A primary focus of Engineering Outreach programming and this Community facilitator role 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 experiences in one or more of these communities are encouraged to apply for the position.
The Engineering Outreach department works to create excitement and interest in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The programs are targeted at Youth Grades K-12, Educators, and Undergraduate audiences. Some of the programs run out of Engineering Outreach are:
- Engineering Science Quest - Elementary and High School Programming (esq.uwaterloo.ca)
- Catalyst - High School Programming (catalyst.uwaterloo.ca)
- ESQube - Mobile Makerspace and Community Programs
- Women in Engineering - Women-identifying Specific Programming (wie.uwaterloo.ca)
- Hive Mind - Tutoring high school students for Engineering prerequisites (Physics, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry, Advanced Functions)
- Kids on Campus - On-campus experience for Grade 4 students
- Community Group Programming - Working to provide opportunities for folks historically underrepresented in STEM fields
As a Facilitator for Engineering Outreach, you will be using your education to create and deliver programs that will share your passion and excitement for STEM. This role will focus on ESQube Programming.
Please note there will be opportunities that require all Facilitators to be involved, regardless of the assigned position.
Tentative Hours and Dates:
Start Date: September 5th, 2023 End Date: December 22nd, 2023
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm with a one-hour break.
Some evening and weekend work will be required. When this is the case, we will inform you ahead of time and shift your schedule to accommodate.
For all positions, you can expect a minimum of one day a week to be shifted to the evening for after-school programming.
- Learn and present workshops to both elementary and high school aged students
- Develop STEM content for students
- Develop new workshop activities that allow participants to interact with engineering and science
- You will be delivering events both on and off campus for elementary and/or high school audiences under the direction of Engineering Outreach Staff
- Evening/weekend work will be required to support out-of-the-classroom learning
- Aim to provide opportunities for individuals historically underrepresented in STEM fields under the direction of Engineering Outreach Staff
- With guidance, plan and deliver clubs and event content (in-person and may include some video and live online content delivery)
- Work with community groups to meet their unique needs and requests for STEM programming
- Driving department vans to and from off-site locations for school workshops and events (For those with full G license only)
- Pack, load/unload, and setup at locations for school workshops and events
- Currently attending a post-secondary program
- Unrestricted G License
- Experience giving presentations
- Good organization and time management skills
- Collaborate with teams of various sizes
- Experience in Google Apps/ Microsoft Office for sharing knowledge across programs
- A valid Vulnerable Sector Check will be required by the first day of employment
Not required but an asset:
- Work/experience with youth
- Experience working with community organizations
- Technical background (soldering, tech hardware, coding skills)
- Experience creating social media content
Compensation is set at $19.95/hour (expected 35 hours per week)