Job DescriptionAfter School Matters is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality, out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond. Our hands-on, project-based arts, STEM, sports, technology, and communications programs are delivered at Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park Districts, community locations throughout the city, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph and the Michael and Karyn Lutz Center, 3435 North Cicero. ComEd Tools of the Trade is a six to seven week, summer only After School Matters program that will take place at the ComEd Chicago Training Center in Bridgeport. The instructor will work in a team to deliver a hands-on program, focused on the learning goals below.SUMMARY OF POSITION:The instructor will work to enhance CPS student knowledge in math, reading and science skills needed to successfully pursue careers in the skilled trades. The instructor will be responsible for increasing youth knowledge of the skilled trades, the energy industry, and 21st century work skills. They will guide students in the exploration of key concepts including: industrial safety, human performance, quality, communication, teamwork, self-management, and adherence to policies and procedures. The instructor will coordinate youth exposure to a day in the life of skilled tradespersons at ComEd; from the overhead, underground, and substation departments. The instructor will also facilitate student interaction with engineers and other professionals that work in the energy industry throughout Chicago.Major Duties and Responsibilities:Design and implement hands-on, simulation, and technological modules to enhance math and reading skills. These modules should connect math and reading skills to real work; Facilitate career exploration and connect program activities to competencies in the skilled trades;Deliver the content outlined in the curriculum and ensure teens are grasping key concepts and introductory principles in the skilled trades;Enhance the existing curriculum that emphasizes learning careers in the trade by documenting additional activities;Support critical youth development skills, including leadership development, community building, real-world and experiential learning, public speaking, and youth voice and agency;Attend all planning and program dates, including: Instructor orientation, professional development workshops, meetings and other required sessions;Participate in the process of recruiting, interviewing, and selecting participants;Maintain a safe, engaging, and positive environment for program participants;Guide student presentations towards a culminating event at the end of the program;Supervise youth on program field trips;Manage and track program activities attendance, evaluation surveys, and pertinent student records in an online data tracking system (CitySpan); andReport all problems or concerns as well as any program updates to After School Matters Program Specialist in order to maintain consistent lines of communication throughout the program session.Qualifications:Bachelor s degree in STEM field, preferredPrior teaching experience, particularly with youth, is preferredContent area expertise in STEM or a related experience in the STEM fieldExcellent platforms skills and the ability to tailor teaching methods to meet the demands of students at all ability levels Able to use and demonstrate the safe use of hand toolsExcellent interpersonal skills; ability to provide mentorship, leadership, and support to teensComfortable teaching youth from communities traditionally underrepresented in the sciencesAbility to troubleshoot and solve issues within a timely mannerAbility to multi-task and meet deadlinesRespect for all levels of the organization and outside partnersEnergetic team player who works well in collaborative situationsPhysical DemandsThe physical demands below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Must be able to stand for long periods of timeWork EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.How to Apply:Submit a cover letter and resume at EEO:After School Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income. 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