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Lets Talk Science (LTS) Coordinators (Up to 2 Positions) - Faculty of Science

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Faculty of Science
Lets Talk Science Coordinators (Up to 2 Positions)
Hours of Work:

$5,200 for the full 2022-23 term. If two coordinators are appointed, the salary will be $2,600/coordinator minus regular tax deductions


September 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023

The Faculty of Science is seeking to hire two students to take over the role of Let’s Talk Science Coordinator(s) during the period September 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023.


  • The coordinator(s) will recruit and train new site volunteers
  • Support volunteers by helping plan activities, organize supplies and logistical arrangements (eg: virtual delivery platform during COVID restrictions)
  • Take trips to rural communities (once able to resume)
  • Track finances and maintain records of site budget, compile and write stewardship reports to funders
  • Maintain communication with the national Let’s talk Science Office
  • Attend at least one fully funded LTS conference


  • Must be a UPEI student with good communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and carry on LTS initiatives
  • A passion for science, science outreach and education
  • Strong leadership skills, planning and organizational skills
  • A high level of computer experience with Internet applications and Microsoft Office 
  • Experience working on LTS as a volunteer is an asset

Activities are happening virtually right now due to COVID but hope to resume to in-person once it is safe to do so.

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.