Position Start Date: Fall cohort begins October 2019
Position End Date: April/May 2020 at approximately 20 hours per week. Time tocompletion is driven by member schedule and will be customized for each member.
Days / Hours of Service: 675 hours total service; flexible. Generally Monday through Friday;8:00am-3:00pm, but varies weekly according to school schedule and memberschedule. We are flexible to work around your class schedule for currentcollege students.
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Learning Undefeated, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization,sparks interest in life-changing career opportunities in science, technology,engineering and math (STEM) for underserved communities. We do this throughinnovative, effective and experiential STEM education programs for middleschool and high school students, and workforce development programs for adults.Through these programs, we …
Program Mission and/or Goals:
Learning Undefeated operates four mobile laboratory programsacross Maryland, expanding technology and laboratory science experiences topique students’ interests in STEM learning and careers.
Inside each lab, Learning Undefeated educators engageparticipants in hands-on and minds-on experiences using technologies notavailable in schools. STEM educators and AmeriCorps teaching aides combine LearningUndefeated’s core STEM curriculum with data set modeling, virtual reality,cybersecurity and game-based learning.
The goal of our education programs are to provide support tostudents from underresourced neighborhoods and communities to boost theirproficiency and self-efficacy in math and science. Learning Undefeated achieves this by engagingstudents in academically rigorous programs focused on science and technology,increasing their awareness of STEM career opportunities, and encouragingstudents to choose additional STEM coursework, college majors, or careers. We also offer community engagement to providestudents’ family members opportunities to learn about STEM so they may bettersupport their student at home.
Community Need: Enhancing diversity in the pipeline of students andearly-career employees who are actively choosing to study and work in STEM isthe key to long-term economic growth and competitiveness. Learning Undefeatedactively seeks to engage students from underrepresented minority groups andlevel the playing field by bringing hands-on learning experiences to theschool’s parking lot. We believe that any student can achieve success in STEM.
Our programs focus on students who are typicallyunderrepresented in STEM careers, especially those from low-income communities.Introducing students to real-world, problem-centric curriculum allows them togain a deeper appreciation for STEM subjects, better equips them to retaininformation learned in the classroom, and fosters the development of naturalinquiry, higher-level thinking, and creativity.
Member Position Summary: An AmeriCorps Team Lead is apassionate and well-spoken individual who develops and delivers age-appropriatecontent for middle and high school students about STEM careers, bioscience,chemistry, engineering, and technology aboard mobile laboratories and/or in theclassroom during and after school at Maryland schools.
AmeriCorps Team Lead will organize,oversee, and support a four-member AmeriCorps team through scheduling,logistics, and educator/staff coordination. The AmeriCorps Team Lead will alsoassist in the delivery of programs at community and school events, andcollaborate in a team atmosphere to develop a STEM education program that canbe implemented in the classroom, onboard one of our mobile laboratories, or asa summer camp experience.
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Member Impact: Thisis an incredible opportunity to be part of a team that is changing how STEMeducation is delivered, with a specific focus on underserved communities. Theideal team member will be high-energy, creative, flexible, solutions-oriented,and able to handle rapidly changing circumstances with grace. In return, weoffer an unparalleled opportunity to be part of the next big thing in STEMeducation, a fun team who loves what they do, and an entrepreneurial workenvironment that supports individual success. Our organization was recentlynamed one of the 2018 Best Places to Workby Washington Business Journal.
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Compensation: Compensation package for Americorps members consists of a Segal Education Grant of up to $2,321 for 675 hours of service, which can be used to pay for college courses and also used towards student loans, and a small living stipend of up to $6,400, paid biweekly. The Segal Education Grant is awarded upon completion of service; details on the education award can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award/amount-eligibility-and. Our program is currently in the 2018 fiscal year for education awards. Learning Undefeated Americorps members are also eligible for mileage at the Federal rate for personally-owned vehicles, which is currently $0.58 per mile in excess of 30 miles per day.
To Apply: Please email resume withcover letter to: education.opportunities(at)civicworks.com.
Job Type: Internship
Salary: $10.50 /hour
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