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After School and Youth Programs

STEM Instructor  New York, NY  : 4/8/2022
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After School and Youth Programs

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Activity STEM Instructor (ACDP) teaches and facilitates in sharing technical knowledge and skills to help inspire STEM. highly motivated, energetic and dedicated instructor to introduce to all Aspects of STEM field relating technology and inspiring instruction for education of youth K-5 or  6th-8th grade in focused centered classroom structure. As Instructor, enthusiastic, experienced in teaching STEM instruction with demonstrated passion and experience in specialty, ideally in after-school settings. Instruction is achieved through a student-centered collaborative process which includes developing inquiry, technique, sharing and cultural experiences, engaging in dialogue rooted in STEM framework.  This is a part time position which pays $17-20.00/Hr.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lesson plans, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for activities.
  • Deliver in-person presentations, introducing students to grade-appropriate STEM concepts 
  • Collaborate with with Education Director and Director to determine STEM related activities and Lessons
  • Facilitate a grade-appropriate science activity or experiment.
  • Engage with school teachers and parents to elicit constructive feedback about the Education Program.
  • Work with staff to ensure successful program implementation.
  • Communicate with Education Program staff to maintain and improve program.
  • Progressive development of student skills leading to a final project
  • Provide support during academic/homework hour
  • Promotes positive character development in all youth
  • Set teaching goals for students.
  • Provide a fun, encouraging, and disciplined atmosphere.
  • Be able to control and motivate groups of pupils.
  • Demonstrate leadership, dependability, patience, and concern for others.
  • Communicate course information to students and parents.
  • Provide structure of Lesson Planning and curriculum enhancement.
  • Attend Professional Development instructor meetings.
  • Communicate requested information to Director in a timely manner.
  • Track student attendance, including late arrival and early departure to address any concerns.
  • Have an understanding of health and safety.
  • Follow administrative and governmental safety and personnel policies, procedures, and ordinances.

  • Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19
  • Associates degree Minimum instruction education. BA/BS(preferred)
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in STEM field or with Bachelor's degrees in STEM field is considered a plus.
  • Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required.
  • Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activity highly preferred.
  • Candidates who are qualified to lead instruction in more than one activity preferred as well.
  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to fingerprinting, employment history, and criminal background check

  • experience in teaching or tutoring students is preferred Excellent communication skills (oral and written) preferred. Public speaking experience is a plus. Experience with after-school and recreation programs preferred 
  • Responsible, and amazing is preferred! A person of integrity and responsibility.
  • A profound understanding of STEM Field.
  • Teach high quality skills and techniques to Elementary or Middle School Students
  • Able to teach and lead in lesson planning, directing, etc.
  • Collaborate with education Specialist, Director or teachers to direct production
  • Use SEL/STEM and leadership techniques to create a positive group dynamic
  • Collaborate to successfully provide high quality programming
  • Participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Follow the arts curriculum given by supervisors
  • Classroom management and group building

*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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