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Americorps Discovery Fellow

Ocean Discovery Institute

Sept. 1, 2018, 3 a.m. - July 31, 2020, 3 a.m.

AmeriCorps Discovery FellowCan you imagine being part of a passionate team working with dedicated team of staff and scientists working together to discover and explore the science in their surroundings?At Ocean Discovery Institute we use science to engage young people from urban, underserved backgrounds and empower them to transform their lives, their community, and ultimately our world as scientific and conservation leaders. We’ve received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, and most recently were recognized as a CNN Hero.The AmeriCorps Discovery Fellow will provide direct instruction and/or access to programs for students attending public school in City Heights, to empower them to Believe, Achieve, and Lead.As the AmeriCorps Discovery Fellow for the Ocean Discovery Institute, you’ll gain professional skills in education, student management, nonprofit management, and science that will prepare you to take the next steps of your future career.OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUFirst year of service: foster management and interpersonal skills, while developing projects that offer new skills and experience needed for intended career path.Second year of service: grow your leadership through mentoring, increased programmatic responsibilities, and personal development based on individual interests and intended next steps.Responsibilities/Deliverables:Provide direct hands-on instruction, teaching STEM and conservation concepts in the classroom and field, to elementary and middle school students from an underserved community up to 30 hours a week.Assist with program evaluation and development.Assist in program coordination such as supply management, curriculum development, student management, student support, scheduling, and volunteer management.Assist in developing program management systems (e.g., create protocols, spreadsheets).Engage volunteers in order to generate ideas, facilitate needed activities, and strengthen relationships.Because of the organization’s size and nature, other duties may be required on ad hoc basis (e.g. special event support).Requirements:College graduate with a bachelor’s degree, or working towards completion by August 2018Highly proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.Pass a fingerprinting / background check.Have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License, vehicle insurance, and clean driving record.Ability to travel internationally.Qualifications:Passion for, commitment to, and understanding of Ocean Discovery and AmeriCorps missions and service.Demonstrate a deep understanding of the community we serve, such as graduating from our programs; living in the community of City Heights; or living in or from a community similar to City Heights.Dedicated to the concept of promoting equal opportunity for under-represented students.Ability to work as part of team in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.Proven ability to know and effectively use resources, and takes initiative.Interest in Science and / or Science Education.Desired Skills/Experience:Fluent in Spanish; proficient written and verbal communication skills.Strong swimming ability.Health conscious and excellent physical condition to work in outdoor and remote locations.Has experience with Ocean Discovery Institute, either as a program participant, or volunteer.TIME COMMITMENTTwo years of full-time service (approx. 40 hrs./week), 2 separate AmeriCorps contracts.Some evening and weekend work required.AMERICORPS CONTRACTLiving Allowance. Approximately $13,732 per year (subject to change) paid on a bi-weekly basis.Subject to all applicable federal, state and local income taxes.Segal Educational Award. Approximately $5,920 for "Full-Year" (1700 hrs.) upon completion of each service contract.Hours are a minimum for eligibility, full completion of the service year is required.Health Care Supplement.Potential for Student Loan Deferment.To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits highlighted above please visit: or contact site director, Roger Briceno, Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps @ or (323) 753-3210.Ocean Discovery Benefits and Provisions:1-2 weeks of time off (Dec. & Aug.).Annual uniform and dress code stipend.Possibility of 1-3 weeks paid hourly work (minimum wage) outside of existing role at the end of a service year.START DATEHOW TO APPLY

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4255 Thorn Street
San Diego, California 92105

Americorps Disaster Team Member - San Diego

American Red Cross (Los Angeles)

Sept. 10, 2018, 3 a.m. - July 26, 2019, 3 a.m.

We are looking for a self-motivated and passionate individual to join the California AmeriCorps Disaster Team, through the American Red Cross. Members will serve in a full-time capacity (approximately 40 hours per week) to meet the requirement of 1,700 service hours throughout the 10.5-month term.The San Diego Region AmeriCorps members are involved with supporting the Disaster Cycle Service (DCS) department, which focuses on preparing members of the community through the delivery of preparedness trainings, building the Red Cross’ capacity by recruiting new volunteers, supervising volunteer teams, and responding to local emergencies. Responsibilities will include weekend and evening commitments. In addition, members of the Disaster Team may be required to deploy for two-week periods to assist with disasters within the State of California. TO APPLY: Skill Sets:Comfortable with public speaking and working with large groupsIndependent, self-motivated, creative, and resourcefulFlexible and adaptable to shifting prioritiesStrong interpersonal and leadership skillsAbility to work outside of normal business hoursMust be available to serve full-time from 09/2018 to 07/2019Minimum of 18 years of ageHold a High School Diploma or GEDBe a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent residentPossess a valid driver’s licenseDESIRED: Bilingual in SpanishBi-weekly stipend of $652.17 (before taxes), health and dental coverage, and childcare assistance to those that qualifyUpon successful completion of the program, members will receive an Education Award of $5,920 to use towards qualified student loans or future tuitionStudent loan forbearance during the period of service TO APPLY:

