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AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12. Fellow projects focus on mentoring, social and emotional learning, college and career readiness, academic enrichment, and community service-learning. The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship achieves this by placing AmeriCorps Fellows with non-profit organizations and state/local government agencies that focus on fulfilling the needs of our youth by providing:

a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, a marketable skill, and an opportunity to give back.

S ERVICE D ESCRIPTION

attend college. CAMBRIDGE-Science Club for Girls’ (SCFG), located in Cambridge, MA, mission is to foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls (K-12), particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SCFG especially targets girls from ethnic and racial groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in science and technology, and who will be the first generation in their families to The Middle School Program Fellow will be a part of the Teen Program team, led by the Youth Program Director. The Fellow is primarily responsible for overseeing STEMinistas programs, participants, and mentors at locations throughout Greater Boston and Lawrence, and continuing development of the STEMinistas program. STEMinistas is a middle-school (grades 6-8) program designed to transition girls from our K-5 Science Clubs into other teen programs. Girls explore engineering, biology, and chemistry through small-group activities and hands-on activities adapted to participants' interests. Participants learn about the design process and real world applications through group projects, prototype pitches, and challenges.

E SSENTIAL R ESPONSIBILITIES

   Review, update, and create additional curriculum materials based on current participant interests, and current events in STEM to further develop the STEMinista program. Directly oversee 3 program sites in Boston/Cambridge/Newton with 15 participants each, who meet weekly for 90 minutes. Support STEMinista program volunteers and Junior Mentors (high school students), in the leading of STEMinista program and activities (approximately 3 hours per week).

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Northeastern University  360 Huntington Avenue, 212 CP  Boston, MA 02115 [email protected]  www.masspromisefellows.org

        Make a full-time, 12 month commitment

Q UALIFICATIONS

     Excellent organizational and communication skills Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain progress on short and long-term goals Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously Experience working with urban and underrepresented youth strongly preferred          Support and meet frequently with the Lawrence Program Manager who will primarily oversee the Lawrence STEMinistas site. Recruit middle school participants at our open enrollment sites and increase the number of STEMinistas particpants at our after-school partner sites. Develop STEMinistas surveys to assess experience, interests, and suggestions for future activities for use at the end of each semester. Create the documentation and criteria that will allow us to succcesfully expand and replicate the STEMinistas program to additional sites in the future. Plan and participate in field trips with Teen Program Team. Coordinate STEMinistas participation in, and assist in planning and execution of the end-of-year Teen Showcase (CELLSebration) and other Teen Program events. Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth Experience and/or interest in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) concepts Experience and/or interest in working with youth, education, program development and/or creating curriculum An interest in and commitment to national and community service The desire to work with diverse constituencies Professional and mature AA or BA/BS or equivalent experience required 17 years of age or older Access to vehicle, preferred Saturdays and some evenings required. Fellow will work an alternate work-week (i.e. Tuesday – Saturday) schedule to accommodate for Saturday programming.   Must be a US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident Alien Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program (if not Massachusetts), and a fingerprint based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in MPF is contingent on the results of this screening

B ENEFITS

year  For a one year full-time commitment and 1700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive: A taxable living allowance of $14,500/year  Excellent training opportunities Loan forbearance and a $5,730 educational award   FREE courses at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies & discounted courses upon successfully completing the service Monthly travel allowance  Career coaching and support  Healthcare benefits

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I NFORMATION

Apply ASAP! Applicants are hired on a rolling basis. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mpfgeneralapplication to complete a general application and send a letter of interest, resume and contact info for three references ASAP and before May 15

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, 2015 to Science Club for Girls at [email protected]

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Northeastern University  360 Huntington Avenue, 212 CP  Boston, MA 02115 [email protected]  www.masspromisefellows.org

M ORE I NFO

     Interviews will take place during May and June of 2015 Hiring decisions will be made on or before June 30 th , 2015 Program start date is August 4 th , 2015 More information about SCFG can be found at

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www.masspromisefellows.org

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The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is committed to providing equal opportunities. We serve and partner with diverse organizations, and are dedicated to non-discrimination. It is our policy to ensure that all individuals with whom we are in contact are treated equally without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or expression, or veteran status. We require that all our partners make reasonable accommodations for any and all individuals with a permanent or temporary disability. We actively partner with organizations representing minority concerns and interests to build high-performing teams that mirror the communities we serve.

http://scienceclubforgirls.org/

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Northeastern University  360 Huntington Avenue, 212 CP  Boston, MA 02115 [email protected]  www.masspromisefellows.org

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