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OTPR: Engineering Program Design Team Member (grades 5-8)

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JerseySTEM

Primary Responsibility

As a member of a team of 3-4 volunteers, develop and/or acquire as well as improve Engineering STEM Outreach Program curriculum to be delivered to middle school girls (grades 5-8) who are in underserved communities. (The Outreach Programs are typically delivered as after-school programs following a fall/spring semester schedule.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new and interesting STEM curriculum, and update existing curriculum
  • Reach out to content providers for potential partnership
  • Produce materials for both Coaches and students to use in the afterschool programs
  • Produce extracts of the Curriculum to fit the needs of the class
  • Answer Coach questions, and provide advice on curriculum content delivery
  • Leverage technology for innovative ways to deliver curriculum
  • Use feedback from ongoing classes to improve/enhance existing curriculum
  • Be a proactive team member and be part of building a fun and exciting team!

Required Education, Background, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • BS and strong background in engineering field
  • Experience delivering middle school curriculum a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to adapt and solve problems as they arise
  • Willing to volunteer advice and opinions

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About JerseySTEM

Location:

36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 5 hours / week, minimum 6 month commitment
  • JerseySTEM is a virtual organization. Volunteers work remotely and use their personal computer and wifi.

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