional materials and meetings
Contribute to report and proposal writing related to portfolio of responsibilities
Other duties as required
Work with Program Director to plan/prepare skills activities and Scientific Reasoning sessions
Be an assistant editor for the eSTEAMed journal, including reviewing student papers
Proven experience working with high school students and/or recent graduates
Related degree and/or coursework
Strong ability to identify and take action to help where required, and to organize and prioritize tasks in a way that is most helpful to the larger goals of the Future Science Leaders Program
Capable of working independently and as part of a team
Must be self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic
Priority preference will be given to applicants living in the Abbotsford/Fraser Valley area
- All offers are subject to satisfactory completion of reference and police criminal record checks -
Please apply by Tuesday, December 19, 2017
* We would like to thank all candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. *
** Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2018 **
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