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Job Number:  45627
Educational Outreach Coordinator
Job Posted: Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
(63 days ago)
Genome British Columbia
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: 16,000 - 19,000


Job Title:
Educational Outreach Coordinator

Reporting Structure:
Reports to Education Manager

Part-time consultant for a maximum 90 hours per month

Job Scope:
The Educational Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing the logistics and evaluation surrounding the Genome BC “Geneskool” program, with an initial focus on Lower Mainland and Travelling Suitcase components. The successful applicant will be highly organized with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of staging workshops and multiple stakeholder schedules to the satisfaction of all parties. This position is perfect for a science enthusiast who wants to enrich the education of students across BC by bringing early-career scientist volunteers out of the lab and into the community. Opportunities exist for candidates that display an interest in, and aptitude for, the development of hands-on educational activities.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate teachers, volunteers and supplies for Geneskool workshops in schools throughout British Columbia.
  • Organize the delivery and return of Geneskool Travelling Suitcases, ensuring that contents are complete and in good condition.
  • Evaluate the Lower Mainland and Travelling Suitcase programs on an ongoing basis and make improvements where necessary.
  • Report to the Education Manager on a regular basis on the status of Lower Mainland workshops and Travelling Suitcase programs, maintaining information systems as required.
  • Assist the Education Manager in promotion of the Geneskool program to teachers and prospective volunteers.
  • Create and maintain relationships with teachers and volunteers.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the Geneskool program, for example through the development of new resources.

Required Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:

  • Organized individual with experience in administrative roles
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated customer service focus
  • Enthusiastic about genetics/genomic sciences and hands-on education
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) with a capacity and willingness to learn new digital tools as needed
  • Experience in volunteer recruitment, training and management considered an asset
  • Knowledge of the BC formal education system considered an asset
  • Knowledge of pedagogies associated with informal education considered an asset
  • Familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Twitter) considered an asset


How to apply:
Applicants should include a current CV with a brief cover letter, anticipated start date and the names and contact information of two references. Please send the application in MS Word or PDF to


Application deadline:   5pm July 20, 2017 (or until filled)

We thank you for your interest in Genome BC. Only those candidates short listed for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

About Genome British Columbia:
Genome British Columbia leads genomics innovation on Canada’s West Coast and facilitates the integration of genomics into society. A recognized catalyst for government and industry, Genome BC invests in research, entrepreneurship and commercialization in life sciences to address challenges in key sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food, energy, mining and environment. Genome BC partners with many national and international public and private funding organizations to drive BC’s bioeconomy. In addition to research, entrepreneurship and commercialization programs, Genome BC is committed to fostering an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among teachers, students and the general public. www.genomebc.ca 

About Geneskool:
Geneskool is the educational outreach program of Genome British Columbia. Established in 2006, Geneskool offers genetics/genomics-themed workshops and resources tailored towards grade 8-12 teachers, completely free of charge. For more details visit www.genomebc.ca/education

How to Apply:
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Please send application in MS Word or PDF format only via email. No phone calls please.
Contact Details:

www:   www.genomebc.ca/about/working-at-genome-bc/#currentopp

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