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Data Science Team

Data Science Team Member

About STEM Fellowship

STEM Fellowship (SF) is a federal, youth-led charity that equips youth with skills in data analytics, scholarly communications and research through mentorship and experiential learning. Our main initiatives include:

  • Big Data Challenge: an inquiry-driven competition that combines elements of global citizenship education, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship with big data analytics and research skills.
  • STEMpowerment: which provides research and mentorship opportunities for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
  • STEM Fellowship Journal: an open-access peer-reviewed journal supported by Canadian Science Publishing that publishes the research of high school and undergraduate students.
  • Interactive scholarly writing and research workshops and competitions for high school and university students. 
  • Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament (CaYPT): a research-based debate-style high school physics competition. Canada’s selection tournament for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT).

Scope of Positions 

We are recruiting committed and driven individuals for positions on various committees of our national team. New recruits can engage in roles including designing and implementing novel marketing strategies, managing internal affairs, coordinating workshops and mentorship programs, or leading a new scientific communication consulting initiative. High school, undergraduate and graduate students at any Canadian institution are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email your CV to the Chief Officer of the committee for which you would like to apply (unless a team lead is listed, in which case contact the team lead), along with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in being part of STEM Fellowship and what skills or experiences you can contribute to the team. If the position specifically lists separate application steps and instructions, please follow those instructions instead. 

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the interview.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

About the Data Science Outreach Team: 

Our team assists with conducting outreach for the data science committee – including two of STEM Fellowships events: the High School Big Data Challenge and Undergraduate Big Data Challenge. The team members use resources including LinkedIn and Google to recruit any judges, participants, mentors, etc… needed for the challenges.

Duties:

  • Attend weekly meetings to discuss team goals and weekly tasks
  • Use LinkedIn, Google, and email finders to find potential judges, mentors, participants, etc… 
  • Perform weekly tasks related to outreach (e.g.  source and contact 10 potential judges)

*previous outreach experience would be extremely helpful but is not required.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/week.

Application Deadline: June 27, 2021

Please send your resume to

 

Research & Google Ads/Analytics Team

Statistics Team Member

The Research and Google Ad Analytics Team is a part of the Marketing Committee, responsible for overseeing the STEM Fellowship Google Ads platform. Due to the nature of the team, the duties and responsibilities can be split into two main categories:  Marketing and Statistics. We are currently hiring for the statistics team.

Marketing – Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create Google Ad campaigns, including (but not limited to) creating ad descriptions, keywords, and extensions.
  • Ensure that all ad campaigns are fulfilling the guidelines and requirements set forth by Google.
  • Brainstorm and execute ideas on how to optimize promotional outreach on Google.
  • Work alongside other teams in the Marketing Committee in the distribution of promotional material.

Statistics – Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze the progress of Google Ad campaigns using data from Google AdWords and Google Analytics.
  • Perform statistical tests to analyze the progress of STEM Fellowship social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube).
  • Create monthly reports on STEM Fellowship promotional growth and/or decline within that period.

Time Commitment: 3-5 Hours/Week

Members of the Research and Google Ad Analytics Team are not required to take part in both types of duties and responsibilities, but are not discouraged from doing so. Similarly, past experience in statistical analyses is not required and can be taught as part of the training process. 

Deadline: April 4th, 2021, 11:59 PM.

Please send your resume and any inquiries to maduvmita.nagulesan@stemfellowship.org

 

 

 

Content Creation Team

Content Creation - Editor

About the Content Creation Team: Our team’s goal is to create multimedia STEM-related content aimed at high school and university students. Through videos, blog posts, and live webinars, we give STEM aspirants across Canada free access to novel information which will help them become more knowledgeable about their respective STEM field, university life, as well as career outlook. We are looking for driven individuals looking to help us along our mission.

