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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 Mentor

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 a great opportunity for you! NESS SEA AmeriCorps STEM Mentors: ENGAGE students in learning by seeing and doing. MENTOR students to encourage Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) goals. 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 with students from all backgrounds. ENCOURAGE students to be positive stewards of their community and environment.


min experience

salary range

$19k - $19k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Duties and responsibilities:

• Assist in the delivery of NESS experiential education programs with a direct focus
on mentoring students in social and emotional learning.
• Serve alongside NESS educators to provide academic day or after-school
programming by providing classroom support.
• Assist in developing NESS STEM-based lesson plans aligned to CASEL Social and
Emotional Learning competencies.
• 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 build relationships within the community.
• Help implement NESS’ safety plan by always maintaining campus and offsite
• Serve as a team with other AmeriCorps members and staff from both NESS and
host sites.
• Participate in orientation training at the beginning of 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 $19,000 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.
• Minimum of high school diploma required; bachelor’s or associate 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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