Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 12-Mar-2018 to 26-Mar-2018
  • - Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $40,000 annual salary
  • Full Time
  • No benefits package at this time

Limited Duration Position - This is a Full-Time, 12-month grant funded position, renewable based on availability of funding.  This position reports to the Director of Operations.

MLK Center seeks an individual to run an innovative program called The Best Buy Teen Tech Center.  The Tech Center, established with the support of The Clubhouse Network, offers young people (ages 10 to 18) the opportunity to work on projects they find meaningful to their lives, using computers and technology.  The program provides support and resources for young people to pursue their interests and build upon their talents.  In the Teen Tech Center, youth can design their own music, art, newsletters, robots, science simulations, computer games, and animation.

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator position is a full-time job.

Responsibilities include:
• Provide community outreach to involve a diverse group of young people, parents, teachers, and community leaders in the program. 
• Help Teen Tech Center members develop projects (e.g., help them come up with ideas, gather materials, get started, locate mentors to work with them, and support their ongoing work).
• Recruit, train, and support volunteer mentors, ensuring they work effectively with youth.
• Work closely with the local Best Buy store to recruit Geek Squad Agents and Blue Shirt volunteers.
• Support youth in planning for the future, including pursuing academic and job opportunities that leverage their Teen Tech Center skills and experience.
• Provide basic computer maintenance, including file management, trouble-shooting, and technical support to Teen Tech Center youth and mentors.
• Provide administrative support for the Clubhouse program, including keeping records of participants and keeping the Tech Center space organized.
• Assist MLK Center in fund-raising and publicity for the Best Buy Tech Center, communicating the Clubhouse learning philosophy, goals, and results to external sources.
• Participate in The Clubhouse Network, attending Network meetings, sharing ideas and issues, and supporting collaborative projects across sites.
• Support other programs and activities of the "parent" organization with Teen Tech Center expertise and resources, as time permits. 
• Leverage Best Buy National Partner relationships to expose members to skill development and media training.
• Contribute to supportive team atmosphere and shared responsibilities at the MLK Center
• Other duties as assigned

Desired skills and experience:
• Proven track record working with youth, in particular young people from underserved neighborhoods;
• Work experience in an informal learning environment;
• Experience with computers and interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool;
• Demonstrated ability to reach out to youth, parents, educators, and community leaders;
• Interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and a talent for making people feel welcome and included;
• A passion for learning and helping others to learn;
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Submit to a criminal history background check - does not preclude hiring
• Submit to a drug screen
• Commitment to mission of MLK Center, while fostering inclusiveness and the values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Click the APPLY button for application instructions by Monday, March 26, 2018. 
No Phone Calls Please.  

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