New Openings at OATS

Attention Draper Students:

Kimberly Brennsteiner (Draper Alum, Class of ’07) is the director of programs at a great (and growing) nonprofit called OATS (Older Adults Technology Services). They are growing quickly and are seeking diverse, creative, and flexible trainers. Kimberly says, “I’m always happy to have another Draperite around – we tend to be creative and hardworking!”

The job description and responsibilities are included here:

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization, seeks smart and flexible trainers to teach computer classes to senior citizens at its pioneering center, Senior Planet Exploration Center, as well as in community-based technology labs around the five boroughs. This position is a unique opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual. Using a proven curriculum, trainers teach classes to seniors, sometimes with assistance from volunteers and other interns. Classes typically meet twice a week and cover topics such as basic computing, Microsoft Office applications, trending technologies, social media and many more.

This position requires solid proficiency in common software applications and devices, but even more important is a great personality for working with older adults. A successful candidate will possess a high degree of patience, flexibility, creativity, and problem-solving ability, along with a sense of humor and a strong commitment to social change. Spanish language proficiency is a major plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching computer classes and other technologies using the OATS curriculum and approach
  • Coordinating with site staff
  • Site visits
  • Creating a comfortable and supportive learning environment
  • Collecting surveys and evaluations
  • Data entry in Salesforce database
  • Supervising volunteers
  • Maintaining professionalism at all times
  • Ability to travel throughout all five boroughs around New York City

Qualifications

  • Excellent teaching, speaking and communication skills
  • Competence with computers, the internet, and common technologies/devices a must
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly
  • Experience working with seniors, youth, or human-service organizations
  • Flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor
  • Regular email and cell phone contact
  • Ability to work independently and as a training team
  • Superior time-management skills
  • Spanish language or Mandarin/Cantonese proficiency a plus

Schedule is flexible. Evening hours are possible. Car is a plus as it makes traveling easier, but is not a requirement. Hourly rates range from $25-$30hr., and commensurate with experience. We are a New York City based nonprofit with a small staff that is dedicated, supportive, and friendly. We are looking for someone who is excited about our mission to harness technology to change the way we age and has potential to grow with us over the long term.

More details and instructions on how to apply can be found here: http://www.idealist.org/view/org/cpfbGzPxNm3p/

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