ABOUT NORSAT

Norsat International Inc., is a leading provider of innovative communication solutions

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CAREERS

When Norsat first began to recruit in 1977, satellite industry experience was an unrealistic skill to demand from such a young industry. Instead we had to seek less direct but ultimately more valuable skills from the talented people we hired.

Ingenuity, intelligence, drive, attention to detail, creativity remain our guiding principles when hiring new members to the Norsat family. For 40 years, Norsat has maintained a team that is as culturally diverse as it is richly talented. This pool of talent is considered Norsat’s greatest asset.

Our co-op program will groom you for a rewarding career with Norsat. This program provides an opportunity to gain expertise in the key areas of satellite communications and to apply your learning in a hands-on, practical and challenging environment. You will be working with a team of engineers that have a wealth of information to support your growth in developing new engineering applications for the next generation of communication systems.

Join Norsat for an opportunity to work in cross-cultural teams and enjoy an exciting and rewarding career in high tech!

CURRENT POSITIONS

Norsat International Inc.
Richmond, British Columbia

Department: Engineering
Reports to: Director of R&D
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:

Norsat is expanding its Engineering team!  Come join us during this exciting time!  As a RF Electrical Engineer within the versatile engineering team, you will act as a technical champion for our products.  You will play an integral role in designing new products/solutions and enhancing/maintaining our existing products, especially in the following areas:  RF circuits, synthesizer circuits, waveguide components and filters/RF component and system testing.  If you have extensive RF experience, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design and manufacturing of BUCs (block upconverters) and SSPAs (solid state power amplifiers)
  • Customize and modify existing circuits
  • Participate in the design of RF power amplifiers, including layout and process/assembly techniques and issues
  • Convert requirements into conceptual designs and develop prototypes
  • Assist with product development
  • Provide guidance to manufacturers to ensure designs are implemented correctly
  • Troubleshoot design issues
  • Work with Operations/Production to resolve manufacturing problems
  • Provide technical analysis for proposal writing activities
  • Provide technical analysis to show designs meet requirements

Qualifications:

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience in RF design
  • Rich experience designing RF components, especially power amplifiers, synthesizers and related circuitry
  • Good knowledge of EM theory
  • Design Experience for RF circuits for frequencies above 10GHz
  • Hands-on experience with schematic capture & PCB layout
  • Hands-on experience building, integrating and troubleshooting circuits
  • Hands-on experience testing RF circuits and components
  • Experience designing waveguide components and analog and digital circuitry
  • Experience designing for manufacturability
  • Thorough understanding of RF assembly processes
  • Experience with the following software:  ADS, EMPro, HFSS, Altium, Waspnet
  • Familiarity with Agile and Solid Works considered an asset

Compensation:

  • $80,000 to $100,000 depending on experience
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • AD&D & life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Group RRSP Program

Security Screening Requirement:

Norsat is a secure facility, thus all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including criminal record check and credit checks.

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “RF Electrical Engineer (JB125)”:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

Click on jobs@norsat.com to generate an email to apply to this posting.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Accounting
Reports to: Divisional Controller
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Richmond, BC

Summary:

The Accounts Receivable Specialist will be responsible for the full cycle Accounts Receivable (AR) in multiple currencies, managing customer credits and communicating with Norsat’s worldwide customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Process daily invoices for both Richmond, BC and/or Aurora ON locations
  • Investigate and resolve invoice posting or payment process issues
  • Process daily receipts, including cheques, wires and credit cards; and apply against customer accounts
  • Perform customer set up and customer accounts reconciliations on a timely basis
  • Review customers credit application, provide analysis and recommendations for credit approval
  • Carry out collection and reporting activities, including corresponding directly with customers according to specific deadlines and follow up with customers on past due accounts, credit holds, and releases
  • Address requests from Sales and Customer Services within the Company, as well as external customer inquiries in a timely manner
  • Responsible for various GL activities, such as entering cash receipts, month end journal entries, maintaining and reconciling AR sub-ledger
  • Assist in preparation of monthly and quarterly AR and revenue reporting packages
  • Perform other accounting duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Positive working attitude
  • Willing to learn and be flexible
  • Experience in processing full cycle AR in a manufacturing environment is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of interacting effectively over the phone and through emails with international customers, having constructive discussion with members from other departments, and presenting financial information to management team
  • Working knowledge of revenue recognition criteria
  • Strong organizational skills and able to handle a variety of complex tasks
  • Detail-oriented and able to work well independently
  • Team player and able to initiate corrective action in a positive manner
  • Able to meet deadlines and good time management
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with large ERP systems (preferably Navision and Oracle)

