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Paradise and Golden Grove Learning Pods Recognized As Outstanding

Children in the Paradise and Golden Grove communities are happy to be a part of two Learning pods identified as outstanding for the month of April, 2022.  The Learning Pod program is an after-school program which provides high quality learning instruction-including technology integrated Maths, English, Science & Technology lesson plans based on the Ministry of Education’s curriculum.  The Learning Pods program leadership team votes monthly on the outstanding club(s) of the month, taking into consideration variables like–student attendance, student engagement, club operational efficiency and overall club management and both Paradise and Golden Grove pods were recognised for their service to the community during the month of April 2022.

Ms Aisha Peters with her session 1 Learning Pod scholars

Paradise Learning Pod
Ms Aisha Peters, long time member of STEMGuyana, STEM ambassador, STEM club instructor and learning pod leader has distinguished herself in leading STEMGuyana’s brand new learning pod which opened in April 2022.  “In one short month, the pod’s progress has been exceptional.  Further the Paradise Learning pod accommodates a few children with learning disabilities and Ms Peters has been able to use simple techniques to engage them while upholding the high quality of instruction and program objectives“, said Program Analyst Melissa Carmichael.

Ms Alicia Peters with her session 2 Learning pod scholars

According to Program Analyst Alisha Koulen, “…in addition to adhering to the Learning Pods Program’s guidelines, Aisha uses her very innovative mind to creatively explore ways to effectively manage the Paradise program while keeping her students engaged in their lessons.  Ms Peters has gone above and beyond to cater to her students at every level of learning and we want to recognise and reward her for that.

Golden Grove pod volunteers, Ms Yvette Barrow and Ms Shamiah Matthews will also be recognised for their outstanding support and service to the program.

Golden Grove Learning Pod
Ms Alicia Isaacs at the Golden Grove Learning pod has been a club leader in two prior sessions of the program and since the program’s inception.  She continues to distinguish herself by the efficient and effective way in which she continues to manage her program.  According to Program Analyst Alisha Koulen who works closely with Learning pod leaders,  “Ms. Isaacs continues to introduce great initiatives for her pod and she consistently works on improving the children’s learning experience.  Without much help, she skilfully navigates the issues involved with educating both the younger and older student scholars and she does so effectively.  More than calling with problems, Ms Isaacs invariably calls us to offer solutions“.

STEMGuyana leaders believe that outstanding performance should be rewarded and both pod leaders and their volunteers will be recognised for their contributions to the program and specifically for the month of April.  Every recognised Learning pod leader and volunteer will receive a cash prize in addition to a certificate of excellence.

STEMGuyana’s Learning Pod program is sponsored by the IDB, Tullow Oil & ‘Friends Of STEMGuyana’ in the Diaspora.  The Learning pod program is always in need of snacks, tablet computers and laptop computers.  To become a sponsor of one of Guyana’s high quality after-school programs, contact STEMGuyana@gmail.com.

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Lake Mainstay Learning Pod cops outstanding club leader award for March ’22

Congrats to Ms Sharmala Singh

Ms Sharmala Singh from region 2’s Lake Mainstay Learning pod was named the Club Leader of the Month by the Learning pod selection committee.  Ms Singh has exemplified, “outstanding organisation skills, she utilizes technology well and manages one of the pods with outstanding student engagement”, says Program Analyst Ms Melissa Carmichael.  “Ms Singh also communicates well, takes pride in execution of her leadership role, is innovative and proactive and adheres to the program’s guidelines while using her own innovative skills to offer improvements where necessary, she continues.

Volunteer Ms Ladonna Williams working with students

Offering support to Ms Singh are two outstanding volunteers Ms Erika De Jonge and Ms Ladonna Williams, to whom we extend sincere congratulations and thanks as well.  Both volunteers and coach will earn certificates and prizes and awards will be handed out each month to the club leaders who differentiate themselves by the service and commitment they offer to the children of he Learning Pod program.

