[Sust-mar] Position available: Atlantic Science Links Association Coordinator

Lori Hilchey sits at dal.ca
Wed Jun 22 10:58:37 EDT 2011

Position available: Atlantic Science Links Association Coordinator 

Deadline: July 4, 2011


The Atlantic Science Links Association (ASLA) is currently seeking
applications for the position of Coordinator.  The successful candidate will
be responsible for the administration of ASLA and the coordination of the
Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SITS) program.  Previous
experience working with not-for-profit organizations would be an asset.


Terms: Current funding in place. This is a full-time position, which will be
dependent on the candidate securing the funding to continue the program.
Salary is to be determined.


Coordinator Duties 

Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day administration of the organization: 

.         respond to telephone and e-mail inquiries

.         monitor, direct, and coordinate programs and services.  Projects
include: Speakers Bureau (coordinate volunteers to fulfill NS school visit
requests), Ask-A-Scientist web site, Climate Change Action Pack teacher
workshops, and other science outreach activities as required (committees,
teacher conferences, science fairs, etc.)

.         manage finances, including monthly book-keeping, annual financial
reports, tax returns, etc.

.         prepare and implement operational objectives, plans, and budgets

.         coordinate current volunteers and recruit new volunteers

.         create and deliver educational programs and teacher workshops

.         establish and maintain relationships between ASLA and various
partners including environmental, scientific, governmental, industry and
educational partners

.         write reports, funding proposals, and grant applications

.         web site design and maintenance


.         one or more years in an administrative role

.         B.Sc. or B. Ed. degree with a specialization in science

.         Excellent organizational and time management skills

.         Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to deal
with persons from various sectors including government, universities, media,
the public, teachers, children, other non-profit organizations and

.         Ability to seek out and develop cooperative working relationships

.         High degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently

.         Solid understanding of basic scientific concepts

.         Understanding of public relations, including the ability to deal
with the media, write public service announcements, press releases, articles
and newsletters

.         Computer proficiency with applications such as MS Office Suite
(Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel)

.         Fundraising experience would be an asset

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references via fax
or email to 


Patrick J. C. Ryall - Email: patrick.ryall at dal.ca, Fax: 902-494-6889 (NO


Deadline: July 4, 2011


*Only those candidates qualifying for an interview will be notified.*


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