Your role will be to support students from grades 1-5 develop a creative and positive association with robotics through a hands-on program supported by FIRST ROBOTICS. As project coordinator, you will provide support to the students and teachers, as they produce a Show Me Poster and a motorized Model made of LEGO parts related to this year’s challenge topic.

Terms:

Contract Period:

September 2017 to June 2018

Number of hours of work:

5 hours per week

Salary:

16$/ hour

Other benefits:

- Possibility of contract renewal
- Training will be provided

Responsibilities:

- Having the students benefit from your expertise by putting forward projects that are integrative, stimulating and wide-ranging
- Working closely with the school’s teachers and administrators, and Youth Fusion officials, in order to maximize the project’s impact and awareness within the school
- Maintaining a professional relationship with the school (diligent attendance, communications, adherence to the culture and rules of the school environment, etc.)
- Taking initiative, being creative and a self-starter, in order to effectively contribute to the project’s execution and success
- Attending team and progress meetings
- Supervising the students and looking after their safety
- Drafting the appropriate reports (midway progress and final reports) as scheduled
- When needed, representing Youth Fusion, the sponsoring university or college or the project itself before our partners

Knowledge and skills:

Currently pursuing a university or college education in a field related to mechanics, engineering, science, or tech design

Experience:

- Experience working and interacting with children
- A general knowledge of FIRST Robotics
- Volunteer work or any other tangible experience working with youth (day or vacation camps, tutoring, etc.)

Languages:

Spoken and written English

Software:

- Office Suite
- Excellent command of at least one programming language (C++, Java, Python, etc.)

Criminal background:

A criminal background check and vulnerable sector screening is required for this position. The process is subject to a confidentiality protocol between Youth Fusion and the local police.