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Digital Dividends Youth Business Instructor

Our Piece of the Pie, Inc.
Hartford, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $45,000 to $50,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Department:  Workforce Development Services

Reports to:  Supervisor of Workforce Development Services

Supervises:  None

Employment Status:  Full-Time

FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Youth Business is a classroom-based program that incorporates life skills, pre-career training and academic enrichment while providing youth participants with a hands-on experience of the correlation between the classroom and the world of work.  Youth participants of the Media United in Sound and Entertainment (MUSE)Digital Divide program will learn the basics of computer hardware and software refurbishing, managing on-site inventory, and customer service responsibilities relating to repair and update requests.   

 

JOB PURPOSE:  Responsible for providing participants with a curriculum that introduces career competencies and exploration in the area of computer refurbishing.

 

Organizational Values

  • Youth first…all our decisions are made in the best interests of youth
  • Trust…is sacred and essential in all that we do
  • Respect…for all
  • Outcomes…that are evidenced-based and drive best practices
  • Integrity…we recognize the importance and value of our organization demonstrating honesty and fairness in all of our programs and services.
  • Equality…recognizing that each person has unique and diverse qualities and strengths
  • Team Work…we believe that cooperation and team work will enable us to combine our diverse backgrounds, skills and styles to achieve common goals
  • Continuous Improvement…we believe in measuring and evaluating our impact and our success.  We collect data and feedback to create, recreate and adopt best practices.

 

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Expected to be a role model to youth and provide instructional support to all youth enrolled in the program
  • Provide orientation sessions to referred youth for services on expectations of program
  • Design curriculum around the content area with a project that is developed from conception to completion.
  • Must complete project by assigned deadlines. This includes but is not limited to topic introduction and developing a framework for youth input and implementing the process in order to help youth move towards project completion.
  • Design and deliver the curriculum that includes hands on skill development appropriate to the nature of the youth business The Instructor will use a product life cycle framework (product development; introduction; growth; maturity; saturation and product decline) to provide pre-employment experiences for youth participants this includes developing their thought process, a detailed outline, and action plan for implementation.  
  • Assign roles and project deadlines to youth ensuring that they are working towards achieving product goals.
  • Responsible for making the final project work and going the extra mile to ensure all loose ends are secured.  Example: Actively coaching youth during the presentation if necessary.
  • Must be present during all training to support group processing & provide feedback to the youth.
  • Work independently with struggling youth by explaining the directions again, assisting with writing and critical thinking activities.
  • Enter stipends, attendance, and youth case notes into web-based information management system (ETO).
  • Complete youth assessments based on observations on youth performance. Provide feedback to youth by creating a plan to address areas that need development
  • Teach youth how to maintain and care for youth business items/goods; particularly review safety.
  • Monitor youth progress, while encouraging and fostering positive youth development.
  • Attendance Required
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Vocational/Trade Major preferred.
  • Two years related experience or Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in the field of positive youth development and entrepreneurship.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Ability to adapt and to foster change

·         Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.

·         Must have teaching and mentoring skills.

·         Working knowledge of small business concepts and principles and ability to teach it.

·         Proficient in use of program technology (i.e.: Microsoft Office)

·         Hands on experience in installing, troubleshooting and fixing desktops, printers, laptop and other computer peripherals hardware problems as well as desktop applications.

·         Skilled in desk side support and PC break/fix including basic administration of Windows O/S.

·         Experience with anti-malware and anti-virus software.

·         Knowledge of TCP/IP networking, DNS, DHCP, VPN, and RDP.

·         Valid CT Driver’s license and own vehicle

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, type, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, at times the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Company Description
Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. (OPP®) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth with the key competencies needed to overcome barriers and succeed in education and employment. The OPP pillars of success for youth are Youth Development, Academic Achievement, and Workforce Readiness. It is the organization’s belief that young people need support to develop skills and succeed in:

• Personal, Academic, and Employment goal setting
• Healthy Habits: Life Skills and Financial Capabilities
• Options to learn and progress through alternative education opportunities, tutoring and homework help, stackable post-secondary certifications and degrees
• Develop skills to Earn & Learn through career competency development training, service-learning projects and internship and job placement.

OPP incorporates best practices and uses real-time, integrated, youth-level data to hold itself accountable.

Our Piece of the Pie, Inc.

Why Work Here?
Great Programming, Benefits!

Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. (OPP®) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth with the key competencies needed to overcome barriers and succeed in education and employment. The OPP pillars of success for youth are Youth Development, Academic Achievement, and Workforce Readiness. It is the organization’s belief that young people need support to develop skills and succeed in: • Personal, Academic, and Employment goal setting • Healthy Habits: Life Skills and Financial Capabilities • Options to learn and progress through alternative education opportunities, tutoring and homework help, stackable post-secondary certifications and degrees • Develop skills to Earn & Learn through career competency development training, service-learning projects and internship and job placement. OPP incorporates best practices and uses real-time, integrated, youth-level data to hold itself accountable.

Address

20-28 Sargeant Street

Hartford, CT
06105 USA

Industry

Education

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