STEM Literacy Specialist, AmeriCorps VISTA
826 Boston

3035 Washington St, Boston, Ma 02119
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STEM Literacy Specialist, AmeriCorps VISTA

StatusActively recruiting
Service datesAugust-June

Key Responsibilities and Functions

  • Assist with expanding 826 Boston’s Science Fair Boot Camp program to serve more students in addition to diversifying our STEM tutor corps to provide representative STEM field volunteers as mentors for students.
  • Partner with existing 826 Boston in-schools programs to support school-based science fair programs
  • Assist with evaluating existing curriculum resource library and developing new resources focused on supporting students in writing science reports
  • Develop a series of training modules to prepare 826 Boston staff, service members, and volunteers to provide high-quality STEM literacy programming to K-12 students.
  • Assist with identifying and building partnerships to increase the number of volunteers with STEM education/professional experience and leverage resources to ensure high quality and rigorous STEM literacy programming at 826 Boston.
  • Assist with coordinating and conducting evaluation for STEM literacy programming to measure and monitor student progress, inform program design, and report out on impact to stakeholders.

Roxbury, Massachusetts

Living allowanceAmeriCorps VISTA members will receive a gross bi-weekly stipend totaling a minimum of $26,798.30 annually.
  • Professional Development: As the STEM Literacy Specialist, you will build upon your personal strengths and develop transferable skills, such as teamwork, leadership, decision-making, project management and relationship development. Further, you will develop your knowledge of public school systems, school and community partnerships, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. 826 Boston provides AmeriCorps VISTA members with formal onboarding in the summer, ongoing training throughout the year, and individualized coaching from a direct supervisor.
  • Living Stipend: AmeriCorps VISTA members will receive a gross bi-weekly stipend totaling a minimum of $26,798.30 annually.
  • Education Award: AmeriCorps VISTAs qualify for an Eli Segal Education Award for every successful year of service, which includes completing a full 365 days of service. The education award can be used to repay student loans or cover tuition costs for graduate studies at an accredited college or university and will amount to at least $6,495.00.
Additional benefits
  • Travel Stipend: $100/month travel stipend for months of active service
  • Medical Coverage: The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers two healthcare benefits options to members, one for VISTA members who already have health insurance coverage and the other for those who do not.
  • Time Off: 80 hours of sick time and 80 hours of personal time
  • Public Benefits: AmeriCorps VISTA members may be eligible for food and public utility benefits.
Education benefitsEducation Award
Education requirementsHigh school diploma
Desired skills, certifications or qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses some of the following skills and experiences:

  • High school diploma
  • Demonstrated interest in the intersection of STEM content areas and writing
  • Interest in teaching/tutoring writing to students grades K-12 in an urban setting
  • Interest in developing training guides, lesson plans, and tutor guides
  • Ability to coach and mentor volunteers and interns
  • Ability to adapt to various working and management styles
  • Ability to participate in open communication to build community and foster team goals including the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in organizational, time management, project management, and resource management skills
  • Proficiency and/or willingness to learn virtual platforms such as Microsoft Office, Zoom, Seesaw, and Google Apps
  • Proficiency in Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Arabic, or Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with the Boston Public Schools system, particularly the schools in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain preferred, but not required
Other conditions
Weekly HoursFull-Time
Our mission826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life.
Children, Education, Social Justice & Equality