High School Leader

Applications for Summer 2024 High School Leaders are now open!

Deadline to apply: March 21st, 2024

The Engineering Outreach department works to create excitement and interest in the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through hands-on initiatives. The programs are targeted at Youth in Grades K-12, Educators, and Undergraduate audiences. The main programs run out of Engineering Outreach are: 

  • Catalyst – High school programs 

  • Engineering Science Quest – Elementary and high school programs (esq.uwaterloo.ca) 

  • ESQube – In-school workshops 

  • Hive Mind – Tutoring for Grade 11-12 science and math courses 

  • Indigenous Youth Programs – On-campus and in-community initiatives for Indigenous youth 

  • Kids on Campus – On-campus field trip for Grade 4 students 

  • STEMpowered – Black youth focused programs 

  • Women in Engineering – Girls, women and non-binary focused programs (wie.uwaterloo.ca) 

  • And more! Engineering Outreach looks to create opportunities for folks historically underrepresented in STEM fields. 

Role and Responsibilities

The High School Leader is responsible for working with their team to create a fun, educational and safe environment for their campers. This person will deliver activities created by the University Leaders, engage with, and supervise campers, and any other responsibilities to ensure the camp runs smoothly.

This is a two-month position over July and August. High School Leaders will also be required to attend first aid certification (tentatively planned in May) as well as training days before summer programs begin (tentatively in late June).

**Programs are planned to run in-person at the University of Waterloo’s Waterloo Campus** 

Tentative Hours of Work 

Training Date(s): First Aid (TBD May 2024), HL Training (Late June)

Standard Work:

July and August

Monday - Friday 

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Lived Experience 

A primary focus of Engineering Outreach programming is to reach equity deserving groups who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields; these equity deserving groups include Black Youth, Indigenous Youth, Girls and Non-binary Youth, Persons with Disabilities, Racialized Communities and Youth facing socioeconomic disadvantages. Candidates with lived experience in one or more of these communities are encouraged to apply for the position. 

Positions may be funded by Canada Summer jobs 

How to apply

To apply to any of the following jobs, please access the Application form below and include the following:

  • A one page cover letter
  • Resume

Successful candidates will be asked to provide one of the following:

  • Under the age of 18 - Sign a form saying that you acknowledge that you are under the age of 18 and therefore are unable to obtain a Police Check. Be prepared to show proof of your age on the training day (do NOT scan/send any proof of age prior to this date).
  • 18 or older - Provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Check once training begins.
  • Turning 18 during July/August 2024 - Request a Vulnerable Sector Check after turning 18 and provide it to ESQ at that time.

Engineering Outreach will only consider complete applications and will not follow up with any candidates who submit incomplete applications. Interviews are planned to take place in April 2024.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email us at engoutreach@uwaterloo.ca. 

Expectations, Conduct and Behaviour

All Engineering Outreach Staff must comply with the guidelines and code as defined in the policy manual. A violation of policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination of employment. 

At all times, Engineering Outreach staff will respect their fellow workers, as well as all University of Waterloo's faculty and staff. All University of Waterloo employees are bound to the applicable University of Waterloo policies, procedures and guidelines [http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/Policies_alpha.html]. 

Compensation and Benefits

It is anticipated that as a High School Leader you will work a base number of 35 hours per week, at an hourly rate of $16.55 (in addition, 4% vacation pay is added to each pay cheque). Engineering Outreach may find it necessary to modify the number of weekly hours, depending on need. There will be one week of unpaid time off from August 5-9, 2024 . Where further reduction of hours is necessary, two weeks advance notice will be given. Salaries are paid monthly and are subjected to routine government deductions.