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Accounts Receivable Specialist – JB199
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Accounting
Reports to: CFO
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Richmond, B.C.

Summary:

Working as a senior member of our accounting and finance team the Finance Manager will support all facets of our financial requirements and shall lead our financial reporting and compliance (including government R&D programs, tax planning, compliance and other business controls).

Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate and prepare all internal and external reporting, including interim and annual financial statements and notes
  • Analyzing, balancing and reconciling certain accounts and performing certain period-end and year-end closing duties
  • Champion adoption and application of new financial reporting standards
  • Prepare monthly internal financial package for Head Office
  • Prepare monthly KPI reports for Senior Management and Head Office
  • Prepare monthly actual to budget analysis for Senior Management and Head Office
  • Streamline financial reporting process
  • Liaise with external advisors and divisions on matters pertaining to the financial statements and other disclosure reports
  • Stay knowledgeable of latest changes in external financial reporting requirements
  • Maintain all other statutory filings
  • Lead our controls system: maintain documentation of procedures and periodic testing cycles
  • Assist with Corporate tax planning and compliance
  • Provide coverage for our financial controllers
  • Other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • CPA designation required
  • 5+ years of post-designation work experience in a similar role
  • Solid understanding of IFRS and strong public company reporting experience in an international, multi-currency environment
  • Good knowledge of corporate tax, tax provisions, and transfer pricing
  • Experience in NAV is a definite advantage
  • Managers with public practice experience will be considered an asset

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Finance Manager – JB206”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Department: Accounting
Reports to: Accounting Manager
Position Type: Casual
Term:  Weekly up to 3 months, with possibility of becoming a permanent role
Location: Richmond, B.C.

Summary:

This position is responsible for assisting in multiple activities supporting all departments and vendors to assist with the company’s Accounting Team through the efficient management of specific duties assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data entry for reconciliation purposes
  • Verifying invoice data
  • Verifying entries
  • Contacting suppliers
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Accounting Manager or Divisional Controller

Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow verbal and written communications and communicate effectively with public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Possesses exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Positive working attitude
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of data entry accuracy.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Willing to learn and be flexible

Education & Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent, and some work experience that involved assisting the public, general record keeping and handling money; or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Assistant, Accounting – JB208”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Sinclair Technologies
Aurora, Ontario

Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of antennas, RF signal conditioning products, systems, and coverage solutions. Sinclair products are used extensively in public safety and private industry communication networks, such as emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and military), transportation, natural resources, and utilities. We have over 60 years industry-leading expertise in all aspects of antenna and RF signal conditioning design and manufacturing. With a strong focus on R&D, we continue to expand our product offerings and offer industry-leading technical solutions. We have offices in Canada and the United States.

