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STEM Robotics Facilitator

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

Application Window

June 8, 2020 - September 1, 2020

Locations

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Falls Church, VA
  • Springfield, VA

Listing Details

Description

Summary:

The mission of Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro) is to empower immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development and parent engagement. Established in 1998, Edu-Futuro reaches 1,700 children, youth, and adults annually.

Edu-Futuro seeks one full-time Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) STEM Robotics Clubs Facilitator to lead the ELP STEM Robotics Program to students in grades 3-8 in Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Springfield, and Fairfax. The ELP Robotics Club ensures under-resourced youth have access to quality STEM enrichment and develop interests in STEM professions. The clubs meet weekly, 1.5 hours/session, throughout the school year to work through the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 curriculum, which has been vetted by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy and aligns with Common Core standards. At the end of the program, teams showcase their skills and knowledge in a friendly competition. They will also lead the STEM Robotics Competition team as they participate in local/regional tournaments in the fall. Additionally, the person in this position will also mentor ELP II (College Preparation and Civic Engagement) students throughout the school year.

Edu-Futuro’s ELP STEM Robotics Clubs Facilitator is passionate about serving our mission and is motivated to empower the children and youth we serve to learn about the different fields in STEM. The ELP STEM Robotics Club Facilitator works well under pressure, knows how to balance competing priorities, has experience with and/or knowledge of STEM, is open to new learning experiences, and is comfortable working with an array of people. Edu-Futuro’s ELP STEM Robotics Clubs Facilitator will excel at program facilitation, teamwork, youth engagement and classroom management, while showing mastery in clerical duties. The service will be a variety of direct service, administration, coordination, as well as logistical services in support of the operations of the programs and gathering and inputting information for reporting and other purposes. Edu-Futuro’s ELP STEM Robotics Club Facilitator will have outstanding interpersonal skills along with above average organizational and time management skill sets. This is an overall position description; position functions listed below are not all-inclusive.

Primary duties:

Plan and conduct weekday after-school Robotics Clubs activities according to the designated schedules.
Maintain and develop up-to-date STEM curriculum in coordination with Edu-Futuro staff.
Prepare, administer, and report results of pre- and post-surveys to measure students’ progress.
Keep inventories, and maintain robotics laptops, curriculum software, and robot kits in working order conditions.
Train and support ELP STEM Robotics volunteers.
Maintain and report accurate participant and volunteer data (attendance, progress, completion), and keep track of program’s expenses for meals and supplies.
Plan and conduct a robotics competition at the end of the program.
Coordinate Robotics teams to enter local and regional robotics competitions.
Assist with the organization of youth events, such as community service activities, field trips, college visits, and graduation ceremonies.
Assist with ELP marketing and outreach efforts.
Assist with recruitment of students, mentors, and volunteers.
Engage established and new community partners in supporting ELP activities, including middle and high school administrators as well as college admissions’ staff.

Summary:

The mission of Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro) is to empower immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development and parent engagement. Established in 1998, Edu-Futuro reaches 1,700 children, youth, and adults annually.

Edu-Futuro seeks one full-time Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) STEM Robotics Clubs Facilitator to lead the ELP STEM Robotics Program to students in grades 3-8 in Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Springfield, and Fairfax. The ELP Robotics Club ensures under-resourced youth have access to quality STEM enrichment and develop interests in STEM professions. The clubs meet weekly, 1.5 hours/session, throughout the school year to work through the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 curriculum, which has been vetted by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy and aligns with Common Core standards. At the end of the program, teams showcase their skills and knowledge in a friendly competition. They will also lead the STEM Robotics Competition team as they participate in local/regional tournaments in the fall. Additionally, the person in this position will also mentor ELP II (College Preparation and Civic Engagement) students throughout the school year.

Edu-Futuro’s ELP STEM Robotics Clubs Facilitator is passionate about serving our mission and is motivated to empower the children and youth we serve to learn about the different fields in STEM. The ELP STEM Robotics Club Facilitator works well under pressure, knows how to balance competing priorities, has experience with and/or knowledge of STEM, is open to new learning experiences, and is comfortable working with an array of people. Edu-Futuro’s ELP STEM Robotics Clubs Facilitator will excel at program facilitation, teamwork, youth engagement and classroom management, while showing mastery in clerical duties. The service will be a variety of direct service, administration, coordination, as well as logistical services in support of the operations of the programs and gathering and inputting information for reporting and other purposes. Edu-Futuro’s ELP STEM Robotics Club Facilitator will have outstanding interpersonal skills along with above average organizational and time management skill sets. This is an overall position description; position functions listed below are not all-inclusive.

Primary duties:

Plan and conduct weekday after-school Robotics Clubs activities according to the designated schedules.
Maintain and develop up-to-date STEM curriculum in coordination with Edu-Futuro staff.
Prepare, administer, and report results of pre- and post-surveys to measure students’ progress.
Keep inventories, and maintain robotics laptops, curriculum software, and robot kits in working order conditions.
Train and support ELP STEM Robotics volunteers.
Maintain and report accurate participant and volunteer data (attendance, progress, completion), and keep track of program’s expenses for meals and supplies.
Plan and conduct a robotics competition at the end of the program.
Coordinate Robotics teams to enter local and regional robotics competitions.
Assist with the organization of youth events, such as community service activities, field trips, college visits, and graduation ceremonies.
Assist with ELP marketing and outreach efforts.
Assist with recruitment of students, mentors, and volunteers.
Engage established and new community partners in supporting ELP activities, including middle and high school administrators as well as college admissions’ staff.
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Living Allowance

$1225 - $1225 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

$13,992 annual taxable stipend + FICA. Local travel reimbursement for service-related activities. Health insurance. $25 monthly cellphone stipend. Professional development and networking opportunities. Segal AmeriCorps Education Award which can be used towards student loans and/or to help finance higher education pursuits upon successful completion of service. (Oct. 2019 amount was $6,195.00) Student loan forbearance or deferment. Gain skills and valuable experience to prepare you for a career after-service. A great work environment. Make an impact in under-served communities!

Education Requirements

Associates Degree (AA)

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 18

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

36

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School-based Nonprofit, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities