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  • Do you love to take things apart and put them back together again?

  • Are you in awe of that moment of discovery when everything finally clicks, especially in kids?

  • Are you passionate about teaching, and love sharing new ideas in fun and interactive ways?

  • Do you love STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and are you eager to get more young women involved?

 

If the answer to the above questions is “yes,” Rosie Riveters is hiring after-school and weekend teachers and we’d love to hear from you! We are a non-profit organization that works with girls ages 4-14 to develop their confidence, problem solving, and critical thinking skills through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in multiple locations in Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church. We offer a competitive hourly rate, training, and a flexible weekend and after-school (2:30-6:30pm) schedule. While teaching experience is a plus, your love for children and passion for STEM are the most important factors. If you are looking to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders in a fun and innovative environment that is focused on hands-on and interactive learning, please apply (details below)! To learn more about our organization, please visit https://www.rosieriveters.com

Job Description

Using Rosie Riveters’ scripted lesson plans (it’s all prepped for you!), instructors guide participants through a short interactive group lesson and then move to the independent construction of a project that embodies the scientific principle explored in the lesson. Instructors oversee this self-guided building environment, where participants interact with examples in order to choose materials and develop a plan for constructing their individual projects.

Our participants do not work from a list of instructions! Due to the hands-on nature of our programs, we often have volunteers in the classroom as well; instructors will also guide their interaction with participants, making sure it aligns with our “learning by doing” philosophy.

When you teach with us, you’ll be able to choose amongst several different age groups, class lengths, and program cycles:

  • Age groups: Rosie Riveters programs are split into three age groups K-1st, 2nd-5th, 6th-8th, and teachers typically teach one group over an entire program cycle.
  • Class length:
    • Kindergarten -1st grade: 2 Hours (1 Hour of Instruction + 1 hour of setup and clean up)
    • 2nd-5th grades and 6th-8th grades: 3 Hours (2 Hours of Instruction + 1 hour of setup and clean up)
  • Program cycles : We typically ask instructors to commit to one age group throughout the duration of one program cycle.
    • 8-week after-school programs (typically delivered once per week over 8 consecutive weeks)
    • 4-week Saturday programs (typically delivered once a month for four months)
    • 10-week after-school or Saturday programs (typically delivered once a month for ten months)

Required Skills

  • B.A/B.S. or expected B.A./B.S.
  • Proven experience working with children ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. Classroom teaching experience is not required as long as the candidate has experience working with children
  • Interest in and passion for STEM
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead a group of 12-14 school-aged children. Effectiveness and patience in guiding classroom activities and thinking quickly/creatively in the face of unexpected questions or comments
  • Compassionate attitude and strong understanding of child development
  • Detail-oriented management of materials for programs at various sites
  • Ability to interact and manage classroom volunteers, including making them comfortable in the classroom and guiding their interaction with participants
  • All prospective instructors must consent to a background check prior to beginning training

Application Process

To join us on our mission to inspire girls in STEM, please submit the following to info@rosieriveters.com

  • Current resume/C.V.
  • An outline of after-school and weekend availability.
  • In lieu of a cover letter, please answer the following questions (either in the body of your email or a separate document; please limit your replies to 1 or 2 paragraphs per question):
    • Why is increasing the number of young women who are interested in STEM important to you?
    • What is your experience working with school-aged children?
    • Do you have a background/career in STEM (not a requirement!). If yes, please describe.

Have questions about the instructor position, the application process, or our organization? Please email: info@rosieriveters.com

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