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Data Science Team

Program Management Team Member

As a part of the program management, you will be working to help organize the High School and Undergraduate Big Data Challenges. Successful candidates should possess strong time management skills, strong written abilities, abilities to use communications tools such as Google Meet and Google Chat, abilities to use word processing tools such as Google Drive, and overall, a strong dedication to encourage youth to use data-driven solutions to solve societal problems. The responsibilities of this role include: creating itineraries, sponsorship packages, budget plans, and event pages; coordinating the event schedule; recruiting volunteers; connecting with speakers and guests; ordering event materials; managing email accounts; coordinating submissions; sending certificates to winners; and, documenting challenge details. Please contact: benjamin.fedoruk@stemfellowship.org

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

Deadline: November 30, 2021

Metric Research Team Lead

This role involves leading a team of students to perform data science research activities that will benefit STEM Fellowship. The individual in this role will mentor the students in the team and guide them along the research project. The individual may work with external collaborators such as individuals or organizers in order to provide research opportunities/mentorship. The individual may lead a summer research program to provide an opportunity for high school students to do data science research. Please contact: zackary.masri@stemfellowship.org

Time Commitment: 1-5 hours

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Qualification:

Strong understanding of data science, ability to teach and mentor younger students, a passion for data science education and research, a willingness to reach out to other individuals and organizations for collaboration

 

Outreach Team Member

Outreach Team Members are responsible for carrying out the task set out by the Outreach Team Lead, these include; writing email templates, creating itineraries, establishing connections with working professionals in the Data Science Industry, reaching out to potential mentors and judges for our Big Data Challenge events (High School and Undergraduate competitions). Please contact: roberto.armena@stemfellowship.org

Time commitment: 2-4 hours

deadline: November 30, 2021

Qualifications: 

– Strong writing and communication skills

Science Communication Team

Scholarly Writing Workshops Team Lead

About Scholarly Writing Workshops Team

The Scholarly Writing Workshops (SWW) team is the branch of Science Communication that is responsible for the development, hosting, and presentation of multiple scholarly writing workshops for high school and university students all across Canada. Our workshops are primarily aimed at young researchers who are interested in developing a solid foundation in scholarly and scientific writing. In addition to creating our own workshops, we also partner with several organizations to create informational and research-based videos and/or presentations for events and/or conferences. In the past, we have hosted several workshops including Editing101: Learn to be your own editor, Reference Management for STEM Research, STATS101: Statistics for STEM Research (Part 1 and Part 2), Blueprint to an E-Poster (in collaboration with Q-GEM), Blueprint to a Literature Review, and many more.

Role Description: Team Lead (1)

Responsibilities of the Scholarly Writing Workshops Team Lead include but are not limited to manage and lead a team of 4-5 workshop developers and graphic designer, organize and chair weekly or bi-weekly SWW team meetings, attend bi-weekly Science Communication Team Leads meeting, recruit, and interview team members, lead the development of workshops, and delegate tasks to team members to ensure the timely completion and presentation of workshops. In addition, the team lead is required to communicate with the bigger STEM Fellowship team regarding workshop promotion materials, workshop advertisement, and other workshop-related inquiries. Lastly, the team lead is also responsible for creating registration information forms and disseminating workshop details to interested students/registrants. 

Prior team leadership experience is a strong asset. STEM research experience is also a strong asset for this role, and strong organization and communication skills are a must. The team lead reports to the Science Communication Chief, Gurman Khera.

Time commitment: Approximately 6-7 hours/week

Application Procedure

To apply, please email your CV and a brief statement of interest (250 words) to the Chief Officer of the committee, Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org). Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and successful applicants will be notified within 1-2 weeks of the interview. 

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)

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)

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

Workshop Team Member

The Scholarly Writing Workshops team is well-known for its in-depth, comprehensive, and educational webinars on research writing, research presentations, and science communication. Workshop team members are responsible for developing, brainstorming, preparing, and presenting the above-mentioned webinars to virtual attendees. Individuals will design (slide deck) presentations which communicate and visually portray the content prepared by the team. They will report to the SWW Team Lead and the Chief of Science Communication and convey content in a manner that is visually appealing and easy to understand. Our current workshops introduce high school and undergraduate students to fundamental skills pertaining to scholarly publication and editing. Experience facilitating presentations/workshops is required and experience with research writing and presentation is also recommended. To apply to this role, please send your CV to Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org).

