IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION AND OUTREACH STEM Summer Educator in ORANGE CITY, Iowa

Job Purpose:The STEM Summer Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, OiBrien and Cherokee counties to deliver and support science, technology, engineering and mathematics research-based education. Responsibilities of the STEM Summer Educator:i Provide research-based educational STEM programming by creating lesson plans and implementing curriculum that will lead to positive youth development. i Work independently and with other staff to promote STEM programming priorities and to secure necessary resources (volunteers, partners, materials and donations) to support programs in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, OiBrien and Cherokee counties.i Manage resources to ensure the effective delivery of educational programs.i Collaborate with the Extension Marketing Coordinator to communicate program impacts, primarily through social media. i Recruit youth and adult volunteers and participants, including but not limited to underserved populations, by working closely with Extension staff.i Maintain a close working relationship with the 4-H Youth Program Specialist, and keep all staff updated on programming.i Provide mid-summer and end-of-summer comprehensive progress reports to Extension Council members. Progress reports should include a summary of programming activities and impact. i Maintain professionalism as an Extension professional through public relations and networking.i This position will be funded by the Extension Councils in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, OiBrien and Cherokee Counties and may be contracted with other regional counties for services as available.i Work on additional programming needs in STEM as directed by the Extension Councils and 4-H Youth Program Specialist.i Commit to carry out the entire duration of the 12-week position.Required qualifications:i Either a Bacheloris degree in education, a STEM-related major or related field to Extension discipline OR an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior level college student with a major in education, agriculture, agriculture education, agriculture communications, biology, or related field to Extension discipline also meets the required qualifications for this positioni Evidence of strong organizational skillsi Evidence of excellent performance working with and teaching youth and adults in group and classroom settingsi Strong written and oral communications and customer relations skillsi Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite Products, Internet, social media, and e-mail applicationsi Access to a camera with ability to upload photos and videos i Valid driveris license and reliable transportation i Pass the background screening to meet the Child Protection and Safety Policy Additional preferred qualifications: i Coursework in education with experience in formal and/or non-formal teachingi Experience as a user of Extension programs such as 4-Hi Water safety and outdoor recreation experience a plusWork Schedule:The STEM Summer Educator will work a 40 hours/week work schedule starting May 22, 2019 through August 14, 2019 with a per hour pay rate of $12/hour.About Iowa State University Extension and Outreach:Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is committed to carrying out the land grant mission of Iowa State University by providing research based educational opportunities to all Iowans. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran.