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Maker Fellow VISTA @ United Way BoSTEM
 
 
 
The Makers + Mentors Network (MMN), a STEM initiative of Citizen Schools, is partnering with community colleges, nonprofits, school districts, and minority serving institutions to run the Maker Fellows program. This position is located in Boston, MA and is hosted by United Way BoSTEM. The Maker Fellow for BoSTEM will be primarily responsible for planning and running STEM-related events through collaborations with our various partners. Parallel to events, the Maker Fellow will be responsible for supporting our marketing and social media efforts to support both the building of our brand, raising the awareness of the importance of STEM and making, and to better engage directly with our community through event participation. Through this work, the fellow will engage with all of our stakeholder (corporate partners, out of school time partners, museums, etc.) to better connect student to high quality STEM opportunities that are hands on, and high quality. The Maker fellow will also work to develop our menu of STEM kits, and support the scaling of our ability to assemble and distribute these kits. As a Maker Fellow, you will join a cohort of 25+ AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at leading organizations across the country and participate in a year-long structured and collaborative learning pathway. Benefits include a living stipend of $26,724.88/year, a $400/month housing stipend, a Segal Education Award of $6,195 upon successful completion or end of year cash stipend of $1,800, healthcare coverage, and child care subsidy. Please visit https://makersandmentors.org/makerfellows to learn more about this unique opportunity.
 
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Member Duties : This program will connect K-12 students to maker-centered learning opportunities that help students build the academic and social emotional skills key to their success in school, postsecondary enrollment and workforce placement. Maker Fellows, through service in their local communities and participation in targeted professional development, will become life-long leaders and champions of maker-centered learning and mentorship for under-served students. Maker-centered learning provides a unique chance for students to explore the real world through designing, hacking, building, and experimenting, through the use of digital design and fabrication technologies and makerspaces. Fellows work in capacity building roles and support direct programming, such as developing and enhancing new maker-centered learning programming, partnering with school districts to redesign high school CTE pathways and supporting the development of local communities of practice for faculty and educators.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Maker Fellow VISTA @ United Way BoSTEM

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2021  -   08/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/24/2021  To  07/31/2021 

Contact Dawn Foye
One Beacon Street
Boston   MA   02108
6177633902
dawnfoye@citizenschools.org
makersandmentors.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102520


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