SCWIST seeks Indigenous Outreach Coordinators (2 positions)
Contractor Opportunity – Indigenous Outreach Coordinator
Reporting to the Director of Youth Engagement, the Indigenous Outreach Coordinator will oversee the
development and implementation of programs for indigenous youth that explore STEM subjects while
supporting the running of the existing flagship programs (Quantum Leaps, eMentoring, and workshops).
Contract term: Jan 1, 2019 until Dec 31, 2019 (12-month term)
SCWIST is seeking two Indigenous Outreach Coordinators. For each contractor, the standard hours are
an average of 5 hours per week, equivalent to 250 hours within the year. These hours are estimates and
exact hours will be determined by the contractor and Director Youth Engagement or the President.
• Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders involved in the science education of Indigenous
communities in BC (either in the lower mainland or in the interior of BC).
• Design and deliver innovative STEM programs for indigenous youth. As this will involve new
programming with new communities, one large event (formerly called IndGenius Camps) or
several small events (workshops) are expected to be conducted throughout the year.
o Recruiting and training volunteers to run these events may be required.
o Promoting events and summarizing feedback for reporting internally and to external
• Assist in the seeking of funds (e.g. grants, sponsorships) for large event / camps.
• Support the running of current ms infinity programs, Quantum Leaps (STEM career conferences)
and online mentorship program (eMentoring) in these communities.
o Either identify youth in the communities to run the Quantum Leaps conferences with
your support or with youth volunteers you organize two Quantum Leaps conferences.
o Promote the use of the mentorship program amongst potential mentors and youth.
o Suggest changes or additions to the mentorship program or Quantum Leaps to better fit
needs of indigenous youth.
• Communication of ms infinity programs and reporting of activities
o Rebrand “IndGenius” programs (new name, and work with volunteers to create a logo).
o Contribute to the ms infinity communication platforms (Twitter, Website, Newsletter,
Facebook). Note: can provide content that is then shared by the Vancouver Coordinator.
o Participate in the ms infinity committee meetings through phone call/ video conference.
o Report on progress through semi-monthly activity reports, monthly progress report and
a monthly invoice.
Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
311- 525 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H7
The Contractor will be paid $28 per hour for the duration of the contract. The Contractor shall issue an
invoice to the Society monthly and will be paid within 14 days of submitting the invoice.
Note, as this is an independent contractor role, the Contractor is responsible for filing and payment of all
required remittances as applicable, including income tax, corporate tax, GST, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance. The Contractor is also responsible for securing and maintaining their own insurance. This may include general liability insurance, supplementary business-use vehicle insurance (if using own for SCWIST travel and redeeming mileage) and Worker’s Compensation Insurance. (Check with your insurance provider or tax advisor for the best plan given your breadth of contract work.) Reimbursement of expenses The Contractor will be reimbursed for miscellaneous expenses incurred while carrying out responsibilities on behalf of the Society provided these expenses are approved in advance by the Director Outreach or the President. Approval of any amounts under $100 is up to the discretion of the Contractor per the program budget. Performance feedback The performance of the Contractor will be reviewed quarterly by the Director of Youth Engagement. Criminal Records Check This contract agreement is conditional on successfully passing and maintaining a criminal records check for those working with vulnerable persons. All applicants for this position must submit to a Canadian criminal records check. Applicants with an existing report can submit their record in lieu of pursuing a new application ONLY IF their existing record was issued less than 5 years from the last day of this contract. There is no cost incurred for the applicant.
Application To apply to this role, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] Applications will be reviewed as received but please apply by December 10, 2018