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IT Pathways Crew Leader

American YouthWorks
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Our YouthBuild Program works with unemployed youth who are not in school, ages 16-24, to complete their GED or HS Diploma, combined with hands-on job training and personal development. As a Crew Leader in our program, you will a take leadership role in the IT Pathways service site. This role will assist and monitor members, facilitate service projects, and assist in teaching computer hardware refurbishing, video and audio production, web design, and social media marketing. You will be performing physical tasks related moving computers, monitors and film equipment, using hand & power tools and working with electrical equipment; Training in safety, tutoring and leadership skills; tools, and safety gear provided. Crew leaders must be role models and provide leadership for at-risk teens and young adults. Applicants should have previous job experience; at least 6 months service with AmeriCorps or similar organization preferred and relevant leadership experience.

Position start date is flexible and needs to be filled between 8/15/2019-1/6/2020. Start date is flexible.

Service Activities

IT Pathways Crew Leaders must be role models and provide leadership for at-risk teens and young adults. You will be leading crews in coordination with program staff, ensuring member safety, project quality, & assisting with project documentation; teaching computer hardware refurbishing, video and audio production, web design, and social media marketing. Crew Leaders will assist members with earning and can earn industry-recognized certifications: Microsoft Office, CompTIA Strata, and Adobe Certified Associate for Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, DreamWeaver and InDesign.

Community Need Addressed

Training at-risk youth in hardware and software, repairing and refurbishing computers and donating them to the public, digital divide in Austin

Position Outcomes

Increase academic skills of at-risk youth, digital divide

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Improvise
Teamwork
Stay positive and outcome oriented
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, High School
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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