Project Exploration: Job Opening

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Job Description

Position Title: STEM Facilitator

Program Dates: January 20-June 10, 2016/3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Wednesday-Funston Elementary, 2010 N Central Park Ave (Spanish speakers needed)

The mission of Project Exploration (PE) is to make science and engineering accessible to traditionally overlooked communities, particularly minority youth and girls.

Position Summary:

PE is hiring a STEM Facilitator for two programs, Codesters and Brothers4Science (B4S), held at Funston Elementary. Programs are held one day a week for approximately 90-120 minutes at each site with 15-20 middle school students in each session. Codesters takes place on Tuesdays and is a coed class that teaches Python text so students can create their own mini programs. B4S will be conducted on Wednesdays and is a boys only program that exposes students to a variety of science and engineering fields with visiting STEM Professionals.

Responsibilities

Provide support in recruiting youth from school and collect participation documentation

Establish an enthusiastic engaging learning environment for the youth

Prepare team building activities and establish a set Code of Conduct with the youth

Set up and clean up each session that includes snacks, journals, supplies and materials

Document sessions by capturing digital photographs at each session and caption them appropriately

Provide support in preparing session materials for scientist that include ensuring session agendas are complete, bringing supplies and materials to program site

Prepare thank you cards

Collect copies of any materials distributed by presenters for our files

Make sure presenters have the supplies and AV support they need for their presentations

Distribute a daily agenda to pass out to youth and introduce STEM professionals

Facilitate introductory sessions and keeping youth engaged during other sessions

Collect attendance at all sessions, administer pre-and post-evaluation with the boys

Write a blog post each month about the program

Lead program sessions in the absence of STEM professionals (for B4S)

Prepare students and invite parents for culminating event, Reflection of Knowledge

Qualifications

Commitment to social justice and Project Exploration’s mission

 Must have a strong science or engineering background for B4S

 Must have strong tech and coding background for Codesters

 Must have strong writing, editing skills and be able to use social media

 Extremely detail-oriented and able to juggle several tasks simultaneously

 Ability and desire to work both within a team and independently when necessary

 Youth development, urban education or teaching experience a plus

 Must have a car to get to designated program site and transport supplies

 

Please email résumés: Syda Taylor, Director of Programs & Community Relations

staylor@projectexploration.org