Program Specialist

Brilliant Labs is hiring a full-time Program Specialist. This position will support the Provincial Program Director and aims to help youth foster an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the region by helping them develop coding and computational skills.

The successful candidate will be working to support teachers and students, and working with local community partners throughout the region. The hours for this position are flexible and will vary depending on current projects. Some weekends and evenings will be required when necessary to support Community events. The individual selected will be responsible for scheduling their hours to meet the 37.5 hours a week requirement.

Brilliant Labs supports the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula. The successful applicant must demonstrate both an ability to be self-motivated and work well as part of a collaborative team. Ongoing training and professional guidance will be provided. If you meet the requirements below and are hard-working, organized, passionate about youth education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) we'd like to hear from you.

Annual Salary range: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00

Responsibilities

Supporting and reporting to the provincial Program Director

Supporting youth and educators in integrating coding and technology with curricula

Developing and supporting youth led school and community based makerspaces and innovative projects.

Implementation of academic and extra-curricular programming for kids

Assisting and leading professional learning sessions for educators

Facilitating special events to raise awareness about coding, innovation, and technology in local communities

Qualifications

Applicant must be bilingual.

Successfully Complete the Policy 701 Assessment in New Brunswick or equivalent in other provinces;

Have a valid Criminal Record and vulnerable sector check;

Demonstrate perseverance and a passion for learning;

Experience with project management. 

Experience or knowledge of the Google Suite is an asset, but not required

Applicant should have knowledge of K-12 education system 

Previous experience working with electronics, coding, multi-media production, and video editing an asset 

Be willing to work evenings and weekends when required

Ability to work from home and travel to support schools and communities.

Ability to organize, and learn to maintain, transport, and deploy technological equipment such as 3D printers and robotics. You will be responsible for adding software, tracking equipment, delivering equipment, fixing equipment and more. 

Ability to adapt their schedule to fit the needs of schools and make changes and/or reschedule (due to school cancellations, 'emergency' last minute project support, etc.) 

Post-secondary education or equivalent experience required

Work With Us

Please send your resumé to kathleen@brilliantlabs.ca and include your answers to the following questions as a separate attachment with your contact info included in the document.

?Questions:

1. Why do you think you would be perfect for this position? 
2. Give us an example of a "maker" style project you would do with the students. 
3. Are you able to travel for work? 
4. Are you currently employed by the Dept of Education, or have been in the past? 
5. What is coding and why is it important for kids to learn? 
 

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About Brilliant Labs

Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada. We support the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula.

Our vision is to provide every child in Atlantic Canada with the opportunity to create and innovate, to learn to code, to graduate from school and to be part of a vibrant and growing business and technology community.

Brilliant Labs combines technology- and project-based learning with innovation and entrepreneurship to deliver captivating programs within classrooms and communities, supported by cross-sector representation and participation for collaboration and "collective impact". We use makerspaces: community-focused and -operated workspaces where students with common interests – often in computers, digital/electronic art, fabrication, machining, science, technology and textiles – meet, socialize, collaborate and create. 

From creating with 3-D printers and developing their own Internet of Things devices to making interactive art and fashion, students and teachers can now play an active role in taking ownership of lessons and in some cases, even developing their own inventions, technologies and businesses.

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