Department: Engineering Student Centre (SciFi)
FTE: .8 FTE
Status: Term, one year with the possibility of extension and/or becoming full time
Competition No.: 13040-M
Information: The salary range is $44,873 to
$70,115 per annum (Specialist/Professional,
Phase 1) pro-rated. The starting
salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of SciFi including the development, implementation, delivery and assessment of programs to promote engineering, science, technology, and post-secondary education to Saskatchewan youth. One of the major strategic priorities of SciFi programs is to encourage the future enrolment of all students, in particular those of designated groups, into engineering fields of study.
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Director, Engineering Student Centre, College of Engineering, this position interacts with Saskatchewan youth, University of Saskatchewan students, and stakeholders such as parents and funding agencies with regard to SciFi programs. A major part of the work could be conducted in a classroom-type environment with the delivery of programs and occurs in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Must be able to work flexible hours, including regular evenings and weekends, and be able to travel.
- Ensures that SciFi programs are designed and delivered in a manner which will inform, educate, and excite students about engineering as a field of study and profession.
- Ensures that funding for SciFi operations and programs is available by identifying and pursuing opportunities, preparing applications, and follow-up reports.
- Ensures that financial processes are executed accurately and contributes in the preparation of financial budgets, forecasts, and evaluations.
- Ensures that all policies and procedures are implemented and contributes in the development of new policies and procedures.
- Ensures that effective recruitment (except for the final appointment approval), training and supervision of instructional staff is carried out.
- Develop and maintain effective, collaborative professional working relationships with other University units, external groups and stakeholders.
Education: University degree in engineering, science or education. An acceptable combination of education and experience in program management will be considered.
Experience: Two years experience in education programming preferably in an academic or non-profit setting. Supervisory experience in a substantial camp/program setting; volunteer and team leadership experience; experience in student leadership and development; demonstrated experience with project or event management; general understanding of accounting principles. A satisfactory Criminal Record Check will be required for this position.
Skills: Proven ability to produce results in high pressure situations and under very tight timelines; proven relationship management skills; proven collaborative and teamwork skills; highly effective oral and written communication skills; ability to understand and communicate complex scientific concepts to diverse audiences; extensive knowledge and experience in computer applications including MS Access; ability to practice professionalism and sound judgment under pressure and stress; highly developed organizational skills, with the ability to manage many projects simultaneously; high degree of independence, initiative, judgment and discretion; must be flexible, and able to shift priorities regularly; ability to convey enthusiasm and demonstrate commitment to educating youth about science and engineering; comfort with cost-recoverable educational program delivery.
This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.
Please apply no later than January 29, 2013.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Colleen Teague at 966-5289.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.