University of Idaho
STEM Outreach Assistant
Off Campus Location - Lewiston, ID
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
$15.83 per hour or higher depending on experience
The Outreach Assistant assists STEM Access with project operations in the Lewis-Clark Valley and the state and recruits students to the project. STEM Access includes the Lewis-Clark Valley Upward Bound Math Science program, a federally funded TRIO project serving eligible pre-college students in Lewiston, Clarkston, and Asotin High School. By using various techniques including, but not limited to: in-person meetings, phone calls, Facebook, Skype, and online chats, the Outreach Assistant will establish a dialogue with students and their parents, encouraging them join STEM Access and participate in project activities. The Outreach Assistant serves as an information source for participants, both at special events and day-to-day operations. This position requires extensive contact with and supervision of minors.
Specific to this program the STEM Outreach Assistant position is accountable, through the responsibilities below, to the goal of STEM Access to prepare their participants for college and STEM careers. STEM Access increases STEM skills, motivation, and identity by providing experiential hands-on learning. We prepare our students for college with community building and financial awareness. We build grit and personal agency. This will be done by delivering authentic project-based STEM education to youth and directly connecting students with professionals in STEM Careers. This also will be done by including the active pursuit of scientific inquiry, utilization of technology, design of solutions to engineering problems, and application of math in programming.
Knowledge of: educational outreach programs or educational access programs.
Knowledge of: student aid to include FAFSA, scholarships, and loan information.
Ability to: present educational content in large group and individual settings.
Ability to: work some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to: use computers, computer programs and the internet.
Must possess: a valid motor vehicle operators license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.
Completed or currently pursuing a post-secondary degree.
Knowledge of TRIO/LOUB/KCVUB target areas and target population.
Knowledge of barriers to post-secondary education.
Ability to tutor in math and science at a secondary level.
Experience working with working with low-income/first generation college bound students.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Requires: working evenings and weekends when necessary, and occasional overnight travel.
This position will typically serve in the target area high schools half of the work days, with the remainder being available for meetings or administrative work in the office.
This position works irregular work hours during scheduled events, such as field trips or summer camps.
Open Until Filled:
Applications received by July 14, 2018 will receive first consideration. In your letter of qualification, please address ALL minimum and any relevant desirable qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on how qualifications are met.
The position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) espouse the core values of the unit; 2) maintain confidentiality and comply with FERPA and HIIPA regulations; 3) satisfactorily complete a criminal history background check, 4) commit to establishing and maintaining a culture of zero-tolerance for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of minors, and opt out of participation in TRIO-INSPIRE programming if the zero-tolerance standard cannot be committed to or maintained; 5) able to work some weekend and evening hours, and 6) participate in occasional overnight travel.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.