Opportunities with the NS3!


Position: Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: NS3 Executive Director

The mission of the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3) is to inspire children and develop their interest in science and sustainability through hands-on learning. The activities of this position are primarily focused on developing and delivering NS3’s science programs.

Job Description

Working with the Executive Director, the Outreach Coordinator will oversee, develop and run NS3’s outreach programs. The Outreach Coordinator will deliver programs to participants (both children and adults) through in-school and after-school programs, community events, camps and programs at NS3’s Science Studio. Program delivery may require working independently or in a team, and have the ability to liaise with a diversity of community stakeholders. Outreach Coordinator will supervise outreach staff, summer staff and volunteers, and will manage work plans, conduct evaluations and set staff schedules. This organized, enthusiastic, self-­‐starter is a team player with a passion for inspiring the community and staff to “inspire children and develop their interest in science and sustainability”. The Outreach Coordinator will also be responsible for children participating in a variety of NS3 programming and will thus maintain an up to date Criminal Record/ Vulnerable Sectors check and First Aid Certification in keeping with NS3’s policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Executive Director to develop and monitor program objectives; assist with researching/ developing new material and activities for various programs. Adapt or modify activities based on availability of supplies and budget.
  • Develop and manage activities across all NS3 programs (including evaluation of programs);
  • Monitor and support staff/volunteers with ongoing training for new staff and volunteers;
  • Liaise with community groups, schools, volunteers, professional associations, government agencies, board members and sponsors;
  • Take responsibility for the learning and wellbeing of children participating in NS3 programs
  • Report on participation numbers to the Executive Director and in proposal and report writing as necessary;
  • Prepare materials for events, classes, and kits, replenish supplies as needed, ensure supplies are well maintained and operational
  • Set schedules for NS3 staff and volunteers
  • Screen volunteers to determine which tasks/programs they are best suited for, send out calls for volunteers for various events as needed, work with the Executive Director to further develop NS3’s volunteer program
  • Ensure a safe and positive environment for our customers, employees and volunteers;
  • Assist with basic van maintenance (take in for regular oil changes, etc.)
  • Assist with social media and website updates, including the website calendar;
  • Assist with advertising for events in a variety of venues;
  • Maintain an up-to-date First Aid/CPR certification; ensure that other
    certification for other staff is up to date;
  • Uphold NS3 policies as outlined in the NS3 Employee Handbook
  • Undertake relevant job training as agreed on with the Executive Director;
  • Other similar duties at the request of the Executive Director.



  • Completion of university degree (preferably in science or education) or relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge of science, technology, engineering, arts and math
  • Must be an engaged, responsive and respectful team player capable of working in a dynamic team environment;
  • Proven ability to speak and perform before audiences of varying size and composition;
  • Experienced with leadership roles;
  • Experience with educational program and resources development and delivery;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience working within project budgets;
  • Working knowledge and experience with social media tools, Microsoft Office suite and web development applications;
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs;
  • Be willing to travel throughout the central Vancouver Island and available to work flexible hours (including weekends, holidays, and evenings);
  • Possess a valid BC driver’s license; and
  • Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions.

The position is Monday to Friday with 32 – 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule that may include some hours on weekends and/or evenings. All offers are subject to satisfactory completion of a police criminal record check.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in one document highlighting relevant education and experience to Nneka.Otogbolu@nanaimoscience.org (with “NS3 Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line).

Deadline for applications: April 4, 2019.



NS3 volunteers work with students in our science studio, assist with science Saturday workshops, and help with a variety of outdoor events!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with our citizen science research project in spring 2019.  To find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities please fill out our volunteer application or contact us directly.  Our next volunteer intake will be February of 2019 and at that time we will hold a volunteer orientation for new volunteers.

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