Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) at Western University is a leading organization for Earth and space exploration research and training in Canada. The mission of the Institute is to lead in interdisciplinary research and innovation in Earth and space exploration, and to strengthen and grow the Canadian Earth and space exploration communities through inspiring and training the next generation of scientists, engineers, social scientists and entrepreneurs.
The Institute hosts a vibrant Public Education and Outreach program that houses various programs such as the Space Explorers Program, Space Matters Initiative, Classroom workshops, Public Events, Western Space Ambassador Program and more!
The candidate must meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility:
be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
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**; and,
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
More information can be found here on eligibility: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/screening-eligibility.html
Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the Institute is pivoting to space themed online programming to continue reaching the students, educators and members of public throughout the academic year.
The counselor will be supporting the Leader and the Institute team in virtual outreach support. The counselor will support the leader in development, coordination and execution of the virtual programming for the classrooms as well as public. The counselor will assist the team in the technology for the virtual format of sessions. Knowledge of space science and technology is not required, however the passion for the topic would be an asset. The applicant must love working with children and should be hardworking and energetic.
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or high school program.
Previous experience working in a similar role is required.
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
Enthusiastic and outgoing individual who is a strong team player and enjoys working with kids.
Strong knowledge of technologies used in virtual programming such as Zoom.
Reliable and dependable individual with strong work ethics, following processes and adhering to practices set forth by the camp.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to adapt based on the audience.
Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues and customers.
Ability to maintain a positive and outgoing attitude with genuine customer service orientation
Demonstrates exceptional leadership, organization and time management skills.
Ability to multi-task and work in accordance to the policies and procedures of the camp as well as Western University.
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.
Applying at Western
To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.
Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or phone 519-661-2194.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.