Are you passionate about working with students from underserved communities? Do you love the ocean and want to share the love with others? If you answered yes, joining the NESS STEM Education Ambassador (SEA) AmeriCorps Program might be a great opportunity for you!
NESS SEA AmeriCorps members:
ENGAGE students in learning by seeing and doing
CREATE innovative STEM-based ocean adventure programs
TEACH NESS standards-based programs
PROVIDE student support through classroom support, tutoring & mentoring
EMPOWER students to discover their personal best by facing new challenges
SHARE enjoyment of the ocean and teach its science to students from all backgrounds
ENCOURAGE students to be positive stewards of their community and environment
Training and certifications will include:
*Waterfront Lifeguarding (American Red Cross certification)
*First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross certification)
*Kayaking Instruction (American Canoe Association certification)
*CT Safe Boating certification
*Sailing practice and instruction
*Lesson planning & introduction to experiential-based teaching practices
*Lesson creation and best-practices in online learning
*Career Development Mentorships
Duties and responsibilities:
*Serve in New London County, CT schools during the academic day providing classroom support, tutoring, and mentoring.
*Create and develop NESS STEM-based lesson plans aligned to state and national standards.
*Lead and assist in the delivery of NESS experiential education programs..
*Lead and assist in the creation and delivery of field-based programs using kayaking, sailing, marine science, powerboating, fishing, and more.
*Participate in community events to educate local students and families.
*Help implement NESS’ safety plan and maintain campus and offsite safety at all times.
*Serve as a team with other AmeriCorps members, host site teachers and staff, and NESS staff, to implement programs.
*Participate in orientation and training at beginning of term, then regular training throughout service term.
*Travel to various locations throughout each day may be required.
*Passion for working with students
*Minimum of two years of post-secondary education required; Bachelors or Associates Degree preferred OR service with the US Armed Forces
*Valid Driver’s License
*Successful passage of the three-part National Service Criminal History Check
*All positions will abide by AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities as referred to in the member contract
*Commit to 12-month, full time assignment (35-40 hours/week), beginning August 9, 2021 through July 31st, 2022
*Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service.
Commitment to the AmeriCorps mission of service
Understanding of underserved communities
Interest in teaching, curriculum development, organization, and positive youth development,
Interest in marine science, sailing, and kayaking instruction in an adventure education setting
A strong team player and excellent motivator
Initiative and the ability to work independently
Effective skills in interpersonal relationships, written and verbal communications, problem solving, decision making, group dynamics, and public speaking
Bilingual speakers, especially in Spanish, encouraged to apply
Benefits of Service:
AmeriCorps living allowance of approximately $15,700 over a 12-month term of service
o Paid in weekly installments
o Subject to all applicable local, state and federal income taxes
Eli Segal Education Award of up to $6,345 from the National Service Trust for qualifying education expenses or loans upon successful completion of the term of service.
Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision insurance benefits at no cost
Extensive training and certifications
10 holidays each calendar year
10 days of vacation, to be taken during approved, pre-determined times.
Childcare assistance for those who qualify
Positions are eligible for student loan forbearance (available for qualified loans)
Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Offers are made on a rolling basis.
New England Science & Sailing Foundation ("NESS") is a nationally recognized and award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit ocean adventure education organization that provides students, of all ages and backgrounds, with year-round programming that includes marine science, sailing, and water sports. NESS's scholastic programs support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curricula in over 70 schools and organizations with a unique combination of on-the-water and in-the-classroom lessons intended to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. NESS is the first school partner program accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been recognized by US Sailing as the top community sailing program in the United States. NESS serves over 9,000 students annually across New England. Since its inception, NESS has enabled more than 35,000 students to get out on the water. For more information, visit www.nessf.org.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Health coverage includes medical, vision, & dental
Living allowance of $15,700 will be paid out in equal installments on a weekly basis
The NESS SEA AmeriCorps program provides members with extensive trainings and certifications. Trainings and certifications currently offered include: American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, American Canoe Association Sit-on-Top Kayak Skills, classroom management techniques, experiential learning and lesson planning skills
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
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