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Blue Futures Pathways - Regional Coordinator
Anywhere in Canada
Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Position
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Research Scientist
  • Education

Blue Futures Pathways (BFP) is an initiative of the Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation that connects Canadian youth with education, employment and funding opportunities that inspire and support them in developing successful careers in the Sustainable Blue Economy. BFP includes programs related to the ocean and freshwater such as training modules, internships, jobs, mentorships and other career resources. An amplified focus is being placed on under-represented, remotely located and Indigenous youth within Canada.

Through the Mitacs Accelerate program, BFP is looking to hire up to 5 students (undergrad, graduate or postdoc) who have particular interest in, or experience of, engaging under-represented youth. Your focus will be to engage a variety of youth in the ocean/water sectors. Your role will include among other things, running workshops, supporting interns, providing mentorship, and helping create opportunities for youth to broaden their network. Although the focus is on the Sustainable Blue Economy, experience in this sector, while an asset, is not mandatory.

We are looking for individuals who:
• Work with youth, especially under-represented youth (ages 14-30).
• Are interested in youth education and career pathways.
• Enjoy outreach and are keen to support interns through workshops.
• Are interested in mentoring youth along their learning journey.
• Are able to work remotely and independently, with guidance from the SOI Foundation.
• Are able to provide detailed reports to the BFP program manager including data and statistics on youth engagement.
• Have experience of, or are interested in assisting with evaluating the program.
• Are interested in a 4-12 month, part-time position.

Note: To help ensure the longevity of the Sustainable Blue Economy
workforce and to boost representation, diverse candidates are.

Blue Futures Pathways is led by the SOI Foundation in partnership with COVE and ECO Canada, with funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, NSERC and Mitacs.


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