2017 Applications Now CLOSED
All Resource Team positions for 2017 will be assigned as a support staff to a particular age group/camp/program for the camp session, and will accomplish certain tasks for that age group, as well as having certain specific duties assigned based on Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for May and June.
- Banting (grade 1/2) – 4 camps
- Suzuki (grade 3/4) – 3 camps
- Newton (grade 5/6) & Edison (grade 7-9) – 3 camps
- Tech: Hawking (grade 3/4), Payette (grade 5/6) and Tesla (grade 7-9) – 4 camps
- Satellite Travelling Teams: Hubble (grade 1-3), Crick (grade 4-6), Watson (5-8 Tech)
- High School: Catalyst, Leader in Training, E3
For example, all Resource Team members will be required to review materials/shopping lists for each of their camps for accuracy, reasonability and completion. While one or two people may be responsible for helping to purchase, sort and distribute materials. Or one Resource Team member will be responsible for setting up each camp’s Community Visitor in May and June, while each Age Group Support will be required to meet that Visitor during each visit in July and August.
There will be 6 Resource Team Member Positions Available for May to August 2017
How to apply
To apply to any of the following jobs, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that all documents are sent in one PDF package.
- An electronic copy of your resume.
- A 1-2 page proposal outlining what you hope to accomplish in the position(s) you apply for. Include new ideas, changes, and improvements! Include any of the specific tasks you would feel most suit your skill set. Feel free to consult with directors if you have any question regarding your proposal contents.
- 1 activity idea/concept for the age group that you would most like to supervise, and 1 idea/concept that could be used as a “full camp activity” – the activity that every camp can do, with results shared at the end of the week.
ESQ will only consider complete applications and will not follow up with any candidates who submit incomplete applications
Applications are due by: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 4:00pm
Interviews are expected to take place December 2 or 6. Alternate dates may be considered for exam conflict.
All Resource Team members are expected to:
- Work collaboratively with other management staff and directors, and full time University of Waterloo employees, assisting each other when necessary
- Be available to work 8 am – 5 pm on the majority of days
- Act as a mentor to University Leaders in a particular age group or program. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing and supporting specific age group camp development, such as activity development, write-up and budget review.
- Replace camp leaders as staffing needs dictate, and act as a staff support during high-intensity activities
- Update an online final report for your position
- Assist with other management and office tasks as directed
- Complete tasks that do not relate to Engineering Science Quest, but make use of your particular skill sets and duties.
- Prepare for weekly Monday morning registration
- Engaging campers and parents via Social Media tools.
- There may be evening and weekend work assigned as needed
- Possess a G level license by May 1st 2017.
Additional tasks that will be divided between Resource Team members:
May and June Tasks
- Design and implement staff training for all levels of ESQ staff
- Manage workshop program (including, but not limited to, setting up workshops with schools, overseeing packing of workshop bins and organizing which staff present the workshops)
- Follow up with workshop locations and evaluate the program
- Organize material preparation days for staff to prepare materials for workshops
- Seek out additional community outreach initiatives to promote ESQ (including but not limited to major events such as Canada Day celebrations and Kidspark events)
- Act as a mentor to the High School Leader program including, but not limited to, coordinating HL training weekend, organizing meetings, conducting evaluations etc.
- Run evaluations during week 2 and week 6
- Liaise with contacts in satellite locations regarding camp facilities and arrangements for overnight staff
- Order, source and purchase all technology materials for camps in a timely manner
- Support staff with use of internal technologies (such as camp portal, smart phone distribution, email lists etc.)
- Help set up technology camp spaces (software installs, p.o.c. between camps and engineering computing)
- Responsible for short-term (yearly) technology needs of the camp
- Oversee Age Group camp material budgets for accuracy, logic and completion
- Keep track of all Age Group camp purchases made in a manner that meets University financial standards
- Ensure completion of all Age Group camp tasks, including by not limited to:
- Shopping and Materials
- Camp Write Ups
- Safety Checks
- Fire and Accessibility routes
Under Direction/supervision of Senior ESQ management:
- Inspire, Develop and Review transformative/major project/ safety/complex curriculum (particularly with regards to senior and travelling teams). Act as a curriculum/teaching resource to the Support and UL teams.
- Set standards for camp curriculums
- Organize and supervise Chemistry Lab activities (eg. Dissections, soldering – in conjunction with Tech, chemical activities)
- Maintain integrity of Development Space
- Analyze, plan for, and implement major changes across the ESQ program – may be in conjunction with other Resource Team members
- Participate in various different programs activities during the summer, offer program improvement/classroom management suggestions
July and August Tasks
- Focus on the specific needs of their Age Group program
- Work with the Senior Manager to provide adequate support for campers with identified and unidentified special needs in the Age Group program
- Support their Age Group camps at their particular location – working on site with camps as frequently as possible
- Help their camps with day to day tasks as time and task dictate
- Meeting Community Visitors / special camp guest for their Age group
- Meet all parents and children who have requested a pre-camp meeting
- Communicate all extra support requests to their Inclusion Facilitators
- Ensure first aid kits for their camps are stocked
- Ensure Registration binders, and admin for their camps are handled – including special forms, parent letters, daily communications
- Coordinate weekly Pizza Orders
Additional Resource Team Positions
Senior Resource Person (Filled)
- Assist ESQ Directors to order and purchase all camp materials
- Keep track of all purchases made in a manner that meets University financial standards
- Oversee all camp material budgets with assistance from the directors
- Manage storage facility ensuring that it is accessible and organized
- Work with University staff to ensure camp safety
- Note, there is the potential that you may have to make early morning purchases due to camp needs.
- Implement program support training for all levels of staff
- Work with the external partners (and other interested parties) and share inclusion program support ideas
- Liaise with parents of children with special needs (including phone conversations and pre-camp meetings, and ‘Community Connections’ evening)
- Act as a support staff to the Program Assistants
- Maintain the Engineering Science Quest program support space
- Work with University staff to ensure camp safety
- Coordinate staff appreciation events
- Supervise July and August pick up and drop-off, as well as occasional extended care
- Coordinate Resource Check-In Meetings
- Act as a liaison between Outreach Office Staff and ESQ Resource and University Staff
- Coordinate Program Assistant Schedules
- Coordinate staff days off replacement schedules
Four Month Winter Support Person (Jan - April)
- Must apply for a Summer Resource position (for a total 8 month contract)
- Review, discuss with directors, and implement recommendations from 2016 Resource Staff
- Complete tasks associated with all portfolios that have deadlines prior to May 2017. Includes but not limited to:
- Book Satellite locations
- Contact/meet with Aboriginal mentors (eg community Elders)
- Order tech materials
- Organize Inclusion camper requests
- Develop mentor contact list
- Maintain and organize Materials and Development space
- Coordinate program development for Winter Term camps, including March Break and PD days
- Coordinate workshop delivery
- Take a leadership role in ESQ Summer Staff development. Including but not limited to:
- Resource Team retreat and training
- University Leader training week
- High School Leader hiring