SHAD Application

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.

Programs such as SHAD thrive on diversity. As such, we are seeking applicants with diverse backgrounds and experience to build a strong team that will thrive in a challenging work environment. Ideal candidates are mature, responsible, and have completed at least their second year of university. Candidates have proven experience in leadership and community involvement. They are passionate about working with and supporting younger students. Familiarity with the programs and facilities of Western University will be considered a strong asset.

How do I apply?
In order to apply for a position with SHAD Western, you will need the following in your application package:

  • Completed application form
  • Current Resume (maximum 2 pages) and cover letter (1 page)
  • Two professional references who we can contact to learn more about your work habits and capabilities. It is best to use people who have seen you in a professional environment (i.e. work or school) similar to the SHAD environment. If you have previously worked for SHAD before, please include your SHAD Program Director as one of your references.

What do we ask from you?

  • Live in residence at Western University in London, Ontario for training and the duration of the program (June 26 - July 26; room, board, and salary is provided)
  • Hold a current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate (required before start of employment)
  • Provide a current Criminal Reference Background Check
  • Attend training prior to the start of the program (training will run June 26-30, and members are required to live in residence once training begins)
  • A final report will be required from all team members after the program ends that highlights areas of strength, weakness, and next steps for the program

You must be available From June 26 - July 26. Additionally, we are unable to permit vacation time between June 26 - July 1, and July 5-8. 

We will be collecting applications until March 8, 2019. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted; we anticipate conducting interviews in mid-March.

Click 'complete an application' at the top of this page to begin.

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