Neighborhood House has an opening for STEM Coordinator. This is a regular, full-time, benefit eligible position, open to external and internal candidates. The complete job description is available at the link below. This was previously an internal posting.
The STEM Coordinator will play a key role in a National Science Foundation sponsored partnership between Neighborhood House (NH) and the University of Washington (UW). This partnership operates an innovative project in the High Point Community offering a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs to middle and high school youth. This project includes building and sustaining a new “tinkering studio” in the High Point community, modeled on the Exploratorium in San Francisco, middle school student programs to increase awareness of the role women and people of color have played in STEM careers, and High School Programs that include career exposure and job shadows or internships with STEM related employers. Students will be matched with mentors from UW to support their learning and enthusiasm, and to support NH students to understand important steps for college and career readiness. These activities are designed to increase awareness and interest in STEM academic and career choices among diverse, low income and immigrant youth. The STEM Coordinator will develop and deliver culturally responsive curriculum as well as help coordinate with our partners at UW to support project success.
Youth STEM Programming and Youth Development
- Adopt, design and implement engaging youth multicultural STEM curriculum for approximately 40-45 middle and high school age youth per year.
- Recruit youth for program participation and monitor attendance for high program retention.
- Lead in maintaining a “tinkering lab” onsite, and support programming of the lab in partnership with UW collaborators including faculty, graduate student research assistants, and undergraduate mentors.
- Work with youth to identify areas of interest, passion, skill development, and career interest in order to create enhanced learning opportunities for High Point youth (job shadows, speakers, experiential learning, etc.).
- Organize and facilitate community events, field trips, college visits or other activities to promote interest in STEM education and career options.
- Foster strong relationships with diverse families to support youth in their development, including leading or participating in family events.
- Provide regular, on-going sound coaching and mentorship to participating youth, and be a visible role model to all youth living in the High Point Community.
- Coordinate with internal team on NH youth experts to maximize linkages and partnerships, share best practices, ensure high quality programming and develop new program ideas to meet youth needs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Maintain key project documents, including participant tracking and other reporting elements.
- Assist with evaluation and project reporting.
- Maintain good working relationships with High Point providers and others in the spirit of collaboration and partnership.
- Coordinate youth and family services with other NH programs to maximize the experience and support for participating youth.
- Work closely with key partners at UW, including the DREAM Project and the College of Education to ensure smooth program coordination and communication.
- Identify, develop and maintain key partnerships that provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for youth.
- Participate in and contribute to community events or meetings at High Point.
- Assist with budget oversight.
- Demonstrate NH’s No Wrong Door operating philosophy to ensure that all program participants have access to any needed service NH can offer, when and how they need them.
- Maintain a safe, respectful and engaging environment for youth and adults.
- Supervise youth interns or peer leaders.
- Recruit, train and support peer and adult volunteers, AmeriCorps members and others to help support youth programming, as needed.
- Provide support to UW Dream Project Mentors and student interns as needed.
For more information, see the full job posting.