STEM Coordination Team Assistant


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375 South Third StreetSan Jose, CA 95112


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 elementary, middle, or high schools in the San Jose Unified School District, Alum Rock School District, and/or the East Side Union High School District.

Purpose: Proactively 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, in collaboration with the San Jose State University Girls STEM Network Computer Science Curriculum Program.

Major Responsibilities:
* Working collaboratively 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 using critical thinking, time management, teamwork, problem solving, leadership and presentation skills.
* Commit to one weekly on-site classroom instructional experience as arranged with the Supervisor.
* Assist with the planning, coordination and hosting of Special Events, Field Trips and Small Projects.
* Work in compliance with all legal requirements, and organizational and departmental policies, procedures and standards.

Required Qualifications:
* Commitment to empowering youth, and engaging youth in STEM/Computer Science education.
* Experience working/interacting with children ages 8 - 18.
* Interest in 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.
Must be fully available 2:00pm - 5:30pm at least one day, on a weekday, to be onsite at a school location AND routinely available additional scheduled weekly hours as arranged with the Supervisor, during the daytime, during the week.

YWCA Silicon Valley is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, immigration status, socio-economic status, familial/marital status, veteran status, medical status, being differently-able, or any other basis prohibited by law.

May 2017


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Computer Science

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours/week

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