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3950 Calle Fortunada
San Diego, California 92123

Enrichment Program Facilitator

Treobytes Inc

Jan. 6, 2019, 3 a.m. - Aug. 31, 2019, 3 a.m.

Company Description: We are a technology hub that was founded in 2014 to provide access to technology to girls and underrepresented youth within the San Diego County region. In an effort to build a strong pipeline of future entrepreneurs and STEAM leaders, our mission is to provide the technical literacy and support that has been shown to contribute to positive academic success. To date, we have serviced over 800+ students and are currently working with several school districts in southern California. Enrichment Program Details: This academic school year, we will be providing enrichment programs within Escondido Union School District offering students from 6th to 8th grade the chance to learn computer science and hardware fundamentals. Our 10 module enrichment program will provide hands on learning through building a computer tower, coding through Scratch and SonicPI, as well as learn through collaboration and project based principals. All lessons align with CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification. The assignments will run during the 2018/19 school year, with an approximate hours of 6 -10 depending on your availability. All programs will run in the afternoon, approximately 1:30 to 4:00pm M-F. Requirements:Self starting individualsEnrolled or recently graduate from Science, Technology, Engineering, Liberal Arts or Math discipline.All Individuals must be able to self-learn applications and lesson plans prior to instructionIndividuals must be able to lead and direct students from 11 to 15 years old in groups of 10 or more.GPA of 3.0 or higher Strong communications abilityPreferred SkillsFamiliarity with CompTIA IT Fundamentals or an interest in CompTIA CertificationsSummer camp counseling experienceStrong presenceAbility to direct and redirect group learning

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Various Locations
San Diego, California 92116

Building Coach For Middle School Students In Nation's Premier Science Competition

Grant K-8

Jan. 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - May 31, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Grant K-8 middle school students, participating in the San Diego regional Science Olympiad (Div. B), have immediate need for coaching in the Battery Buggy event. Students must build a vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion, quickly travels a specified distance, and stops as close as possible to a Target Point, simultaneously cutting off power to the device. Bonus points can be earned for the vehicle traveling between two cans, with more points awarded the closer the cans are placed. Students will benefit greatly from a coach to guide them in designing, sourcing materials and building the device to meet criteria and perform according to Science Olympiad competition rules. Coaching can be shared between volunteers and typically requires 1-2 hours per week, for practice time with students, plus prep time. Grant K-8 School is located in Mission Hills, above Old Town San Diego. This is a challenging and extremely rewarding experience. All students volunteer to participate, are enthusiastic and want to be there. They are a lot of fun to work with.Volunteer clearance, including proof of a negative TB test (from clinic or County Public Health Offices) and LiveScan fingerprinting (free for volunteers) is required by the San Diego Unified School District. Please contact organizer to start process. Competition day is Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Carlsbad High School.

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1425 Washington Place
San Diego, California 92103

Come Rock With Us - Volunteer Instrument Mentorship

Rock N’ Roll Camp For Girls San Diego

July 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - July 27, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings the community together to empower girls through music. Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego is a weeklong summer day camp where girls ages 8-17 use music as a powerful way to communicate and collaborate while being guided by inspirational female mentors. In one week, campers form bands, write an original song, learn an instrument and perform live. And we need you to create the magic!Instrument Instructor Mentorship / Part-TimeMusic experience needed, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.Volunteer MANDATORY Meeting & Camp Set up: Sunday, July 21st 2:00pm - 5:00pmOur campers possess a varying range of age and skill level, and many have never touched a musical instrument in their lives. This is when you get to teach them what you know. You may do some collaborative large-group teaching, as well as small-group sessions (generally 3-5 students per teacher.) You can also meet or email with your fellow instrument instructors at least once before orientation to decide on a curriculum and what style and level of experience each instructor is comfortable teaching. This position combines well with band coach or workshop leader for a full day of volunteering! Instrument instructors, although part time, must be available part-time each day.

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200 East 12th Street
National City, California 91950