 
Department:  Operations
Reports to:  Team Lead
Position Type:
Temporary, Full-time, Three (3) Month Contract with possibility of becoming a permanent role
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

As a member of the production team you will be responsible for the fabrication of parts for the manufacturing of antenna and filter products.  This position requires a large range of skills and is responsible for but not limited to the list below:

Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility is welding of aluminum parts
  • Weld and/or braze aluminum parts and other metals.
  • Fabricate parts for antenna and filter systems.
  • Operate machine tools in the fabrication shop such as lathe, milling machine, band saw, bending equipment, etc.
  • Read and interpret assembly and fabrication blue prints to manufacture antenna and filter parts.
  • Able to use shop equipment as required with minimum supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of college level welding courses or equivalent experience, preferably with aluminum welding
  • Completion of welding apprentice program or equivalent an asset
  • Able to read and interpret assembly and fabrication blue prints
  • Must be able to operate fabrication shop machinery

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable personality to integrate with a diverse group of people
  • Self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Willing to learn and train others
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and positive working attitude
  • Safe working practices
  • Able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • Strong ethics and values
  • Able to work overtime and shift work, if required.
  • Must be able to lift 25 kg from floor to normal bench height

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line: Full name and “Welder/ Fabricator – JB194”
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters.  Principles only.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of antennas, RF signal conditioning products, systems, and coverage solutions. Sinclair products are used extensively in public safety and private industry communication networks, such as emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and military), transportation, natural resources, and utilities. We have over 60 years industry-leading expertise in all aspects of antenna and RF signal conditioning design and manufacturing. With a strong focus on R&D, we continue to expand our product offerings and offer industry-leading technical solutions. We have offices in Canada and the United States.

Department: Repair Service Department
Reports to: Department Manager
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

In this role, the Logistics Specialist works in a team environment with the principal objective of creating and maintaining an efficient day to day Logistics Service to the customers. This position requires exceptional attention to detail, great record-keeping abilities and customer focus.   A team player who has excellent communication and negotiation skills, also well-versed in supply chain management principles and practices.  The goal is to ensure the smooth operations of a variety of channels aiming for maximum efficiency. This is a fast-paced job with many variables in which you will be constantly reviewing and working with our Senior Management Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrange export and import of shipments by various multimodal transports (Air, Ocean, Road and Rail) to/from various overseas destinations
  • Responsible for compliance with Customs Acts and regulations, Submit CAED Export declarations (B-13) for commercial goods per Customs Act.
  • Provide cost estimates on request to internal end users, for movement of goods to domestic /overseas destinations based upon use of appropriate carrier and modes of transport (Air, Ocean, Road and Rail)
  • Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments per shipment schedule
  • Interface with Customer, production, Customer Service, Materials & Planning, and suppliers to schedule purchase orders. Identify and react to short term material plans that do not meet customer requirements
  • Identify, analyze, and manage potential and actual issues and risks, take corrective action by tackling day-to-day issues.
  • Coordinate and monitor supply chain operations, support packing for shipping.
  • Ensure premises, assets and communication ways are used effectively
  • Utilize logistics IT to optimize procedures
  • Supervise orders and arrange stocking of raw materials and equipment to ensure they meet needs
  • Plan and track the shipment of final products according to customer requirements
  • Keep logs and records of warehouse stock, executed orders etc.
  • Prepare accurate reports for management

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in supply chain/business, with a minimum 5 years’ experience in logistics function, relevant industry experience will be preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of incoterm and import/export regulations (e.g. Tariff Classification; Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice, B13, etc.) and carrier management.
  • Experience in customer service will be appreciated
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and ISO requirements
  • Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple processes
  • Skilled in MS office software such as Excel, Word and Outlook etc.
  • Computer-savvy with a working knowledge of logistics and ERP software
  • Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Qualification:

In addition to a two-year degree, we are looking for a computer-minded individual with a strong attention to detail.

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Check

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Logistics Specialist JB (201)”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of antennas, RF signal conditioning products, systems, and coverage solutions. Sinclair products are used extensively in public safety and private industry communication networks, such as emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and military), transportation, natural resources, and utilities. We have over 60 years industry-leading expertise in all aspects of antenna and RF signal conditioning design and manufacturing. With a strong focus on R&D, we continue to expand our product offerings and offer industry-leading technical solutions. We have offices in Canada and the United States.

