It’s that time of year again: FIRST is HIRING!

  • Have you been searching for a position in community service?
  • Are you a FIRST alumni member or simply interested in robotics?
  • Do you enjoy working with students in grades 6th-12th?
  • Can you devote one year of your life to community service work?

If you answered “Yes” to all four questions, then you might be a perfect fit for our FIRST VISTA position!

About For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology: FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. With a National Headquarters based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people (pre-K-12) to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The FIRSTAmeriCorps VISTA program places VISTA members in strategic locations to support FIRST programs nationwide.

FIRST VISTA Members work to:

  • Support and assist in the recruitment of teams, mentors, coaches and volunteers with an emphasis on securing and sustaining support to the underserved,
  • Target specific underserved schools and communities as locations to establish FIRST teams or sustain and grow existing teams,
  • Support existing teams and mentors to impact student engagement and interest in STEM,
  • Raise awareness of grant and funding opportunities for underserved students or teams and to bring awareness to high school students on FIRST teams regarding scholarship opportunities for post-secondary schooling opportunities,
  • Host/support outreach events, expos and demonstrations to increase awareness of FIRST programs among the underserved/underrepresented,
  • Assist in supporting and organizing regional competitions and events for all FIRST programs, and coordinate training and workshops for teams
  • Track and report out on specific performance milestones and measurements.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess strong organizational skills, proven ability to meet deadlines, have the ability to multi-task, be a team player, and have excellent communication skills. College degree preferred. Reliable transportation required. Familiarity with FIRST programs is preferred but not required.

           

Program Benefits: Training, Relocation Allowance, use of FIRST VISTA computer during service term, expense account, Health Benefit Plan*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon completion of service, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Plan, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare


Applications must be filled out at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50639&fromSearch=true to be considered for the position. Or go to my.americorps.gov and search listings for "FIRST VISTA-Nationwide"