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FIRST VISTA Program -Twin Falls, ID
 
 
 
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. With a National Headquarters based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people (pre-K-12) to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA program places VISTA members in strategic in locations to support FIRST programs. Locations identified for VISTA members include both urban and rural areas, with a focus on targeting underserved/underrepresented areas where the FIRST VISTA members work to both grow and sustain FIRST Programs with the goal of reducing poverty by inspiring kids through FIRST programs that expose them to STEM opening doors and opportunities they may otherwise never realize.
 
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Member Duties : FIRST VISTA's: a) Support and assist in the recruitment of teams, mentors, coaches and volunteers with an emphasis on securing/sustaining support to the underserved,b) Target specific underserved schools/communities as locations to establish FIRST teams or sustain/grow existing teams, c) support existing teams and mentors to impact student engagement and interest in STEM, d) Raise awareness of grant/ funding opportunities for underserved students or teams and to bring awareness to high school students on FIRST teams regarding scholarship opportunities for post-secondary schooling opportunities, e) Host/Support outreach events/expos/demonstrations to increase awareness of FIRST programs among the underserved/underrepresented, f) Assist in supporting and organizing regional competitions and events for all FIRST programs, and coordinate training and workshops for teams. You must have a reliable vehicle for this position!
 
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Use of FIRST laptop, expense account ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Self-Motivated, FIRST knowlege ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
FIRST VISTA Program -Twin Falls, ID

Program Start/End Date
07/07/2015  -   07/06/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IDAHO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/05/2015  To  07/08/2015 

Contact Ashley Herrin
200 Bedford St
Manchester   NH   03101
6036663906
vista@usfirst.org
www.usfirst.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 50147


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