Department: Engineering Department
Reports to: Team Lead
Position Type: Full-Time (6 Month Contract)
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

In this role, we are looking for a highly motivated and energetic Junior Mechanical Designer to join our Aurora Division. This position is responsible for the structure and packaging design of new antenna and filter products for use primarily with base station systems, vehicles and handheld devices in public safety and mobile communications systems. In addition to short term deployment driven tasks, you will have the opportunity to develop novel concepts and innovative new designs that satisfy long term antenna product needs of the market and company.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs derivative designs, product performance improvement or cost reduction.
  • Creates product drawings,release documents, specifications, customer manual, manufacturing assembly and test instructions.
  • Operates in a high-performing multi-task environment. Participates with engineering manager and other team members in the analysis of customer or system requirements, design and development of antenna and filter products.
  • Adopts new design technologies and materials for performance improvement or cost reduction.
  • Specifies hardware and material to comply with product specifications, manufacturing requirements and target cost.
  • Documents engineering design by recording engineering design requirements, theory, simulation and test results, material and hours tracking, filling engineering design documents.
  • Explore new design technologies, enhances professional job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging manufacturing technologies and practices.
  • Supports senior engineers to resolve technical problem.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent area of study
  • 2+ years’ industry experience on developing products is required
  • Strong professional experience in mechanical design and product building for high volume and low-cost production
  • Solid understanding of fabrication/manufacturing processes
  • Proficiency in Solidworks with 2 years of industry experience is mandatory
  • Experience with Solidworks feature of Reference geometry, Hole wizard, Pattern, Multi-configuration and design table, Swept boss, Assembly mates.
  • Knowledge of drawing views and BOM, dimensioning and tolerance labeling in both imperial and metric system
  • Excellent technical writing skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work in a rapidly changing environment, highly proficient in design planning to ensure timely completion of assignments, willing to work in a team environment and having excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment, must be self-directed and willing to take initiative.

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Junior Mechanical Designer JB (202)”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of antennas, RF signal conditioning products, systems, and coverage solutions. Sinclair products are used extensively in public safety and private industry communication networks, such as emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and military), transportation, natural resources, and utilities. We have over 60 years industry-leading expertise in all aspects of antenna and RF signal conditioning design and manufacturing. With a strong focus on R&D, we continue to expand our product offerings and offer industry-leading technical solutions. We have offices in Canada and the United States.

Department: Material Handling
Reports to: Materials and Planning Manager
Position Type: 
Full-Time (6/12 Month Contract)
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

You will be responsible for issuing parts to the manufacturing teams as requested, inventory and other items using the corporate ERP system. Incoming product is to be properly identified and physically stored in proper locations. Manage the physical inventory while keeping the stockroom well organized and clean. Work together with the receiver and also be the backup receiver during vacation times.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist shipping and receiving unloading trucks and checking in merchandise
  • Open bales, crates and other containers
  • Sort and place materials or items on racks, shelves, locations or in bins according to organizational standards
  • Enter receiving and incoming goods into the company ERP system.
  • Follow Sinclair ISO procedures including FIFO stock rotation.
  • Labeling products and items to be received.
  • Maintains inventory controls by collecting stock location orders, printing request, recording amounts of materials or items received or distributed through a computer. May also assist in counting of physical inventory
  • Perform assigned tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal, written and spoken communication skills
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic numerical ability (counting, addition, multiplication).
  • Mechanically inclined: able to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to use pump truck
  • Minimum grade 12 education
  • Valid forklift driver’s license is a plus

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Stockroom Clerk (JB209)”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of antennas, RF signal conditioning products, systems, and coverage solutions. Sinclair products are used extensively in public safety and private industry communication networks, such as emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and military), transportation, natural resources, and utilities. We have over 60 years industry-leading expertise in all aspects of antenna and RF signal conditioning design and manufacturing. With a strong focus on R&D, we continue to expand our product offerings and offer industry-leading technical solutions. We have offices in Canada and the United States.

