Program Coordinator, Best Buy Teen Tech Center - MLK Center
- 25-Sep-2021 to 15-Oct-2021
- - Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- $42,000 to $45,000 salary
- Full Time
The mission of MLK Center is to create a meaningful impact on the lives of those in the neighborhoods we serve, through quality, multi-generational programs that build community, invest in youth, empower families, advocate for our neighbors and provide a peaceful space to connect. MLK Center is adding to our digital technology team to work with teenagers and young adults in the areas of music production, video production, graphic design, 3D printing, and much more. Young people have access to equipment like cameras, 3D printers, beat machines, and DJ equipment.
The Program Coordinator in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center is responsible for the overall management of the space and making sure it is an engaging, welcoming, youth-driven, functional space. This position reports to Program Director.
Our Best Buy Teen Tech Center powered by Klipsch, is a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people from our neighborhood work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves using technology. On-site technology includes coding, graphic design, 3D printing, music production, videography and much more. In partnership with The Clubhouse Network, young people ages 10 to 18 receive support and resources to pursue their interests and build upon their talents.
A typical day in this position might include:
- Facilitating a Saturday workshop series for teens about Adobe Creative Cloud (or other interests you have) designed to build knowledge and skills
- Meeting with a local company to engage their employees as mentors in the Tech Center
- Providing data to the Program Director for a grant report due to the Clubhouse Network
- Joining a conference call with Best Buy and other tech centers in the region
- Engaging with youth after school to edit their video project
- Conducting an orientation for new adult volunteer mentors in the Tech Center space
- Coaching a student to navigate through challenges at their school or internship
- Co-host an outreach event to engage students into the Tech Center experience
- Attending a professional development session on new technology or youth development
- Taking students on a field trip to Klipsch corporate headquarters
- Talking with the Wellness Coach about a student experiencing homelessness
This position might be for you if:
- You have a passion for mentoring young people who need encouragement and a safe place to find their voice.
- You enjoy helping young people plan for their future, including academic and job opportunities.
- You have an interest in digital technology like music or video production, or graphic design, etc. and like learning new things
- Problem solving is your superpower. You like working as a team to solve problems in creative ways.
- Have a proven track record working with youth from Indianapolis neighborhoods like Butler Tarkington, Crown Hill, Mapleton-Fallcreek, and Meridian Kessler.
- Have work experience in an informal learning environment.
- Have a passion for learning and helping others to learn.
- Believe in our 2-Generation programming for youth and their parents.
- Believe in the nonviolence principles of Dr. King. (training is mandatory)
To be offered one of these positions, you need to have a proven track record getting things done and helping others solve problems in a similar community-based setting. You must agree to submit to a drug screen and criminal background check. History does not preclude hiring.
Please submit your resume and a paragraph about why you want to be part of this hard-working team to MLKCenterIndy@TalbottTalent.com No phone calls please. This notice will be posted until October 15, 2021.