Mouse is a national nonprofit that empowers youth and educators in historically underserved communities to engage with computer science and creative technology. Our programs are funded by Google, AT&T, Verizon and others to help public school students discover new technology and succeed in the digital workforce.
Our Design League program serves teens from public schools working to become tomorrow’s creative innovators, applying their interest in technology and passion for social justice to create an original app prototype that solves a need in their community through the process of human-centered and UX/UI design.
About This Role
Mouse is seeking a creative and dynamic NYC-based educator to lead up to 30 students through this exciting after school program. This role works one-on-one with motivated students from a leading charter school in Manhattan. This year’s program is remote only via Zoom.
This position will be supported by Mouse’s Sr. Learning Design Manager and Sr. Director of After School and Informal Learning who have run this program for over ten years.
Experience working with youth (formal or informal/after-school), interest in design, social activism, and technology - ready to support and grow this unique program’s impact.
This position will begin in early February and will run through the end of June.
The Design League Facilitator will provide administrative support, digital learning management, workshop facilitation, and preparation for the Design League after school program. This individual should have experience teaching using hybrid/remote learning management systems and video conferencing tools.
This position reports to the Sr. Director of After School and Informal Learning.
- Act as primary facilitator for weekly (or bi-weekly TBD) Design League program
- Prepare for weekly meetings by reviewing curriculum, setting up virtual meetings, adapting as needed based on students’ progress and interests
- Incorporate elements of social justice pedagogy into facilitation
- Lead fun, virtual-friendly icebreaker activities to kick-off meetings and promote team building and social-emotional growth
- Participate in weekly planning meetings with Mouse’s lead Design League facilitator
- Help students create accounts, navigate, and submit their work for digital courses on Mouse Create and Bitesize UX
- Facilitate youth to complete all digital course requirements
- Review student work via Mouse Create, issue digital badges, and assist youth in the creation of a portfolio
- Manage attendance data and report on youth participation
- Take photos/video at meetings, and help share program updates via social media
- Attend and co-facilitate occasional weekend events
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CANDIDATE
- Creative: Brings innovation, passion and past experience to create a vibrant learning community
- Collaborative: Flexible and open to others’ ideas and knowledge; proactive, direct and sensitive communicator
- Reflective: Holds high expectations for students’ achievement and is thoughtful about the process in which they get there; Holds high expectations for self as instructor, is thoughtful about his or her effectiveness as an educator, and is committed to ongoing improvement
- Professional: Punctual to all time commitments. Completes tasks within the time allotted and pro-actively communicates challenges that may impact accomplishing duties deep and personal commitment to learners and educators.
- Tech skills required: experience with the Google Apps Suite (docs, slides, and sheets), experience using and facilitating meetings with video conferencing tools (like Zoom, Google Meet, etc).
- Tech skills preferred: experience with Slack or other productivity, collaboration and contact management tools
- Applicants should have a college degree plus at least 2 years of related experience, or 6 years of related experience without a college degree
- Passion for empowering youth through new technologies
- Experience working with students or supporting youth in a youth development environment
Extreme comfort/savvy with computing technology and media
- Experience working with social justice, anti-racist pedagogy
- Strong attention to detail and administrative skills
Strong self-management skills/ability to work both independently and on a team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Flexible, high energy, works well under pressure and enjoys multi-tasking
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
Preferred Skills (One or more of the following is a plus)
- Experience/skills in one or more specialized tech, maker, or design. Examples: DIY-technology, programming, webmaking, app development, etc
- Tech Skills, Preferred: social media tools, some web or UX design experience, media production tools, graphics software.
Proven experience thriving in a non-profit environment
Knowledge of NYC Public Schools
Spanish language proficiency (not required)
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, women and non-binary people, people living with disabilities, and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.
- To apply visit: bit.ly/mouseprogramfacilitator
This is a part-time position beginning as soon as possible in February and ending at the end of June, for 6-8 hours per week at $35/hour.
There is a possibility that the position could be extended if the program continues or grows.
What Makes Mouse a Great Place to Work:
Mission-driven: The Mouse staff are passionate about making a difference. Working here means knowing you’re helping the world become a better place.