STEM ACTIVITY SPECIALIST @ QUEENS COLLEGIATE

Job Type

Part Time

Published

10/17/2018

Address

Queens
New York
United States

Description

STATUS: Part-Time, Non-Exempt    

SALARY: $20 /hour

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 2:00pm-5:30pm; additional prep, meeting and training time


Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families, and Older Adults. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice. We welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change lives.


We are seeking a qualified STEM Activity Specialist with a strong commitment to youth development for our Queens Collegiate program. The STEM Activity Specialist will serve as a model for middle school youth by providing an engaging and fun experience, while conducting activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, practice and implementation.


Responsibilities:

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  • Understand and enforce program expectations, policies and protocols to ensure a safe and respectful environment in alignment with agency, school and funder protocols and guidelines. 
  • Creating and implementing effective and interesting age appropriate lesson plans and curriculum that adhere to program goals.
  • Collaborate with after school staff around themes and special projects and take supervision from Educational Specialist and Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Communicate with Assistant Director and Director about any schedule and classroom modifications, behavioral or environmental issues.
  • Role Model and Demonstrate appropriate communication with all stakeholders of the program (participants, families, teachers, staff and funders).
  • Assist participants in homework and provide them with tools to succeed in school.
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of special events, activities and projects.
  • Ensuring safety of all participants.
  • Create a nurturing and fostering atmosphere to learn and create a sense of belonging for participants.
  • Secure classrooms and space used, at the end of program.
  • Be able to teach STEM related activities.
  • Attend weekly staff meeting and complete professional development hours indicated at the time of hiring.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).


Qualifications:

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  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • Enrollment in College in a related field (Education/Human Development/Sociology/Human Services—for at least two years.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in leading and conducting activities for youth (preferably Middle School female population) in after school or camp settings.
  • A specialization in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), or Leadership, or Public Speaking, or Community Service.
  • Strong facilitation, conflict resolution and group management skills in working with groups of youth to engage them in discussions in the areas of Leadership, community service, civic engagement or debate and current events.
  • Knowledge of skill development strategies in working with middle school youth and gender based programming.
  • Interest in developing and providing quality hand on inquiry-based project based projects based on participant, school and community needs.
  • Strong work ethic and professional demeanor and team-oriented attitude.
  • Organized, self-motivated and effective time management skills.
  • Ability to motivate participants to participate in activities and promote leadership skill development.
  • Computer savvy and excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be cleared of NYS DOH Fingerprinting Screening; NYS Clearance Review Background Check; 3 Reference Checks; physical examination with updated TB test.


Additional Details:

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This position is available immediately. Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such Staff can earn up annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities, including trainings and learning bits.



Application Method:

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We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community. If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter and resume, with subject line “STEM Activity Specialist” to Tiffany Calder at TCalder@qchnyc.org.


“Queens Community House After-school Program @ Queens Collegiate”

Attention: Tiffany Calder



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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

TCalder@qchnyc.org


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