Technology Mentor - Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota

Technology Mentor

Work Schedule: Part-time, hourly, 20 hours per week. Scheduling during Club programs, Monday through Friday, 2 – 8 p.m. during school year & noon – 6 p.m. during summer

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Club’s Site Manager, the Technology Mentor is responsible for the development, direction and management of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota’s Youth Digital Technology program, including (but not limited to) introduction to coding, video game design, graphic design, computer building, robotics, etc. The Technology Mentor will shape the program with active, real-time influence and input of youth participants on program content and approach. Programming must hold youth to high expectations, provide hands-on skill building with current, professional technology.

 

Job Functions:

Provide professional technology instruction for youth in grades K-12

  • Establish and maintain, in collaboration with youth, an environment of physical and emotional safety based on respect at all levels.
  • Implement hands-on, experiential learning through digital technology programming.
  • Adhere to all requested program evaluation and documentation protocol detailed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota.
  • Provide youth participants skills and guidance in digital technology.
  • Design and facilitate skill development and open studio classes for ALL skill levels
  • Establish and maintain a physically and emotionally safe space for youth.
  • Expose youth to careers in technology.
  • Educate youth technology engineers about equipment setup, responsible usage and the technology studio space.

Serve as a part-time Club staff and youth mentor

  • Participate in all required and recommended Club trainings and staff meetings.
  • Serve as an adult mentor to all Club youth.
  • Actively collaborate, provide support and resources to Club staff and leadership.
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities detailed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates commitment and dedication to digital technology, including coding, video game design, graphic design, robotics, computer building, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth in a Boys & Girls Club environment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to build community partnerships to support the program.

 

Education and Work Experience

Education: 2-year degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Visual: Normal acuity required daily for making color distinction, depth of sight, preparing/analyzing figures, computer use, and written records 8+ hours

Communication: Able to express thoughts and ideas in an accurate and understandable manner through verbal and written format with internal and external contacts 8 hours per day

Movement: Ability to maneuver within work site 6-8 hours per day

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing/Carrying: Able to comfortably move and manipulate up to 30 lbs of weight up to 4-6 hours per day

Travel: Must be 21 years old and eligible for van authorization.

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