WORK STUDY: Let’s Talk Science Outreach Site Coordinator 2019S05


Brief Job Description:

As a Let’s Talk Science Outreach Site Coordinator you will work with a faculty advisor to recruit, support, and manage volunteers and educators. The job involves maintaining strong communication with teachers, volunteers, other Site Coordinators across Canada, Let’s Talk Science National Office and local program supporters. As a Site Coordinator you are well supported by the faculty advisor at CBU and the Let’s Talk Science National Office.


Students from any academic background can apply; however, those in a science, technology or education program are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking for students who can demonstrate:

  • The ability to work independently but are also good working with a team
  • Project Management and Leadership Skills
  • Strong Organizational and Public Speaking Skills
  • Enthusiasm working with youth from grades primary to 12 and a passion for science outreach/education



The Coordinator will be assigned tasks including but not limited to:

  • Recruiting and training new student volunteers.
  • Support volunteers by helping to plan activities, organizing activity kits, and making travel arrangements
  • Maintain up-to-date records of activities carried out and evaluations received on the Let’s Talk Science portal
  • Track finances and maintain an up-to-date budget on the Let’s Talk Science portal
  • Acquire additional funding from within the university and local community as needed
  • Help to maintain and develop Social media promotions
  • Other duties as assigned

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop business, leadership and communication skills applicable to any field or career choice
  • Gain fundraising and budgetary skills transferable to everything from everyday life, to small business entrepreneurship, to grant fund management
  • Gain experience in delivering and developing science educational modules for the classroom setting and for public events

30 Hours per week for 8 weeks

Application Details

Current Cape Breton University Students who will be returning to studies September 2019 are eligible to apply for the Work Study program.

To apply for this position, please forward cover letter and resume to:

In order to be considered, applications must be submitted separately for each posting and emails must include name of position.