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Program Specialist for Northern California


Part-time (15 hours/week) contractor position; July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016; Compensation based on experience and skills

Description

  1. Visit Mouse_California sites in San Francisco and neighboring counties, and assist them in using MOUSE online curriculum and hands-on activities;
  2. Communicate with Mouse_California sites and other MOUSE team members on a regular basis, via emails, webinars, phone, etc;
  3. Gather and organize hands-on activities developed by instructors;
  4. Inform sites about educational technology resources as well as MOUSE activities;
  5. Conduct mini-trainings and webinars for MOUSE instructors.

Responsibilities

  • Manages 25-30 MOUSE Student Tech Leadership sites;
  • Provides program set-up support and facilitates on-going support;
  • Conducts instructor trainings and meetings as needed;
  • Supports volunteer recruitment, placement and on-going efforts;
  • Places corporate volunteers at school sites; identifies and coordinates field trips;
  • Facilitates communication between each site and assigned volunteers;
  • Communicates with volunteer coordinator regarding TB test and fingerprinting reports.

Experience/Skills Recommended

  • Experience in education including working with youth and professionals;
  • Experience working with youth, educators, and corporate personnel;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills – in person, phone, email, etc.;
  • Attention to detail; resourceful and flexible; strong computer skills;
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at once and respond in timely manner;
  • Able to take initiative and work without a lot of supervision;
  • Good sense of direction and comfortable driving to school sites; updated CA Driver’s License, auto insurance, clean driving record, TB test, and fingerprinting, as required;
  • Experience in training educators in large and small groups.

MOUSE, the award-winning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Innovation in Technology program, enables students in Grades 4-12 to learn information technology, customer service, communication and leadership skills while providing tech services to their schools. It can be an after school program or an in-school elective.

Mouse_California, mouseca.org, is a program of Aspiranet, a nonprofit organization that provides after-school, youth development, and community technology programs, and children and family services in California. Mouse_California is in partnership with MOUSE Inc., mouse.org, a New York City-based nonprofit.

The core elements of the program include:

  • Online 100-hour curriculum with technology and workforce skills modules;
  • Hands-on activities and service learning projects;
  • Technology projects which may include student-run help desk with ticket management system;
  • Volunteers to assist with curriculum, tech projects, mentoring; field trips; internships for high school youth.

Email cover letter and resume to: Andrea Jones, Mouse_California Program and Communications Manager, andrea@mousesquadca.org by June 15, 2015.

Should be available for:

  • Phone/Skype Interview with Mouse_California team  June 2015
  • Mouse_California instructor training in Silicon Valley and East Bay  August 2015