About the Role: Editor
Duties:
  • Attend biweekly meetings to brainstorm ideas and coordinate projects with the Content Creation Team
  • Improve graphics/presentation and publish our videos.
  • Coordinate with other editors to split tasks and implement new ways of improving the aesthetics of our content
Required:
  • Editing Experience: Evidence of your work would be best for this.
  • Be responsive: Good communication is very important. All messages will be answered in at most 24 hours.
  • Reliability: Be able to be trusted with deadlines. You are also entrusted with doing your best work.
  • Initiative: Be proactive and propose new ideas for the team without being asked.
If interested, please send your resume to meera.chopra@stemfellowship.org

Science Communication Team

Consultant (2 positions available), Science Communication’s Consulting Program

Science Communication Committee: Chief Science Communication Officer – Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org)

The Science Communication Consulting service is an exciting new program that offers practical and mentorship-style consulting to university students free-of-charge. The mission of the program is to engage with students who have trouble with the communication aspect of STEM research, and will help student-researchers with preparing manuscripts, delivering research presentations, and more. Please refer to this link for additional information on the program: https://stemfellowship.org/scicomm-consulting/. This is a unique opportunity to use your mentorship skills to foster confidence in science communication in young researchers.

Consultants must be extremely self-driven, reliable, and knowledgeable about effective science communication. The main responsibility of the consultant is to conduct one-on-one sessions with students using Google Meet and guide them to completing their CV/manuscript/presentation. Also, consultants are responsible for answering questions/concerns from students via email in a timely manner. Prior mentorship experience is a strong asset. STEM research experience is a key requirement for this role and strong English communication skills are a must. You will report to the Consulting Program Team Lead. To apply to this role, please ALSO complete this quick intake form in addition to the general SciComm Recruitment form linked at the end of this document: https://forms.gle/LYDWqciRpdHXiZ9P9. We strongly encourage candidates from all STEM backgrounds to apply, such as Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Mathematics.

Time Commitment: Approximately 3-4 hours/week

To apply to this role, please send your CV to Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org) as well.

 

 

Sponsorships and Partnerships Coordinator - Science Communication External Team

Science Communication Committee: Chief Science Communication Officer – Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org)

About STEM Fellowship:

STEM Fellowship (SF) is a federal, youth-led charity that equips youth with skills in data analytics, scholarly communications and research through mentorship and experiential learning. Our main initiatives include:

  • Big Data Challenge: an inquiry-driven competition that combines elements of global citizenship education, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship with big data analytics and research skills.
  • STEMpowerment: which provides research and mentorship opportunities for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
  • STEM Fellowship Journal: an open-access peer-reviewed journal supported by Canadian Science Publishing that publishes the research of high school and undergraduate students.
  • Interactive scholarly writing and research workshops and competitions for high school and university students. 
  • Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament (CaYPT): a research-based debate-style high school physics competition. Canada’s selection tournament for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT).

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email your CV to the Chief Officer of the committee for which you would like to apply (unless a team lead is listed, in which case contact the team lead), along with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in being part of STEM Fellowship and what skills or experiences you can contribute to the team. If the position specifically lists separate application steps and instructions, please follow those instructions instead.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, positions will be removed from this document when they are filled.

Sponsorships and Partnerships Coordinator,  Science Communication External Team:

This role includes but is not limited to finding and solidifying international and national partners and sponsors, minor assistance with grant-writing, applying/searching for funding sources, and searching for networking opportunities for STEM Fellowship’s largest portfolio of teams: Blog Team, STEM Fellowship Journal Team, Scholarly Writing Workshops Team, Consulting Team, and Scholarly Writing Challenge Team. This member will work closely with the External Team Leads and our Chief of Science Communication to assist with and lead various national and international projects and maintain communication with organizations of all sizes. This position demands someone who is detail-oriented, self-sufficient, professional, communicative, and very organized. Experience with customer service or similar roles is an asset. This position includes a minimum 6 month contract.

 

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours/week

Grant Writer and Coordinator - Science Communication External Team

Science Communication Committee: Chief Science Communication Officer – Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org)

About STEM Fellowship:

STEM Fellowship (SF) is a federal, youth-led charity that equips youth with skills in data analytics, scholarly communications and research through mentorship and experiential learning. Our main initiatives include:

  • Big Data Challenge: an inquiry-driven competition that combines elements of global citizenship education, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship with big data analytics and research skills.
  • STEMpowerment: which provides research and mentorship opportunities for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
  • STEM Fellowship Journal: an open-access peer-reviewed journal supported by Canadian Science Publishing that publishes the research of high school and undergraduate students.
  • Interactive scholarly writing and research workshops and competitions for high school and university students. 
  • Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament (CaYPT): a research-based debate-style high school physics competition. Canada’s selection tournament for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT).

