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2021-2022 Digital Literacy Specialist VISTA
 
 
 
The Northwest Side Housing Center is seeking a Digital Literacy Specialist to help staff improve their tech competencies to respond to the needs of the community in this digitally-driven pandemic. As a result of Covid-19, nearly all of our programs have moved to virtual platforms and NWSHC staff roles require more robust digital literacy than ever before to adequately serve the community. Specifically, our Business Development, Financial Coaching, Workforce Development, Parent Education, and Older Adult programs now all include a digital literacy component. As such, the Digital Literacy Specialist will also provide tech assistance to residents and community members by providing open office hours to residents seeking digital literacy training, sitting-in on cohort-based programs to offer support, and by building our long-term digital literacy training capacity by researching/reviewing digital literacy curriculum currently being implemented in programs. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
 
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Member Duties : 1. The AmeriCorps member will provide digital literacy training to NWSHC staff to help them build their proficiency in frequently used digital platforms and web-based tools such as Microsoft Suite and web-based tools like SharePoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, and more. 2. The AmeriCorps member will conduct research on digital literacy training, and make recommendations to enhance program curriculum that contains a digital literacy component 2A. Provide additional support and training to staff who lead programs with digital literacy components to ensure they have the long-term capacity to carry out the program. 3. The AmeriCorps member will provide office hours and sit-in on cohort-based classes and counseling sessions where digital support is so residents can successfully navigate the digital tools and applications needed to participate in NWSHC services– and build the skills to independently use technology to access other community resources and programs
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing: $200 / month + Ventra Pass ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021-2022 Digital Literacy Specialist VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  07/09/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
5233 W Diversey Ave
Chicago   IL   60639
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101896


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