Job Summary: The Digital Youth Network mentor travels to schools to oversee the implementation of the new media literacy after-school programming. This position will work directly with middle and high school students in the DYN after-school program, engaging with students throughout the year to gauge quality of work and depth of learning, and evaluating student work on projects to be showcased at the end of the year. The instructor will teach one after-school pod per day spanning multiple DYN locations. This position will report to the school’s Lead DYN Mentor and the Director of DYN. Please note: Will be occasionally required to work Digital Youth Network events on weekends or in the evening. Travel to multiple fieldwork sites required, including schools, community centers, libraries, throughout the Chicago metro area; and that the office base may be off-campus office space; and that telecommuting is required as needed or assigned. Specific Responsibilities:
Overseeing the implementation of the new media literacy after-school programming, evaluating the success of an implementation
Evaluate student work, gauging depth of learning and providing feedback to students.
Coordinating quarterly displays of student work online and in schools.
Coordinating an end of the year program celebration, showcasing the student’s work.
Develop and plan for quarterly unit lessons, pulling together necessary materials and ensuring learning objectives are addressed through the lessons.
Writing lesson logs, outlining plans for the next week and reflecting on previous week’s progress.
Track student attendance, grades, etc., submitting supporting documents in a timely manner.
Maintain collaboration and communication with teammates, including participating in monthly staff meetings and reporting findings/progress back to team.
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree and four years of experience or equivalent.
Digital media portfolio of work required.
Experience working with youth or teaching in after-school settings, experience teaching urban youth preferred.
Demonstrate experience, sensitivity and commitment to the needs of students, special needs students, and parents.
Strong organizational and coordination skills.
Experiences in working with collaborative processes and structures required.
Personal use of Web 2.0 technologies required.
Must have experience working with middle school or high school students.
Experience in at least one new media genre (video, digital music, game design, graphic design, virtual worlds, animation, etc.).
Must have a valid driver's license in good standing, travel to multiple fieldwork sites required, including schools, community centers, libraries, throughout the Chicago metro area; and that the office base may be off-campus office space; and that telecommuting is required as needed or assigned.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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