Winter 2024 Science Outreach Organizer – Work-study position

The Faculty of Science runs two science outreach programs for school children.

Super Science Club (SSC) is a weekly after-school club run through local elementary schools in partnership with Science World. The successful applicant will lead groups of elementary school kids (up to 20) in science activities, along with another co-facilitator. Science World provides training and curriculum. For more information on this program, please see .

Science Rocks! in the Community is a program offering individual visits to l o c a l schools, libraries, girl guides, etc. The curriculum used will be similar to that of UFV’s Science Rocks! Summer camps. For more information see:

The successful applicant will help organize and deliver these programs as well as other local school visits for K-12. They will plan hands-on science activities and share their love of science. For high school visits, this will also include talking about the UFV science program and sharing their student experience. In addition, the work-study student will help to organize and staff information tables at community events including the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair.

We are looking for a student with a broad science background, a passion for science, and a love for working with kids. Strong organizational skills are essential to help with organizing our outreach efforts, which include Super Science Club and Science Rocks! in the Community as well as other science outreach opportunities, during the term. This requires maintenance and organization of our science outreach supplies, as well as event coordination. Strong communication skills are also required: the Science Outreach Organizer will be directly interacting with teachers and principals in local schools, as well as other community leaders.

Please apply by sending your letter of interest, resume including the name of a reference, and the attached application form to

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a criminal record check, and have reliable transportation to schools in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and  Mission school districts. In addition, to be eligible for a work-study position, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits (6 if registered with disability services) and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 throughout the funding semester.

For more information contact: Robin Endelman,

Job Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for science and science education;
  • Interest in working with children;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Self-motivated and interested in taking on new tasks;
  • Broad science background, ideally having completed 2nd-year science courses;
  • Able to work independently as well as with fellow students;
  • Able to work well with community members of all ages (kids, parents, teachers, principals).

Desired Skills:

  • Able to work well independently as well as with fellow students;
  • Able to work well with community members of all ages;
  • Energetic, approachable, and interested to excite youth in learning;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Experience working with children desired;
  • Self-motivated;

Pay: Minimum wage ($16.75/hour) + 10% in lieu of holidays and benefits.

As a work-study position, this job is for 120 hours during Winter 2024 semester (an average of 10 hours/week, but these may be distributed differently based on your schedule).

To apply: Please include a letter of interest, resume including names of references, and the attached application questionnaire, and send to

Deadline: Applications received by Tuesday, December 19th will receive full consideration.

Successful candidates will be required to obtain a criminal record check, have reliable transportation to schools throughout the Fraser Valley, and attend a 4-hour training session at Science World in Vancouver on a weekend day.

Download Work-Study Application Form