MAPSCorps is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based on the south side of Chicago. Born from the South Side Health and Vitality Studies at the University of Chicago, MAPSCorps uses an approach called asset-based community-engaged research to ensure that our science serves community priorities and needs.
MAPSCorps employs and delivers STEM and health-focused programming to local high school youth who map existing resources in a given area. Working in teams, MAPSCorps participants walk every block of our communities, observing, collecting, and analyzing data about all public-facing businesses and organizations. The teams of Field Coordinators and Youth Mappers work from community-based-organizations to conduct their mapping assignments. Throughout the course of the program, each team prepares an extensive research project that has a social determinants of health focus and presents it at the program’s culminating event, the Scientific Symposium.
Field Coordinators are undergraduate students or above who supervise high school Mappers, ensure high quality data collection in the field, and are responsible for the implementation of the MAPSCorps STEM-based, positive youth development curriculum. Field Coordinators are trained in data collection methods and are responsible for training youth mappers. In addition, Field Coordinators take on a nuanced mentorship role in which they build trust and relationships with youth mappers; this mentorship is intended to enhance learning objectives, provide broad academic and professional guidance, and ensure a meaningful youth mapper developmental experience.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Preferred but not required:
Dates: 6/28/2021 – 8/12/2021; 100% attendance is expected.
Time Commitment: ~35 hours per week, for 7 weeks (which includes a week of training)
To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and résumé at https://mapscorps.applytojob.com/apply. We will review applications and conduct interviews on a rolling basis. MAPSCorps is an equal opportunity employer. Members of populations that are underrepresented in technology and data spaces are encouraged to apply. To learn more, visit mapscorps.org and watch our Scientific Symposium video.