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Program Director-Teen Tech Center

Company: Ocean State Job Lot
Location: Hartford
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Responsible for the day to day operation of the teen tech center, working in collaboration with Best Buy and offering urban teens resources and access to computers and technology to work on projects related to their personal interests, such as music, art, robotics, science, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Community outreach, engaging teens in the program and involving parents, teachers and community leaders

Create a warm and welcoming environment

Help teens develop ideas, gather materials and identify mentors

Recruit, hire, train and provide supervision to assigned staff members

Recruit, train and support volunteer mentors, ensure they work effectively with the teens

Work collaboratively with local Best Buy store to recruit Geek Squad Agents and Blue Shirt volunteers

Support teens in academic and career planning – leveraging their tech center skills and experience

Ensure computers and technology are fully operational, properly maintained and offer technical support as needed

Maintains records, keeps Tech Center space well organized

Assist with raising awareness of the program and fund raising activities, communicate goals and impact of the program

Participate in meetings, share ideas and support collaborative projects across the program sites

Support other programs and activities of the branch as assigned

Other related duties as assigned

Acts as a role model trainer and lead to other Membership staff

Provide orientation and training to new Welcome Center staff

Conduct new member orientations

Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

Two years minimum experience in program development, including working with youth from underserved communities

Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, experience with community outreach

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and work with people of diverse backgrounds and ability

Computer skills required, including interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool and a passion for helping others learn

Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with members, staff, and others contacted in the course of the work

Ability to work well under pressure with multiple competing priorities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB

Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull and sit/stand for extended periods of time

Must be able to lift up to 50lbs occassionally

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