Department: Operations
Reports to: Shipping Supervisor
Position Type:
Full-Time, Six (6) Month Contract with possibility of becoming a permanent role
Location: Aurora, ON

Summary:

You will be responsible for all aspects of filling and shipping orders as posted in the NAVision system. This includes receipt of all corporate goods, inventory and otherwise, as well managing freight movements and methods of shipping.  Knowledge of customs invoicing and preparing of manual invoices for non-inventory product is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare products for shipment including:
    • Inventory picking,
    • Label printing
    • Boxing, crating, skid preparation, etc.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Check and count all received goods items unloaded from trucks, or trailers, then check suppliers count and report discrepancies to carrier and to purchasing office.
  • Enter receiving information into ERP system.
  • File receipts.
  • Stage and place product in warehouse.
  • Internal delivery of product, letters, or packages.

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of shipping, receiving, warehouse, and inventory experience, including resolving shipping and receiving discrepancies
  • Ability to do physical work (bending, lifting and moving objects weighing up to 50 lbs)
  • Ability to stand and walk throughout work day
  • Familiarity with pallet jacks; usage of strapping and hand tools
  • Experience using a forklift is an asset
  • Knowledge of ERP systems; NAVision is a plus
  • Experience with FedEx and UPS terminals is an asset
  • Experience with inventory control
  • Experience using MS Word and Excel

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable personality to integrate with a diverse group of people
  • Self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Willing to learn and train others
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and positive working attitude
  • Safe working practices
  • Flexible and willing to learn and take on other tasks within the Operations department

Security Screening Requirement:

Employment may be contingent upon the selected candidate’s satisfactory Criminal Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email your application to jobs@norsat.com and include the following:

  • Subject line:  Full name and “Shipper/Receiver (JB210)”:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

No recruiters please.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

FRAUD ALERT!!!

We have been made aware that someone has been posing (via email) as a representative of Norsat and offering job seekers employment. Please note that Norsat uses only one domain for communication: @norsat.com.  All other domain names are not affiliated with Norsat.   If there are concerns over the legitimacy of your employment offer or correspondence with Norsat, please contact us immediately at jobs@norsat.com 

CULTURE

Norsat’s vision is to be the premier provider of innovative communication solutions for challenging applications and environments.  In order to achieve our goal, we operate on a founding set of principles that have stood as the moral pillars of our corporation.

  • Integrity – Pledge commitment to fulfill customers needs
  • Diligence – Be highly dedicated and make durable efforts to achieve goals

  • Innovation – Never be satisfied and strive for continuous improvement

  • Excellence – Be efficient and reliable with craftsman spirit

As the company transformed itself into a leader in communications products and solutions, Norsat has never lost sight of these values. Norsat attributes its long tradition of engineering excellence and “industry firsts” by maintaining focus on what matters most.

Our commitment to these goals ensures that Norsat will remain the company of choice for our clients.

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BENEFITS & REWARDS

Norsat offers above average benefits to our full-time employees and invests heavily in training and development opportunities to support the career growth of every employee and to help them reach their fullest potential. Below are some of the programs that Norsat offers:

  • Bonus and incentive programs

  • Recognition awards

  • Canadian Group RRSP/US 401K retirement plans

  • Medical plan, dental care, and vision care coverage

  • Extended health coverage

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Promotion/career growth opportunities

  • Annual training activity for every employee

  • Employee referral program

  • Family assistance program

Please note that benefits may vary by location.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Norsat contributes to the community and has been active in a variety of charities.

The “Doninelli Foundation” named after one of our late Board of Directors, was created to enable Norsat International Inc. to give something back to the community through existing charitable organizations. Recipients of Foundation funding have included: Union Gospel Mission, Food Bank, Covenant House, Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.

Scholarships

The Foundation also awards post-secondary scholarship on a yearly basis to children of full-time staff members through the Dr. G.W. Sinclair Scholarship Fund.