Minnesota Computers for Schools is currently looking for an AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) Member
Location: Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Site Supervisor: Des Culpitt, Workforce Development Manager
CTEP Program Description
The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the “digital divide” for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Join AmericCorps CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all. CTEP is a project of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN).
Site History and Mission
Minnesota Computers for Schools (MCFS) has been in existence since 1997. Services were expanded to include workforce development skills training in the community starting in 2010 at Guadalupe Alternative Program School. In 2013 programming expanded again to include computer skills training in an extended day program at Washington Technology Magnet School. IN 2015 we have expanded our services once again to North Minneapolis. In January 2017, another expansion provided services to Minneapolis Urban League as well as Neighborhood House.
Member’s Specific Programming Responsibilities
The CTEP member will serve at our partner organization Minneapolis Urban League and provide computer trainings including but not limited to: Northstar Digital Literacy including basic computer, Internet, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. The CTEP member will aid in recruiting individuals to take trainings as well as volunteers to help in class. CTEP Member will use current curriculum as well as develop and implement supplemental curriculum for trainings.
Preferred Site Schedule for Member
10 hours for direct service preparations and capacity building, 1 hour per week meeting with Supervisor, 2 hours volunteer mobilization, 3 hours job placement development, 4 hours CTEP project, training and development hours, 15 hours direct service. Direct service would happen Monday – Thursday in the morning or afternoon. Current ideas with Minneapolis Urban League staff include course offerings from 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm.
In addition, members attend professional development days with their fellow CTEP members to enhance service-readiness skills, personal attributes at the service site, and citizenship ckills. These Corps days take place twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 9am to 4pm, and are mandatory. Members also attend statewide AmeriCorps events, such as the Martin Luther King Day celebration, and/or serve on the statewide InterCorps Council.
The Corp Member would primarily serve at Minneapolis Urban League on behalf of Minnesota Computers for Schools (in partnership). Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N contains multiple computer labs. The CTEP member would offer courses in the Urban Tech Program lab, a computer lab with 20 computers, where the Corp Member will help develop and implement computer training based on our previous members curriculum around Digital Foundations. Minneapolis Urban League is located on the 7, 32, and 19 bus lines. There is also multiple parking lots adjacent to the building if a Member would choose to drive.
How to Apply
Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on “Apply to Serve” (be sure to search for the “Community Technology Empowerment Project” or “CTEP” when asked to indicate what program you would like to send your application to). Contact: Joel Krogstad, email@example.com, 651.298.8918
We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. Alternative formats of this document are also available.
Minnesota Computers for Schools is currently looking for a Full-Time
Computer & Curriculum Instructor
- To train Adult Students, in skills related to computer recycling and refurbishing, job preparedness, Cisco IT Essentials and CompTIA A+
- To train youth, ages 13-18, in skills related to computer recycling and refurbishing, job preparedness, Game IT and Minecraft Edu curriculum and software, possibly Cisco IT Essentials training
- Develop supplemental material to aid in teaching computer curriculum
- Work with MN Computers for Schools staff and partner agency staff to coordinate program processes
- Work with small groups of students to teach recycle and refurbishing computer concepts
- Occasionally teach job preparedness skills (resume writing, Interviewing skills, e-mail, internet safety)
- Experience with technology, hardware & software
- Ability to train or teach
- Ability to work independently as well as on a team
- Experience with at-risk, disadvantaged youth & young adults
- Cross-cultural competence
- Minimum AA degree; BA/BS preferred
- Cisco IT Essentials and/or CompTIA A+ certification preferred
Location: Training site in Minneapolis
Salary and Hours
- Compensation TBD; based on experience
- Youth Instruction extended-day/afternoon and Adult Instruction 6-8pm with up to 2 hours of prep time per class for curriculum preparation
- Monday through Thursday
To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to Des Culpitt, Workforce Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Due by: Ongoing