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STEM Program Leader

Website Think Together

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: STEM Specialists work directly with an assigned class of approximately 15 students (K-12), acting as a positive adult role model, coach, and mentor. The STEM Specialist will lead clubs whose emphasis is in STEM especially, Robotics, Algebra and Media. STEM Specialists must have a genuine interest in the growth, development, and provision of a safe and nurturing environment for the students they teach. A STEM Specialist’s ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience, will be required in giving our students the stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed. Ensuring that THINK Together students reach their potential takes a tremendous amount of hard work, flexibility, and commitment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Lead a group of approximately 25 students after school in an instructional setting, maintaining high standards for behavior and safety by implementing the THINK Together four core agreements:

1. Be responsible

2. Be respectful

3. Be safe

4. Have fun

• Provide academic enrichment in a STEM related subject area, using curriculum and materials provided by the program

• Plan and coordinate timeline and lessons in accordance with an 8 week program

• Create an engaging environment that fosters a sense of belonging that kids want to be in

• Support students in making positive behavior choices and take disciplinary measures when appropriate

• Engage children and youth by following, implementing, and assisting in creating lesson plan

• Serve as a positive adult role model for children in the program through appropriate dress, speech, and attitude and courtesy

• Ensure student safety by assisting in set up, break down, and ongoing maintenance in an effort to keep the school or community site clean and orderly

• Promote positive interactions between volunteers and students in accordance with child safety guidelines

• Maintain student safety by taking roll and reviewing sign-in/ sign-outs for students and volunteers

• Identify student needs and communicate to Site Coordinator, teachers, school administration, parents, and volunteers as appropriate

• Commit to a 26 week program, demonstrated by arriving on-time every day and completing time cards appropriately

• Participate in staff development activities

• Instruction will be provided at multiple locations

 

Other Responsibilities:

• Arrive punctually in order to meet responsibilities in site start up and assignments. Maintains close communication with Site Coordinator regarding planned or emergency absences for the same reason

• Assist in keeping the site clean, including cleaning tables, mopping and vacuuming

• Assist daily with snack preparation, serving and clean up

• Maintain highest degree of confidentiality in staff, student and volunteer matters

• Comply with organization and site policies and follows procedures

 

EDUCATION and / or EXPERIENCE:

• Experience in STEM field

• High School Diploma or G.E.D. Required

• 48 college semester or 60 college quarter units required–(some school districts allow the passage of an Instructional Aide test in lieu of the college unit requirement)

• Ability to speak and write Standard English appropriate in a public school setting

• Must pass Live Scan (criminal background check via fingerprinting)

• TB Test

• At least six months experience working with a group of 10 or more students in a classroom, afterschool, or recreation environment

• Advanced Math and English skills (K–8)

• Excellent communication skills (Written and Verbal)

• Bi-literate Spanish preferred

 

COMPUTER & EQUIPMENT SKILLS:

Word processing

Use typical office equipment

E-mail

Internet software

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