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email your CV to the Chief Officer of the committee for which you would like to apply (unless a team lead is listed, in which case contact the team lead), along with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in being part of STEM Fellowship and what skills or experiences you can contribute to the team. If the position specifically lists separate application steps and instructions, please follow those instructions instead.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, positions will be removed from this document when they are filled.

Grant Writer and Coordinator,  Science Communication External Team:

 As a grant writer, the ideal candidate will be applying for government, foundation and corporate grants and other grant-making organizations; maintaining reports on a calendar of submissions and other deadlines; writing grant proposals; establishing and maintaining working relationships with grant funders; and creating compelling narratives for funding applications and reports. This role includes the following major responsibilities: writing grants applications forms and preparing documents to submit, maintaining funding opportunity databases/activity tracking systems/calendars to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry/proposal deadlines/reports, and assembling and submitting grant requests including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations. This position includes a minimum 6 month contract.

 

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours/week

Reviewers (multiple positions available) - Science Communication's Scholarly Writing Challenge

About STEM Fellowship:

The Science Communication Scholarly Writing Challenge is STEM Fellowship’s most successful annual academic writing challenge. Every year, we observe a high volume of highschool students, undergraduates, pre-meds, and STEM students who submit their original manuscripts (original research papers, adapted IB extended essays, and adapted AP capstone papers). Top scoring and winning submissions receive monetary prizes, journal subscriptions, internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and publication opportunities in the STEM Fellowship Journal. We are looking for self-motivated graduate reviewers (or senior undergraduate students with ample research experience) to assist with the scoring and review of submissions in all the following categories: physical sciences, biological sciences, literature review, environmental science, and mathematics/physics. These submissions are judged based on a structured marking rubric that assesses the originality, creativity, clarity and the organization of writing, and the application of scientific concepts.

Application Procedure:

Reviewers must be self-driven, reliable, and knowledgeable about scholarly writing and manuscript crafting. The main responsibility of the reviewer is to read, evaluate, and provide feedback/comments on SWC submissions in a timely and proficient manner during the submission period (~ September to February). Prior research experience is a requirement and strong academic writing skills are essential for this role. Graduate-level students are eligible to apply (or senior undergraduate students with ample research experience). We strongly encourage individuals from all STEM backgrounds to apply: physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, and physics.  To apply to this role, please send your CV and a research writing sample to Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org) and Stephanie Quon (stephanie.quon@stemfellowship.org). 

Time Commitment: Approximately 3-4 hours/week

Academic Careers and Education Team

Article Writer

About the Academic Careers and Education Team: Our team’s goal is to create multimedia STEM-related content aimed at high school and university students. Through videos, blog posts, and live webinars, we give STEM aspirants across Canada free access to novel information which will help them become more knowledgeable about their respective STEM field, university life, as well as career outlook. We are looking for driven individuals looking to help us along our mission.

About the Role: Article Writer
Duties:
  • Attend biweekly meetings to brainstorm ideas and coordinate projects with the  Academic
    Careers and Education Team
  • Write STEM-related articles aimed at high school and university students.
  • Submit 1 article every 2 weeks to be posted on our website.
Required:
  • Writing Experience: You can submit a writing sample for this.
  • Be responsive: Good communication is very important. All messages will be answered in at
    most 24 hours.
  • Reliability: Be able to be trusted with deadlines. You are also entrusted with doing your best
    work.
  • Initiative: Be proactive and propose new ideas for the team without being asked.
If interested, please send your resume to meera.chopra@stemfellowship.org

STEMpowerment Team

PowerUp Mentor

PowerUp Mentor

Time commitment: 1-4 hours/month 

PowerUp mentors must be currently studying in a bio-related program in North America. Programs include but are not limited to health sciences, life sciences, kinesiology, biomedical/biological sciences, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, psychology, and nursing. 

 

  • Completing mentor training modules
  • Remaining responsive over email to communicate with PowerUp team
  • Meeting with high school students that you have been paired with for a one-time 30-45 minute meeting.
    • It is up to the discretion of each mentor to decide whether to continue contact with their mentee after the one-time meeting
  • Answer any questions from the mentees regarding personal experiences relating to university admissions, campus life, academics, etc. 
  • Mentor can request to take breaks as needed during busy times of year and can meet with as many mentees as their schedule allows (please see application form for details) 

Time commitment: maximum 2 hours/week

Apply to be a mentor here: https://forms.gle/YL1fQqaNjv2Xc3ZJ7.

