Program runs Sunday, June 30 – Friday, July 26, 2019


Team Members must be available for training which varies at each campus but typically starts on June 25.  Team members may also be required to stay until Saturday, July 27. 


What is SHAD?


SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 900 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of 17 Canadian host universities, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math). The participants are secondary school students (grades 10 – 12) who are exceptionally well rounded in the areas of academic performance, creativity, community contributions and leadership.


SHAD is not a 9-3 classroom – it is a jam-packed 27 days in July full of activities inside and outside of a university environment. Our immersive program requires dedicated and responsible Program Assistants who can help bring program activities to life and ensure the safety, well-being and engagement of SHADs.


About the role:


As a Program Assistant, you’ll live on campus, in-residence for the duration of the program and be responsible for the education, mentorship, and safety of SHAD participants. It is a multi-faceted role with a focus on facilitating a safe, inclusive and engaged community. You’ll create, lead and deliver academic workshops that draw from your own interests and experiences, guide discussions, and support program operations and logistics. Being a Program Assistant is one of the most demanding but rewarding opportunities at SHAD.


Here is what you’ll do:
You’ll succeed in this role if you have:


An assertive, confident and friendly communication style – you’ll work closely with SHADs and Team Members from across the country with differing communication styles. You will be guiding SHADs through program activities, mediating conflicts between them, facilitating discussions, providing directions and instructions and be one of the first Team Members they turn to when they have an issue. You are approachable, a clear communicator and able to excite and engage SHADs into the program.


A mindset for safety, inclusion and community – the well-being of SHAD participants and Team Members is always our topmost priority during the program. You take initiative to ensure safety measures and risk-management frameworks are being implemented, and have a keen eye for monitoring the physical and emotional well-being of the SHADs and SHAD community as a whole. You are also able self-manage your own health throughout the demanding 27-day program, ensuring you are mindful of your own energy and wellness.   


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How do I apply?