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Summer VISTA Education Coordinator

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Summer VISTA Education Coordinator
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Salary: AmeriCorps VISTA stipend + ed award
Job Description: Project Goal:
To prevent summer learning loss and increase the summer program capacity by both providing direct leadership of outreach programs and developing a selection of outreach projects and a coordinating series of free or low-cost teacher-teaching workshops in conjunction with the VISTA team.

Objective 1.
By June 14, 2019, assess on-hand materials and available waste stream sources to identify common regularly available supplies for outreach projects. Identify 3-5 highly scalable creative reuse classroom art lessons suitable for students entering grades K-6 and 3-5 highly scalable make-and-take event projects.
Research popular projects from Clever Octopus.
Prepare to lead these programs solo or with an assistant as group size necessitates, especially in conjunction with Summer VISTA Volunteer Coordinator.
Create standardized written project instruction sheets in conjunction with VISTA Program Coordinator.
Create short quirky video tutorials (1 minute) to introduce these projects to drive engagement with the materials.

Objective 2.
By June 28, Identify 5+ age and development suitable creative reuse art lessons for students entering each of the categories grades K-2, grades 3-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12. Create engaging presentations for teacher-teaching workshops and develop a summer series and ongoing school year series to encourage teacher engagement throughout the year. Develop incentivized pricing schedule for these programs that teachers with abundant in-kind materials while demonstrating the value of the program or program series.
Work closely with Executive Director and selected art education mentors to match projects to student ability levels.
Create opportunities to test iterations of these projects with the target age range, specifically contacting programs serving low-income and marginalized youth to schedule opportunities.
Create a contact call sheet from recommended programs, collaborators, associates, and cold-calling. Log responses for future use and encourage engagement with free/low-cost programming.
Create standardized written project instruction sheets in conjunction with VISTA Program Coordinator; create a printable workbook packet for teachers.
Create short quirky video tutorials (1 minute) to introduce these projects to drive engagement with the materials.
Create an email survey (or similar) to ask teachers about motivating incentives, ideal workshop days/times, etc, useful referrals.
Schedule summer and school year teacher-teaching program series; work with COI staff to share knowledge base so the program can continue after the summer term.
Lead outreach programs as needed.

Objective 3.
By July 26, deliver series of XX* teacher-teaching workshops, collect feedback, and refine processes. Work closely with the VISTA Program Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator to maintain a deep knowledge base and keep information and research available to the organization after the end of the Summer Associate term.
*(this figure will be determined from the teacher survey mentioned in Objective 2; projected to be 1-2 workshops per week for maximum engagement)
Lead and collect feedback from teacher teaching workshops.
Refine approach and print materials as needed.
Continue to create opportunities to test iterations of these projects with the target age serving low-income and marginalized youth, especially with the support of Summer VISTA Volunteer Coordinator and their volunteer team.

Objective 4.
By August 11, tidy loose ends, finalize documents and prepare to hand off summer accomplishments.
Create a comprehensive exit report of all documents, processes, procedures, developed throughout the service term. Include responses to all anticipated questions and thorough explanations.

Location: Salt Lake City

How to Apply: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=87665
All applications must go through the linked page.
Closing Date: 05/10/19

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