SIT: Community Site Liaison (Newark, NJ)
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SIT Community Site Liaison - Newark
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The primary responsibility of this position is to engage with the community to help JerseySTEM launch and operate STEM clubs for middle school youth.
Description: Role and Responsibilities JerseySTEM runs year round Saturday morning and after school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs for middle school children (grades 5 - 8) in partnership with the community at local libraries in Northern NJ. Classes are taught by local volunteers and college students provided by JerseySTEM and are designed to familiarize the children with robotics, coding, etc. We are looking for a local site lead to support the current locations in Newark County and help with expansion plans to reach as many middle school children as possible, with a focus on underserved students.
● Assess locations to determine ability to support JerseySTEM programs
● Work with site staff to establish dates, times and program requirements
● Oversee/chaperone club meetings (2 hours/week)
● Establish and maintain class rosters for each site, location and class offering
● Upon program completion, meet with site to assess program
● Establish new programs by reaching out to local libraries, schools and community centers
● Ability to manage and coordinate activities between JerseySTEM and local communities.
Candidate should be well organized, have an outgoing style and strong relationship building skills, and be willing to reach out and engage the local community via phone, email and on-site.
This is a year-round position, with the heaviest involvement at the beginning of the spring and fall semesters (Sept/Oct and Jan/Feb); able to commit to 4 -5 hours week during this time.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Familiar with community locations and organizations
Interest in promoting STEM programs
Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required.
36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901, US
JerseySTEM is a network of parents, professionals, students and educators whose goal is to promote excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ("STEM") education. We are dedicated to partnering with local schools and other organizations to create and enhance STEM-oriented educational opportunities as part of students' paths towards college and career readiness, and to develop effective STEM programs and initiatives that engage students and educators. JerseySTEM is also committed to bridging the gender gap in STEM education and sharing STEM-related opportunities with underprivileged students and communities.
Introduces new programs to the school
Offers after-school enrichment
Coaches Technology, Engineering, Robotics, Math Clubs
Trips to STEM landmarks
Bring in Speakers
We'll work with your schedule.
Newark, NJNewark, NJ 07101
- Community Outreach
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3-5 hours/week
- This is a one year commitment, but we would love if you stayed longer!