Department: Science Education
Supervisor: Manager, Science Education
Position Category: Full Time (2 Year Contract)
Salary: $50,000 per year + benefits
Application Deadline: April 29th, 2021
Are you an experienced project manager with an interest in science education? We are seeking an individual with a passion for climate change research and awareness with proven experience in coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders in both French and English, and in successfully meeting project timelines and budget requirements. Experience in a non-profit environment, an understanding of the science education field (youth in grades K-12/CÉGEP), and willingness to work virtually are considered assets for this position. As the project manager you will plan and execute an outreach program with dynamic science educators and multiple organizations across Canada, improving the understanding of climate change among youth, building capacity to increase climate action, and improving youth access to current, locally relevant, peer-reviewed research on climate science, resilience and action.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manages and integrates the activities of multiple, major project operations; ensures that project efforts are generally cohesive, consistent, and effective in supporting the Climate Change program mission, goals, and plan.
- Develops and establishes policies, strategies, and operating objectives consistent with those of the Discovery Centre to ensure efficient and effective implementation the project.
- Collaborates with Discovery Centre’s science education department to establish programmatic goals and priorities.
- Participates in and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of individual project objectives and short- and long-range plans; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in the accomplishment of established project goals and objectives, managing associated budgets.
- Manages a diverse stakeholder group and support staff. Consults, coordinates, and serves as principal liaison with stakeholders on matters related to fulfillment of the project objectives.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree; at least 3-5 years of project management experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
- Bilingual French/English
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of project management.
- Knowledge/experience working within science centres and/or non-profit associations and environments.
- Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
- Knowledge of current developments and trends in climate change, climate action, or related fields. Experience synthesizing peer-reviewed literature preferred.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate and integrate multiple developmental, enhancement, and/or modification projects at an institutional level. This management will be virtual in nature but at times (where possible) in person meetings will be required.
- Knowledge and understanding of organization structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities.
Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please name electronic documents with your name included (eg. jane_doe_resume.doc) and indicate the position being applied for. All applicants are thanked for their interest however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Virtual interviews will be made available. Discovery Centre, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and embraces diversity. The Centre is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its work environment, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered for employment with the Centre.
About The Discovery Centre
Located in downtown Halifax offering three floors of interactive fun and education through permanent and temporary exhibits, HD movies, live science shows and many special events and outreach activities. The Discovery Centre is an invaluable resource for families looking to spend quality time with their children, or for schools and groups looking to provide a quality educational opportunity for their students or members.