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Digital Skills Trainer AmeriCorps

The Digital Skills Trainer provides individualized or small group assistance to community members who need affordable home internet service, internet-capable devices, and coaching in introductory digital skills to become effective home internet users. The Digital Skills Trainer's work is part of Mission: Ignite’s efforts to ensure equitable digital skills, device availability, and internet access for communities throughout New York State. The Digital Skills program is an adaptation of traditional digital inclusion programming. Its goal is to ensure residents receive on-demand tech support, relevant information to secure internet access and devices, and the opportunity to build foundational digital skills, learning, and job training. Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): 

  • Train program participants one-on-one and in small groups of up to 15 people 
  • Plans Tech 360 Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced digital literacy training sessions
  • Assess the community’s particular needs and tweak learning pathways to match
  • Effectively implement Tech 360 training curriculum to hosting community sites’ clientele and assess progress
  • Maintain communication among staff, sites, and participants 
  • Receive training and submit reports on activities to Site Supervisors 
  • Collaborate with Mission: Ignite training team to assess, design, develop, and maintain training solutions and components 
  • Consistently audit and analyze data and survey results from participants and host sites 
  • Mentor volunteers who are providing digital navigation services, including one-on-one training 
  • Implement the program at multiple sites throughout the region 
  • Support other departments as needed

AmeriCorps members are crucial personnel needed to fulfill the goals of Mission: Ignite’s programs, blending volunteer efforts with identified staff goals to serve as part of the Mission: Ignite team. As ambassadors for the mission and as part of the Mission: Ignite team, AmeriCorps members will participate in professional development and training opportunities, learning various applicable skill sets that may be useful in future careers. The members will also participate in volunteer opportunities as part of AmeriCorps cohorts and develop a network of mission-minded people in the local region.

Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 

Terms :
Car recommended . 

Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 

Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring .