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The Coordinator will:
•Collaborate with individuals and organizations, primarily in underserved areas, to promote solutions to bridging the digital divide. These include, but are not limited to the following: 1) providing access to high-speed broadband Internet, 2) providing access to affordable computers, and 3) providing access to computer training programs.
•Identify “digital gaps” in access and training and work to raise awareness of the District’s Digital Inclusion program.
•Solicit feedback from residents and community anchors about their experiences with Digital Inclusion programs.
•Proactive outreach to the stakeholders, such as community anchor institutions, District government agencies, businesses, and residents
•Promote participation in the deployment of digital divide solutions (i.e., computer/Internet access and training)
•This individual will also be responsible for developing and managing the District's sub-grant program; providing required technical assistance to prospective sub-grant recipients; and working across District agencies to develop and drive policy changes which will strategically support a better understanding of the issues impeding wider broadband adoption.
The candidate should expect to spend a significant amount of time traveling for outreach events and will be periodically required to work in the evening and on the weekends to attend and coordinate community events.
The candidate will be periodically required to work in the evening and on the weekends to attend and coordinate community events.
•Displays leadership qualities and the ability to manage a "start-up" organization; great team leader, excellent task manager and organizer
•Responsible/self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills Required 5 Years 3 - Expert
Experience creating press releases Required 5 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience with MS Office Suite Required 4 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience working with traditional and social media in a professional capacity Required 5 Years 2 - Proficient
In-depth knowledge of the District of Columbia's neighborhoods and the populations going to be served Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Knowledge of broadband,wireless technology, and the digital divide Required 4 Years 2 - Proficient
Market research, forecasting and analysis of social media trends Required 4 Years 3 - Expert
Valid Driver's License Required
Experience creating a documentary Highly desired 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Entrepreneurial experience Desired 4 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience shooting and editing video Desired 4 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience using Sharepoint Desired 4 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience with MS Project Desired 4 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience with Visio Desired 3 Years 2 - Proficient
Extensive experience in both the public/private sector Desired 4 Years 2 - Proficient