Digital Skills, Bicycle Thrills Online Facilitator


Job Type

Part Time Temporary Contract

Remote

Ok

Published:

04/10/2018

Start Date:

05/03/2018

Application Deadline:

04/24/2018

Address

1500 John F Kennedy Boulevard, 2 Penn Center
Suite 1412
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
19102
United States

Description

Background

The Office of Adult Education seeks a qualified consultant to assist with the online course facilitation of the Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills (DSBT) program. This is an innovative program that increases the number of safe and healthy bike riders on Philly streets in low-income neighborhoods, while simultaneously increasing participants’ digital literacy skills. Piloted in the spring of 2016, this program has already engaged over 100 learners across Philadelphia, with a completion rate of over 60%.


This cohort-based, community education program provides Philly residents (18+) with free memberships to Indego, Philadelphia’s Bike Share program, for six months, in exchange for completing the online bike safety certification program at select KEYSPOT computer labs and community-based organizations near Indego locations. The underlying rationale for this program is that digital literacy skills are more readily adopted when they are embedded within content-based learning goals; and, that learning is a social process that happens best in collaboration with others. 


This position is appropriate for applications with significant experience in teaching. OAE is looking for an individual who can engage diverse Philadelphians in a unique program. Experience with online course facilitation, instructional design, and digital literacy training is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills.


Facilitator Responsibilities

The Office of Adult Education seeks an Online Facilitator for the following tasks and responsibilities:

-Facilitate 2-3 cohorts of OAE’s Digital Skills, Bicycle Thrills course on the Canvas Learning Management System from June-October 2018. This is a 4 week course.

-Attend bi-weekly team meetings to begin in April and run through the end of the second cohort in Fall 2018

-When course is live, conduct daily check-ins with learners and engage learners who are not completing work with calls, emails, etc.

-Grade assignments, post announcements, and track all learner outcomes

-Develop new content and provide insights into course improvement as needed

-As a part of the OAE Digital Initiatives team, collaboratively develop and co-facilitate program Orientation, Extra Help Sessions, and Final Celebration

-Assist with recruitment and engagement of up to 30 learners per cohort

-Implement course evaluation plan to collect feedback, rider data, and more

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

jennifer.kobrin@phila.gov

http://philaliteracy.org

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Kobrin, Director, Office of Adult Education. Applicants who do not submit both a resume and a cover letter will not be considered. This position requires several in-person meetings and activities per month in locations within Philadelphia. Candidates MUST be within commuting distance of Philadelphia.


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