Scholar Mentor, Computer Science Education

POSITION OVERVIEW

Scholar Mentors, CS Education are STEAM generalists who are essential to our work with local-area Scholars. They guide the educational experience of our Scholars through encouragement, positivity, and leadership. They support the Scholars’ growth in the exploration and understanding of STEAM fundamentals in a classroom setting. They are vital to the academic and developmental success of our Scholars.

 

This role reports to the Director of Education. Headlines of this role:

 

  • In teams of two, leading, implementing, and teach Computer Science-centered classes at one or two sites after school.

  • They regularly learn and grow through professional development in content and pedagogy, collaborating regularly with each other.

  • They skillfully facilitate meaningful, engaging, and active learning of our Scholars, helping them see the power within themselves.

Compensation: $16-18 per hour (D.O.E)

Commitment: 10-15 hours per week

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Our adaptable, mission-oriented Scholar Mentor, CS Education also engages in various specific tasks to support their work.

 

They:

  • Uphold productive learning environments where Scholars respect peers and adults, continually grow, are safe, and build relationships

  • Learn continually to expand their skills in: all STEAM content, project-based learning, equity, and Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Participate and attend collaborations and weekly Team #SquareRoot meetings, both synchronously and asynchronously

  • Partner in developing and improving upon programs, being an integral part of increasing our impact with Scholars

  • Manage recordkeeping for our internal use, as well as our partners, and act as a professional liaison to partner sites

  • Participate and lead in multiple formats, including in-person/digital, synchronous/asynchronous, written/verbal

  • Know Scholars as individuals, building mentor relationships with them, and connecting them with additional learning opportunities

  • Represent Team #SquareRoot through professionalism and pride  at all class sessions, team meetings, and any Academy related events

  • Embody and promote the Square Root Academy’s STEAM and equity-driven culture and values.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Is Team #SquareRoot where you see yourself making a social impact? Successful Scholar Mentors bring various qualities to the mission:

 

They generally: 

  • Certification: Our Scholar Mentors take pride in their commitment to STEAM learning, validated by certification. They generally: 

    • Have, or are currently studying to obtain, a Bachelor’s degree in a STEAM related field, OR

    • Have a certificate or Associate’s Degree in a technical or scientific field

  • Our Scholar Mentors who are currently studying for a four-year degree will generally be in their third year of STEAM-related program

  • Our Scholar Mentors have an equity-oriented passion and are committed to eradicating disparities in outcomes for youth from marginalized groups. They generally either have experience in working with youth, or a commitment to strong work with them

  • Upon employment, our Scholar Mentors will pass statutory requirements for employees working in schools, such as background checks with the Department of Justice, medical clearances (such as TB and COVID-19 tests)

  • Our Scholar Mentors communicate professionally, through writing, speaking, and presenting

  • Our Scholar Mentors have a team-oriented mindset and demonstrate the flexibility needed in a community-based non-profit organization

  • Schedule: Our Scholar Mentors commute to local-area sites, or work virtually, dependent on the current needs of the program.

    • Please see above for sample schedules; exact times and locations to be determined but near City of Sacramento.