PROJECT COORDINATOR – ROBOTICS

 

 

Your role will consist of introducing students to robotics. You will collaborate with the teacher in order to guide the students as they prepare a completed robotics project. The robotics project targets students from 6 to 14 years old and the workshops will mainly take place in class or as extracurricular activities, in close collaboration with the teachers.

 

FIRST LEGO League Junior (ages 6 to 10): you will help the students and teachers with the project, in order to create a poster and LEGO model (using WeDo 2.0 technology) based on this year’s theme and containing one simple machine and one motorized element.

 

FIRST LEGO League (ages 9 to 14): you will help the students through the three areas that they will be judged on:

  • Project: a proposal to a scientific problem associated with this year’s theme
  • Core values: teamwork, sharing, collaboration, etc.
  • Creation of a robot: the construction and programming of a robot using Mindstorms EV3 technology.

 

TERMS

  • Part-time: up to 15 hours per week.
  • Salary: $16.00 per hour.
  • Contract duration: September of the current year to June of the following year. Possibility of contract renewal.
  • Employment region: Greater Montreal, North Shore and South Shore.
  • Schedule: Flexible and regular schedule based on availability of coordinator and school site.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help the students meet the program’s requirements by following the project specifications given by FIRST;
  • Guide the students through preparing for the different FIRST events;
  • Be capable of moderating activities associated with the creation and programming of a robot or model.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Having the students benefit from your expertise by putting forward projects that are integrative, stimulating and diverse;
  • 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;
  • When needed, representing Youth Fusion, the sponsoring post-secondary institution or the project itself before our partners;
  • Drafting the appropriate reports (midway progress and final reports) as scheduled;
  • Prepare for and participate in the year-end events to showcase the students’ success.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Academic

  • Currently pursuing a university or college program, related to engineering, science or science education, or a related field.

 

Experience

  • Experience working and interacting with youth.

 

Will be considered as an asset

  • Knowledge of robotics program FIRST LEGO League or FIRST LEGO League Junior;
  • Any experience working with children with learning or behavioural difficulties;
  • Volunteer work or any other tangible experience working with youth (day or vacation camps, tutoring, etc.);
  • Ability to organize and facilitate activities;
  • Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school’s students, and act as an agent of social change.

 

Language(s)

  • Spoken and written English;
  • Spoken and written French (an asset, as some schools are French speaking).

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Verification is required to work with a vulnerable clientele. This check is done during the hiring.

 

APPLICATION

To apply, send your resume to imoharrem@fusionjeunesse.org. Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Youth Fusion is an equal opportunity employer and we are happy to make any accommodations needed to ensure a comfortable interview process for all candidates. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.