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Program Specialist — Brilliant Labs

Charlottetown, PE

Brilliant Labs is hiring a full-time Program Specialist. This position will support our school and community activities and initiatives which aims to help youth foster an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit by helping them develop coding and computational skills.

The successful candidate will be working to support teachers and students, and working with school, school board, Dept of Education, and local community partners throughout the region. The hours for this position are flexible and will vary depending on current projects. Some weekends and evenings will be required when necessary to support Community events. The individual selected will be responsible for scheduling their hours to meet the 37.5 hours a week requirement. Location is negotiable. 

Brilliant Labs supports the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and communities. The successful applicant must demonstrate both an ability to be self-motivated and work well as part of a collaborative team. Ongoing training and professional guidance will be provided. If you meet the requirements below and are hard-working, organized, passionate about youth education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) we’d like to hear from you.

classrooms and educational curricula. The successful applicant must demonstrate both an ability to be self-motivated and work well as part of a collaborative team. Ongoing training and professional guidance will be provided. If you meet the requirements below and are hard-working, organized, passionate about youth education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) we’d like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

Coordinating efforts with the Brilliant Labs Team throughout Atlantic Canada

Supporting youth and educators in integrating coding and technology with curricula and community. 

Developing and supporting youth led school and community based makerspaces and innovative projects.

Implementation of academic and extra-curricular coding and innovation programming for kids

Assisting and leading professional learning sessions for educators and community members. 

Facilitating special events to raise awareness about coding, innovation, technology, and an entrepreneurial spirit in schools and local communities

Qualifications

We are looking for applicants that are bilingual

Demonstrate perseverance and a passion for learning;

Experience with project management and delivery. 

Experience or knowledge of the Google Suite is an asset, but not required

Applicant should have knowledge of K-12 education system 

Previous experience working with electronics, coding, multi-media production is an asset 

Be willing to work evenings and weekends when required

Ability to work from home and travel to support schools and communities.

Ability to organize, and learn to maintain, transport, and deploy technological equipment such as 3D printers and robotics. You will be responsible for adding software, tracking equipment, delivering equipment, fixing equipment and more. 

Ability to adapt their schedule to fit the needs of schools and make changes and/or reschedule (due to school cancelations, ’emergency’ last minute project support, etc.) 

Post-secondary education or equivalent experience required;

Have a valid Criminal Record and vulnerable sector check; 

About Brilliant Labs

Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada. We support the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula.

Our vision is to provide every child in Atlantic Canada with the opportunity to create and innovate, to learn to code, to graduate from school and to be part of a vibrant and growing business and technology community.

Brilliant Labs combines technology- and project-based learning with innovation and entrepreneurship to deliver captivating programs within classrooms and communities, supported by cross-sector representation and participation for collaboration and “collective impact”. We use makerspaces: community-focused and -operated workspaces where students with common interests – often in computers, digital/electronic art, fabrication, machining, science, technology and textiles – meet, socialize, collaborate and create. 

From creating with 3-D printers and developing their own Internet of Things devices to making interactive art and fashion, students and teachers can now play an active role in taking ownership of lessons and in some cases, even developing their own inventions, technologies and businesses.