Workshop Facilitator Part time, volunteer (possible course credit) virtual and in-person
The Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders), a nonprofit located in Rockville, Maryland with offices in Montclair, NJ is looking for a self-assured, fully engaged facilitator to lead small group discussions (3-5 students) with middle or high school students about SGAP Leaders climate change/sustainability curriculum and workshops.
The facilitator should clarify students' knowledge about topics related to sustainability, familiarize themselves with SGAP Leaders’ training materials, tools and case studies; and, subsequently steer engaging small group discussions (virtually or in-person) with students. The facilitator should also monitor students' performance and engagement. Lastly, the facilitator should exhibit zeal and confidence in order to bolster students' participation.
SGAP Leaders is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges. Our in-person and virtual workshops, tours and speaker series provide a vehicle for students to develop college and career readiness skills. Students choose the themes for our program which ranges from climate change, teen suicide and mental wellness, to human trafficking (to name a few).
We have impacted 4,200+ students from 78 different schools and school districts in NY, NJ, MD, Washington DC, and Northern VA.
- Encourage respect for all ideas voiced during facilitation.
- Steer conversations about the learning material.
- Extract varied insights from students.
- Administer and review students’ progress on assessments and single player games.
- Track and convey student engagement.
- Assemble student kits.
- Develop single player and multiplayer trivia questions that align with Sustainability Challenge & climate change curriculum.
- Provide technical support during Zoom sessions and break-out sessions with students.
- High school diploma.
- Demonstrable and relevant facilitation experience.
- Capacity to formulate relevant, memorable curriculums.
- Knowledgeable about routine assessment and moderation operations.
- Ability to drive critical, student-led dialogs about learning material.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Technical familiarity with Zoom and with CANVAS tools.
- Mentoring or TA experience with middle and high school students.
- Knowledge about climate change and clean energy is a plus.
- Respectful, astute, and accommodating.
Background check and online child safety training required.
If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2021 . Please put in the subject line of your email: Workshop Facilitator
Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis, and we will contact you if we’re interested in scheduling an interview. Please send an email to the above address with questions.
About STUDENT GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROJECT
2211 WIMBLEDON CIR, SILVER SPRING, MD 20906, US
Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges.
SGAP Leaders was founded out of an understanding that traditional schooling sometimes fails to teach valuable and necessary skills that pertain to life outside of the classroom setting, and is unable to see the multifaceted nature of issues that underserved youth face on a daily basis. SGAP Leaders goes above and beyond in our commitment to the students we work with. We recognize our students as passionate leaders yet we also acknowledge that our students may face hardships that hinder their ability to excel and we try to support them in whatever way we can.
From our inception we have focused on being a vehicle to develop leadership skills so that young people can find innovative and creative ways to address wicked social and environmental justice issues. We believe in a hands-on approach that encourages students to take initiative and develop crucial soft skills such as human-centered problem solving, communication, collaboration and presentation skills. It is crucial to provide a diverse population of students with the skills necessary to address critical issues in order to promote equity in the future. 45% of the students we serve are Black and 35% are Latinx or Hispanic. Of the total students that we serve, 60% are girls, and 72% reside in underserved communities or attend Title 1 schools.
Our organizational values are integrity, mutual respect and community-service.
Multiple locations Derwood, MD 20855
September 12, 2021
- Teaching / Instruction
- Environmental Science
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 5 hours per week