Summer Science Program Manager
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
1d ago

The Summer Science Program Manager will carry out the planning, expansion, implementation and evaluation of the Summer Science Program at the Vancouver-Point Grey. Organizational Status

The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH) is a single coordinating point for Indigenous health initiatives within UBC, and a contact for community organizations external to UBC.

The position reports to the Associate Director - Education of the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH) and works in collaboration with the Centre Co-Directors, Associate Director- Research, Senior Operations Manager, and other staff of the Centre, the School of Population and Public Health, and across disciplines and community-university boundaries including Elders and knowledge keepers.

This position is responsible for supervising staff of the Summer Science Program. Work Performed

  • Recruiting Work Study students and Summer Science Program staff and consulting with CEIH Associate Director-Education and the CEIH Senior Operations Manager in interview / hiring process.
  • Working with the CEIH Senior Operations Manager and SPPH HR team to ensure that all staff and volunteers involved with Summer Science have successfully completed a Criminal Record Check.
  • Supervising Summer Science Program staff and volunteers.
  • Designing and overseeing work and program plans for the delivery of Summer Science that align with program objectives and goals.
  • Contributing to marketing and promotion.
  • Overseeing the student application and acceptance processes.
  • Liaising with First Nations' communities, community members, students and parents.
  • Liaising with UBC partners including housing and accommodation, First Nations House of Learning faculty and staff, UBC science and health faculty members and following through.
  • Overseeing the review and distribution of bursaries to applicants.
  • Creating, leading and supervising high performing staff and student teams which includes conflict resolution skills.
  • Working with the Associate Director, Education and Senior Operations Manager in managing budget and ensuring spending is within allocated limits.
  • Purchasing food and supplies as necessary.
  • Creating and delivering orientation program and debrief for Summer Science Staff.
  • Upon completion of the Summer Science Program, updating the existing evaluation process and performing an evaluation with the end product being internal and external reports.
  • Grant reporting and writing.
  • Other duties as necessary. Supervision Received
  • The Summer Science Program Manager reports to the Associate Director-Education of the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health.

    Works independently and receives feedback and direction from the CEIH Associate Director-Education. Work reviewed against achievement of project objectives and in terms of quality and effectiveness in meeting educational goals. Supervision Given

    The Summer Science Program Manager supervises the work of the Coordinator, Work Study students and Summer Science Program staff to ensure that plans are being followed and deadlines are being met.

    Consequence of Error / Judgement

    Exercise considerable judgment initiating and carrying through activities important to the functioning of the CEIH. Poor judgment or ineffective communications with community partners, i.

    e. Aboriginal peoples, faculty members, Department Head, Deans, could impede or seriously compromise relations and UBC programs, and adversely affect UBC's reputation.

    This position will be responsible for access, collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996) and other UBC privacy and security policies.

    This position requires employees to work under strict confidentiality requirements; internal procedures and policies to protect personal information must be followed and adherence to these requirements will be regularly reviewed by the employer. Qualifications

    Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Master's degree in Education, Health or Humanities preferred. Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Experience working with Indigenous communities and / or youth considered an asset. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.

    Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Intermediate computer skills including : ability to effectively use the Microsoft Office suite (e.

    g. Word, Outlook, Excel) and competency with various social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Ability to exercise sound judgment.

    Ability to exercise initiative, tact and discretion. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to identify, obtain, and effectively manage organizational resources. Job requirements include : the ability to travel within BC;
  • a valid BC Driver's license and the successful completion of a Criminal Record Check as per UBC requirements.

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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