Career Awareness Program Coordinator (14 Month Contract)

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
August 2, 2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Full-time, Contract

What is the Job?

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, the Career Awareness Program Coordinator is responsible for managing, organizing, and coordinating all aspects of the career awareness and outreach programming for elementary and high school students across British Columbia. The Career Awareness Program Coordinator works with schools and science-based programs to create awareness of the professions through events and activities.

The Career Awareness Program Coordinator position is a 14-month full-time contract role from October 2019 to December 2020. The main responsibilities of the position are:

  • Managing volunteers and working with schools and science-based programs/facilities to coordinate classroom visits by engineers and geoscientists; reviewing and recommending approval for grant funding, handling daily inquiries about career programming; and organizing student outreach events.
  • Acting as the Project Lead for the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Science Games, which includes: event management and coordination, budget coordination, marketing activities (promotion, sponsorship), and managing staff/volunteers.
  • Managing and working with a designer to update or create all communications and marketing materials (e.g., posters, brochures, post cards) for the career awareness program and publications.
  • Performing administrative and other communication duties including contributing and providing general support to our website, publications, events, and various projects.
  • Participating in the development and oversight of the Career Awareness Program budget, as well as seeking new sources of revenue (e.g., grant funding).
  • Participates in the organization and on-site delivery of the Annual Conference, AGM, and other events that will require multi-day, overnight trips and day travel within the Lower Mainland.

Who are we Looking For?

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree in: communications, marketing, public relations, education, or a related discipline.
  • 2–5 years of relevant work experience related to event management, volunteer or committee management, stakeholder engagement, and communications strategy.
  • Demonstrated professional experience working with children with limited/no supervision is an asset.

The position will the person to demonstrate that they have:

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Superb planning and organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Willingness and availability for multi-day, overnight trips, and day travel within the Lower Mainland.

Who Are We?

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is responsible for the licensing and regulation of BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists. With over 37,000 members, we are the second largest regulatory body in the province. We offer a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, generous benefit program including a group health program, group retirement program, generous vacation allowances, and a flex day program that offers compressed workweeks.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at [email protected].
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