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SFU Applied Sciences Outreach Hiring - Summer 2022 [Applied Sciences]

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SFU Applied Sciences Outreach Hiring

SFU Applied Sciences Outreach (with Science AL!VE) strives to engage youth in hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, Mathematics) programs to build measurable skills and improve self-confidence. Aligned with the SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences’ mandate, we aim to dispel stereotypes in the field of science and engineering and work towards achieving diversity and inclusion. We work to empower those traditionally under-represented groups in STEAM by developing barrier-free programs for girls, at-risk youth, and Indigenous communities.

SFU Applied Sciences Outreach (with Science AL!VE) acknowledges the unceded Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Tsleil-Waututh (səlil̓ w̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛə̓ m), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəyə̓ m) Nations.

SFU Applied Sciences Outreach (with Science AL!VE) is guided by SFU's Equitable Employment policy: The goal of employment equity at Simon Fraser University is to ensure that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications, such as gender or race. Consistent with this principle, the University will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the workforce, including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women (the designated groups); ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the university, and treat equitably all employees.

Please attach your most updated resume. No cover letter necessary.

You may select more than one option if you'd like to be considered for multiple positions.

Choose all that applies.

What motivated you to apply to join the SFU Applied Sciences Outreach (with Science AL!VE) team? Do you have past experiences relevant to the position(s) you are applying for? 

If you are applying for the Instructor, App Dev positions, tell us about your experience in teaching coding. This can be teaching at the K-12 level or to your peers. Why do you think it is important to introduce concepts of computer science to school-age students?

For App Dev applicants only.

If you are applying for the Instructor, App Dev positions, please indicate your familiarity with the following tools. If you’ve chosen ‘others’ please provide details.

For App Dev applicants only.

Do you have experience working with youth who face barriers? If so, please tell us about the adaptions you made to ensure programming was accessible and inclusive.

Are you fully available for all the shifts listed in the job posting? If not, please provide your explanation.

If you selected 'no' above, please provide your explanation.

Some of these summer positions are funded by the Canada Summer Job grant. To be eligible, candidates must meet all of the criteria below:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada

If you are a successful candidate, do you agree to provide a current first aid certification and a clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector check prior to starting your position? First aid certificates and criminal record checks are employment requirements and thus any fees incurred to obtain these are not reimbursed.

Is there anything else you want to share with the hiring committee? You can use this opportunity to highlight anything about yourself and your fit for this role!

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Thank you for your interest in working with SFU Applied Sciences Outreach (with Science AL!VE)! We will review your application shortly.

You will receive another email with the subject "CourSys: You have been assigned a sheet in a form submitted" that will inform you of our decision. If you are invited for an interview, this form will contain a link where you can submit your availability for an interview and 2 references. Please look out for this email. 

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