Both the award and prizes are sponsored in part by the IDB funding for the expansion and the extension of the STEMGuyana Learning Pod program which was designed to provide technology integrated, academic support services to  children affected by the pandemic across all 10 regions of Guyana.

Volunteer Ms Erika De Jonge with club leader Ms Singh

The Learning pod program will support 40 clubs in 10 regions of Guyana for 10 month sessions for the next three years.  The program’s effectiveness will be closely monitored and analysed and routinely updated when necessary in order to ensure that academic outcomes improve for the program’s children, while exposing and preparing them for the 21st century technology society in which they will grow up and to which they will be expected to contribute.

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Media Release Form For Parents

The purpose of this form is to give permission to STEMGuyana for your child’s writings, images & videos to be used responsibly by STEMGuyana to share information about the Learning Pods program.

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Health & Safety Consultant

TERMS OF REFERENCE / JOB DESCRIPTION

Reference: STEMPA0032
Post Title: Health & Safety Consultant
Project Title: Learning Pods Expansion
Duty Location: Blended (Virtual & Georgetown office)
Duration: 3 (online) Seminars – March, May, July (renewable for 3 more Q3&4, 2022)
Responsible to: Program Director 

Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, we work with K-12 students to remove barriers to success. We provide students with the unique academic support they need to succeed. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our team to provide strong team support  of club leaders to ensure effective operations within each Learning Pod and help build the next generation of leaders in Guyana.

NATURE OF WORK: We are looking for a Health & Safety professional to conduct 3 online seminars for our STEM clubs across the country.  STEMGuyana needs H&S protocols for leaders & volunteers for all clubs.  Health and Safety protocols will be endorsed and signed off by the Program Director and Program Steering Committee. 

Deliverable should be 3 seminars (March, May, July ‘22) and a certification system (form) and report on adherence to protocols which will be monitored and evaluated by our team of local evaluators.  Also equipment recommendations should be included.

COVID protocols, first aid & fire safety considerations must be included in response.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Certified Health & Safety professional currently working for major organizations or as a private consultant.

SALARY RANGE: $100,000 per 2hr seminar x 3 = $300,000

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and CV stemguyana@gmail.com. CVS will be reviewed immediately, and the position is open until filled. to STEMGuyana does not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.

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Retired Teachers / Academics or Current CPCE Students

TERMS OF REFERENCE / JOB DESCRIPTION
Reference: STEMZT0032
Post Title: Teachers
Project Title: Learning Pods Expansion

Duty Location: 90% virtual
Duration: 10 months Maximum; annual contract, renewable annually
Responsible to: Senior Program Analyst

Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, we work with K-12 students to remove barriers to success. We provide students with the unique academic support they need to succeed. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our team to provide strong team support  of club leaders to ensure effective operations within each Learning Pod and help build the next generation of leaders in Guyana.

 NATURE OF WORK: We are looking for talented Math, Science & English (Retired) Teachers to host online classes.  2hrs per day, 5 days per week.  STEMGuyana provides detailed lesson plans.  Your job is to guide, facilitate, answer questions from 1st – 10th grade students. Some Saturdays required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •           Read lesson plans and prepare worksheets before each class session.
  •           Log into Zoom (Be familiar with basic zoom functions)
  •           Facilitate lessons for the day, answer questions
  •           Demonstrate patience and respect for all students
  •           Be engaging and interact with students
  •           Identify clubs that require additional support (as   demonstrated by zoom session feedback)
  •           Submit weekly reports to Program Analysts
  •           Participate in webinars, trainings and meetings as requested 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •           You must be qualified as a trained teacher  OR
  •           You must have achieved grade 1 in Math, English, Science CXC
  •           Comfortable with internet and technology
  •           You must be a quick study
  • MUST HAVE INTERNET CONNECTION AT HOME

SALARY RANGE: 10hrs / week minimum,  $1000 GY / Hr
Afternoon / evening hrs
90% virtual

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and CV stemguyana@gmail.com. CVS will be reviewed immediately, and the position is open until filled. to STEMGuyana does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability. 

