AmeriCorps Vista - STEM Program and Training//

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AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency.  To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, please visit: National Service AmeriCorps Vista FAQS

Austin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships to improve student college and career readiness and expand STEM education opportunities through community engagement. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools (including those in the Dove Springs neighborhood) to meet the tremendous need for low-income student academic and personal support from elementary through high school. Currently serving a student population that is 90% economically disadvantaged, APIE expects to support at least 3,300 students each year over the three-year course of the project. To meet the overarching objectives of the project: a) Developing and implementing a volunteer and community support strategy for targeted Austin ISD schools and b) Placing more adult volunteers in the classroom to work with high-needs students at Title I schools, the VISTA member (STEM Programs and Training Designer) will perform activities related to:* Assisting in the development of new STEM education programs and the design of volunteer and mentor trainings (on-line & in-person) that enhances the effectiveness of existing and newly developed content and is accessible to more potential volunteers. In addition, the VISTA will also assist with coordinating joint efforts with partner organizations to execute new STEM education programs and/or short-term initiatives. To learn more about Austin Partners In Education, please visit: www.austinpartners.org 

Member Duties:

  • Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of current training
  • Assisting in the continuous development of APIE's in-person and on-line trainings across all programs
  • Collaborating with program coordinators to create robust curriculum and instructional strategies to motivate and support volunteers
  • Research best practices related to tutoring, mentoring, college readiness and STEM education
  • Assist in collaborating with partner organizations to expand the reach of APIE's STEM education efforts

 

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree, Strong Writing and Research Skills 

Preferred Skills:

Non-Profit Management, General Skills, Computers/Technology, Leadership, Team Work, Education, Teaching/Tutoring, Writing/Editing 

Program Benefits:  
Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance, Training, Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

  *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

 

 

Accepting Applications: 3/27/2017 - 5/26/2017

Start Date: 7/17/2017
End Date: 7/20/2018

To Apply: Please visit the AmeriCorps Vista Posting Here

 

 

 

 

 

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