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Maker Fellow VISTA @ UTeach Maker

Company: Americorps
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Maker Fellow VISTA @ UTeach Maker

The Makers + Mentors Network (MMN), a STEM initiative of Citizen Schools, is partnering with community colleges, nonprofits, school districts, and minority serving institutions to run the Maker Fellows program. This position is located in Austin, TX and is hosted by the UTeach Program in The College of Natural Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin. UTeach Maker is a selective micro-credentialing program that supports passionate UTeach students interested in bringing innovative practices and skills into their STEM classroom. UTeach Maker is a program for pre-service teachers interested in learning more about Maker Education. The Maker Fellow will join the leadership team of UTeach Maker and will assist with sustaining and expanding the program while supporting the participating teachers. In addition to this general charge, the scope of work for this Maker Fellow position includes: a) supporting UTeach Maker through event planning, social media campaigns, and web design, b) assisting in the development and implementation of maker activities for K-12 settings, c) working on recruitment efforts that help to diversify participation in making, and d) serving as a community liaison for UTeach Maker to deepen connections with local, maker-centered community organizations and schools, and e) supporting the dissemination of work through venues such as conference presentations and publications. As a Maker Fellow, you will join a cohort of 25+ AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at leading organizations across the country and participate in a year-long structured and collaborative learning pathway. Benefits include a living stipend of $15,269.80/year, a $400/month housing stipend, a Segal Education Award of $6,195 upon successful completion or end of year cash stipend of $1,800, healthcare coverage, and child care subsidy. Please visit to learn more about this unique opportunity. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : This program will connect K-12 students to maker-centered learning opportunities that help students build the academic and social emotional skills key to their success in school, postsecondary enrollment and workforce placement. Maker Fellows, through service in their local communities and participation in targeted professional development, will become life-long leaders and champions of maker-centered learning and mentorship for under-served students. Maker-centered learning provides a unique chance for students to explore the real world through designing, hacking, building, and experimenting, through the use of digital design and fabrication technologies and makerspaces. Fellows work in capacity building roles and support direct programming, such as developing and enhancing new maker-centered learning programming, partnering with school districts to redesign high school CTE pathways and supporting the development of local communities of practice for faculty and educators.

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Housing , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Relocation Allowance .

Terms :

Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :

Children/Youth , Education , Technology , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development .

Skills :

Youth Development , Team Work , Non-Profit Management , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Education , Leadership , Writing/Editing , Fine Arts/Crafts , Public Speaking , General Skills , Computers/Technology , Community Organization , Communications , Urban Planning , Recruitment .

Keywords: Americorps, Boston , Maker Fellow VISTA @ UTeach Maker, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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