*FUN* After School Science Program - Instructors Wanted!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Impact NW - Various LocationsPortland, OR 97216


AKA Science (All Kids are Scientists) is recruiting Class Leaders to teach a fun, hands-on after school science program to elementary school students. Classes are held once or twice per week for 8-10 weeks, and each class lasts 1-2 hours. Starting in January 2017, we're offering our popular "Forensic Science" series, including "Science Spies" for grades K-3 and "Crack the Case" for grades 4-6. Positions are available at multiple schools.

Most classes begin in early to mid-January (exact date varies by school), with training prior to the first class. Our goal is to identify candidates ASAP.

AKA Science is a fun, hands-on after school science program for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. We use structured yet playful experiments to encourage inquiry and exploration. Each class engages a maximum of 16 students. The program is managed by local nonprofit Impact NW. AKA Science Class Leaders receive training in innovative teaching methods and the specific activities in the curriculum. **The curriculum and all supplies are provided.**

We seek applicants who are passionate about education and display a positive attitude. Previous experience working with school-aged children is highly preferred. A background in science is not necessary. All applicants must be over the age of 18 and able to pass a background check.

This is a temporary, part-time position. Depending on the school, this may be a volunteer position or compensation may be available. The time commitment is to prepare for and teach an after-school class, once or twice a week, for 8-10 weeks. There are multiple schools currently seeking Class Leaders in the Portland Metro area.

* Gain experience teaching elementary school students
* Help students get excited about science and learning
* Receive training, feedback, and networking opportunities

* Please visit: http://impactnw.org/aka-science/
* Click the "Volunteer with AKA Science" button, then fill out the very brief form on the next page.

By Tuesday, Nov. 29, you'll receive a list of all the schools that are currently recruiting Class Leaders. Your next step will be to follow up directly with any schools that seem like they might be a good fit for you. (If you express interest after Nov. 29, you'll receive a list of schools within several business days.)


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • As little as once a week!

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