STEMGuyana Inc  is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Development (Fundraising) & Design Consultant

TERMS OF REFERENCE / JOB DESCRIPTION


Reference: STEMDD0032
Post Title: Development & Design Consultant
Project Title: Learning Pods Expansion
Duty Location: Blended (Virtual & Georgetown office)
Duration: 12 months
Responsible to: Program Director

Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, we work with K-12 students to remove barriers to success. We provide students with the unique academic support they need to succeed. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our team to provide strong team leadership  of the Learning Pods program expansion to 40 clubs across all 10 regions of Guyana.  Your mission will be  to ensure effective operations within each Learning Pod and help build the next generation of leaders in Guyana.

Development & Digital Design Consultant
STEMGuyana is seeking a Development & Digital Design consultant to join our Learning Pod project team! We are a community oriented education technology organisation that focuses on preparing Guyana’s youth to use technology to contribute meaningfully to Guyana’s development.

You’d be a great fit if you:
* Like building and maintaining trusted relationships with key decision makers in the business community
* Can find and engage in new fundraising project opportunities
* Are self confident
* Are self-motivated and can work under little supervision
* Have experience writing client-specific proposals and estimates
* Work well in a team
* Enjoy meeting new people
* Can multi-task effectively
* Are a problem solver and outstanding communicator

Requirements:
* Education / Experience with fundraising for a large organisation
* Education / Experience designing marketing copy for organisations
* Education /  Experience analysing data and creating reports
* Experience with face-to-face/B2B sales
* Experience estimating, writing and delivering proposals to potential sponsors

The Development & Design Specialist will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with other public and private entities and lead in short- and long-range strategic planning activities to create and implement fund-raising goals and objectives. The consultant will also be responsible for the design and rebrand of select STEMGuyana programs across all media channels.  The consultant will also be responsible for creating a cohesive marketing strategy to aid in the achievement of STEMGuyana’s strategic objectives. The consultant will also coordinate day-to-day unit-based development strategies and activities to ensure their integration into STEMGuyana’s overall development program

  • Identify and research potential sponsors
  • Manage STEMGuyana’s entire fundraising program
  • Develop and maintain client relationships
  • Coordinate with STEMGuyana stakeholders to develop mutually beneficial proposals
  • Negotiate contract terms with sponsors and communicate with stakeholders
  • Monitor project teams to ensure contracts are executed as agreed
  • Gather useful information from customer and competitor data
  • Create and conduct presentations to prospective sponsors and internal executives
  • Create and execute fundraising plans
  • Conduct research and analysis to redesign and rebrand select STEMGuyana’s products

Salary: $200k – $325k per month [Salary will be based on experience and is negotiable

* An awesome team to work with everyday!

Job Type: Flexible work

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and CV stemguyana@gmail.com. CV will be reviewed immediately, and the position is open until filled. STEMGuyana does not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.

STEMGuyana Inc  is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Accounting & Business Services

TERMS OF REFERENCE / JOB DESCRIPTION


Reference: STEMAS0032
Post Title: Accounting & Business Services
Project Title: Learning Pods Expansion
Duty Location: Blended (Virtual & Georgetown office)
Duration: 36 months, renewable annually
Responsible to: Program Director

Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, we work with K-12 students to remove barriers to success. We provide students with the unique academic support they need to succeed. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual / organisation to provide accounting services for the Learning Pods program expansion to 40 clubs across all 10 regions of Guyana.  Your mission will be  to ensure effective tracking, recording, analysing, reconciliation and all financial control activities relating to STEMGuyana’s projects.  Services will also include approving and tracking of invoices and maintaining the group’s financial systems.  Services will also include the preparation of annual financial reports, all filings with GRA and Commercial registry.

Accounting Services
STEMGuyana is seeking a company to provide Accounting Services for our organisation’s programs! We are a community oriented education technology organisation that focuses on preparing Guyana’s youth to use technology to contribute meaningfully to Guyana’s development.

