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Current Opportunities

We are recruiting committed and driven individuals for positions on various committees of our national team. High school, undergraduate, and
graduate students at any Canadian institution are welcome to apply to the positions listed on this page. To apply to the positions, please fill out
this application form. The deadline for all positions is January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. If you have any questions or concerns, please email
humanresources@stemfellowship.org. Good luck!

Human Resources Team

Human Resources Coordinator

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/week

Responsibilities:
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 STEM Fellowship’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.

 

Partnerships and Sponsorships Team

Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinator

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week

Responsibilities:
Partnerships and Sponsorships Coordinators are responsible for reaching out to new potential partners and sponsors to help grow STEM Fellowship as an organization. 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 Chief Partnerships and Sponsorships Officer 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.

 

University Branches Team

External Operations Executive

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/week

Responsibilities:
As an External Operations Executive, you will focus on various organizational and outreach duties for Indicium National. This will include compiling relevant STEM Fellowship resources, creating tailored workshop style events for Indicium branches, reaching out to sponsors, guest speakers, etc. This role will also focus on long term planning and strategizing on ways to expand Indicium and establish platforms for mentor recruitment, outreach partnerships, and more. This role requires keen individuals who are comfortable with networking, have experience in short term/long term planning, and have excellent organizational skills.

 

Editorial Operations Executive

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/week

Qualifications: Scientific communication experience an asset

Responsibilities:
As an Editorial Operations Executive, your duties will mainly revolve around content writing and editing. This role will focus on the standardization and development of Indicium resources that can be distributed to all of our branches. The editorial executive will work closely with other departments to synthesize ideas and establish the framework for all major Indicium National initiatives. Valuable skills to have in this role lie in literal and verbal communication, collaboration, and organization.

 

Creative Director

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/week

Qualifications: Previous experience in digital art programs and/or design.

Responsibilities:
As Creative Director, your role will be to create and manage Indicum National’s online presence. This will include the aesthetic components such as designing a logo, establishing a colour scheme, creating various manual/powerpoint templates, and most importantly developing a website to showcase Indicium and all of its branches. It will also include marketing components such as establishing and managing our social media. This position requires a more specialized skill set in digital art programs, website development, photography, etc.

 

Eastern Regional Branch Lead

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

Responsibilities:
An ideal candidate is both motivated and goal-oriented towards STEM outreach and professional skill development for their peers. Position entails management of all Eastern University Branches, expanding University branches to new universities, and training new branch leads. Additional position requirements include communicating student needs for resources and bringing forth any questions, monitoring and reporting branch progress to the national executive branches committee, and acting as a source of mentorship and guidance for branch presidents in specified region.

 

SciComm Team

Associate Editor

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

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. It is recommended that applicants have prior leadership experience. Applicants should be proficient in English.

Responsibilities:
Associate editors will be the first set of eyes on newly submitted manuscripts and conference proceedings. They will work with the authors to revise the manuscript and address writing and formatting issues to ensure the peer reviewers who eventually review the manuscript see the best possible version of it. The associate editors will also be tasked with contacting academics willing to review the manuscript(s) assigned to them. Skills that this candidate must possess are the ability to work with others (e.g., journal lead, other team members), communicate professionally to both authors and peer reviewers, and adhering to deadlines. The ideal candidate should have strong written communication, be detail-oriented, and have a willingness to learn and be familiar with the journal guidelines. Further, research experience is an asset (not mandatory). This position includes a minimum 6-month contract.

 

Copy Editor

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/week

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. It is recommended that applicants have prior leadership experience. Applicants should be proficient in English.

Responsibilities:
The individual in this role will proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors in submitted manuscripts. They will also verify the factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics. Copyeditors will also check text for style, readability, and adherence to editorial policies and arrange page layouts of figures, and articles. They rewrite text to improve clarity and readability. This position includes a minimum 6-month contract.

 

Typesetter

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

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. It is recommended that applicants have prior leadership experience. Applicants should be proficient in English.

Responsibilities:
Typesetters will format manuscripts and conference proceedings using InDesign for publication in the STEM Fellowship Journal. They will work with other team members and authors to format manuscripts and conference proceedings. Skills that this candidate must possess are the ability to work with others (e.g., managing editors, 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.

