Jewels Academy


Mission: The mission of Jewels Academy is to provide young women the competitive edge needed to succeed academically, and vocationally in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, leadership, financial stewardship, and the arts within an encouraging and nurturing environment. Our vision is to become an internationally renowned STEM enrichment organization that helps develops young women in STEM for the next stage in their academic career that produces innovative and conscientious leaders.

Location: Des Moines (55 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: We need students to write newsletters, and social media posts, create promos for upcoming special events and update our marketing plan. We are looking for a virtual assistant, that can work during the year remote but need someone in-person during the summer if possible.  Also, supporting the instructor and running science workshops would be great too.



  • One-time events: yes
  • Ongoing: Yes, especially during scheduled workshop hours


When is service needed: Summer is the most busy but we have programming throughout the year.

Number of hours: 1 – 2 hours/week


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes


Background check required: yes

Equipment/logistics needed: Internet connection


Training supplied: How to use Zoom, our customer management software, Google Suite, and our learning management system.

Equipment or logistics supplied: We can provide a laptop as needed.


How to apply: Contact by e-mail,

Contact: Dr. Kimberly Wayne, 515-243-9159,


Operation information: Jewels Academy is an organization that offers STEM and self-enrichment programs for underrepresented young women in 4th – 12th grades. The 10th – 12th graders are assistants to the workshop instructors. We provide young women in STEM with unique and challenging learning experiences.  While preserving traditions and respect for its principles and values, Jewels Academy welcomes students of all faiths and socio-economic backgrounds.  Our values are the cornerstone of our standards that we follow within Jewels Academy.  We place high importance on our values which are integrity, citizenship, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Address: 1620 Pleasant St, Suite 216 Des Moines, IA 50314

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