Afterschool STEM Coach


Alaska Afterschool Network

AmeriCorps - Afterschool STEM Coach

Launch rockets, erupt volcanoes, code robots, design roller coasters, study wildlife, and engineer solutions with students during after school hours as an Afterschool STEM Coach. STEM Coaches engage K-5 students in fun, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and guide students as they develop their creativity, explore technologies, and engage in scientific inquiry. Participants commit to one year of service as an AmeriCorps member at an existing afterschool program providing academic enrichment, social emotional learning, and wellness opportunities for school-age youth. For their service, STEM Coaches receive both a living stipend and an education award, as well as professional development, skills, and experience to advance their careers.

Supervision: STEM Coaches will report directly to their Site Supervisor(s) and to the AmeriCorps Program Specialist   

Term Length: 1 year (11 months)

Required Hours of Service: 1700 minimum

Daily Schedule: 8-hour days, 4-5 days per week

Living Allowance:

  • $17,000 per year

Education Award:

  • $6,345.00 per year, to be used for higher education expenses, students loans, and other qualified trainings


  • Healthcare, vision, and dental care provided through the Corps Network
  • Mental health care and personal coaching from the Member Assistance Program (MAP)
  • Free chilcare through the AmeriCorps agency
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal hiring
  • $50.00/month cell phone allowance
  • Free professional development and training in afterschool facilitation and equity and inclusion in STEM
  • Attendance to the Alaska Out of School Time Conference in Anchorage

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.  
  • Experience working with school-age youth preferred.


  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing equitable services to diverse populations.
  • Self-motivated and able to perform duties without direct supervision.
  • Willing to travel to in-state meetings and conferences.
  • Commitment to community service.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and prepare program space.

Job Duties:

  • Serve during afterschool program hours (2:00 - 6:00 PM).
  • Lead hands-on activities with students at an afterschool program four days per week, including at least two 30-minute STEM activities per week.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and coaching to strengthen your skills to ensure student success.
  • Facilitate a positive and safe learning environment for diverse student learners.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with students, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Maintain open communication and attend regularly scheduled meetings with program staff and community partners.
  • Submit timesheets, program data, and surveys to measure student impact.
  • Commit to fulfilling required member service hours within your service term.
  • Model the AmeriCorps ethic of community service and responsibility and show a commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • Follow the Alaska Afterschool Network AmeriCorps Operations Manual.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the afterschool program.

NOTES:  Diversity is a core component to the work at the Alaska Children’s Trust. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Jobs are dynamic, and assignments/priorities may change. It is not intended or implied to be an employment contract but is a communication tool to explain the responsibilities, advertise the job, and identify performance measures and potential training needs. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship. ACT is an at-will employer.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should complete the application and submit an updated résumé using the following link: 

The position will remain open until the position is filled.

Wasilla, AK

16 day(s) ago