Part-Time Employment: After-School Program Mentor

  • Location: HRM, Wolfville, Truro, Antigonish, Sydney
  • Competition Number: ASPMTROPEN
  • Deadline: September 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm


Imhotep’s Legacy Academy is a university-community partnership that seeks to improve on the representation of African Canadians in science professions by providing opportunities for young learners of African heritage to engage in activities designed to strengthen their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) aptitude. Reporting to the After-School Program Coordinator, the Program Mentor/Tutor is responsible for the effective delivery of the math and science After-School activities and tutorials to ILA participants in either Gr. 6, 7, 8 or 9 at select schools in HRM, Wolfville, Truro, Antigonish, and Sydney (or virtually, COVID-contingent). The After-School Program Mentor will guide ILA studentparticipants through an organized program of science experiment presentations, tutorials and leadership building activities that strengthen students academically and culturally.

General Duties:
▪Ability to motivate junior high school students
▪Demonstrated aptitude in one or more STEM subjects: Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry,
▪Demonstrated experience in mentoring/tutoring youth
▪Good presentation skills; Engaging personality
▪Ability to work with little supervision
▪Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to create an effective teaching team
▪Knowledge of African Nova Scotian history and culture an asset

Position Requirements:
•Conducts once per week classes presenting science and math experiments and activities
•Provides school curriculum-related tutoring in math and science to student participants when needed.
•Facilitates all aspects of student participation in the After-School Program including establishing relationships withparents/guardians, school administrators, teachers and community.
•Organizes student participation in related school and community activities and special events (math camps, science fairs,field trips).
ADDITIONAL NOTES Submit a completed ILA-DAL Hiring Questionnaire along with a current résumé, cover letter, transcript (may be unofficial) in one PDF file by 11:59pm on the deadline day provided on the ILA website.


Offer of employment is contingent upon the successful candidate passing appropriate background checks. Candidates must provide a recent Criminal (Vulnerable Sector) Background Check and Child Abuse Register Check. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated interest and experience in issues affecting the education of learners of African descent. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Submit application online via the ILA website:

Part-time (6-8 hrs/wk)

Travel Required: To school site (COVID contingent)