Summer jobs with Youth Science Canada

Fri, 2014-03-28 14:49 -- Dominic Tremblay

Youth Science Canada is looking to hire two summer students to work within our fundraising and marketing & communications activities from our Pickering, Ontario office.

You must be a student in an accredited program at the college or university level who will also be returning to school in September.

The position descriptions for the Development Summer Coordinator and the Communications Summer Coordinator are listed below.

Start date: May 1, 2014

End date: August 22, 2014

Deadline for applications: April 18, 2014 (Interviews may commence as applications are received)

 

Development Summer Coordinator

 

PURPOSE: To assist the fundraising and sponsor management program to support Youth Science Canada programs.

 

Key Accountabilities:

- Coordinate and execute assigned fundraising activities as defined by the Executive Director

- Coordinate and execute required tasks in the development and implementation of various fundraising projects (to include volunteer recruitment, correspondence, communications & general administration within the programs)

- Secure and coordinate sponsorship (in-kind and cash) as defined by the Executive Director

- Develop and deliver alumni engagement tactics

- Assist in the development and stewardship of strategic volunteers and community partnerships for assigned fundraising programs

- Coordinate all post event activities as defined by the Executive Director

- Identify potential volunteers, donors and relationships that will serve to enhance YSC programs

- Strategize with co-workers and donors/sponsors to assist with best solutions and practices

- Maintain a high level of customer service to sponsors, volunteers and donors

- Respond to inquiries and concerns

- Operates within the philosophy, culture and values of Youth Science Canada

- Provide direct support to CWSF 2014

- All other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills:

- Currently enrolled in a post secondary institution in a program with a focus on fund development and event management.

- Previous non-profit event planning experience is an asset.

- Excellent oral and written communications skills

- Thrives in a collaborative, team-approach, achievement culture and fast-paced work environment

- Capable to work with staff, external agencies and donors with tact and diplomacy

- Ability to complete projects in a timely basis

- Computer proficiency (MS Office)

 

 

Communications Summer Coordinator

 

PURPOSE: To assist marketing, communication and public relations in support of Youth Science Canada programs.

 

Key Accountabilities:

- Coordinate and execute external communications activities - including website copy, press releases, social media and print materials

- Liaise with contractors and suppliers as appropriate

- Write and/or edit internal communications - including e-newsletters, monthly bulletins, and blog posts

- Ensures that organizational communications meet established brand standards

- Tactical development of our social media presence

- Evaluates and reports usage/response/feedback statistics for digital and social media presence

- Monitors media coverage and acts as a coordinator for media requests

- Maintains a database of updated organization communications information and common requests

- Provides communication support to strengthen funder relationships and cultivate new opportunities

- Provides communications support to volunteers

- Participates on committees and work groups as required

- Operates within the philosophy, culture and values of Youth Science Canada

- Provide direct support to CWSF 2014

- All other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills:

- Currently enrolled in a post secondary institution in a program with a focus on marketing and communications/public relations.

- Previous non-profit event experience is an asset.

- Excellent oral and written communications skills

- Thrives in a collaborative, team-approach, achievement culture and fast-paced work environment

- Capable to work with staff, external agencies and donors with tact and diplomacy

- Ability to complete projects in a timely basis

- Computer proficiency (MS Office)

 

 

About Youth Science Canada

 

Youth Science Canada exists so Canadian youth are engaged through science in inquiry and critical thinking.

We are inspired by the potential of Canada’s youth to improve the world through science and we make programs and resources to help realize that potential.

For over 50 years, Youth Science Canada has been Canada's leading organization for the promotion of innovation and celebration of excellence in science, engineering and technology among our nation's youth.

Youth Science Canada provides or partners in programs to increase awareness and involvement of youth in science, engineering and technology, to engage, mentor and recognize Canada’s young scientists, to set standards for scientific experimentation by young people, to promote the creation and support of science and technology fairs, and to engage scientists, engineers, educators, parents and leading public and private sector organizations in the development of a national science, engineering and technology network of Canadian youth.

Youth Science Canada is best known for its showcase event, the annual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), which hosts the top 500 young scientists from across the country.

A national, registered charitable organization, Youth Science Canada relies on the largest volunteer network of its kind in Canada - more than 8,000 dedicated parents, teachers and scientists – and the generosity of our sponsors, donors and partners, who share our commitment to spark a passion for science among our nation’s youth.

 

 

Applying for a position:

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 

Thank you for your interest in working with Youth Science Canada. Only candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

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