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WACC- Pierce Makerspace Outreach Coordinator
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will increase the number of low-income, disadvantaged and underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines in Pierce County, WA by building the capacity of existing STEM programming, as well as developing a Mobile Makerspace program that engages students in experiential hands-on STEM activities. Increased retention and completion will afford graduates access to the high-demand and well-paid STEM fields, thus breaking the cycle of poverty. The VISTA member joins the statewide Washington Campus Compact VISTA team whose members increase the capacity of campus-community partnerships by leveraging campus resources and community assets to address the critical issues of education access and food security. Washington Campus Compact is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our national service programs. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Member Duties : 1) Conduct a STEM-related needs assessment of Pierce County community partners/stakeholders; 2) Develop a mobile makerspace implementation plans based on assessment results; 3) Develop recruitment and orientation materials to mobilize Pierce College students in STEM majors to lead hands-on makerspace activities for low-income, underrepresented youth; 4) Coordinate the development and implementation of STEM education activities such as seminars, field trips, and a community STEM Expo to engage underrepresented Pierce College students; 5) Create open database of makerspace and STEM activities to share with faculty, staff, and community partners/stakeholders.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  STEM ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

WACC- Pierce Makerspace Outreach Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/18/2017  -   08/18/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/19/2017  To  06/16/2017 

Contact Denise Blike
516 High St
Bellingham   WA   98225
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74593