 

Consultant & Team Member

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week

Qualifications: Consultants must be extremely self-driven, reliable, and knowledgeable about effective science communication. Prior mentorship and graphic design/marketing experience is a strong asset. STEM research experience is a key requirement for this role and strong English communication skills are a must. We strongly encourage candidates from all STEM backgrounds to apply, such as Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Mathematics.

Responsibilities:
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, or developing an academic CV or personal statement. This is a unique opportunity to use your mentorship skills to foster confidence in science communication in young researchers. As a member of our team, you also have the opportunity to help us grow the program through outreach and marketing initiatives.

 

High School Chapters Team

Western High School Chapters Regional Lead

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

Qualifications: Applicants must be able to recognize student initiatives and find ways to bridge student interests or ideas with national programs; Students passionate about student education, STEM and related sciences are desirable candidates; It is recommended that applicants have prior leadership experience; Applicants should be proficient in English; Applicants must be able to organize and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines; Applicants are expected to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities:
– Advocate for student education and provide leadership/scholarly/research opportunities for high school students
– Equip high school students with STEM-related skills to advance their personal and professional growth
– Liaise between school Chapters within the assigned region and the national Chapters team
– Communicate student needs for resources, mentorship and bringing forth any questions
– Monitor, report STEM Fellowship Chapter progress within specified regions (Western Canada), and suggest areas of improvement
– Act as a source of mentorship and guidance for Chapter heads in the specified regions
– Host monthly/biweekly meetings with student chapter heads within specified regions to discuss semester plans, progress, changes, and goals for the future
– Provide assistance and maintain updated records of each chapter
– Facilitate promotion of major STEM Fellowship events among assigned Chapter high schools
– Regular internal communication with Co-Directors, HR liaison, and regional leads

 

Eastern High School Chapters Regional Lead

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

Qualifications: Applicants must be able to recognize student initiatives and find ways to bridge student interests or ideas with national programs; Students passionate about student education, STEM and related sciences are desirable candidates; It is recommended that applicants have prior leadership experience; Applicants should be proficient in English; Applicants must be able to organize and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines; Applicants are expected to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities:
– Advocate for student education and provide leadership/scholarly/research opportunities for high school students
– Equip high school students with STEM-related skills to advance their personal and professional growth
– Liaise between school Chapters within the assigned region and the national Chapters team
– Communicate student needs for resources, mentorship and bringing forth any questions
– Monitor, report STEM Fellowship Chapter progress within specified regions (Eastern Canada), and suggest areas of improvement
– Act as a source of mentorship and guidance for Chapter heads in the specified regions
– Host monthly/biweekly meetings with student chapter heads within specified regions to discuss semester plans, progress, changes, and goals for the future
– Provide assistance and maintain updated records of each chapter
– Facilitate promotion of major STEM Fellowship events among assigned Chapter high schools
– Regular internal communication with Co-Directors, HR liaison, and regional leads

 

Associate High School Chapters Officer

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

Qualifications: Applicants must be able to recognize student initiatives and find ways to bridge student interests or ideas with national programs; Students passionate about student education, STEM and related sciences are desirable candidates; It is recommended that applicants have prior leadership experience; Applicants should be proficient in English; Applicants must be able to organize and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines; Applicants are expected to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities:
– Manage the Chapter team’s overall operations, including delegating tasks, directing agendas, and managing organizational structure, strategy and communication with the Steering Committee
– Build strong relationships with the executive and high school students and monitor their engagement
– Assist high school students with ongoing event planning and address their issues and problems
– Respond to conflict and develop a plan to mediate the situation
– Look over larger workshops and webinars planning, development and presentation
– Develop resources and documentation to assist high school students with their Chapters club
– Support grant writing by identifying Chapters programs need and creating proposals
– Initiate partnership with STEM-related organizations and successfully expand STEM Fellowship Chapter team’s network
– Assist the team with the recruitment, onboarding and training of new candidates

 

