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Afterschool STEM Coach

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ORGANIZATION: Alaska Afterschool Network, Program of the Alaska Children's Trust



Alaska Afterschool Network

AmeriCorps - Afterschool STEM Coach

Launch rockets, erupt volcanoes, code robots, design roller coasters, study wildlife, and engineer solutions with students during after school hours as an Afterschool STEM Coach. STEM Coaches engage K-5 students in fun, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and guide students as they develop their creativity, explore technologies, and engage in scientific inquiry. Participants commit to one year of service as an AmeriCorps member at an existing afterschool program providing academic enrichment, social emotional learning, and wellness opportunities for school-age youth. For their service, STEM Coaches receive both a living stipend and an education award, as well as professional development, skills, and experience to advance their careers.


STEM Coaches will report directly to their Site Supervisor(s) and to the AmeriCorps Program Specialist

Afterschool STEM Coach - Term of Service

Term Length: 1 year (11 months)

Required Hours of Service: 1700 minimum

Daily Schedule: 8-hour days, 4-5 days per week

Living Allowance:

  • $17,000 per year

Education Award:

  • $6,345.00 per year


  • Healthcare, vision, and dental care provided through the Corps Network
  • Mental health care and personal coaching from the Member Assistance Program (MAP)
  • Free childcare provided by the AmeriCorps agency
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal hiring
  • $50.00/month cell phone allowance
  • Free professional development and training in afterschool facilitation and equity and inclusion in STEM
  • Attendance to the Alaska Out of School Time Conference in Anchorage

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience working with school-age youth preferred.


  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing equitable services to diverse populations.
  • Self-motivated and able to perform duties without direct supervision.
  • Willing to travel to in-state meetings and conferences.
  • Commitment to community service.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and prepare program space.

Job Duties:

  • Serve during afterschool program hours (2:00 - 6:00 PM).
  • Lead hands-on activities with students at an afterschool program four days per week, including at least two 30-minute STEM activities per week.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and coaching to strengthen your skills to ensure student success.
  • Facilitate a positive and safe learning environment for diverse student learners.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with students, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Maintain open communication and attend regularly scheduled meetings with program staff and community partners.
  • Submit timesheets, program data, and surveys to measure student impact.
  • Commit to fulfilling required member service hours within your service term.
  • Model the AmeriCorps ethic of community service and responsibility and show a commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • Follow the Alaska Afterschool Network AmeriCorps Operations Manual.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the afterschool program.

NOTES: Diversity is a core component to the work at the Alaska Children’s Trust. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Jobs are dynamic, and assignments/priorities may change. It is not intended or implied to be an employment contract but is a communication tool to explain the responsibilities, advertise the job, and identify performance measures and potential training needs. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship. ACT is an at-will employer.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should complete the application and submit an updated résumé using the following link:


The position will remain open until the position is filled.

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About Alaska Afterschool Network, Program of the Alaska Children's Trust


6591 A ST # 110, ANCHORAGE, AK 99518, US

Mission Statement

The Alaska Afterschool Network's mission is to support, strengthen, and advocate for quality afterschool programs and activities for children, youth, and families throughout Alaska.


The Alaska Afterschool Network is a network of nonprofit, private, tribal, and government organizations that promotes high quality afterschool and summer programs as a critical component in the positive development of Alaska’s youth by

  • Bringing the afterschool community together to build a cohesive system that promotes collaboration and a unified voice.
  • Sharing information, best practices, and educational resources to foster high-quality programs.
  • Raising awareness of the impact of afterschool programs to influence public policy at the local, state and national level.
  • Broadening community access to afterschool programs.
The Alaska Afterschool Network is a program of the Alaska Children's Trust, an independent 501(c)(3) dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Fairbanks, AK 99701



  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Term Length: 1 year (11 months). Required Hours of Service: 1700 minimum. Daily Schedule: Full time, 8-hour days, 4-5 days per week.
  • High School Diploma or GED required

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