The Building Skills Partnership is a statewide non-profit training collaboration between the California janitors’ union, SEIU-USWW, leading building service employers, and the broader community. BSP develops innovative leadership and education programs to increase the skills, opportunities and self-sufficiency of low-wage building service workers, their families, and communities. Please see www.buildingskills.org for more information.
BSP seeks a Digital Skills Instructor for online and presential courses, working closely with members of SEIU-United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW) and other immigrant community members.
Class launch dates are still to be determined, but will be scheduled for Saturday mornings (2 hours) and afternoons (2 hours) for a period of 4 to 8 weeks beginning in February 2022.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Education or an equivalent credential in Adult Education preferred.
- Cross cultural competence and experience working with immigrants preferred.
- Minimum of two years of experience teaching computer skills to adult learners, preferably Latinx workers with low literacy.
- Advance level facilitation skills appropriate for adult learners. Minimum of six months of experience teaching computer skills using an online format, like Zoom.
- Must be a curious researcher, constantly updating skills and content knowledge to update and upgrade the Digital Literacy curriculum and teaching strategies tailored to BSP’s population of immigrant learners.
- Knowledge of principles and practices related to adult literacy, preparing lesson plans, syllabi and curricula, conducting and preparing assessment tools, case management.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and G- Suite, Social Media platforms, most commonly used Apps., smartphone functionality (Android and iPhones); tablet, laptop, desktop and Chromebooks functionality.
- Must be a self-starter, highly organized, patient and able to work well with others.
- Ability and interest in working with diverse populations.
- Ability to create a warm, supportive learning environment, respectful of individual differences and learning styles, mindful and nurturing.
- Creative and open mind to repurpose, reorient processes to ensure the best learning experience.
- Bilingual Spanish required. Candidates who cannot read, write and speak Spanish fluently will not be considered.
- Teach digital literacy both in online (via Zoom) and presencial modalities, in a manner that builds student skill level and confidence and encourages self -learning and improvement.
- Develop and/or utilize lesson plans on diverse Digital Literacy contents. Offer feedback for the continuous improvement of the curriculum and teaching strategy.
- Collaborate with Class Coordinator and Curriculum Design and Digital Equity Coordinator to ensure highest possible quality in digital skills delivery.
- Take charge of the computer lab, turning off computers at the end of each lesson and
reporting when computers are not working properly or need maintenance.
- Complete student assessments each cycle, within the communicated timeline.
- Maintain accurate and timely student files, including students’ work, documentation of skill development, test results, and case notes, as appropriate.
- Manage attendance regularly and submitting attendance for each class.
- Ensure timely data entry into databases, as needed.
- Work enthusiastically as part of a team and establish positive relationships with participants, BSP staff, the community, collaborators and partnerships.
- Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
Instructors are paid on an hourly basis. Rates are competitive and commensurate with