High School Chapters Outreach and Program Development Coordinator

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

Qualifications: Applicants must be able to recognize student initiatives and find ways to bridge student interests or ideas with national programs; Students passionate about student education, STEM and related sciences are desirable candidates; It is recommended that applicants have prior leadership experience; Applicants should be proficient in English; Applicants must be able to organize and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines; Applicants are expected to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities:
– Assist executive team to create and manage outreach efforts during team meetings
– Monitor, manage and update content for social media including the STEM Fellowship Chapters website
– Design and create graphics such as posters and promotional materials
– Contribute to the development of marketing plans, workshop creation and promotion
– Build networks with community partners to promote STEM Fellowship Chapters’ agenda
– Organize action plans for directorial review, and support Chapters event creation
– Closely collaborate with the Chief Officer, and the executive team
– Plan, coordinate and monitor logistic components of program development

 

STEMpowerment Team

TikTok Ambassador

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/week

Responsibilities:
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.

 

Article Writer

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

Qualifications: None

Resume: Not required

Job Responsibilities:
The person who fills this role will be an integral member of our team by writing engaging STEM-related articles aimed at high school and university students. Article writers will attend weekly meetings to brainstorm and coordinate ideas with other article writers and editors. They will submit 1 article every month to be published on our website. Experience writing STEM-related reports and articles is an asset, but not required.

 

Video Creator

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week

Qualifications: None

Resume: Not required

Job Responsibilities:
The person who fills this role will be an integral member of our team by filming engaging STEM-related videos aimed at high school and university students. Video creators will attend weekly meetings to brainstorm and coordinate ideas with other creators and editors. They will submit 1-3 video(s) every month to be published on our Youtube channel and/or TikTok. Experience producing STEM-related content and videos is an asset, but not required.

 

STEMpowerment Outreach Coordinator

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

Qualifications: Experience working with underrepresented groups is preferred but not required

Responsibilities:
This position entails facilitating outreach initiatives for all of STEMpowerment’s programs, including STEMpowerment’s various mentorship programs, the Research Exploration Opportunity (REO) program, and Courses. Outreach coordinators will use various platforms to reach students typically underrepresented in STEM and connect them to our opportunities. Specifically, the role will include identifying gaps in STEM diversity, making initial connections with various groups through online platforms, and following up with presentations at events, fairs, and schools if needed. Coordinators will also have the opportunity to innovate and work on their own personal projects to further diversify our programs through the creation of new sub-programs and implementation of new outreach strategies.

 

Research Exploration Opportunity Coordinator

Time Commitment: 3 hours/week

Qualifications: Having familiarity with the research environment in university and hospital labs is an asset, but not required.

Responsibilities:
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.

 

Marketing Team

Statistics Team Member

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

Responsibilities:
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.

– 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

Marketing Team Member

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours/week

Responsibilities:
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.

– 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.

 

Design and Youtube Team Member

Time Commitment: 2-5 hours/week

Qualifications: Previous experience in video editing/design.

Responsibilities:
Design:
– Create promotional posts based on requests from other STEM Fellowship members to be posted on our social media accounts
-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)
– Experience with the Canva or the Adobe suite (however we’re open to whichever design platforms you’re comfortable with!)

Youtube:
– Ideate, design and edit video content to go on a variety of platforms including TikTok, Linkedin, Instagram and Youtube
– The ideal candidate will have experience working with a video editing platform such as (iMovie, Animaker, Final Cut Pro, Adobe, etc.)
– Experience with promotional work, marketing or design
– Hard Working and having a willingness to learn new skills
– Flexible to short term deadlines (eg. having videos created within a week’s notice)

Content Development Team Member

Time Commitment: 4 hours/week

Responsibilities:
Content development team members will be working with the content development team lead and the marketing strategists team to develop a wide diversity of content within the organization based on needs from SF committees and team-developed initiatives. Usually, content development team members take part in weekly team discussions to brainstorm, write, and edit content for marketing purposes, template emails, website content, reports, press releases, and etc. As a part of the joint-team with the Marketing Strategists team, members are also expected to jump into team discussions to help add on to Marketing Plans! Most importantly, the team values consistent communication, organization, and participation in the team environment.

 

Data Science Team

Program Management Team Member

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/week

Responsibilities: 

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.