PROJECT COORDINATOR – SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

 

 

Your role will be to introduce students (Elementary: Grades 5-6) to the world of science and technology by exploring real phenomena in their environment or community through the use of various technological tools. You will set up activities and workshops that take place mainly in class, in close collaboration with the teachers, enabling students to develop a scientific process in a collaborative way. The students will develop tools with which to tackle various problems through experiments including simple manipulations. You will also guide students in the development of a research protocol, the conception and creation of a scientific project within the students’ environment, as well as a research paper that will be presented during the year-end festival.

 

TERMS

  • Part-time: up to 6 hours per week, per project. It’s possible to combine several projects.
  • 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

  • Develop activities allowing students to acquire skills associated with science and technology: applying a scientific approach, carrying out scientific experiments through simple manipulations, sensitize to environmental issues, etc.;
  • Guide students in the creation of a scientific team and a scientific approach influenced by documentation at their disposal;
  • Coordinate and moderate student meetings and collaborate with the teacher in the integration of the project.

 

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 enrolled (or completed) in a college or university program linked to science, technology, science education or any other related field.

 

Experience

  • Experience working and interacting with youth;
  • Minded for creating and planning activities based on students’ age;
  • Extensively adept at talking about science and facilitating scientific activities.

 

Will be considered as an asset

  • 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).

 

Computer

  • Office Suite

 

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 mtisserand@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.

To apply for this job email your details to mtisserand@fusionjeunesse.org