Mobile Makerspace Outreach Coordinator at Pierce College


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Aug 11, 2018 - Sun Aug 11, 2019

Where

9401 Farwest Drive SWLakewood, WA 98466

About

Job Description:
Do you love the feeling of making something really cool? Are you excited to share that sense of accomplishment, empowerment, and discovery with others? Pierce College is taking a making-centered approach to STEM education in our Pierce County community with an outreach program in need of a coordinator for 2018-2019!

The Mobile Makerspace Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing STEM curriculum for mobile activity kits, to encourage hands-on learning and engage non-traditional thinkers in STEM concepts across Pierce County. We want to show our youth how they can be the thinkers and makers that can change the world, by making STEM accessible and fun! The most important assets for this job are a creative mind, a relationship-focused personality, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a love of learning. If you have a background in Makerspaces, technology, program coordination/management of any kind, or curriculum development, those are big pluses. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who sees a future for themselves in STEM education, in program coordination, in arts administration, or in youth development. This is an AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunity, which in addition to a monthly stipend awards end-of-service benefits after he completion of a service year and further employment opportunities.

For more information on the VISTA program, see here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista

Term of service: 365 days, averaging 40 hrs /week

START DATE: August 11, 2018
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

Qualifications:

Associate or Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 18 years of age, U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or person residing legally in Washington State
  • Ability to make a full-year commitment
  • Interest and/or experience in community service and/or community development
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with diverse populations, including multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Proficient in Google platform, MS Office, Adobe products, social media, and database management
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple work assignments
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to pass criminal background check

AmeriCorps VISTA benefits:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance
  • Relocation and settling-in allowance, if moving more than 50 miles to serve
  • Post-service $5,815 Education Award or $1,500 end-of-term cash award
  • One year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) for federal government jobs
  • Basic health coverage, student loan forbearance, and basic child care assistance when applicable
  • Paid round-trip ticket to pre-service orientation and reimbursed travel expenses when applicable
  • Extensive training, professional development, and networking opportunities
  • Access to AmeriCorps network

Skills

  • STEM

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Term of service: 365 days, averaging 40 hrs /week

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