Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston seeks an individual to implement Clubhouse-to-Career (C2C) Pathways to Success, an innovative program under the auspices of The Clubhouse Network, an international community of 100 Clubhouses and Best Buy Teen Tech Centers located in 19 countries. Each Clubhouse and Teen Tech Center is a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
With sponsorship from Best Buy, C2C Pathways to Success builds on the success of the Clubhouse model and draws on Clubhouse experience to support the global need for a trained and ready workforce, in particular in STEM fields and careers. The goal of this program is to develop and implement technology and work readiness curricula and other program elements to prepare Best Buy Teen Tech Centers youth ages 16-21 for Best Buy retail, Geek Squad, and other tech jobs (e.g., web development). Within this job function, there is an emphasis on Work-based Learning opportunities for teens including developing skill building experiences, identifying internships, and assisting members finding paid jobs.
MAJOR JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential job activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
1. Act as the primary support for participants as they develop specific technology skills, build work readiness skills, gain real-world experience through internship placements, and receive career guidance over time for jobs that can lead to broader opportunities in technology fields.
2. Plan and implement short and long term workshops, given on a weekly basis, designed to build knowledge and skills for workforce readiness and technology.
3. Serve as the primary contact and support for internship supervisors.
4. Attend Immersion Week training in Boston (date TBD) to explore the Clubhouse learning model, build skills, and become familiar with TCN resources where C2C Pathways resources are shared.
5. Assist with data collection and other information needed for evaluation.
6. Be an active team member within the Teen Tech Center staff, youth and community.
7. Participate in regular videoconferences with TCN, Best Buy, and staff from other Teen Tech Centers involved in C2C Pathways to Success.
8. Attend and present at TCN Annual Conference in April 2021 (date TBD), along with facilitators at other sites.
9. Communicate regularly with TCN Program Manager.
10. Actively search and build relationships with community businesses to develop both internships and paid jobs
1. Proven track record working with youth, in particular young people from underserved neighborhoods;
2. Work experience in an informal learning environment;
3. Familiarity with employer expectations;
4. Experience with computers and interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool;
5. Demonstrated ability to reach out to youth, parents, community leaders, and employers;
6. Interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and a talent for making people feel welcome and included;
7. A passion for learning and helping others to learn;
8. Excellent organizational skills.
Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club staff, administrative staff and Leadership Team Exchange information, seek and give assistance, consultation and direction. .
External:Maintain contact with community partners and corporate leaders, board and volunteers to seek financial support and provide information regarding club activities and needs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The information presented indicates the general nature of work and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
If interested, please contact Nicholas Turner at NTurner@haul.org for more information on how to apply!