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Part-Time Project Coach - "Ready to Achieve" Grant - Queens Library

Posted on January 25, 2019

Description

Under the direction of the Teen Librarian, the Project Coach is directly involved in the grant, Every Teen Ready to Achieve: Fostering Vital Soft Skills for College and Career Readiness. The Project Coach facilitates informal hands-on learning, helps teens, ages 14 – 19, identify interests, and encourages them to expand their horizons while offering expertise and resources to the teens of the Queensboro Hill community. The Project Coach will create projects around the TeacherGeek Maker Cart that will enable youth to brainstorm, tinker, experiment, and solve problems. The project coach will aid staff to develop project-related competencies. These include technology, teaching/programming, community advocacy, management, communication skills, and subject knowledge skills. Performs other duties as required. This is a temporary grant-funded position effective three (3) months after date of hire.

Responsibilities

Programming: Engages participants by soliciting ideas for projects through surveys and brainstorming sessions. Designs, develops or refines project plans for teens including learner-centered activities, resources, materials and opportunities for reflection. Creates and conducts projects in the areas of engineering, art, science and other areas. In cooperation with the Teen Librarian, coordinates programming that incorporates items on the TeacherGeek Maker Cart. Help teens create inventions, art and innovations using the traditional technologies on the cart. Connects projects to the participants’ real life.

Administration: Develops and maintains detailed workshop reports. Maintains daily statistics of program attendance. Collects data on program and evaluates assignments. Submits written reports and statistics. Creates a programming calendar for the length of the grant program.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Engineering or related sciences, including arts, design, craftsmanship, or related field required. Demonstrated experience in older youth, ages 14 – 19, development required. Demonstrated experience with technical, craft and/or building projects. Minimum of two years of experience in implementing/leading youth programs required. Minimum of one year of experience providing workshops, particularly in the area of youth workforce/college readiness development required. Experience in MS Office Suite software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Strong verbal and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. Must have excellent attention to detail and familiarity with diverse customers’ needs.

Location

Queensboro Hill Public Library

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and reference “Part-Time Project Coach - RTA Grant_EXT” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

Company Information

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library is a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees. Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.