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Technology Education Coordinator

Free Geek

https://www.freegeek.org/

You see technology as increasingly critical to today’s educational and economic opportunities. You are passionate about serving the community and helping others learn valuable technical skills. You see the opportunity to cultivate workforce development partnerships to leverage Free Geek’s technical expertise.

This position oversees Free Geek’s technology education. You will be responsible for running all facets of Free Geek’s technical education programs, whether workshops, classroom-based or online. Essential tasks include coordinating technical internships, supporting volunteers, developing community partnerships, and supporting program evaluation.

This is a full-time salary position 40 hrs/week with an annual salary of $45,000 plus a great benefits package. Please see the full job description here for further responsibilities and requirements.

DETAILED ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement, evaluate and oversee technology education programming to meet community needs. This effort may involve:
  • Carrying out needs assessments;
  • Developing and delivering curriculum to suit learner needs;
  • Expanding technical education offerings in terms of frequency, location, or language;
  • Developing and deploying outreach strategies to recruit participants;
  • Developing and managing community education and workforce development partnerships.
  • Liaise between technical intern applicants and technical departments.
  • Train, oversee, schedule, coordinate, supervise, and motivate education volunteers.
  • Support high levels of volunteer retention, growth, and satisfaction.
  • Manage classroom resources.
  • Establish and manage e-learning system for Free Geek’s education program.
  • Positively represent Free Geek with key audiences.
  • Effectively communicate organizational policies and provide a safe and welcoming service environment for individuals of all abilities/experience.
  • Maintain accurate records and protect all private information.
  • Contribute to general project planning, monitoring, reporting, and team collaboration.
  • Together with the Executive Director and others within Free Geek create programs and recruit the best possible volunteer interns.
  • Familiarize yourself with and follow all policies and procedure regarding the operations of Free Geek including those laid out in the Employee Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Communicate with other Free Geek staff and volunteers about the needs of all areas.
  • Keep abreast of frequent emails.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience working with adult and youth learners through teaching, curriculum development, and/or coordinating education programs.
  • Demonstrated confidence and competence in working with diverse populations.
  • Aptitude for and experience working with computer components and other electronic hardware. Familiar with privacy and security best practices. Familiar with programming concepts.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for the work and mission of Free Geek.
  • Ability to maintain a calm, positive, and professional attitude at all times in a sometimes chaotic environment.
  • Ability to consistently follow policies and procedures.
  • Proficient organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to learn Free Geek documentation tools.
  • Self-assured in your ability to ask questions.
  • Dependably work without direct supervision on a regular basis.
  • Ability to remain flexible about duties and expectations as Free Geek grows and changes.
  • Proficiency in basic office software, spreadsheets, and Google suite.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least up to 50 lbs occasionally, and 30 lbs on a regular basis.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license and clean DMV Driver Record.

DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Fluency in another language besides English.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Formal training and/or coursework in the field of education.
  • Experience with project management and Asana or similar software.
  • Intermediate to advanced technical skills in hardware and/or software.
  • Experience with Python or Linux command line.
  • Knowledge and experience of free and Open Source Software including the GNU/Linux operating system.
  • Previous Free Geek work or volunteer experience.

 

Details

Type:
Full-Time
State(s):
Oregon
Location(s):
Portland
Function:
Education/Training
Industry:
Public/Social Benefit
Salary:
$45,000 per year
Posted on:
May 9, 2019

How to Apply

People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources at hr@freegeek.org or 503-232-9350 x128.
 
This search is open to INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates. For best consideration, please apply by 6pm Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.  To apply, send an email to jobs@freegeek.org with a cover letter, and resume.