This position is responsible for a variety of projects in support of OBCED technology programs and services as part of its mission to provide bridges to opportunity through innovative partnerships that bring technology to under served small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and communities. The major responsibility will be to deliver technology/computer training modules to increase technology awareness and skill among individuals, families, agencies, and small businesses.
JOB DUTIES: • 70% - Deliver technology/computer training modules to increase technology awareness and skill among individuals, families, agencies, and small businesses, specifically adults, including mentoring, tutoring, classroom assistance, workshops, etc. • 10 % -Customize computer workshop training materials based upon the needs of small businesses and community-based nonprofit organizations • 5 % - Talk with key stakeholders and community members to promote the technology resources of OBCED and B-Tech Center • 5 %- Provide supervision for interns and volunteers assigned to assist with the Computer Technology Distribution Program • 5% - Assist Coordinator in development or editing of materials and procedures to conduct Computer Take Home Workshops • 5% - Maintain project information, databases and updates on website
This is a part-time, 50%, position reporting to the Executive Director
High School diploma or GED and two years of work experience or additional education
Experience leading or assisting in workshops or a classroom/tutoring environment and/or an understanding of software-related topics such as Computer Basics, E-mail, Internet, Resume Writing, Access, Dreamweaver, Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, PowerPoint, QuickBooks Pro, Visio Pro, Word
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral Knowledge of or experience with adaptive/assistive technology such as screen readers, text to speech, scan and read software, etc.
Demonstrated experience in, and an ongoing commitment to, working effectively with and across diverse communities including people of color, underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations; American Indians; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds
Experience working in a collaborative team environment
Successful troubleshooting and problem-solving experience and time management and organizational skills
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.