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San Francisco State Biology FEST PALS
The CSU STEM VISTA program is focused on on eliminating race, class and gender disparities in STEM. During their year of service, our VISTA members apply their skills, knowledge and talents to improve STEM education in the California State University system. Whether you are a recent college graduate or have career goals in STEM or education, our one-year program is designed to help our VISTA members grow professionally and personally as they create and enhance programs for STEM students. Our selected VISTA members are matched with a CSU campus team and work full-time on STEM student success projects for one year (July 8, 2019 through July 7, 2020). We train and support our VISTA members to utilize sustainable, asset-based approaches that empower and engage students of color, students from low-income communities, and students who are first in their family to attend college. Alongside their campus teams, VISTA members develop, strengthen and expand the effectiveness of learning experiences for STEM students, with the ultimate goal of increasing retention and completion for all students. VISTA members have helped campuses launch peer mentoring programs, connect service-learning students with K-12 schools, enrich first-year experience programs, develop academic enrichment trainings and workshops, and establish internship and research opportunities for STEM students. This position is one of 20 available positions within the cohort-based CSU STEM VISTA program.
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Member Duties : Want to support student leaders in transforming undergraduate biology courses? Join the Biology FEST – Faculty Empowering Students in Transformations – effort at San Francisco State University. Be part of a diverse team engaging biology majors as in-class peer-learning assistants and near-peer role models in upper division biology courses. Through enrollment in a service-learning course for biology majors – Biol 654: PALS – Peer Assistants for Learning Science – upper division biology student leaders, who are majority first-generation college-going students and students of color, will partner with biology course instructors in their biology classrooms to support active learning and inclusive teaching practices. The VISTA will recruit students and instructors, co-develop the associated service-learning course, assess impact on all participants, present results at conferences and in publications, and interact with campus advisors and stakeholders.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

San Francisco State Biology FEST PALS

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose  


Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2019  To  06/15/2019 

Contact Kristina Barger
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco   CA   94132
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 60082