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Job Posting: Leaders and Mentors for SFU's Invent the Future Program

February 27, 2018
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Invent the Future is a two-week summer enrichment program for Grade 11 girls at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus. During this Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scholars Program, 24 girls will explore the world of AI through team projects, industry field trips, and connecting with mentors and industry experts in a supportive yet challenging environment. Scholars will live on campus during the program, running July 8th - 20th, 2018.

Invent the Future is looking to hire undergtraduate and graduate students for the summer program for two roles: leaders and mentors.

Invent the Future Leaders

Program Leaders (“Leaders”) provide supervision of participants for all program activities including evening and overnight experiences. Leaders may also act as teaching assistants for the program, providing support in the classroom and during the project blocks. The Leaders will support the academic day as needed. During the late afternoon and evening, Leaders will run supplementary program events such as sports and games, arts and crafts, and excursions around campus. The weekend will include field trips and other organized activities, supervised by the Leaders.

This is a full-time position including living in SFU’s residence facilities; however, the option for part-time positions may be available. Salary will depend on work schedule and includes accommodation and food. The full-time salary is $800 per week.  

Qualifications

  • Leaders must be female.
  • Creative and positive attitude, and enthusiasm for working with high school program participants.
  • Adaptability and willingness to complete hard work.
  • Demonstrated responsibility and leadership skills.
  • Ability to make good decisions and enforce rules.
  • Undergraduate-level coursework in computer science and/or artificial intelligence is desirable.
  • Availability for mandatory training before the program begins.
  • Summer camp/program experience or experience working with program participants ages 14–17 is desirable.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid must be obtained by June 1st. Cost will be covered by the program if not previously completed.
  • A police information check must be completed upon accepting the position. 
The pdf below has more information about this position and application instructions. Deadline to apply: April 16, 2018.

Invent the Future Mentors

Program Mentors (“Mentors”) act as teaching assistants for the program, providing support in the classroom and during the project blocks. Potential group project topics include computer vision, natural language processing, robotics, computational biology, and data science. The Mentors will also support the academic day as needed. Compensation will depend on work schedule, up to $500. 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate-level coursework in computer science and/or artificial intelligence is required.
  • Creative and positive attitude, and enthusiasm for working with high school program participants. 
  • Adaptability and willingness to complete hard work. 
  • Demonstrated responsibility and leadership skills. 
  • Ability to make good decisions. 
  • Availability for mandatory training before the program begins.
  • Summer camp/program experience or experience working with program participants ages 14–17 is desirable.
The pdf below has more information about this position and application instructions. Deadline to apply: April 16, 2018.

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