Educational Outreach Coordinator

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entirety of the cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.

Supported by the Manager of Educational Outreach, the Educational Outreach Coordinator will work in a team to support the success of all Perimeter Outreach programs at the highest levels of quality.   This will involve a high level of collaboration with other Perimeter departments, corporate, and public partners.   


The ideal candidate’s major duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Management and control of Outreach program budgets and corresponding financial processes
  • Collecting, maintaining and reporting program data and metrics
  • Coordination and support of Perimeter Outreach programs including: Public Lecture Series, Perimeter Teacher Network, Physica Phantastica, Go Physics, ISSYP
  • Participating in the decision making processes of each outreach program as they relate to the creation, development, and delivery of the initiative
  • Propels the overall scheduling, delivery, and measurement of the outreach programs
  • Identifying and author any grants, sponsorships and awards that will benefit outreach programs
  • Establishes positive relationships and maintains expectations among program participants, contributors and others
  • Informs all necessary Perimeter departments, outside partners and suppliers of events and requirements 
  • The Coordinator will also serve as a front-line Perimeter Outreach representative among a wide variety of parties for the productive handling of external inquiries and special guests
  • Responsible for growing positive relationships among regional, national and international outreach partners
  • Assists with the recruitment,  orientation and training of occasional staff, volunteers and contributors as needed


  • Undergraduate degree required; teachers college, or business training is ideal
  • Proven success working in a dynamic, fast-paced team setting
  • Demonstrated achievements driving events for students, teachers, or the general public
  • Understanding of research/academic institutions is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability in coordinating staff, scientists, teachers, volunteers, suppliers and others
  • Demonstrated achievements in project management, coordinating timelines, budgets and reporting
  • Flexible availability including some evenings and weekends, as needed during existing activities and future special events

We look forward to learning more about you through your application so hurry as the posting closes January 18, 2016. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact for assistance.