Post Date: 05/05/2016
Close Date: 05/13/2016
The Digital Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), is a one-year program that will recruit emerging leaders from digitally divided communities to work towards increasing digital literacy and broadband adoption in their cities. This group of leaders will be trained on best practices of digital inclusion work and community mobilization. Fellows will participate as a cohort nationally in trainings, attend local and national events, and serve as advocates for digital inclusion. Each Fellow will work with a local City Host organization to address local barriers to digital inclusion.
This is a full time, limited duration position estimated to last up to one (1) year.
As a City Host, Multnomah County Library seeks a Digital Inclusion Fellow who will be responsible for enhancing existing digital literacy programming while building and expanding the capacity of community partners to deliver adult digital literacy programming. This effort may involve: identifying and developing partnerships with local community based organizations; developing, organizing, adapting, and sharing curriculum that meets a variety of community needs; developing strategies to close gaps in digital literacy service networks; create, cultivate and organize referral networks; engaging and cooperating with existing volunteer programs; developing and leading training for volunteer tutors and digital literacy instructors; developing and deploying outreach strategies to recruit participants; providing digital literacy training and tutoring to adults; working with partners to coordinate and leverage resources; as well as performing additional duties as identified by NTEN and Multnomah County Library. The Fellow will be responsible for project planning, monitoring, and reporting.
The Digital Inclusion Fellow will accomplish this project while working with local communities and digital inclusion stakeholders, sharing best practices, and generating a dialogue around digital inclusion. Fellows will work from the Multnomah County Library offices. Online participation with the Fellowship cohort for regular group communication is required, as well as some travel for trainings and professional development opportunities.
Individuals interested in applying for this position are invited to click on the link provided. You will be directed to the full job announcement for this position which contains application instructions.