AmeriCorps STEM Program Facilitator - HT
Job Details
Entry
JoAnn Fogg - Dallas, TX
Seasonal
High School
Education

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The AmeriCorps STEM Program Facilitator is responsible for Girl Scout program delivery and design including, , chaperoning participants during assigned sessions, and assisting with field trips, overnight camping, summer camps and other youth-serving activities at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX). This person will share in the implementation and coordination of high-quality programming that meets the goals and objectives of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs at the STEM Center of Excellence.  GSLE program pillars include STEM, life skills, entrepreneurship, and outdoor activities, and will be regular topics of educational activities provided. This person is also responsible for the emotional and physical health and safety of students under their leadership. Orientation begins September 1, 2020 until December 25, 2020.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

•Facilitates programs and events which promote the Girl Scout Leadership Experience STEM, life skills, entrepreneurship, and outdoor activities program delivery.
•With the guidance of your supervisor, design, create and implement STEM-focused, hands-on and girl-led programming that is robust and deliberate in design.
•With the guidance of the Program Manager, facilitate Girl Scout programmingduring weekend, daytime, overnight and resident camp experiences. 
•Research, collect and communicate examples of high-quality programming.  Creates, edits, and updates the curriculum as necessary to provide curriculum tools and create a model for others.
•Guarantee that programming remains outcomes-focused while ensuring the experience meets the objectives and goals of the program. Ensures compliance with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) risk management practices and other governance authorities for all programs.
•Assists girls and co-ed students with on hands-on activities such as robotics, coding, environmental science, financial literacy, citizen science, low ropes, archery, outdoor stewardship and life skills according to the GSUSA outlined adult/child ratios.  
•May serve through virtual or tele-service opportunities as assigned and approved by supervisor.
•Will be flexible and adaptable to changing schedules and direction given by your supervisor to ensure the program is meeting the needs of the organization.
•Ensures compliance with GSUSA risk management practices and other governance authorities for all programs.
•Serves as and is responsible for being a role model for participants in behavior and attitude while following the Girl Scout Promise and Law and program procedures.
•Assists with facilitating Girl Scout traditions and STEM Programming enthusiastically such as songs, games, crafts, science experiments, engineering challenges, robotics competitions, etc. 
•Recognizes and responds to opportunities for problem-solving within assigned groups of students.
•Helps to provide opportunities for students to experience personal and group success. 
•Assists with pre and post event support, including but not limited to program/event planning, check-in, check-out, attendance, post-reflective survey administration, supply coordination, set-up, etc.
•Ensures that students understand and follow safety and educational procedures.
•Assists in the care of the physical facilities and equipment, including but not limited to program kits, activity materials, program closet and cabinets in which supplies are kept.
•May serve extended days to provide programming in alignment with overnight camping and evening activities, as approved and assigned by the supervisor.
•Assists with training and oversight of short-term volunteers, which can include corporate group volunteers or individuals that volunteer at workshops/day camps, field trips, camp cleanup days, and related facility needs.
•Wears the AmeriCorps logo daily.
•In the event of a local, state, or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may be asked on a volunteer basis or be required by OneStar to activate to assist in disaster response and recovery activities within their communities.  This may involve virtual service opportunities or in-person service opportunities.  This may include service opportunities outside of the member’s standard service hours or in place of their standard service duties.  In the event of a large-scale, high needs local, state, or federal disaster, AmeriCorps members may voluntarily or be required by OneStar to deploy to an area outside of their service area to assist in disaster response and recovery activities.

TRAINING
•AmeriCorps STEM Program Facilitators will be trained on AmeriCorps regulations and prohibited activities.
•AmeriCorps STEM Program Facilitators will receive general training about GSNETX Programs, expectations, deliberate design, site specific policies and procedures, processes and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
•AmeriCorps STEM Program Facilitators will receive training on both the archery range and low ropes course.
•Additionally, members will receive ongoing support and trainings throughout the year relevant to the curriculum, classroom management, professionalism and the demographic they serve. 


OTHER
•Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council service centers, as necessary. 
•Must be able to serve overnight at the STEM Center of Excellence, as scheduled by your supervisor.
•May assist with council-led STEM activities at council and partner sites as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Bilingual (preferred, but not required).
•Adheres to GSNETX policies and procedures for AmeriCorps members as referenced in the member service agreement. 
•Education background preferred. Girl Scout and Nonprofit experience is a plus.
•Working knowledge of best practices in nonprofit and education.
•Knowledge of and ability to work with adults and children ages 5 and above.
•Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S. 
•Must be at least 18 years old.
•Must have a high school diploma or be willing to earn one while serving.
•AmeriCorps members will be eligible for an education award upon successful completion of service with a satisfactory performance evaluation.
•Knowledge of Girl Scout Programs and traditions helpful, but not required.
•Ability to communicate and serve hours with integrity, providing proof of work during hours served as requested by supervisor.
•Demonstrates and promotes a climate of courtesy, respect, and professionalism to coworkers, the volunteers served by this council, and others with whom her/his position puts her/him in contact.
•The AmeriCorps member will have recurring access to vulnerable populations, students age 17 or younger, thus requires a three-part National Service Criminal History Check, including an FBI fingerprint background check.
•Ability to serve hours primarily on Saturdays and Sunday, with many opportunities to serve during the week. Summer positions will serve primarily during the week with some weekend commitments. 
•Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, sex, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or age.
•Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. GSNETX will pay for the Girl Scout Adult Membership fee ($25) for each AmeriCorps Member.  
•Attendance is an essential position requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:
•GSNETX will provide CPR/AED and First Aid training and certification.
•GSNETX will provide Safety, Child Abuse, and Child Neglect training per state regulation requirements. 
•GSNETX may provide additional certifications as deemed necessary by program schedule such as Archery, Lifeguard, and High Ropes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the Member is regularly required to speak or hear. The Member frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The Member is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, work in an office environment, work in a seated position, and work with computers.

The Member must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license.  The Member must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
 

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