SUMMER 2024 EMPLOYMENT: STEM Student Education Program Coordinator 

  • Location: Cape Breton University
  • Deadline: May 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm

STEM Student Education Program Coordinator  (Canada Summer Jobs)

Are you an ardent advocate for equity in science and engineering? If so, the Island WISE group at Cape Breton University is hiring a STEM Student Events Coordinator who will help organize and promote events to connect and empower students, particularly those underrepresented in STEM. Island WISE is a program designed to bring STEM activities to young girls, women, and underrepresented groups across all of Cape Breton Island. We strive to provide a diversity of events and reach as many communities as possible. We promote early education of young women in STEM through Island WISE Retreats and Girl STEM Saturdays; we provide accessible and exemplar role models and mentors in informal and formal settings; and we also provide the opportunity for fun and exciting hands-on learning (Island WISE Day Camps).

Start Date:  June 3

Length:  8 Weeks


The applicant will be employed for 8 weeks as the STEM Student Education Program Coordinator, you will work with Island WISE to plan and organize STEM conferences and events and develop strategic communication and outreach plans to promote these events and resources for STEM students. Upcoming events include assisting with planning for the annual Island WISE retreat, activities, and camps.   As well the coordinator will be responsible for developing safety plans and perform safety survey for each event. They will also prepare and compile data for event surveys and prepare after event reports with recommendations for improvements for future events.


  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year B. Sc. Or B. Eng. Student or B.Ed. student (Science/Math)
  • Previous outreach experience is a definite asset.
  • Passionate about STEM and Island WISE and willing to help us grow.
  • Takes initiative and solves problems.
  • Detail-oriented and deadline driven, with a keen sense of organization; always aims for excellence.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computer skills and competency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Canva (for poster development)
  • Familiarization with social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Tic-Tok)would be an asset.
  • Effective communication, organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team.


  • 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 in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter stating why you are a good fit for this position, a CV/RESUME as well as two references to support your application.

Applications are to be sent to