PowerUp Pairings Coordinator

PowerUp Pairings Coordinator 

Pairings Coordinators are primarily responsible for forming harmonious mentor-mentee pairings and managing the PowerUp program logistics. More specifically, Pairings Coordinators will be responsible for:

  • Matching mentors and mentees together based on common interests and programs
  • Following up with mentors and mentees via email for updates and feedback
  • Providing frequent updates with program statistics

Prior experience with Excel/Google Sheets is valued but not required. 

Time commitment: maximum 2 hours/week

Link to apply is here: https://forms.gle/WfUiBcfoXPgSShe68

PowerUp Outreach Director

PowerUp Out Reach Director

Outreach Coordinators are primarily responsible for developing targeted outreach campaigns to increase PowerUp’s reach. Specific tasks include:

  • Using a variety of platforms (including email, phone, LinkedIn, and social media platforms) to contact schools, organizations, news outlets, etc. 
  • Forming partnerships with other similarly-minded organizations
  • Development of targeted campaigns to promote PowerUp to students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM

Prior experience with email/phone/social media outreach is valued but not required. A significant focus for the Outreach Coordinator position is the development of “personal projects”, where team members are encouraged to lead their own initiatives to increase PowerUp’s reach.

Time commitment: maximum 2 hours/week

Link to apply is here: https://forms.gle/WfUiBcfoXPgSShe68

PowerUp Marketing Coordinator

PowerUp Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinators are primarily responsible for promoting PowerUp’s initiatives on digital and social media platforms. 

  • Designing graphics to promote PowerUp on both PuMP and STEM Fellowship’s social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) 
  • Conducting social media outreach to other organizations for PowerUp promotion 
  • Working with paid advertising campaigns such as Google AdWords.

Prior experience with graphic design tools such as Canva and/or paid advertising campaigns is valued but not required.

Time commitment: maximum 2 hours/week

Link to apply is here: https://forms.gle/WfUiBcfoXPgSShe68

Bilingual Mentorship Coordinator/Coordonnateur du mentorat bilingue

Coordonnateur du Mentorat – Catherine Sun (catherine.sun@stemfellowship.org)

Ce poste consiste à faciliter et à développer le programme de mentorat STEMpowerment, qui offre un mentorat en ligne basé sur les STEM pour les étudiants secondaires et des universités. Les coordonnateurs du mentorat suivront des relations mentor-mentoré sur une base longitudinale. Ils auront également l’occasion de travailler et de développer un projet personnel pour améliorer la portée de notre programme. 

Demandement de temps: environ 2 heures/semaine

Qualités Requises:

Une expérience de travail avec des groupes sous-représentés est utile mais n’est pas obligatoire. Les candidats retenus recevront une orientation et une formation par le chef d’équipe du mentorat.

Bilingual Pairing Coordinator/Coordonnateur de jumelage bilingue

Coordonnateur des Jumelages – Catherine Sun (catherine.sun@stemfellowship.org)

Cette position implique de faciliter et de développer le programme de mentorat STEMpowerment, qui fournit un mentorat en ligne basé sur STEM pour les étudiants des écoles et des universités. Les coordonnateurs des jumelages travaillent avec le chef d’équipe du mentorat pour créer des jumelages harmonieux mentor-mentoré pour le programme de mentorat STEMpowerment. Ils seront également responsables pour examiner les candidatures et organiser des entretiens avec des mentors potentiels. Les coordonnateurs des jumelages auront également l’opportunité de travailler et de développer un projet personnel.

 

Demandement de temps: environ 2 heures/semaine

 

Qualités Requises:

Une expérience de travail avec des groupes sous-représentés est utile mais n’est pas obligatoire. Les candidats retenus recevront une orientation et la formation par le chef de l’équipe de mentorat.

Marketing Team

Visual and Digital Artists - Design Team

About the Design team: The Design team works to create promotional material that’s posted on STEM Fellowship’s social media pages and website. Tasks will be allocated to individuals based on assignments but collaboration between members is highly encouraged! Applicants don’t need to be experts at all of these listed skills as our current members would be happy to help teach them, however, previous design experience is highly recommended. Please provide a resume and send sample work to one of the following emails: hamidah.oderinwale@stemfellowship.org or eungu.kang@stemfellowship.org 

About the role:

Duties:

  • Create promotional posts based on requests from other STEM Fellowship members to be posted on our social media accounts 

Required:

  • Experience with promotional work, marketing or design  
  • Hardworking and having a willingness to learn new skills 
  • Flexible to short term deadlines (eg. having posts created within a week’s notice)\

Optional:

  • Experience with the Canva or the Adobe suite (however we’re open to whichever design platforms you’re comfortable with!)

Deadline to apply: Currently undecided (interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis)

Youtube Content Creator - Design Team

About the Design Team: The Design team works to create promotional material that’s posted on STEM Fellowship’s social media pages and website. Tasks will be allocated to individuals based on assignments but collaboration between members is highly encouraged! Applicants don’t need to be experts at all of these listed skills as our current members would be happy to help teach them, however, previous design experience is highly recommended. Please provide a resume and send sample work to one of the following emails: hamidah.oderinwale@stemfellowship.org or eungu.kang@stemfellowship.org 

About the Role: 

Duties:

  • Utilizing various video making softwares to make animations and edit pre-made video content for STEM Fellowship’s Youtube Account.
  • Potentially provide voice-overs for video
  • Help brainstorm ideas and provide feedback on content

Required:

  • Proficient in using video-editing/animation softwares (Animaker, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie)
  • Willingness to learn and improve
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Optional

  • Understanding of design and ability to create thumbnails and other video graphics

Social Media Team Member

Social Media and External Outreach Team Members are responsible for managing STEM Fellowship’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn). 

Their role also includes creating regular engaging posts for each week as well as promotional content for major SF events and initiatives. Members collaborate as a team and help with marketing outreach tasks as well as planning and executing new social media initiatives. As a member of the Social Media Team, you have the opportunity to connect and network with passionate individuals in the marketing committee and in the organization a whole.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly meetings and engaging in group discussions 
  • Posting consistently, managing your assigned platform and completing tasks in a timely manner 
  • Creating and implementing social media initiatives to help grow our platforms!

Required:

  • Be responsive: good communication outweighs everything in an online organization like STEM Fellowship 
  • A drive to learn new marketing and social media management skills

Previous experience with managing social media platforms is an asset, and is not required. 

This position is open to all high school, undergraduate and graduate students. If you are not currently living in Canada, please indicate that in your application.

Time commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours a week 

To apply, fill out this quick google form: https://forms.gle/nsch9aAi5bVeijkP7

Deadline is July 15th 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Video editors or animators - YouTube Team

About the Youtube team: The Youtube team works to create, edit, animate and release videos on STEM Fellowship’s Youtube channel. Tasks will be allocated to individuals based on assignments but collaboration between members is highly encouraged! Applicants don’t need to be experts at all of these above skills as our current members would be happy to help learn them, however, previous video editing or animating experience is highly recommended. Please provide a resume and send sample videos to the following email: harleen.klair@stemfellowship.org

About the Role:
Duties:
  • Edit and create videos given short video clips 
  • Animating videos in situations where video clips aren’t available 
Required:
  • Experience with video production, editing or animating 
  • Hardworking and having a willingness to learn new skills 
  • Flexible to short term deadlines (eg. having videos created within 2 weeks at the earliest)
Optional:
  • Experience with the Adobe suite
If you are interested in applying for the position, please provide a resume and send sample videos to the following email: harleen.klair@stemfellowship.org.
Deadline to apply: Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST (interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis)

 

High School Chapters Team

Chapters Executive Member

High School Chapters Committee: Chief High School Chapters Officer – Elvira Nurmambetova (elvira.nurmambetova@ucalgary.ca)

About STEM Fellowship:

STEM Fellowship (SF) is a federal, youth-led charity that equips youth with skills in data analytics, scholarly communications and research through mentorship and experiential learning. Our main initiatives include:

  • Big Data Challenge: an inquiry-driven competition that combines elements of global citizenship education, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship with big data analytics and research skills.
  • STEMpowerment: which provides research and mentorship opportunities for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
  • STEM Fellowship Journal: an open-access peer-reviewed journal supported by Canadian Science Publishing that publishes the research of high school and undergraduate students.
  • Interactive scholarly writing and research workshops and competitions for high school and university students. 
  • Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament (CaYPT): a research-based debate-style high school physics competition. Canada’s selection tournament for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT).

