MindAfrica Leadership Initiative 2016 Call for STEM Mentor Programme

MindAfrica Leadership Initiative is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to develop the creative and innovative potential of African youths that redefines the way they learn and increases their opportunities for success.

MindAfrica Leadership Initiative is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: 2016 Call for STEM Mentor Programme

Location: Rivers

Job Description

  • MindAfrica is presently recruiting volunteer mentors (STEM) for scheduled programs targeted at secondary school-age youths in Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Our programs are training sessions that includes hands-on projects and emphasizes learning by doing. We are looking for exceptional Mentors – Web developers, Software Developers, App Developers, Computer engineers, programmers, 3D designers, tinkerers, and scientists – who can develop workshop-ready solutions to interesting challenges by building, making, constructing or inventing things. Based on open-ended project descriptions, Volunteers would work with students to create exciting, whimsical, structures, vehicles designs and devices within MindAfrica program scope.
  • The goal is to develop young innovators who can make things and explain how they work and why.

Target audience:

  • Secondary school students between ages 10-17 years

Class/Group Size:

  • Minimum 15, maximum 30.

Instructional Team:

  • Volunteer mentors will work with and receive significant support and coaching from our training team. In large workshops, mentors will be expected to work in teams and co-instruct. Relevant training materials, technology, technical support and troubleshooting would be provided by MindAfrica.

Job Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Volunteer mentors must reside in Port-Harcourt (or for the duration of the project)
  • Must be ready to apply creative skills in training students in a workshop format
  • Must be adaptable, flexible, and enthusiastic while interacting with groups of students in a high energy setting
  • Should have ability to assess own progress and troubleshoot challenges.
  • Should have ability to work collaboratively with other instructors or team members.

Volunteers should have some or all of the following requirements:

  • 2+ years of in-classroom experience or working on similar projects is an advantage
  • Background in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math –related fields
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to give at least 3 hours between the hours of 9am and 4pm on specified training days which may include Saturdays
  • Must possess critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – with youth, peers, supervisors and parents.
  • References from previous projects
  • Must have experience working with teenagers or youths
  • Should be able to break complex training materials into smaller and understandable terms fit for teenagers.

How to Apply

interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  1st March, 2016.

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