STEM Ambassador (7550775)
Act as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors and camp/cabin counselors during 4-H summer camps and events in West Virginia. Given training and materials, ambassadors will deliver pre-arranged STEM curricula to youth at 4-H Camps across the state of West Virginia during time frame of May 21, 2023 to August 2, 2023. Other assignments may include county 4-H day camps, summer youth program sites, state 4-H camps located at Jackson’s Mill, and the West Virginia State Fair located in Lewisburg in August, WV as well as assembly and distribution of STEM kits and materials. Room and board is provided while on assignment at camps, but ambassadors must be able to provide their own transportation to locations across West Virginia. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to work at least 25 days between the May 21, 2023 to August 2, 2023, with additional opportunities possible based on need and availability (on average, ambassadors work 35 days throughout the summer).
Lead organized STEM educational classes and activities at 4-H summer camps, including (but not limited to):
Deliver STEM curriculum courses
Offer STEM activities throughout the day
Lead weekly virtual STEM classes and activities
Assist Camp Director and camp staff with other camp duties
Camper Counseling and/or youth supervision duties (in camp/cabin settings)
Other activities and classes within the instructor’s training and expertise
Provide information about their major, their college, and WVU to youth participants
Assemble STEM materials and kits as needed.
Participate in STEM Ambassador Training May 21-May 26, 2023. This is a mandatory training held at WVU Jackson’s Mill.
Participate in the STEM Ambassador End of Summer Meeting on Monday July 31, 2023. This is a mandatory meeting held at WVU Jackson’s Mill.
Have open availability throughout the entire month of June. This is a prerequisite as June is the busiest month for 4-H camps.
Maintain effective communications with the 4-H STEM supervisor, and WVU College Liaisons.
Follow all guidelines and policies of the West Virginia University Extension Service, and WVU College Liaisons.
Exercise mature, professional judgment in assuming responsibility for and working with youth.
Prepare and submit reports and conduct evaluations as requested by the Supervisor.
Travel to site and conduct needed activities on a timely basis.
Daily Rate of $100 per day