Time commitment: 2-3 hours/week

Blog Team Coordinator

The Science Communication Blog Team coordinates and promotes the SciComm Blog. Every year, highschool students, undergraduates, pre-meds, and STEM students submit their original blog writing pieces to our team of editors. These writing submissions focus on current and relevant topics within STEM whilst taking a critical and personal approach. We are looking for a self-motivated and organized team member to lead the management of the blog team. This will include communication with graphic designers, website designers, social media teams, the STEM Fellowship Journal team, prospective partners, writers, and blog editors. If interested, this opportunity can also include editorial and review duties. The blog coordinator must be self-driven, reliable, and organized. Prior experience in a similar role is an asset, but is not a requirement. The applicant must display strong management and leadership skills. We strongly encourage candidates from all STEM backgrounds to apply: physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, and physics. To apply to this role, please send your CV to Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org).

Time commitment: 3-4 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

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

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 highschool and undergraduate screeners to assist with preliminary screening of all submissions in all the following categories: physical sciences, biological sciences, literature review, environmental science, and mathematics/physics. Screeners will be responsible for ensuring that all submissions meet the eligibility requirements before submissions are sent to the graduate reviewers. Screeners must be consistent, reliable, and be able to communicate quickly via email. The main responsibility of the screener is to screen out ineligible writing submissions during the submission period (~ September to February). Prior research experience is NOT a requirement and any prior research skills are an asset. We strongly encourage candidates from all STEM backgrounds to apply: physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, and physics. To apply to this role, please send your CV to Gurman Khera (gurman.khera@stemfellowship.org) and Stephanie Quon (stephanie.quon@stemfellowship.org).

Time commitment: 3 hours/week

Copy Editor

The individual in the copy editor position will handle the manuscript after peer review and before typesetting. Responsibilities will include communicating with authors, and editing their work – particularly manuscript flow, grammar and spelling errors – which have slipped through the earlier steps. Similar to other editors and positions within the journal, copy editors are required to edit and respond to authors in a realistic timeline to ensure authors remain motivated to work through copy editors’ suggestions. The copy editor will use multiple online platforms (OJS, Airtable, and Google Chat). Applicants must be comfortable reading scientific papers from various disciplines, have strong editing skills, excellent written communication, have a strong work ethic, and ideally have some research and writing experience. Please contact: abhinand.thaivalappil@stemfellowship.org; ruijia.zhang@stemfellowship.org

Qualifications:

Outstanding organizational skills, some experience in research and scientific writing is preferred, strong written communication skills, attention to detail, must be a university student or university-educated.

– Applicants must be pursuing, or have obtained, a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) at a Canadian university. Applicants should be proficient in English.

Typesetter

Typesetters will format manuscripts and conference proceedings using InDesign for publication in the StemFellowship Journal. They will work with other Journal staff and authors to format manuscripts and conference proceedings. Skills that this candidate must possess are the ability to work with others (eg. journal lead, other team members) and stick to deadlines. The ideal candidate should be very detail-oriented and experience using InDesign is an asset (not mandatory). Further, research experience is an asset (not mandatory). This position includes a minimum 6 month contract. Please contact: abhinand.thaivalappil@stemfellowship.org; ruijia.zhang@stemfellowship.org

Qualifications: 

Applicants must be pursuing, or have obtained, a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) at a Canadian university. Past research experience or familiarity with scientific publishing gained otherwise, would be an asset for all positions. Applicants should be proficient in English.

Associate Editor

The individual in the associate editor role will be responsible for handling between 1-3 active manuscripts from submission to publication. Job responsibilities will include communicating with authors and keeping them updated, editing their work, responding to questions in a timely fashion, recruiting peer reviewers to review the manuscripts that have been assigned to you, and using multiple online platforms (OJS, Airtable, Google Chat). Applicants must be comfortable reading scientific papers, have strong editing skills, excellent written communication, have a strong work ethic, be willing to help other staff members if they need it, and ideally have some research and writing experience. Please contact: abhinand.thaivalappil@stemfellowship.org; ruijia.zhang@stemfellowship.org

Qualifications:

Strong written communication skills, attention to detail, and professionalism; excellent organizational skills; some research experience and scientific writing is preferred; experienced in communicating with members from research and academia; ability to work independently and help team members when needed.

