STEM Mentoring Program Coordinator
The STEM Mentoring Program Coordinator will be responsible for 1) creating and iterating on a series of coalition convenings that will engage coalition members in shaping the year's work around STEM mentorship, 2) creating and piloting signature programs, tools, and events that support the growth of STEM mentoring in the region, 3) creating and implementing systems to capture data and feedback on coalition activities and STEM mentorship program to inform future activities and report on impact, and 4) piloting a system of working groups that support the continued development of coalition functions, regional STEM programming, and data/impact collection and assessment.
Personal vehicle for service-related travel is recommended; mileage will be reimbursed. MANDATORY orientation required from July 31 - Aug 4, 2017.
Program Start/End Date: 08/04/2017 - 08/03/2018
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education level: Some college
Age Requirement: Minimum: 18 Maximum: None
Program Locations: CALIFORNIA
Accepting Applications: From 05/08/2017 to 06/26/2017
Program Benefits: Training, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage*, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living Allowance, Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
To learn more and to apply, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=74168&fromSearch=true
Silicon Valley's STEM workforce does not represent the diversity of its population. While roughly 67% of Silicon Valley residents identify as White or Asian, in 2014 these groups represented 88% of employees at the top 75 Silicon Valley tech firms. Conversely, approximately 26.5% of Silicon Valley residents identified as Hispanic or Latino and yet comprised only 6% of the workforce at these companies. STEM mentoring can be an important lever for sparking the inspiration that leads students to pursue jobs in science and tech, and we believe that it should be as widely available to and utilized by girls, low-income students and underrepresented students of color as it is for other students. We are developing a coalition of committed leaders who will set a vision for increasing the quantity and quality of STEM mentoring opportunities available to Silicon Valley students underrepresented in STEM. Over the last year, a group of regional STEM stakeholders -- including schools, government, companies, youth-serving nonprofits, and colleges - have met regularly to generate ideas about the coalition's goals, and how we can work together to achieve them. Among other things, these conversations have revealed that there is not yet a cohesive framework for collaboration between the many parties working to increase STEM mentoring for underrepresented students. This coalition provides space for the community to troubleshoot challenges, celebrate successes, and combine resources to accomplish together what can be difficult for one organization to do alone-- bringing equitable access to STEM mentoring to every Silicon Valley student. The STEMentor SV initiative is a member of the US2020 City Network, a group of ten regions across the country that have pledged to work across sectors to grow the quality and quantity of local STEM mentoring.