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Future Science Leaders Facilitator - Engineering

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Position:         Future Science Leaders Facilitator – Engineering

Reports to:      Program Manager, 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 (FSL) is a multi-year program for students who excel in science and technology. This position relates to the second of three possible years in the program.

Position Description:

In the role of the Engineering Facilitator, you will work closely with the Program Manager to plan activities as well as supervise and mentor the second year students as they learn skills and complete independent projects, including appropriate documentation.  Supported by the Future Science Leaders team, you will be responsible for equipment and consumables management, evaluation, constant improvement and regular reporting. The portfolio of the Engineering Facilitator will include organizing expert speakers and mentors as well as maintaining relationships with makers and similar groups in the community. 

This position requires an enthusiastic, organized, independent and creative individual with a passion for making things and mentoring enthusiastic high school students. Flexibility and confidence are required to work with a highly collaborative and dynamic development and facilitation team. This will require 8 hours per week, with the sessions occurring Thursdays from 4:30pm to 7:30 pm. Note: the Program Specialist - FSL will usually facilitate the first hour so your direct facilitation is 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

The job runs from August to May, with a three-week break in December. The general structure of the Engineering stream is to do skill building activities September through December and then independent experiments January through May. Students will display their work at a Science World event. Therefore, there will be more teaching in the fall whereas the independent student work requires more mentorship on student-driven projects. You will need to document your work internally and help the students document their work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Program Manager to plan/prepare skill building sessions as well as prepare students for independent projects
  • Communicate weekly assignments and feedback to students
  • Review student papers for the eSTEAMed journal
  • Create and maintain relationships with makers/tinkerers and organize expert speakers and mentors related to skill building or student-driven projects
  • Ensure all required supplies are in place for weekly sessions in conjunction with the program coordinator
  • Contribute to marketing and collateral resource material 
  • Promote Science World teen programs through promotional materials and written and oral presentations
  • Contribute to report and proposal writing

Qualifications:

  • Completion of university degree in science, engineering, math, or education
  • Must be an engaged, responsive and respectful team player capable of working in a dynamic team environment 
  • Proven ability working with teens
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Experienced with leadership roles 
  • Organized and able to document lesson plans
  • Experience with peer-reviewed journals
  • Must be able to work on Thursday afternoon/evenings
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and online systems
  • Must be physically able to safely lift at least 10 kg
  • Current relationships with members of the Vancouver Maker Community is considered an asset

 

- All offers are subject to satisfactory completion of reference and police criminal record checks -

Please apply by Thursday, July 27, 2017

* We would like to thank all candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. *

 

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