Living Classrooms Foundation
Part-Time/Temporary Solar Jobs Training Instructor (SJT Instructor)
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms."
Under the direction of the Workforce Development Manager, Target Investment Zone, the Solar Jobs Training Instructor (SJT Instructor) will work to support the technical and educational instruction associated with members entering into the renewable energy career field; specifically photo-voltaic systems and solar energy applications. The SJT Instructor will lead three training sessions, each lasting 16 weeks and serving a group of 10 adult students. The three training sessions will be completed within the next 2 years, but may not be offered consecutively. The SJT Instructor's main responsibility will be facilitating Power52's PV Professional accredited curriculum supported by The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Additionally, they will support the member's academic development and ultimate goal of acquiring solar industry recognized North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate Credentials.
Instructor Role and Responsibilities:
- Assists members and provide instruction and activities in the areas of photo-voltaic systems, design, operations, construction, safety, and best practices.
- Collaborates with program partners, Power52/NCCER's Master Trainers, and LCF Workforce Development team to implement the hands-on, lab-oriented solar technology, engineering and construction related curriculum to members 18 years of age and older.
- Provides standards-based, structured project based learning that interconnects career development and integral subject knowledge.
- Creates and maintains effective environment for learning.
- Maintains meaningful positive rapport with members, staff, program partners, and stakeholders.
- Manages a physical space that includes effective classroom/trade based learning management.
- Encourages member behavior that promotes character development and professional development.
- Ensures that members display knowledge of content standards.
- Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
- Implements and analyzes computer-based tutorial lessons on web or digital learning platforms associated with the industry standards and curriculum.
- Exposes members to a wide variety of skills and knowledge in topics ranging from initial exposure to a deeper understanding. To include lab work, outside of the classrooms "hands on training" and any practice of learning associated with providing technical capacity for a career in renewable energy.
- Work in conjunction with the Power52 Team to implement hands on solar lab for both onsite and remote training.
Characteristics Associated with Role:
- High technical competency in solar installation practices and procedures as well as high technical competency in construction and safety practices
- Proficiency in MS Office Products (especially Word and Excel)
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud platform or software associated with construction and design components
- Ability to operate standard office and computer equipment
- Ability to conceptualize and create report templates and formats
- Ability to leverage technology to compile information from multiple sources
- Ability to convert data tables into charts, graphs, and presentations
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong project coordination and tracking skills
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Strong written, punctuation, grammar and editing skills
- High School Diploma/Equivalent. Bachelor's Degree preferred.
- NABCEP "PV Installation Professional" Certified
- Comfort with different education techniques and openness to new developments in the field.
- Strong communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to adapt to a changing environment and to address the varying needs of members in our program.
- Able to manage members individually and in groups.
The SJT Instructor will lead three training sessions, each lasting 16 weeks. The three training sessions will be completed within the next 2 years but may not be offered consecutively.
Hours: Monday – Friday Evenings (usually 5p.m.-8p.m.) (Staff may occasionally be required to work weekends and/or additional hours for special events, programs, etc. Staff will receive advanced notice of these special circumstances).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
802 S. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD, US 21231
Employment type:Part Time
Professional level:None specified