About the department JerseySTEM partners with Community institutions that cater to middle school students( (Schools, Libraries, Community Centers, Girls Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs) in New Jersey to secure a physical location and the participation of partners willing to host/organize JerseySTEM sponsored programs. Once the location secured, Volunteer College Students are assigned to that location where they go once a week for 10 weeks.
One of the roles of the community engagement is to ensure the coaches actually show up in the classroom and that there is a smooth communication with Coaches, Host site representative, JerseySTEM mentors, JerseySTEM Site Leader
Essential Duties of the position:
Communicate (phone, email, in person) regularly with the coaches before and after every class
Classes are typically weekdays between 3pm and 6pm
Explain logistics, make sure coaches have access to the information they need
Be in touch with the school, the coaches, their mentors and the site liaison
Engage with the coaches and create a "community" social media
Essential Qualifications and skills
Genuine concern about/interest in solving the gender gap and opportunity gap in education in general and STEM education in particular
Ability to access the computer/cell phone during the day
Sales experience preferred
Ideal candidate would have a flexible/ at-home work schedule and be able to take short text messages/calls
Our Mission JerseySTEM is a grassroots 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ("STEM") education to pre-teen and teenage girls and underserved children in New Jersey. We partner with socially responsible companies and their employees, youth organizations in underserved communities, and civic-minded college students and universities. Together we develop and deliver innovative, hands-on afterschool projects and inquiry-based learning opportunities that develop teamwork, 21st century problem solving skills, and self esteem. Our Goals Reduce the gender gap in STEM participation by serving 25,000 girls by 2025 Bridge the innovation gap in STEM education by introducing novel formats for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Address the opportunity gap by expanding access to STEM programs in underserved communities
Incorporated in 2013, JerseySTEM started bringing afterschool enrichment programs to middle school girls in 2015. We have since provided 1,000 students with exposure to afterschool enrichment programs delivering more than 20,000 hours of instruction. Students learn to code, build robots, solve problems and through that process gain self-esteem and confidence that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.