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Community Learning Specialist

Do Space Omaha, NE
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Position Announcement:

Community Learning Specialist

at Do Space (Community Information Trust)

 

Position Title: Community Learning Specialist

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Work Schedule: Full-time non-exempt (40 hrs/week) position, evenings and weekends

 

About Do Space

Do Space is a community technology library dedicated to empowering our community through access to technology and innovative learning experiences. Do Space is operated by Community Information Trust, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

 

Community technology libraries are the next step in the democratization of information, learning, and knowledge. Do Space is a technological space for thinkers, makers, learners, and doers. At Do Space, you can do - improve your life, change jobs, learn something, scratch a creative itch, or start a business. This is just the beginning of a movement to tackle the digital divide in our community, boost digital skills, and drive innovation, creativity, and invention in the region.  

 

Position

Reporting to the Director of Community Learning, Community Learning Specialists are responsible for teaching and coordinating classes, workshops, and special events for Do Space members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability. The Community Learning Specialist’s work contributes to Do Space’s ultimate goal to drive technology education and literacy in the community.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates with partner organizations to schedule technology-based classes and learning opportunities for all audiences.

  • Works with the Community Learning Team to develop new ideas and strategies for encouraging technology literacy.

  • Coordinates Do Space technology programs and events, and may lead other technology classes for children, teens, adults, and/or older adults.

  • Assists presenters, teachers, speakers and volunteers with set-up, tear-down, and use of Do Space hardware and software during classes and workshops.

  • May assist members of the community with technology questions at the tech help desk and instructs them on the use of Do Space in-house hardware and software, and assists members with the borrowing of equipment.

  • Provides an outstanding customer service experience to the community.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Basic technology skills in word-processing, email, web browsing/searching

  • Demonstrated proficiency and comfort with a variety of hardware and software products

  • Experience teaching and leading classes, workshops, and other learning opportunities

  • Experience serving people of diverse ages and backgrounds

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and customer service skills

  • Ability to exhibit leadership, sound judgement, and professional demeanor in all interactions  

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for serving the people of Omaha

  • Must be outgoing, creative, and comfortable leading groups of all ages

  • Bilingual ability a plus in serving our diverse community

  • Research and/or creative writing experience a plus                                         

 

This job is perfect for you if:

You’re passionate about technology and you’re eager to learn more

You enjoy meeting new people and working directly with the community

You’re not satisfied with the status quo

You view failure as a learning opportunity

You move quickly, and hustle to find ways to overcome obstacles

You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable

You take pride in mentoring others

You have a “whatever it takes” work ethic

You have a sense of humor and an imagination

You’re innovative and push the boundaries of what is possible

You’d thrive in a position where every single thing you do, you’re making a difference

 

To Apply:

Email your completed Do Space application, resume, salary expectations and a statement as to why you are the perfect person for this position to Jessica Johnson, Director of Community Learning, at jobs@dospace.org. The application is available online at https://goo.gl/YkbJV4.

 

Community Information Trust is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability, or veteran status.

 

Job Details

Date Posted September 11, 2017
Date Closes October 11, 2017
Address 7205 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Do Space
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary
Hours 40 hours per week; Some evenings and weekends
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 11-9039.00 Education Administrators, All Other
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Medical

This job requires the following skills

  • Educational Technology Specialist
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