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Sea Smart – Science Communication Program Manager Job Posting

Position: Science Communication Program Manager
Organization: Sea Smart Education Society
Location: Vancouver BC

Do you:

  • Love our oceans?

  • Think it’s important to connect kids to nature?

  • Love to mentor and inspire youth?

  • Believe that one person can make a big difference in the world, and together, we can do so much more?

Then working with Sea Smart is perfect for you!

Sea Smart is looking for a dynamic world-changer to help us expand our after-school programs, workshops and summer camps. Join our passionate group of science communication and environmental educators in developing and delivering high-impact student, teacher and community programming to thousands of participants across Metro Vancouver. We are looking for someone who has passion and commitment to inspire youth to make a positive impact on the environment.

This is a full-time position that starts as soon as possible. We will review applications as we receive them, so it is best to apply as soon as possible.

This job is for you if you want to…

  • Be part of a growing team and organization dedicated to empowering youth to be environmental champions

  • Work in a creative, inclusive environment where your ideas and contributions make a difference

  • Develop professionally and evolve personally

About Sea Smart

Sea Smart is a non-profit whose mission is to inspire and empower youth to love and protect our oceans. Sea Smart delivers innovative, engaging science education programs based on current ocean issues to empower youth to be environmental champions in Metro Vancouver. Through fun, hands-on games and activities, youth in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are taught about issues impacting our oceans and brainstorm solutions in our school workshops, after-school programs, and summer camps. Created by marine biologist Dr. Elaine Leung, Sea Smart helps youth understand the role they play in making the world a better place, while building essential life skills such as creative thinking, personal awareness, and social responsibility.

Job Description

Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the main duties of the Science Communication Program Manager are to:

  • Successfully manage all education programs including administration, supplies, logistics, team of educator staff, deliverables and reporting

  • Develop curriculum and teach school workshops, after-school programs and summer camps

  • Recruit, support, train and schedule volunteers and educators as needed for various programs

  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to expand the after school programs into at least 5 new schools per term with a minimum of 12 kids registered in each program

  • Use social media platforms regularly to promote and communicate key messages about the programs

  • Set up booths at public engagement events and ensure targets are achieved for securing registrations, collecting donations and increasing brand awareness

  • Be the main contact person for all programs-related inquiries

  • Apply for grants and assist with other duties as needed

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with a strong background in science, environmental issues or sustainability

  • At least two years of experience working with youth (ages 5-17), ideally in a teaching environment

  • Experience with science and sustainability curriculum development for youth

  • Proven leadership skills and exceptional teamwork abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Planning, organizational, multi-tasking and self-directed work skills

  • Proven ability to create and implement working projects and models of scientific concepts

  • Clear criminal record check for the vulnerable sector within the last five years or ability to obtain and pass a clear criminal record check

  • Minimum emergency first aid and CPR C level certification within the last three years

  • Marine biology experience is highly desired but not required; if applicable, please highlight your marine biology experience in your cover letter

  • Having regular access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license is highly desired but not required; if applicable, please highlight your vehicle access in your cover letter

This position is part of the Canada Green Corps program and applicants must:

  • be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;

  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations;

  • not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits at the time of the placement (*Please note that the cancellation of EI benefits may cause some delay in the hiring process);

  • not be full-time students or co-op students during the period of employment;

  • not have participated in a youth project or programme funded by the federal government within one year. If youth have participated in a federally-funded youth programme, they must have been continuously unemployed throughout the following year, and their application will be subject to review;

  • must be able to commit to a full-time job placement;

Term of Appointment

This position is based in Vancouver and successful applicants must be willing to relocate to Metro Vancouver if they live elsewhere. This position is from immediate start until December 7, 2019. This position can be extended pending performance.

Full-time hours are approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, for 37.5 hours per week. There will be some occasions where you will need to work during evenings and weekends. The work hours in such weeks will be adjusted to total 37.5 hours per week.


Dependent on experience. $15 to 19 per hour + 4% vacation pay.

Ready to apply for the position?

1. Complete the employment survey at:

2. Email a cover letter and CV to Sarah Sra,

We thank all of those who apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Feb 11 2019    Numéro : 51206