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Position: Digital Literacy Specialist
Reports To: Associate Director of Programs and Advocacy
Type: Part-Time
Position Summary:  The Digital Literacy Specialist is responsible for providing digital literacy instruction to caregivers of children in K-12th grade using the Northstar and other digital literacy curricula. The program is designed to educate and provide adults with 21st Century Digital Literacy Skills which range from basic computer skills to developing competencies in more advanced software such as Microsoft Office and Google.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy carrington@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Digital Literacy Specialist Application”.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (Girls Inc.) is committed to providing opportunities to empower girls and support women by advancing their rights and opportunities through education and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire all girls and young women to be strong, smart, and bold. Reducing the barriers they face and reforming systems that impede their success is fundamental to our mission. In partnership with schools and at our Girls Inc. center, we focus on the development of the whole girl. We approach this work with an equity lens, focusing on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls of color, who face multiple intersectional challenges. We are committed to girl-centered advocacy, informed by the lived experiences of girls in our network, and girl-led advocacy that lifts their voices and empowers them to be change agents in their communities and beyond. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls Inc. serves over 3,000 girls annually.

Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Deliver weekly lessons to adult learners using a variety of methods; adjust teaching styles and implement accommodations to meet the needs of each participant using adult learning theory/principles.
  • Prepare materials, supplies, and equipment for sessions.
  • Coordinate and manage program course catalog.
  • Maintain and implement high quality and program safety standards.
  • Establish a positive rapport and create a safe engaging learning environment for all participants. Ensure that all individuals feel welcome and engaged in the program.
  • Work collaboratively with the program implementation team to identify areas of program support, growth, and expansion.
  • Assist with planning and execution of special programs and events, as required.
  • Practice the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse under current Girls Inc. policies and procedures, as required.
  • Act in accordance with Girls Inc.’s purpose, policies, and goals, representing Girls Inc. in community activities in consonance with established policies.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.

Community Engagement & Collaboration

  • Responsible for outreach and recruitment of 200 adult learners of K-12th grade students from our existing school partner communities and others to the digital literacy program. Ensure participants attend at least one session.
  • Develop and implement a regular communication plan to establish a partnership with caregivers, school partners, and other key stakeholders.

Reporting & Evaluation

  • Provide constructive feedback to participants regarding progress and encourage participation and completion of registered courses. Use feedback to improve and expand the program.
  • Collect and track program data including demographics, program hours, and number of sessions.
  • Generate written reports as required by PHL Connectedness Grant.
  • Maintain required paperwork with accuracy—registration logs, attendance logs, etc. for purposes of evaluation/reports

Professional Development

  • Participate in program-specific trainings and meetings set by PHL Connected, Girls Inc., and key stakeholders.
  • Participate in periodic assessment of personal performance development of goals and objectives.
  • Attend additional professional development opportunities as needed.

Qualifications

  • This is a part-time position which requires a flexible schedule that may include mornings, evenings, and Saturday events as needed. A minimum of 15 hours per week.
  • Proficient in computer skills including the use of Microsoft Suite.
  • Two years of experience working with adult learners or community engagement background.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity, with respect and sensitivity to cultural and educational differences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually.
  • Working towards or has Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Cherice G. Arrington, Associate Director of Programs & Advocacy carrington@girlsincpa-nj.org The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Digital Literacy Specialist Application”.

Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received until the position is filled. To learn more about Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, please view our website at www.girlsincpa-nj.org.

Compensation: $20/hour
Location: Philadelphia, PA