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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
|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|
|Hours||40 hours per week; Some evenings and weekends|
|SOC Category||11-9039.00 Education Administrators, All Other|
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