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This individual will be the 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.
This position will require excellent verbal and written communication as well as a deep understanding of local government law, grant programs, and non-profit operations. In addition, this position will require the ability to convene and lead coalitions of diverse and often conflicting community organizations and individuals to drive toward the shared goal of increased broadband adoption.
In addition to coordinating broadband policy across agencies and developing a sub-grant program, the Broadband Coordinator will create and implement a curriculum for the Mobile Technology Lab.
The Mobile Tech Lab (MTL) will be used to bring technology resources to underserved communities by providing computer and Internet access on a converted bookmobile.
Candidate will create and implement a curriculum that will address the technology needs of previously underserved communities. A successful candidate must be proficient in MS Office and able to address common questions/concerns of users, including, but not limited to, the following: 1) job searching, 2) resume writing, 3) web browsing, and 4) accessing online government services and information. Candidate must also possess excellent technical writing skills.
Displays leadership qualities and the ability to manage a "start-up" organization; great team leader, excellent task manager and organizer
Event organizination/facilitation Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Excellent verbal and written communication skills Required 2 Years 3 - Expert
Experience in broadband and wireless technology Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience with MS Office Suite Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience with Visio and MS Project Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience working of local D.C. government law, grant programs, and non-profit
orgs. Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Experience working with traditional and social media in a professional capacity Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Exp. working w/ neighborhood-based orgs. (e.g., nonprofits) Required 2 Years 3 - Expert
Extensive experience in both the public/private sector Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient
In-depth knowledge of data networking and telecommunications Required 2 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
Entrepreneurial experience Highly desired 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Masters Degree Highly desired
Experience using Sharepoint Desired 2 Years 2 - Proficient
Market research, forecasting and analysis of social media trends Desired 2 Years 3 - Expert