Do you have a deep interest in youth education and a passion for science and technology? Would you like to be in on the ground floor of an initiative to provide children in poverty with high-value skills that help foster creativity and resilience? Come join the Anacortes School District as our AmeriCorps VISTA Kids Who Code Coordinator! You will engage in resource and curriculum assessment, outreach to various school and community stakeholders, volunteer training, and the development of beginning computer coding workshops during an early-morning program for students.
This one-year, full-time (40+ hours/week) national service volunteer position will help to create a program of before-school beginning computer coding classes for elementary school students with a special focus on students in need, educating and engaging parents and community in the effort and helping to foster awareness of and literacy in this essential skill set that already underlies so much of our present and future economy.
AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a monthly living stipend of $990/month as well as health care benefits (insurance and certain out-of-pocket expenses), student loan forbearance, and, if eligible, childcare assistance and relocation expenses. Upon successful completion of service, members receive an educational award of $5,815 toward past student loans or future tuition, or a $1,500 cash award.
Minimum qualifications include some familiarity with computer science or a related field, a demonstrated ability to work well with young students, and experience with or interest in public speaking or other forms of outreach. You must be a college graduate (two or four-year degree).
APPLY HERE: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70255&fromSearch=true
You will need to create an account on the AmeriCorps website prior to application.
Interviews are now being scheduled, and applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP! This position closes December 15.
For more information, please contact ASD Volunteer Coordinator Keiko McCracken at (360) 293-1234.
- Child Development
- Program Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Computer Science
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One-year, full-time (40+ hours) appointment
- Must have a two- or four-year college degree