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Best Buy Teen Tech Center Youth Development Professional

Part Time Teen Tech Center Youth Development Professional

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) invites applications for the position of Teen Tech Center Youth Development Professional at our Herbert Hoover Club location. The Teen Tech Center Youth Development Professional will assist in the innovative new program space called the Best Buy Teen Tech Center (BBTTC). The BBTTC, sponsored by Best Buy and established with the support of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, will offer young people (ages 13 to 18) the opportunity to work on projects they find meaningful to their lives, using state-of-the-art technology and professional software tools. In the BBTTC, young people will find support and resources to pursue their interests and build upon their talents. They will be able to create art, music and animations; design their own science simulations and mobile applications; write and illustrate interactive poetry, stories, and film; build kinetic sculptures and robotic constructions; and design their own 3D worlds and games.


Responsibilities include:

  • Help teens develop projects (e.g., help them come up with ideas, gather materials, get started, locate mentors to work with them, and support their ongoing work)
  • Support youth in planning for the future, including pursuing academic and job opportunities that leverage the skills and experience they gain in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center.
  • Assist youth workshops in one or more area(s): Robotics, Graphic Design, Film/Editing, Digital Photography, Gaming and/or Animation.
  • Assist activities and programming, including group activities, guest speakers, and field trips

Desired skills and experience:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following: Robotics, Graphic Design, Film/Editing, Digital Photography, Gaming and/or Animation
  • Good rapport with teaching and interacting with teens
  • Proven track record working with youth, in particular in an informal learning environment;
  • Evidence of interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool;
  • Interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and a talent for making people feel welcome and included;
  • A passion for learning and helping others to learn;
  • A high degree of independence, flexibility, self-motivation, and creativity.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree required or 2 or more years of work in the field
  • Minimum of one to three years prior technology training to youth is also required.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Power Point, Excel and Access.
  • Can observe and assesses what youth know and can do in order to provide curriculum that meets their developmental learning needs.
  • Develops supportive relationships with children and youth, works to guide and empower them as individuals as well as being part of a group. Builds a trusting relationship with children as a foundation for positive guidance and self-discipline.
  • Enthusiasm and patience for working with children and passion about education
  • Must be a team player and a self-starter.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • A high degree of independence, flexibility, self-motivation, and creativity.
  • Ability to organize and supervise youth in a safe environment.
  • Expert level of technology and 21st century learning understanding and application.
    Deep knowledge of content standards, effective instructional strategies, and assessment driven
    instruction.
    Strong Google Apps for Education skills (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, etc).
    Experience (or familiarity with) tools such as, but not limited to: 3D printing, autocad, laser
    cutting, vinyl cutting, Arduino, Makey-Makey, Codecademy, Sphero, Tynker, BeeBot, Parrot
    MiniDrone.

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