PROJECT COORDINATOR – ROBOTICS – NEW BRUNSWICK

 

As a Youth Fusion Robotics Project Coordinator your primary role involves introducing youth to the disciplinary field of robotics. In close collaboration with teachers, you will plan weekly integrated classroom activities to guide students as they prepare for, and complete, a robotics project. Robotics projects support youth between 6 and 14 years of age. Workshops are designed to enhance learning outcomes, to encourage student collaboration, and to inspire perseverance while in school. While activities and workshops primarily take place in class, additional learning opportunities may arise throughout the year to maximize student involvement and to support student achievement.

FIRST LEGO League Junior (Grades 1 – 4):
Your role will be to help students and teachers complete the Robotics project. In addition to running classroom workshops and activities, you will assist students in the creation of a presentation and LEGO model (using WeDo 2.0 technology) based on an annual theme that contains one simple machine and one motorized element.
FIRST LEGO League (Grades 4 – 8):
Your role will be to help students prepare and advance through three key areas in which they will be judged:

  • Project Presentation: Develop a proposal to address a scientific problem associated with annual theme.
  • Core Values: Illustrate teamwork, sharing, collaboration, and perseverance.
  • Creation of a Robot: Construct and program a robot using Mindstorms EV3 technology.

 

TERMS

  • Part-time fixed contract: up to 10 hours per week.
  • Possibility for more than one project.
  • Salary: $14.50 per hour.
  • From September of the current year to June of the following year.
  • Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  • Possibility of contract renewal.
  • Flexible and regular schedule based on availability of coordinator and school site.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help youth meet programme requirements by following project specifications given by FIRST.
  • Guide youth through the preparation process for various FIRST events.
  • Be able to moderate activities associated with the creation and programming of a robot.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Having students benefit from your expertise by encouraging projects that are integrative, stimulating, and diverse.
  • Working closely with teachers, administrators, as well as Youth Fusion officials, to maximize project impacts and awareness within the school.
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with schools (diligent attendance, communications, adherence to the culture and rules of the school environment, etc.)
  • Taking initiative, being creative and a self-starter, to effectively contribute to a project’s execution and success.
  • Attending team and progress meetings.
  • Supervising students and looking after their safety and well-being.
  • 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 student successes.

 

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.
  • Experience with engineering and/or robotics competitions

 

Will be considered as an asset

  • Knowledge of robotics program FIRST LEGO League or FIRST LEGO League Junior
  • Experience working with children with learning or behavioural difficulties.
  • Volunteer work and 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 young people and act as an agent of social change.

 

Language(s)

  • Strong spoken and written abilities in English. Although not essential, abilities in additional languages is considered an asset.

 

Computer Skills

  • Office Suite;
  • Adobe Premiere Pro or equivalent;
  • Gimp or equivalent.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

A vulnerable sector screening is required for this position. The process is done during the hiring.

 

APPLICATION

Send your resume to NBRecruitment@youthfusion.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.

To apply for this job email your details to NBRecruitment@youthfusion.org