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Technology Trainer - Mesa, Colorado

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Older Adults Technology Services | Mesa, CO
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Older Adults Technology Services


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Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization, seeks a flexible trainer to teach its Senior Planet programming to older adults at community sites in the Mesa County area. Senior Planet courses engage participants with digital culture and new technologies.


This position is a unique opportunity for passionate individuals to work with OATS to empower older adults by harnessing technology to change the way we age. Trainers teach OATS’s curriculum using books, online resources, and lecture materials specifically designed for older adults. Classes typically meet twice a week for multi-week sessions, and one-day lectures are conducted throughout the year. By the end of our courses, participants are able to send emails, explore their interests online, connect with family and friends on social media, bank online, start small businesses, and much more. At the same time, trainers are fundamental in creating a community of support among participants.


This part-time position requires solid proficiency in common software applications and devices, but even more important is a dedication to teaching and the ability to effectively communicate the relevancy of technology to seniors’ lives. Successful candidates will possess a high degree of patience, creativity, dependability, and problem-solving ability, along with a sense of humor and a strong commitment to social change.


To learn more about the full range of Senior Planet programming and the OATS mission, please visit oats.org, seniorplanet.org, and seniorplanet.org/colorado.


Responsibilities:

- Teaching technology courses 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 who assist classes

-Promoting OATS programming in the community

- Maintaining professionalism at all times

- Other duties as assigned by project manager


Qualifications:

- Able to travel between community sites

- Excellent speaking and communication skills

- Experience teaching teenagers, adults, and/or seniors

- Competence with Windows computers, iOS, popular social media sites, and other common technologies/devices

- Ability to communicate technical information clearly

- Fluency in other languages is a plus

- 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


We are a New York City based nonprofit with a small staff that is dedicated, supportive, and friendly. The Colorado main office is located in the neighborhood of Lowry in Denver, CO. We are looking for someone who is excited about our mission to use technology to change the way we age and has potential to grow with the organization.


HOW TO APPLY


Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter, including their availability, in PDF format to the email contact provided. No phone calls please.


Contact:

Program Lead, Colorado

cojobs@oats.org

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization, seeks a flexible trainer to teach its Senior Planet programming to older adults at community sites in the Mesa County area. Senior Planet courses engage…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

Benefits

exciting and collegial work environment

exciting and collegial work environment

Level of Language Proficiency

proficient in the English language

proficient in the English language

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter, including their availability, in PDF format to the email contact provided.

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter, including their availability, in PDF format to the email contact provided.

Location

Mesa, CO

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