COA: FutureCity competition Coach (grade 6-8)
Company: JerseySTEM
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Location: Chatham, NJ, 07928, US
Project Details

Title: Coach FutureCity Competition Coach (grades 6-8)

Catergory: COA


Travel Required: Yes

Location: On Site

Background Check: Yes

Will training Applicant(s): Yes, although a degree in engineering is needed to effectively coach students in building their projects.

Date Posted: 2/22/2019

Expected length of volunteering: One semester at minimum, but a longer commitment is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Expected Hours of Work: 3 hours a week

Driver’s License Needed: No

Orientation or training needed? Yes

Does this accommodate special groups? 55+

Minimum age required: 18

Education and Training: Engineering

What is FutureCity?

Future City is a competition that encourages middle school students to make the world a better place. It challenges the students to image and create cities of the future with sustainability in mind. Topics in the past included stormwater management, urban agriculture, and green energy. The current theme is to design "a resilient power grid" that withstand and quickly repair after a natural disaster. (Future City Competition, n.d). Your role will be to assist, mentor and coach students in the five deliverables of the competition. Further details to be provided upon your offer and acceptance of this volunteer role.


Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ability to innovate and foster creativity within students
  • Ability to foster individual student’s strengths and encourage them to work through areas of improvement
  • Other duties

  • Ability to effectively communicate with student at a middle school development level, to include empathetic listening
  • Ability to patiently mediate conflict
  • About Us: JerseySTEM is an all-volunteer grassroots non-profit agency dedicated to bridging the innovation gap, the opportunity gap and the gender gap in STEM education. We provide free of charge after-school, project-based, hands-on, team structed programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to underserved students in New Jersey. Classes include Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Life Sciences, etc. and are focused on kids grade 5-8. The program last 10 weeks and are taught predominantly by volunteer college students that we recruit, train, transport, and mentor as they donate 2 hours/week to the program.

    General requirements


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week for 10 weeks. One semester.
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    Education & Literacy