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New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Inc.

  • 72 Water Street, Stonington, CT
  • www.nessf.org

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NESS SEA AmeriCorps STEM Educator

Are you interested in doing a year of paid service with purpose? Do you love the ocean and want to share the love with others? If so, then joining the NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program might be an excellent opportunity for you! NESS SEA AmeriCorps STEM Educators: ENGAGE students in learning by seeing and doing. TEACH NESS standards-based programs. PROVIDE student support in and out of the classroom. EMPOWER students to discover their personal best by facing new challenges. SHARE enjoyment of the ocean and teach its science to students from all backgrounds. ENCOURAGE students to be positive stewards of their community and environment.


min experience

salary range

$22k - $22k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Duties and responsibilities:
• Serve in Connecticut schools for academic day or after-school programming
providing classroom support and mentoring.
• Develop NESS STEM-based lesson plans aligned to state and national standards.
• Lead and assist in the delivery of NESS experiential education programs.
• Lead and assist in the creation and delivery of field-based programs using
kayaks, sail boats, marine science, powerboats, fishing, and more.
• Participate in community events to educate local students and families.
• Help implement NESS’s safety plan by always maintaining campus and offsite
• Serve as a team with other AmeriCorps members and staff from NESS and host
• Participate in orientation training at the beginning of the term and regular
training throughout the service term.
• Travel to multiple locations each day may be required.

Special Benefits

Benefits of Service:
• AmeriCorps living allowance of approximately $22,000 over a 12-month term of
o Paid in weekly installments.
o Subject to all applicable local, state and federal income taxes.
• Eli Segal Education Award of up to $7,395 from the National Service Trust for
qualifying education expenses or loans upon successful completion of the term
of service.
• Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision insurance benefits at no cost.
• Extensive training and certifications.
• 8 days off for holidays each calendar year.
• Childcare assistance for those who qualify.
• Positions are eligible for student loan forbearance (available for qualified loans).

Training and certifications provided include:
• Waterfront Lifeguarding (American Red Cross certification)
• First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross certification)
• Kayaking Instruction (American Canoe Association skills assessment)
• Powerboat instruction and practice
• Sailing instruction and practice
• Introduction to experiential-based teaching practices
• Career Development Mentorship

Minimum Requirements

• Passion for working with underserved students.
• A minimum of two years of post-secondary education required; Bachelors or
Associates Degree preferred OR service with the US Armed Forces.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• Successful passage of the three-part National Service Criminal History Check.
• Positions will abide by AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities as referred to in the
member contract.
• Commit to 12-month, full time assignment (38-40 hours/week), beginning
September 9, 2024, through August 17th, 2025.
• Complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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