Technology & STEM Instructor

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula - Redwood City, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


Organization Overview
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP), our business is changing lives. We are a vibrant, entrepreneurial nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley that is committed to partnering with schools to ensure the low-income students of our community graduate from high school, ready for college and career. BGCP is the largest expanded learning time organization in Silicon Valley, serving 2,300 students at twelve sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City. In neighborhoods where ⅓ of the students drop out of high school, BGCP members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to succeed in school.

Position Overview
We're seeking a creative, positive and self-driven new teammate to bring technology to life for our members. Our STEM/Technology Director will manage all technology and tech programming that takes place at the Redwood City High School Center. In partnership with the Manager, High School Programs and leveraging Project-Based Learning standards, he/she will build a program from the ground-up, leading technology electives that are designed to introduce BGCP members to new technologies that inspire a love for learning and tech. In addition, he/she will contextualize technology in its application to real-world career opportunities, illuminating professional development and career pathways.

We welcome candidates who have their own ideas and experiences that they could bring to life.

Location: Redwood City Clubhouse
Salary Range: $24-$28 per hour, DOE
Job Classification: Full-time
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-8pm (some flexibility)

What will you do?
The ideal candidate will be a multifaceted leader capable of designing and teaching a robust technology program, and passionate about providing opportunities for low-income and minority youth to engage with new industries in Silicon Valley. Our organization often partners with local technology companies, allowing the instructor creative freedom to build a program pipeline leading youth to internship opportunities in the community.

Recruit and retain students to technology program
Prep and plan for daily electives that have clear learning objectives
Lead daily technology electives for High School students
Manage volunteers and delegate tasks appropriately
In partnership with BGCP IT Director, manage and maintain all technology in Redwood City computer room
Create a positive classroom experience and learning community for up to 20 teens
Establish and uphold classroom agreements, behavioral management, and student incentive system
Introduce new electives based on your own specific interests or skills (let us know what excites you!)
Manage signature projects like Lego League and Tech Challenge
Support the technology/AV needs of BGCP special events like Youth of the Year

Develop and implement technology programming, including:
3D printing technology - understanding of hardware and software modeling
Coding - game design, app development, web design/development
Graphic Design
Digital Art
Robotics
Computer Literacy
Expeditions

Lead quarterly 3D Printing / Media classes for local high schools (2 weeks/qtr minimum)
8th Grade 3D Printing / Media at Middle Schools

Engage middle school youth with technology programming (3D printing focus)
Youth Development

Recruit students to technology program
Build and maintain relationships with students through fostering passions in the media/technology space
Develop Teen Staff in support of support media department through apprenticeship model
Other duties as assigned
What qualifications will the ideal candidate have?

Passion for computer science, coding, web design
Ability to contextualize technology principles and foster a love for technology within target population
Strong technology background
Experience teaching technology within diverse youth communities and constituents
Demonstrated success with constituent relations skills (volunteers, teachers, parents)
Access to transportation (public transportation/personal transport) to travel to/from the clubhouse
Commitment to BGCP’s mission and vision and working with high school-aged youth
Bachelor's degree or in progress
Spanish-speakers preferred
Salary & Benefits

Salary: Very competitive with other nonprofits and commensurate with experience
Health benefits: BGCP pays 100% of premiums for medical, dental, and vision; 50% for dependents
Retirement benefits: BGCP contributes up to 10% of salary to 401(k) plan after one year of employment
Generous paid time off policy
Making our community a great place for all youth to grow up: priceless