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Sciences@CECC is a non-profit organization intrinsically linked to the Center d'études collégiales en Charlevoix . This organization has been operating the Astronomical and Astroblème Observatories of Charlevoix during the summer since 2010. We have been working for years to publicize the meteorite origin of Charlevoix, an origin that distinguishes it internationally. This is why we are working to showcase the beauty of Charlevoix and its people according to the concept of a UNESCO Global Geopark . For that, we need reinforcement!
Sciences@CECC is looking for a future coordinator for two tasks:
Contribute to the deployment, coordination and continuous improvement of the Charlevoix Geopark ;
Coordinate the Observatories' summer science popularization activities.
The profile of the person sought:
We are looking for someone who is proud of the Charlevoix region, and who believes it deserves to be recognized globally with a UNESCO Global Geopark designation. The person will have many business relationships to develop and maintain with the various partners of the Geopark; interpersonal skills and dynamism will therefore be necessary. Obviously, a good knowledge of the environment and its actors will be a major asset. Geoparks have a strong educational component to their activities. The person must therefore believe in the importance of education for the advancement of society.
In a shorter proportion of time, the person will also ensure the proper summer operation of the Astronomical Observatories and the Astroblème de Charlevoix. Experience in managing a small team of employees will therefore also be an asset.
Mastering the French language is essential, as is having a good level of written and spoken English.
Hold at least a college diploma (Baccalaureate an asset) in a field ideally related to management / communication, etc. More scientific studies in geography, geology, etc. could also be very relevant. Any knowledge related to science and its popularization will clearly be an asset.
Work period, number of hours per week and remuneration:
The present work is for a duration of one year, but is intended to become permanent for the future. The start of the mandate is mid-May 2021. The work is defined on the basis of 37.5 hours per week on average, and the amount for this contract is $50,000.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by May 3 at 8:59 a.m. to: