Information Technology Instructor
Per Scholas, Inc - Bronx, NY

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The Technical (IT) Instructor is a member of the Per Scholas Education and Training Team. The Per Scholas Training Team is committed to delivering high-end computer repair technician training to underemployed and unemployed community residents for purposes of higher economic development and improvement of quality of life.

Primary responsibilities of this high response, people-centered position include: working with program students to prepare them for employment in the IT field as computer repair technicians and preparing students to pass the CompTIA A+ Certification examination.

IT Instruction and Test Preparation-50%

Student IT Instruction and outcomes
  • Provide students with training in computer hardware, operating systems, and application software to include general troubleshooting, and networking
  • Work closely with other members of the team to attempt to ensure 85% student graduation rate
  • Achieve 75% A+ certification rates for all graduating students
  • As needed, facilitate remediation workshops and individual coaching session with graduates

Student Performance Coordination-15%

Student Performance Tracking and Coordination
  • Monitor and record student grades and work closely with Director of Training and Case Manger to address student performance issues
  • Monitor and record student attendance and work closely with Case Manager and Career Counseling team to address student attendance concerns
  • Meet regularly with the Career Counseling and other team members to review student progress
  • As needed, meet with the Job Developers team to review student progress and make employment goals recommendations
  • Work with the team to inform the team about students readiness to be scheduled for the A+ Certification Exam(s)
  • Work closely with the Case Manger and the Career Counseling team to ensure students are adhering to Per Scholas dress code and other administrative policies

Administrative-15%

Administrative duties
  • While classes are in session, unless having received prior approval from Director of Training (or VP of Training and Education), maintain 100% attendance and availability to teach the class from 9AM to 4PM
  • Ensure the classroom is maintained in an organized and appropriate manner and that is conducive for learning
  • Prepare the classroom for the start of the new class
  • Ensure that all equipment and software is secured and accounted for on a daily basis
  • Participate in all required student progress meetings with other members of the team
  • Participate in all required staff meetings
  • Oversee contents and updates to the Per Scholas Computer Technician Training Curriculum and consistency and validity of Per Scholas testing materials.
  • Assist in distribution of student ACCESS computers
  • As needed, comply with ISO 14001 regulations and ensure student compliance with the same
  • As needed, assist with program recruitment, including interviewing prospective program candidates as needed

Reporting-10%

Reporting
  • Complete and submit student Computer Technician Training Midterm / Final Progress reports
  • Complete and submit Final Cycle reports
  • As needed, enter student data into database as instructed.

Qualification
  • Associates Degree and 3 years of teaching adults experience or Bachelors Degree and 1 year of teaching adults experience. (Education, Communications, or Computer Science degree preferred but not required)
  • Must be A+ certified. A+ Certification; Network+ and MCSE preferred
  • Expert level knowledge of computer hardware, Windows XP, 2000, 98, DOS, Vista, and Microsoft Office Suite 2003/2007
  • Must have excellent written, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Must be a goal oriented, solutions driven, problem solver who is people and service oriented
  • Must have strong time management skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks with ability to meet deadlines and follow through on projects to ensure completion*
  • Must be punctual and maintain 100% attendance while classes are in session, unless previous arrangements have been made
  • Must have proven ability in working both independently and as part of a team*
  • Must be flexible and able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends*
  • Must be comfortable with and adopt quickly to organizational, program and departmental changes*
  • Strong commitment to the mission of Per Scholas and to individuals from diverse populations*
  • Ability to perform field work as needed*

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