AmeriCorps Discovery Fellow

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 3:30pm


San Diego, CA
United States

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Job Description:


  • Provide direct hands-on instruction, teaching STEM and conservation concepts in the classroom and field, to elementary and middle school students from an underserved community up to 30 hours a week.
  • Assist with program evaluation and development.
  • Assist in program coordination such as supply management, curriculum development, student management, student support, scheduling, and volunteer management.
  • Assist in developing program management systems (e.g., create protocols, spreadsheets).
  • Engage volunteers in order to generate ideas, facilitate needed activities, and strengthen relationships.
  • Because of the organization’s size and nature, other duties may be required on ad hoc basis (e.g. special event support).


  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Pass a fingerprinting / background check.
  • Have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License, vehicle insurance, and clean driving record.


  • Passion for, commitment to, and understanding of AmeriCorps mission and volunteer service.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the community we serve, such as:
  • Graduating from our programs,
  • Living in the community of City Heights, or
  • Living in or from a community similar to City Heights.
  • Science education experience, with a strong understanding of the scientific/research process.
  • Ability to work as part of team in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Interested in gaining science teaching and communication experience for future career path.

Desired Skills:

  • Fluent in Spanish; proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Health conscious and excellent physical condition to work in outdoor and remote locations.
  • Strong swimming ability.




Position Start Date:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Job Duration:


How to Apply:


Submit resume, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references to


EEO Employer

Job Compensation:


Compensation Information:


  • Each service contract includes the following benefits as set by AmeriCorps:
  • Living Allowance.
  • Approximately $12,530 per year (subject to change) paid on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Subject to all applicable federal, state and local income taxes.
  • Segal Educational Award.
  • Approximately $5,730 for “Full-Year” (1700 hrs) upon completion of each service contract.
  • Hours are a minimum for eligibility, full completion of the service year is required.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Potential for Student Loan Deferment.
  • To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits highlighted above please visit:  or contact site director, Roger Briceno, Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps @ or (323) 753-3210.
  • Ocean Discovery Benefits and Provisions
  • 1-2 weeks of time off (Dec. & Aug.).
  • Annual uniform and dress code stipend.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Possibility of 1-3 weeks paid hourly work (minimum wage) outside of existing role at the end of a service year. Dates worked vary per member and set based on organizational needs.