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LEAP - FT Fairbanks Science Educator
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AmeriCorps | Lyndonville, VT
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Job Description

This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a state AmeriCorps program that places members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding services that many communities rely on. LEAP members provide direct service in the form of educational programming to PreK-12 Youth in STEM subject areas and early literacy projects. LEAP supports their members through trainings and professional development opportunities throughout their service term. The Mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and to motivate our stewardship of a healthy planet. The goals of this position are to inspire K-8th grades about the natural world through direct service which includes classroom instruction on specific subjects as laid out by the Program Director. This is a full-time year-long AmeriCorps position and requires completion of 1700 hours for an average of 40 hours per week. Member will receive a living allowance of $13,992 (pre-tax) and an education award of $6,095 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training opportunities. The mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and to motivate stewardship of a healthy planet. We lead NEK schools in our region in hands-on, inquiry based science when students visit us on field trips and (with schools who we teach regularly) during field trips, visits to their school, and teacher training. The person in this position will work to develop one hour classes and events which inspire K-8th grade students about the natural world. This service includes classroom and planetarium instruction on specific subjects as laid out by the Director of Programs and STEM Lab Director.

Terms :

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

Children/Youth , Community Outreach , Education . Skills :

Teaching/Tutoring , Education , General Skills , Public Speaking , Youth Development , Environment .

About AmeriCorps

Celebrating its 43rd anniversary this year, AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTAs, aged 18 or older, commit to serve full time for a year at nonprofit organizations and public agencies in urban and rural poverty areas throughout the country to help low-income people and communities improve the conditions of their lives. VISTAs work to fight illiteracy, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, improve health services, reduce unemployment, increase housing opportunities, reduce recidivism, and expand access to technology.