– Applicants must be pursuing, or have obtained, a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) at a Canadian university. Applicants should be proficient in English.

STEMpowerment Team

Courses Coordinator - Courses Team

STEMpowerment Courses are instructed by post-graduate students or alumni and give high school students insight into specific subjects that they may pursue in undergraduate studies. Courses run so far have been in-demand and successful, leading to current program expansion. Course Coordinators will work with a team of other Coordinators to explore subjects that students are interested in learning more in-depth about, outreach to potential instructors, coordination of student applications, grant applications, marketing of programs and more. Having familiarity with networking techniques (particularly with graduate students and alumni) is an asset to this role.

Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours/week

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

To apply, email Yasmin Alhamdah at yasmin.alhamdah@stemfellowship.org.

Social Media Strategist - Content Creation Team

The person who fills this role will be an integral member of our team by creating and implementing social media strategies to improve our reach. They will report analytics to our team and use these findings to optimize our content. Familiarity with social media platforms, including YouTube and TikTok, is required. Experience running organizational and/or brand social media accounts is an asset but is not required.

Time Commitment: Approximately 1-2 hours/week

Deadline for submission: October 31st, 2021

To apply, email Meera Chopra at meera.chopra@stemfellowship.org.

TikTok Ambassador - Content Creation Team

The person who fills this role will be an integral member of our TikTok team by filming and editing TikTok videos to post on STEM Fellowship’s TikTok page and keeping up to date with popular trends on the app. They will also brainstorm innovative ideas and provide feedback to improve our content. This person must be comfortable being on camera in videos shared on STEM Fellowship’s social media pages, including TikTok, and can create videos with quick turn-around times to take advantage of trends. Experience creating TikTok videos and with video editing software, such as iMovie or Animaker, is an asset but is not required.

Time Commitment: Approximately 1 hour/week

Deadline for submission: October 31, 2021

To apply, email Meera Chopra at meera.chopra@stemfellowship.org.

STEMpowerment Mentorship Program Pairings Coordinator - Mentorships Team

This position entails facilitating and developing the STEMpowerment mentorship program, which provides online STEM-based mentoring for high school and university students. Pairings Coordinators will work together to create harmonious mentor-mentee pairings for the STEMpowerment Mentorship Program. They will also be responsible for reviewing applications and running short interviews for prospective mentors. Additionally, Pairings Coordinators have the opportunity to work on and develop a personal project, most often focusing on outreach to prospective mentors or mentees. The successful applicant(s) will receive orientation and training by the Mentorship Team Lead.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and applying before the deadline is strongly encouraged.

Experience working with underrepresented groups is helpful but not required.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours/week

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

To apply, email Catherine Sun at catherine.sun@stemfellowship.org.

Research Exploration Opportunity Coordinator

Research Exploration Opportunity Coordinator (up to 4 positions available)

The Research Exploration Opportunity (REO) is a program in collaboration with the STEM Fellowship national team and branches to place high school students in research labs during the March Break. Coordinator responsibilities include supporting branches in implementation of the program, liaising between branches and the national team to ensure they are completing tasks in a timely manner. REO Coordinators may also be involved in outreach initiatives. Having familiarity with the research environment in university and hospital labs is an asset but we encourage all to apply.

Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours/week

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

To apply, email agetha.mahendran@stemfellowship.org.

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

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2021

To apply, email agetha.mahendran@stemfellowship.org.

 

Bilingual Pairing Coordinator/Coordonnateur de jumelage bilingue

Bilingual Pairings Coordinator/Coordonnateur des Jumelages – Catherine Sun (catherine.sun@stemfellowship.org)

English version:

This position involves facilitating and developing the STEMpowerment Mentorship program, which provides STEM mentorship online for post-secondary and secondary school students. Pairing Coordinators work with the Mentorship Team Lead to create harmonious mentor-mentee pairings for the STEMpowerment mentorship program. They are equally responsible for examining candidates and organizing interviews with potential mentors. Pairing Coordinators will also have the opportunity to work and develop a personal project.

