Business Liaison

Posting Details

Job Category


Position Type


Career Level


STEM Sector


Salary Range

$38 an hour

Number of Openings


Job Description

SCWIST (The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit society that specializes in improving the presence and influence of women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Canada. SCWIST promotes participation and advancement through education, networking, mentorship, collaborative partnerships and advocacy. SCWIST’s vision is an environment where girls and women in Canada pursue their interest, education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), without barriers.

SCWIST is seeking a half time Business Liaison to join our team. The role reports to the Senior
Project Manager and works collaboratively with the SCWIST Business Development Portfolio and
Strategic Development & Fundraising Portfolios. This position is a 12-15 month term for an
average of 20 hours per week. You will be an integral component of a pilot project that will
deliver pre-employment and skill development training program and engaging mainly with four
underrepresented groups (racialized and indigenous women, women living with disabilities,
women from 2SLGBTQ+ communities and women with prolonged detachment from the labour
force). This program expands on SCWIST’s legacy of education, programming, and other supports
to build bridges, lower barriers and assist women to reach their employment and career goals.

The Business Liaison will be supporting the project by establishing, engaging, and maintaining
relationships with STEM Employers across Canada and that will include engaging and supporting
employers in reducing barriers for entry and retainment of talent from the program’s participants.

Key Responsibilities
● Work in collaboration with the Sr. Project Manager, SCWIST Business Development and
Strategic Development & Fundraising team to develop, organize, implement, and secure
internships, job shadow opportunities and sponsorships with STEM Employers in Canada.
● Establish, engage, and maintain relationships with STEM employers and other key
stakeholders on SCWIST’s Employer Engagement Program and other relevant SCWIST
● Participate in the engagement and recruitment of participants from under-represented
groups (racialized and indigenous women, women living with disabilities, women from
2SLGBTQ+ communities and women with prolonged detachment from the labour force)
● Provide program information and wrap-around support services to participants and
● Help with the planning and facilitating of events and forums for employers and program
● Monitor project progress through accurate data collection for program evaluation,
outcomes and impact metrics
● Successfully complete project activities on time according to the work plan
● Work with the SCWIST marketing and communication specialists to help market and
promote program to participants and employers
● Act as the point of contact for all employers participating in the program
● Ensure expenses and other reporting requirement are reported accurately and
● Regularly communicate the project status to Sr. Project Manager and SCWIST Business
Development Team
● Perform other project activities as identified

Skills and Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following skills. When in doubt, apply!

● 2-5 years’ experience in the engagement, fundraising and or employment sector services
● Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field
● Strong networking and outreach skills and experience in the STEM community, nonprofit
groups, women’s organizations, and STEM employers
● An ability to prepare, implement and report on action plans
● Strong client-facing, teamwork and closing skills
● Effective English communication skills, both verbal and written; French is an asset
● Skills in event planning, marketing and experience facilitating virtual events
● Exceptional computer skills, ability to collaborate with people remotely using virtual
platforms and proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Workspace, Slack, Asana, Zoom and
● Exceptional organization, time-management, interpersonal and people-management skills

The following skills and experience would be an asset:
● Experience working in the field of STEM
● Social media experience including curating, designing, and managing content
● Interest in STEM programs, gender equity, advocacy, and impact
● Completion of GBA+ certification (or complete shortly after contract starts)

Term and Location and Compensation

$38/hour based on 20-hour week, CPP and EI and other benefits
This is a 12-15 month term position to begin as soon as possible. While this position can be
done remotely using virtual platforms, candidates must reside and be legally eligible to work in

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 04/11/2022

Please include your cover letter and resume in your application with “Business Liaison” in the subject line of your email to [email protected]. PDFs preferred. Applications will be reviewed as received.

We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and diversity to apply including those with lived experience or otherwise don’t have the exact skills and qualifications noted above. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity to remove barriers for women and girls in STEM!

We thank all candidates who apply for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.