Scope of Positions:

We are recruiting committed and driven individuals for positions on various committees of our national team. New recruits can engage in roles including designing and implementing novel marketing strategies, managing internal affairs, coordinating workshops and mentorship programs, or leading a new scientific communication consulting initiative. High school, undergraduate and graduate students at any Canadian institution are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email your CV to the Chief Officer of the committee for which you would like to apply (unless a team lead is listed, in which case contact the team lead), along with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in being part of STEM Fellowship and what skills or experiences you can contribute to the team. If the position specifically lists separate application steps and instructions, please follow those instructions instead.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, positions will be removed from this document when they are filled.

Below is a list of positions available at the national level in various teams of STEM Fellowship. Please only apply to one position in one of the following teams.

Chapters Executive Member:

The High School Chapters Committee is looking for new Executive Members. STEM Fellowship (SF) Chapters function similar to school clubs, which bring STEM-oriented learning and application skills centred on SF’s flagship initiatives to high schools across Canada. Chapters serve as a platform to promote SF events and programs, hold workshops and mini competitions, promote STEM education, and provide project opportunities from SF programs.

You will be assigned a role based on your skills and background experiences. Executive Members’ primary activities include coordinating the logistics with the Chief Officer, website development, running national events, acting as a mentorship and guidance source, recruiting new Chapter Heads, and developing STEM Fellowship resources for High School Club Presidents.

Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours/week

Qualifications: Experience and interest in STEM activities. Coding background is recommended but not mandatory.

 

Outreach Ambassador Team

Outreach Ambassador (BC, AB, ON and Atlantic Provinces)

Outreach Ambassadors: Chief Outreach Officer – Christy Chan (christy.chan@stemfellowship.org)

About STEM Fellowship:

STEM Fellowship (SF) is a federal, youth-led charity that equips youth with skills in data analytics, scholarly communications and research through mentorship and experiential learning. Our main initiatives include:

  • Big Data Challenge: an inquiry-driven competition that combines elements of global citizenship education, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship with big data analytics and research skills.
  • STEMpowerment: which provides research and mentorship opportunities for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
  • STEM Fellowship Journal: an open-access peer-reviewed journal supported by Canadian Science Publishing that publishes the research of high school and undergraduate students.
  • Interactive scholarly writing and research workshops and competitions for high school and university students. 
  • Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament (CaYPT): a research-based debate-style high school physics competition. Canada’s selection tournament for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT).

Scope of Positions:

We are recruiting committed and driven individuals for positions on various committees of our national team. New recruits can engage in roles including designing and implementing novel marketing strategies, managing internal affairs, coordinating workshops and mentorship programs, or leading a new scientific communication consulting initiative. High school, undergraduate and graduate students at any Canadian institution are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email your CV to the Chief Officer of the committee for which you would like to apply (unless a team lead is listed, in which case contact the team lead), along with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in being part of STEM Fellowship and what skills or experiences you can contribute to the team. If the position specifically lists separate application steps and instructions, please follow those instructions instead.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, positions will be removed from this document when they are filled.

Below is a list of positions available at the national level in various teams of STEM Fellowship. Please only apply to one position in one of the following teams.

Atlantic Provinces Outreach Ambassador:

Outreach Ambassadors are responsible for the promotion of STEM Fellowship’s Journal and programs through various ways such as social media, in-class presentations and through word of mouth. They also represent STEM Fellowship at conferences in their communities, such as science fairs. Within their own provincial teams, ambassadors carry out online regional projects, which have included webinars and online workshops. Last but not least, ambassadors support other committees, such as reaching out to past Big Data Challenge participants and collaborating with members of the Partnerships Committee in helping to establish connections, research grants and form new external partnerships.

We are currently looking only for Outreach Ambassadors in the Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador). Applications for our other provinces, such as BC, Alberta, and Ontario will open around April/May.

The person in this role will assist the Human Resources team with various administrative tasks, projects, and initiatives. Job responsibilities will include helping compose orientation emails,
helping put together HR policies, and using Google Admin to manage SF’s members. Applicants
must be comfortable with handling large amounts of data, have a strong work ethic, and excellent
communication skills. Must also be comfortable with working with different online workplace
Platforms.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours/week

Qualifications: Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, passion for promoting STEM

 

Partnerships & Sponsorships Team

Grant Writer

Partnerships and Sponsorships Committee: Chief Partnerships and Sponsorships Officer – Mina Chong (mina.chong@stemfellowship.org)

About STEM Fellowship:

