Youth Outreach Coordinator

Updated: 28 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31/05/22; 31/05/2022

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About Carleton University

Carleton is a smart, caring and connected community that inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world. Carleton's faculty and staff strive to provide a superior learning experience for our learners who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world. Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Manager, Outreach and Engagement and working closely with members of the Dean’s Office, the Youth Outreach Coordinator extends the Faculty of Engineering & Design’s outreach activities to primary schools, middle schools, high schools, community centres, and the broader community in a way designed to engage the community in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Youth Outreach Coordinator will manage the day to day activities of Virtual Ventures, which is a non-profit entity in the Faculty of Engineering & Design (FED) through which many of the STEM outreach activities are run.

Primary goals for the outreach and engagement activities are to:
• Build community engagement with the university;
• Foster STEM at an early age and for a broad and diverse population;
• Build connections and sponsorships with industries that have goals of promoting STEM;
• Provide part-time, full-time and co-op job opportunities for Carleton University students to
facilitate these outreach activities;
• Increase the reputation of Carleton University and the Faculty of Engineering & Design;
• Create awareness of programs offered by Carleton University and the Faculty of Engineering & Design.;
• Build and ensure a diverse and solid base of potential students to recruit into the Faculty of Engineering & Design over the long-term.

The Youth Outreach Coordinator will coordinate hosting camps, workshops, after-school programs, clubs and many events both on and off campus as well as collaborating with various organizations and industry for these pursuits. The Youth Outreach Coordinator as the program manager of Virtual Ventures is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the operations of Virtual Ventures’ year-round programs. The Youth Outreach Coordinator is also responsible for overseeing and leading the work of 25–35 full-time summer employees as well as 15–20 part-time employees throughout the academic year. Responsibilities will also include ensuring health and safety of the workforce by maintaining a safe work environment, setting up appropriate health and safety training, and setting up and training staff as needed.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Recent knowledge and experience of engineering and information technology in a
university setting;
• Familiarity working in a post-secondary environment and project management;
• Proven ability to develop and implement innovative STEM engagement and outreach
activities, projects, and events;
• Experience in developing activities which engage members of underrepresented groups
in the engineering and technology profession;
• Superior interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate with all levels of the University, personnel,and constituents external to the University;
• Experience in running workshops and camps for youth (such as Virtual Ventures, robotic
workshops, etc.);
• Superior team supervision skills;
• Ability to equip, prepare, and train staff quickly and efficiently;
• Ability to work simultaneously on numerous and diverse projects;
• Resourcefulness, self-motivation, commitment and enthusiasm with an ability to pay attention to detail and accuracy;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Valid G Driver’s license;
• Ability to travel regularly off-campus to meetings and events, including some evenings
and weekends;
• Understanding of engineering, technology, science, math and design concepts to
develop, analyze, and review lessons and curriculum;
• Strong organization skills, time management skills, and attention to detail;
• Ability to communicate in a professional manor (by conversation, email, phone, etc.);
• Confident presentation and public speaking skills;
• Ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment;
• Physical ability to lift and move 30 lbs.
• Knowledge of Carleton University campus;
• Understanding of campus culture;
• Knowledge of Adobe suite;
• Knowledge of WordPress;
• Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
• Knowledge of technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, and associated

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• A University honours degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology.
• Five years of progressively responsible experience in STEM engagement and outreach.

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:

This position is required to work on campus. Exceptionally, since March 2020, many staff and faculty at Carleton University have been working from home in order to comply with public health requirements while continuing to provide services to support the operational functioning of the university. We are currently in the process of identifying positions that need to work on campus as part of our return to campus process. This position may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements or it may have been identified as one of the roles that are required to work on campus. If this position is required to work on campus, the successful candidate will be informed of the health and safety measures that are in place to ensure their safety on campus. If there is a requirement to work remotely (it is possible that there could be a requirement to work both remotely and on campus), the successful candidate will work with the manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. Please note that once public health requirements permit, Carleton University will resume normal on campus operations and at that point there will be a timely notification provided by the manager and the requirement to working full time physically onsite will resume. Therefore, we are looking for candidates currently in or looking to relocate to the Ottawa area.

Additionally, Carleton University is continuing to maintain a safe work environment and requires mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 as per Public Health recommendations under the Reopening Ontario Act. As Carleton University requires that staff be available to attend on-campus meetings and to work, as required, in person, the successful candidate will be required to comply with this policy and be fully vaccinated before commencing employment. Subject to permitted exemptions under the Ontario Human Rights Code, if you are the successful candidate, your offer of employment will be conditional upon you attesting that you are fully vaccinated with a course of vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada and submitting appropriate proof of vaccination.

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