Your company would  be a great fit if you:
* Like building and maintaining trusted relationships with key decision makers in the business community
* Are self confident, friendly and professional
* Are self-motivated and can work under little supervision
* Work well in a team
* Enjoy meeting new people
* Can multi-task effectively
* Are a problem solver and outstanding communicator
Requirements:
* Demonstrated experience in financial service / business support for Guyanese companies for at least 3 years

Compensation: $40k per month

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest stating qualifications to execute on this contract.  Email  stemguyana@gmail.com. Letter will be reviewed immediately, and the position is open until filled. STEMGuyana does not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.

STEMGuyana Inc  is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Senior Program Analyst [These positions are no longer ranked Junior and Senior]

TERMS OF REFERENCE / JOB DESCRIPTION


Reference: STEMSPA0032
Post Title: Senior Program Analyst  Program Analyst
Project Title: Learning Pods Expansion
Duty Location: Blended (Virtual & Georgetown office)
Duration: 30 months Maximum; annual contract, renewable annually
Responsible to: Senior Program Analyst Program Director

Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, we work with K-12 students to remove barriers to success. We provide students with the unique academic support they need to succeed. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our team to provide strong team leadership  of club leaders to ensure effective operations within each Learning Pod and help build the next generation of leaders in Guyana.

 NATURE OF WORK: The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for the oversight and implementation of learning pod tutorial groups in communities across all regions of Guyana. This person will oversee learning pod site Coordinators, be responsible for data collection and reporting, enhance relationships with partner organizations and help coordinate all activities involving the pod program.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Site Coordinator Program Management 

  •           Oversee the recruitment, screening and hiring process for new club leaders.
  •           Assess learning pod needs and provide ongoing technical assistance, support, and professional development to maintain high quality service provision in accordance with total quality standards.
  • Provide direct supervision to Learning Pod Analyst
  •           Work with analysts to ensure learning pod needs are being met through strong student support, which includes collaboration with pods on school-based program design and support implementation and ongoing efforts.
  •           Create an annual calendar of dates and supporting materials for pods.
  •           Schedule & manage Learning pod site evaluators bi-monthly site visits/check-ins.
  •           Oversee the completion of the school needs assessment and annual site plans.
  •           Create the team meeting agendas to ensure dissemination of information, collaborative problem solving and ongoing transparent communication.
  •           Monitor learning pod data collection to assess delivery and ensure program impact and provide data for grants  and other reports to the community.
  •           Work with analysts to collect monthly stories/testimonials from pods and develop & manage a “story bank.”
  •           Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure consistency of model implementation and share best practices.
  •           Work with community service providers and organizations and enhance relationships with partner schools this includes monthly check-ins with partners.
  •           Participate in webinars, trainings and meetings as requested to ensure compliance with strategic directives and priorities around service delivery.
  •           Coordinate site visits for funders, volunteers and those interested in our work.

Mentor Program Management 

  •   Work with analysts to manage program volunteers
  •           Schedule and coordinate volunteer activities, including training and orientation.
  •           Maintain a database for volunteers and prospects.
  •           Develop and coordinate annual mentor field trip and mentor appreciation event.

 Administrative

  •           Support the development/maintenance of a strong and supportive internal staff network.
  •           Work with analysts to ensure that troubleshooting process is efficient and effective
  •           Provide program information and overview of accomplishments for Executive Director, Board of Directors, and community outreach.
  •           Assist Development Consultant with resource development including providing content for grant proposals, hosting site visits, supporting fundraising events and other support as requested.
  •           Recruit and support volunteer efforts as identified.
  •           Represent STEMGuyana with a positive and professional image at events and meetings as necessary.
  •           Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •           Three years of experience in program management.
  •           Have an innovative, proactive mindset & approach.
  •           Comfortable with data collection processes and using data to inform programmatic decisions.
  •           Evidence of strong relationship and leadership skills with peers, and community  partners.
  •           Flexibility and solution focused approach within a changing environment.
  •           Combination of excellent analytical skills and ability to be creative.
  •           Able to work within a collaborative team but comfortable making decisions and helping to move things forward.
  •           Experience in volunteer management, public relations, school organizations/operations, and/or volunteer or other youth program involvement.
  •           Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities, with strong time management skills.
  •           Comfortable with public speaking.
  •           Previous experience supervising & supporting a staff team.

