The SABES Afterschool Instructor is responsible for working with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of the STEM afterschool curriculum for grade 3-5 students at specific partner sites. The instructor will develop and implement weekly lesson plans that incorporate mentor support and prepare students for the STEM Showcase where they will present their student-driven projects based on feedback from the SABES coach. The instructor will also track student attendance, participate in required retreats, prepare materials for STEM lessons, and regularly report and communicate program progress to SABES team and site coordinator.
Note: This position is casual (approx. 10-15 hours per week) and is not benefits eligible. Reliable transportation is required. Evenings are required and some weekends.
Multiple Positions Available
Knowledge and Skill:
Experience teaching hands-on STEM projects and the engineering design process.
Time management skills, attention to detail, and proactive problem solving.
Passion for STEM educational outreach.
Knowledge of Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools).
Experience relating to students, parents, and partners of similar demographics to Baltimore City.
Strong communication (written and oral), organizational, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms).
High School Diploma/GED.
3 Years of related experience in one or more of the following areas required:
Proven youth development and/or mentoring experience
Successful K-12 teaching; hands-on STEM projects and the engineering design process
Experience working with grades 3-5 preferred
Additional graduate level education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Bachelor’s degree focused on STEM or education degree, or currently enrolled at a college/university pursuing a degree in related subjects.
Internal and External Contacts:
Internal: Baltimore Programs Director, Out of School Time (OST) Program Manager, Barclay Program Manager, SABES Afterschool Coaches, and Other Instructors, and JHU Faculty and Staff who serve as SABES mentors
External: Village Learning Place (VLP), Child First Authority (CFA), US Dream Academy, Smart Steps, Park Heights Renaissance
Instructing - 80%
Implement STEM afterschool program for grade 3-5 students within afterschool provider program.
Coordinate with Johns Hopkins teams, mentors, and community members to facilitate STEM afterschool curriculum.
Create and submit weekly lesson plans; revise as necessary.
Teach STEM curriculum, provide guidance for student-driven projects, structure interactions with STEM experts.
Supervise SABES participants in the classroom, adhering to safety guidelines and maintaining positive learning environment.
Prepare materials for STEM lessons and coordinate with the program manager to order necessary supplies.
Support students in the planning and design of presentations for STEM Showcase.
Attend and support annual STEM Showcase.
Submit timesheets by the established deadline.
Share instructor lesson plans to the share drive weekly by established deadline.
Clearly identify mentor role in lesson plans.
Revise lesson plans based on coach’s feedback by established deadline.
Submit materials order forms for replenishments for structured curriculum and student-driven projects by the established deadline.
Each SABES-supported classroom has a student-driven project presentation at the spring STEM Showcase.
Attendance at STEM Showcase.
Training/Professional Development - 10%
Participate in required training retreat (1/year), professional development (once per month) and staff meetings (JHU and/or afterschool partner, as required).
Assist SABES afterschool coaches in presenting training materials based on expertise.
Strategies demonstrated in professional development are evident in lesson plans and coach observations.
Growth in coaching observations over time.
Attendance at all required meetings.
Being on time for required meetings.
Reporting/Communicating - 10%
Complete and submit weekly reports providing updates on progress, implementation, and concerns at assigned SABES site(s) to SABES coach.
Review and confirm SABES mentor schedules each month.
Regularly communicate with mentors regarding lesson plan implementation and support.
Create and maintain student and mentor attendance reports.
Collaborate with Site Coordinator to ensure consistent, effective implementation of the SABES program with topics such as drawing connections to monthly themes, logistical concerns and student behavior .
On time submission of student and mentor attendance records.
On time submission of written weekly reports for each implementation site.
Completed mentor schedule in applicable software platform by established deadline.
Provides evidence of communication with mentors via multiple outlets.
Vision, Mission and Strategy of Center for Educational Outreach
The vision of the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) is to increase the number of STEM leaders from underrepresented groups going into STEM fields.
Our mission is to engage JHU students, staff and faculty to prepare PK-12 students, particularly those underrepresented in STEM fields, for college and inspire them to choose STEM as a career.
Our strategy is to offer STEM educational outreach to Baltimore City Public School students and to expand Engineering Innovation to reach more high school students in the U.S.
Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant Working Title: STEM Afterschool Teacher Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Afternoons, evenings and some weekends Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60004726-CEO Instructors and Students Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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