Ocean Discovery Institute

Basic Information

Address: 4255 Thorn Street San Diego CA 92105
Phone Number: 619-795-8365
Director: Jo Vance

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Environment, Poverty Alleviation, Education
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: K-12 Students
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people from underserved urban communities of color to transform their lives, their community, and our world as science and conservation leaders. Working in the San Diego community of City Heights, we provide continuous science opportunities paired with mentoring and the tools to overcome challenges so that young people unlock their potential. Our programs are provided at no cost to our students. Our students believe that a scientist is someone they can be. They achieve because of it. They lead by entering high-paying STEM fields and making a difference.

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The program develops leaders who are dedicated to making a difference, and supports them on their journey towards finding rewarding careers.
The program provides opportunities to explore various career pathways; while serving a nationally recognized science education non-profit. Through this program, fellows build skills to compete and lead in the workforce.

In addition, fellows receive:
 Essential training to execute their role at Ocean Discovery.
 Opportunities to grow professional networks.
 Rich personal growth experiences.

Applicants Who Are:
 18-24 years of age and have a high school diploma.
 Full-time and part-time positions available. Able to commit to approx. 20-40 hours a week for one service year (Sept.-Jul.).
 Ready for the benefits and challenges of AmeriCorps service.

We Prioritize Applicants Who:
 Demonstrate a deep understanding of the community we serve, such as living in City Heights or a similar community.
 Are fluent in a second language.

Service Term: September 2021 to July 2022

 Mentor and build relationships to increase engagement and support students on their path to future success.
 Assist in delivery of hands-on STEM lessons and supports.
 Program set up/breakdown, activity creation, and student management.
 Work with staff and volunteers to facilitate activities and events as well as strengthen relationships.

Fellows Receive:
 Living Allowance approximately $7,550 (part-time) $16,000 (full-time)/ year, bi-weekly installments.
 Education Award approximately $3,097 (part-time) and $10,000 (full-time) upon completion of service year.
 Health Care Supplement.
 Opportunity for Student Loan Deferment.
To learn more visit https://oceandiscoveryinstitute.org/americorps/

Applications Due: Friday, August 6th
To apply, please send the items listed below to Jobs@OceanDI.org
 Cover Letter
 Resume