Time commitment: around 2 hours/week

Required qualities: Experience working with underrepresented groups is useful but not mandatory. Selected candidates will receive orientation and training by the Mentorship Team Lead.

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

Version française:

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

Marketing & Statistics Team Member - Research and Google Ad Analytics

Research and Google Ad Analytics

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.

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 for submission: November 1, 2021

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

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 for submission: November 1, 2021

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

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

Website Development Team Member

About the Website Team: The role of the website team is to keep STEM Fellowship’s website (https://stemfellowship.org/) up-to-date by creating new webpages about upcoming SF events and editing existing pages. Possible tasks include updating the profiles of STEM Fellowship executives, making changes to event pages, and creating a professionally appealing website. Team members will use the WordPress platform to make edits. On occasion, team members may be invited to (optionally) participate in other SF-affiliated projects, such as maintaining STEM Fellowship’s Canada Helps page. Please contact website@stemfellowship.org 

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

Content Development Team Member

About the Content Development Team: The role of this position is to work with the entire team in writing press releases for events, drafting template emails for the purpose of promoting events or forming partnerships, and editing various pieces of written work. The Content Development team also works together to build ideas on how to expose written content to more people for a wider reach of promotions. In addition, you will be working closely with other SF teams in a wide range of collaborative projects to help promote SF initiatives. Your responsibility is to ensure that all written content is accurate, grammatically-correct, and coherent, ensuring that it portrays STEM Fellowship as a professional non-profit organization. Content Development executives are expected to be communicative through our corresponding communication platform, attend weekly team meetings, and be responsible for their assigned tasks. Please contact yoojin.lee@stemfellowship.org 

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

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 as a whole. Please contact aida.esmaelbeigi@stemfellowship.org

Responsibilities include: Attending weekly meetings and engaging in group discussions, posting consistently, managing your assigned platform and completing tasks in a timely manner and creating and implementing social media initiatives to help grow our platforms!

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

High School Chapters Team

Chapters Executive Member

High School Chapters Committee: Chief High School Chapters Officer – Nathan Wei (nathan.wei@stemfellowship.org)

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.

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

High School Chapter Head

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 resume to the Chief Officer, nathan.wei@stemfellowship.org, along with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in being part of the 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.

High School Chapter Head:

The High School Chapters Committee is looking for new High School Chapter Heads. 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 to high school students. Email your resume to nathan.wei@stemfellowship.org in order to apply for the High School Chapter Head position.

As a STEM Fellowship chapter, your high school institution will have multiple opportunities for immersing in unique STEM-oriented learning and application skills centered on STEM Fellowship’s flagship initiatives. Whether you tinker with data analytics and its real-world applications, learn to host your own STEMpowerment webinars, delve into scientific research using our scholarly writing tools or challenge your physics knowledge – your chapter can be structured as uniquely as you would like.

Chapter Head primary responsibilities include: recruit and oversee executive team, lead chapter meetings and initiatives, maintain active communication with national STEM Fellowship organization via. email, Slack, and online meetings, plan and execute STEM Fellowship activities with executive team and school administration, assist in devising outreach strategies for increasing student engagement 

Time Commitment: Approximately 3-6 hours/week

Qualifications: Experience and interest in leadership and bringing STEM activities to your school community. 

Outreach Ambassador Team

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

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

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.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours/week

 

Partnerships & Sponsorships Team

Grant Writer

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

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

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

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 mina.chong@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.

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2021

Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinator

The Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinators reach out to new potential partners and sponsors at the request of the Chief Partnerships Officer (CPO). It will be encouraged amongst Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinators to suggest new avenues for partnerships and sponsorships, and to also use their own existing connections to initiate discussions for potentially new partnerships and sponsorships. The CPO aims to give the Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinators the opportunity to act as STEM Fellowship’s first point of contact with potentially new partners and sponsors. As such, a high level of professionalism is expected in all forms of communication conducted by the Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinators, whether that be through email, LinkedIn, online sponsorship application forms, or other means of communication. Please contact: mina.chong@stemfellowship.org

Deadline for submission: November 1, 2021

Human Resources

Human Resources Coordinator

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. The person in this role will also assist with the development of workshops, events, team-building activities, and awards. 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: 3-4 hours per week

How to apply: Send your resume and 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 to humanresources@stemfellowship.org

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2021