SALARY RANGE: Full-time,  $200,000 – $250,000

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and CV stemguyana@gmail.com. CV will be reviewed immediately, and the position is open until filled. to STEMGuyana does not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.

STEMGuyana Inc  is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Junior Program Analyst (These positions are no longer ranked Junior & Senior)

TERMS OF REFERENCE / JOB DESCRIPTION


Reference: STEMPA0032
Post Title: Junior Program Analyst [changed to Program Analyst]
Project Title: Learning Pods Expansion
Duty Location: Blended (Virtual & Georgetown office)
Duration: 30 months Maximum; annual contract, renewable annually
Responsible to: Senior Program Analyst

Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, we work with K-12 students to remove barriers to success. We provide students with the unique academic support they need to succeed. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our team to provide strong team support  of club leaders to ensure effective operations within each Learning Pod and help build the next generation of leaders in Guyana.

NATURE OF WORK: The Jr. Program Analyst  is responsible for the oversight and implementation of learning pod tutorial groups in communities across all regions of Guyana. This person will oversee select learning pod site Coordinator activities as determined by the Senior Program Analyst; be responsible for data collection and reporting, enhance relationships with partner organizations and help coordinate all activities involving the Learning pod program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Site Coordinator Program Management 

  •           Work with managers to  provide ongoing technical assistance and support, to maintain high quality service provision to all learning pods.
  •           Work with Senior Analyst to ensure learning pod needs are being met
  •           Provide weekly reports on attendance, and other trouble ticket issues
  •           Schedule  Learning pod site evaluators bi-monthly site visits/check-ins.
  •           Monitor learning pod data collection to assess delivery and ensure program impact and provide data for managers
  •           Work with Senior Analyst to collect monthly stories/testimonials from pods and develop & manage a “story bank.”
  •           Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure efficient program implementation
  •           Directly report all activities  toSenior Program Analyst
  •           Participate in webinars, trainings and meetings as requested 
  •           Coordinate site visits for funders, volunteers and those interested in our work.

 Mentor Program Management 

  •   Work with Program Manager to oversee  program volunteers and site evaluators
  •           Coordinate and report on volunteer & evaluator activities
  •           Maintain a database for volunteers and prospects.
  •           Develop and coordinate field trips and appreciation events.

Administrative

  •           Work with Program manager  to ensure that troubleshooting process is efficient and effective
  •           Provide program information and overview of accomplishments for organization staff
  •           Recruit and support volunteer efforts as identified.
  •           Represent STEMGuyana with a positive and professional image at events and meetings as necessary.
  •           Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •           Excellent written and oral communication skills
  •           Have an innovative, proactive mindset & approach.
  •           Comfortable with data collection processes and using data to inform programmatic decisions.
  •           Evidence of strong relationship and leadership skills with community stakeholders
  •           Flexibility and solution focused approach within a changing environment.
  •           Combination of excellent analytical skills and ability to be creative.
  •           Able to work within a collaborative team but comfortable making decisions and helping to move things forward
  •           Experience in volunteer management, public relations, school organizations/operations, and/or volunteer or other youth program involvement.
  •           Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities, with strong time management skills
  •           Comfortable with public speaking.

SALARY RANGE: Full-time,  $200,000 – $250,000

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and CV stemguyana@gmail.com. CV will be reviewed immediately, and the position is open until filled. STEMGuyana does not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.

STEMGuyana Inc  is an Equal Opportunity Employer.