Education & Empowerment: TechGYRLS STEM Coordination Team Assistant
Locations: YWCA Silicon Valley, Linda Haskell Empowerment Center, 375 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112, and one or more of the following locations:
- Ocala Middle School, 2800 Ocala Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148
- Cassell Elementary School, 1300 Tallahassee Drive, San Jose, CA 95122
- Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
- John Muir Middle School, 1260 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA 95125
- Canoas Elementary School, 880 Wren Drive, San Jose, CA 95125
- Mount Pleasant High School, 1750 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127
Purpose: Participate in the YWCA Silicon Valley’s mission - to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all - by assisting with the coordination of a diverse range of empowering experiences to provide girls with opportunities to increase their skills and confidence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
- As a member of a diverse team, assist with the provision of hands-on STEM/Computer education to YWCA’s TechGYRLS Program participants.
- Assist TechGYRLS STEM Coordination Team Interns with the engagement of girls in curriculum activities to stimulate a deeper interest in technology.
- Assist with the preparations for and/or hosting of Special Events, Field Trips and Small Projects.
- Work in compliance with all legal requirements, and organizational and departmental policies, procedures and standards.
- Interest in, and a commitment to, continuous learning about providing STEM education to children.
- Ability to work as a member of a team, be open to feedback, and seek guidance, direction and input from others.
- Ability to practice cultural humility, i.e. maintain an interpersonal approach that is other-oriented in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person. Ability to work with/support individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Commitment to developing knowledge, skills and abilities to better connect with individuals and communities, and to gaining more insight into personal biases and identities. This includes, and is not limited to, treating all people with respect and dignity, recognizing and appreciating cultural differences, and working to interact with greater cultural sensitivity.
- Ability to be non-judgmental, open, honest and calm, and maintain professional boundaries.
Training & Other Requirements:
- Completion of training/orientation sessions to develop personal comfort level and understanding of program requirements and how best to provide assistance.
- Clearance on a background check, including DOJ & FBI fingerprinting.
- Submitted documentation that confirms an absence of active Tuberculosis.
- Completion of all policies and procedures documentation.
Time Commitment: Volunteer a minimum of 75 hours of service. Volunteer 5 hours each week on a mutually convenient schedule on one, or more, of the following days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. Availability to volunteer must include 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
- Basic Computer Skills
- Teaching / Instruction
- Youth Services
- Computer Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 5 hours/week