STEM Fellowship (SF) is a federal, youth-led charity that equips youth with skills in data analytics, scholarly communications and research through mentorship and experiential learning. Our main initiatives include:

  • Big Data Challenge: an inquiry-driven competition that combines elements of global citizenship education, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship with big data analytics and research skills.
  • STEMpowerment: which provides research and mentorship opportunities for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
  • STEM Fellowship Journal: an open-access peer-reviewed journal supported by Canadian Science Publishing that publishes the research of high school and undergraduate students.
  • Interactive scholarly writing and research workshops and competitions for high school and university students. 
  • Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament (CaYPT): a research-based debate-style high school physics competition. Canada’s selection tournament for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT).

Scope of Positions:

We are recruiting committed and driven individuals for positions on various committees of our national team. New recruits can engage in roles including designing and implementing novel marketing strategies, managing internal affairs, coordinating workshops and mentorship programs, or leading a new scientific communication consulting initiative. High school, undergraduate and graduate students at any Canadian institution are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email your CV to the Chief Officer of the committee for which you would like to apply (unless a team lead is listed, in which case contact the team lead), along with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in being part of STEM Fellowship and what skills or experiences you can contribute to the team. If the position specifically lists separate application steps and instructions, please follow those instructions instead.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, positions will be removed from this document when they are filled.

Below is a list of positions available at the national level in various teams of STEM Fellowship. Please only apply to one position in one of the following teams.

Grant Writer:

Under the Partnerships and Sponsorships Committee, the person in this role will be working with the Sponsorships Committee to write grants and liaise with potential sponsors that could help fund our various initiatives.

Duties include:

  • Searching for grant funding opportunities for which STEM Fellowship is eligible via the Internet and keep track of them and their deadlines
  • Writing, reviewing, and submitting grant proposals
  • Attending bi-weekly meetings with the Partnerships and Sponsorships Committee

When applying, please include a sample written piece along with the required documents listed in the Application Procedure  (listed above).

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours/week

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written English communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to use resources (such as our website and documents containing information about STEM Fellowship’s various programs) to extract relevant
  • information and answer grant application questions
  • Ability to work independently and work well with others
  • Willingness to learn and passionate about STEM Fellowship’s mission and vision
  • Past experience in grant/proposal writing is preferred but not essential

 

English/French Translator

About STEM Fellowship:

STEM Fellowship is a youth-led national network and charity that promotes STEM education and diversity through mentorship and experiential learning opportunities in data analytics, scholarly communication, and research opportunities for high school and undergraduate students. We run several programs that align with our mission, such as the Canadian Young Physicists’ Tournament (CaPYT), STEM Fellowship Journal (SFJ), Scholarly Writing Challenge (SWC), Outreach Ambassadors Program, STEMpowerment Research Exploration Opportunity (REO), STEMpowerment Mentorships, and Big Data Challenges for undergraduate and high school students, in addition to our 20 university branches and high school chapters across Canada.

About the role:

Under the Partnerships and Sponsorships Committee, you will be responsible for translating and/or revising all types of documents from English to French and French to English, and performing related tasks. This position will help increase accessibility to STEM Fellowship’s programs and initiatives. The individual will play a vital role in supporting STEM Fellowship’s expansion into Canada’s Francophone regions, thereby allowing more Canadian students to gain valuable skills in their STEM-related pursuits.

Duties:

  • Read and interpret the following English written materials and translate them into French or vice versa, ensuring that the original meaning and context is preserved:
    • Documents, such as outreach emails, information packages, reports, presentations, and possibly grant applications
    • Website pages
  • Work with Chief Officers of different STEM Fellowship committees to translate committee-specific documents  
  • Listen to and understand spoken English audio/videos and be able to translate them into French orally and vice versa
  • Attend occasional meetings with Chief Officers

Qualifications:

  • Native or professional working fluency (written, spoken, and listening) in both English and French
  • Solid knowledge of French vocabulary pertaining to STEM-related topics is a plus
  • Good organizational and communication skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and work well with others
  • Willingness to learn and passionate about STEM Fellowship’s mission and vision
  • Past experience in translation is a plus, but not essential

How to apply:

Please send your resume to arshvir.singhdhari@stemfellowship.org, along with a maximum 200-word statement that outlines how long you have been learning and practicing spoken and written French and (if applicable; not required) any French certifications you have. Position is open until filled.

 

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