Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Citizen Schools, STEM Vista Houston, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8405

Thu, May 29, 2014

Contribute to Citizen Schools growing and impactful work to engage corporations and volunteers from the STEM field to make an impact for students across the country as a one year STEM VISTA. Citizen Schools' STEM VISTAs will be placed in 5 of 7 CS regions, playing a key role in building Citizen Schools' capacity to partner with larger volumes of STEM organizations and accommodate their particular needs. The opportunity provides an organized and driven individual with an opportunity to learn and grow in volunteer recruitment, civic engagement and project management. 

Member Responsibilities: 

Support recruitment, training and retainment efforts for Citizen Schools STEM volunteers 

Identify sources (STEM companies and professional organization) for recruitment of individuals and groups of STEM volunteers 
Maintain regular touch points with volunteers throughout the semester to gauge volunteer engagement, apprenticeship progression, and areas for growth 
Support regional and national External Engagement teams to develop STEM recruitment collateral 
Support regional and national External Engagement teams to develop customized training for STEM volunteers 
Work with volunteers and STEM organizations to develop high quality STEM curricula for inclusion in Citizen Schools' Core 
Curriculum Library 

Support, deepen and innovate systems and process for monitoring progress, data and information 
Maintain external engagement database (Salesforce) for volunteer recruitment and fundraising efforts 
Lead on the input and management of information into Salesforce 
Work with regional External Engagement Team to analyze data to inform strategic action around recruitment of volunteers 
Monitor and document the experience of STEM volunteers and implement tools that measure their experience and outcomes 
Research and identify new STEM partners and outreach for attraction 

Deepening existing partnerships and identifying new channels for corporate and nonprofit STEM partners 
Developing collateral such as email templates, videos, and other promotional materials that profile success stories of STEM volunteers locally and can be used for broad distribution and further mobilization. 
Assist in the planning and execution of a variety of different events 

Support in the delivery of apprenticeships or mentorship on campus by assisting volunteers or other CS staff members 
Support in both in person and online training delivery for volunteers 
Support regional and campus events, including end-of-semester WOWs, as needed 
Requirements for this opportunity: 

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience 
Stellar written and oral communication skills 
Ability to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders 
Command of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; database skills strongly encouraged; experience with Google Docs,DropBox, and Salesforce a plus 
Qualifications we are seeking: 

Organization: Uses a consistent practice to manage materials, information, and commitments in order to successfully meet expectations in a fast-paced work environment. 
Excellent Communicator: Demonstrates active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with a diverse range of individuals and groups. Routinely makes room for multiple perspectives. 
Achievement: Goal-oriented mindset takes personal ownership for results and has a track record of overcoming barriers to achieve ambitious outcomes. 
Commitment to Service: Mobilizer who believes education is a vital project that requires community-wide support. 
About Citizen Schools 

Operating in 7 states nationwide, Citizen Schools works collaboratively with schools by connecting them with a second shift of educators: AmeriCorps service members and over 5,000 volunteer Citizen Teachers from community organizations, local businesses as well as major corporations like Google and Cognizant. Students benefit from mentorship and hands-on learning experiences that spark curiosity and illuminate the world of opportunity available through education. You can learn more about our results by clicking here. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. 

Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please notify email and we will work to accommodate your needs.
BTT Gateway Job ID 8405 


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