INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VISTA

The Learning Community ( learn more )

Central Falls, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3270844
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 14, 2020
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2020

Job Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Founded in 2004, The Learning Community is a nationally-recognized public charter school that serves more than 579 K-8 students from Central Falls, Pawtucket and Providence, three of the four “core cities” of poverty in Rhode Island. As a result of the quality of our partnerships with families and our innovative teaching practices, our students are dramatically outperforming their peers, despite a poverty rate nearly twice the state average. 82% of our students are low-income, 94% are children of color, and 34% are English language learners. Our work has been recognized nationally by The NY Times, Washington Post, MSNBC Primetime, and Chelsea Clinton came for a visit. Our nation has grown to accept a link between poverty and student achievement. ?However, our students have closed the most significant student achievement gap between students of color and white students in the country (Annie E. Casey Foundation). Despite a poverty rate of 82%, which is significantly higher than both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, on the 2018 RICAS standardized test: The Learning Community’s low-income, Latino, Black and English Language Learners had a higher proficiency rate than their demographic peer groups in Rhode Island, Boston and throughout Massachusetts in both Math and English Language Arts. The Learning Community seeks a savvy, detail oriented, flexible and capable problem solver with demonstrated initiative, and excellent organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills to build our capacity to teach students to be strong, supportive community members, through listening to and working alongside partners. They will organize systems, support and recruit lasting community partners, and research and design curriculum for implementation. They will gather data about important issues facing our community, gather research for students to study the issue, and locate allies to partner with. MEMBER DUTIES: The Information Technology (IT) VISTA, who will be in their first year of this project, will work closely with our IT/Systems Administrator to improve upon the inventory database for all the technology in the school. To streamline classroom technology systems to support the efficiency of students and teachers. In three years, we expect the IT VISTA to have a sustainable system in place to stay effective and current with our technology. Mastery of information technology is recognized as requisite preparation for the 21stcentury world and requires full integration into classroom learning to be effectual. We need technology in our classrooms to foster collaborative learning, complex problem solving, and development of leadership and communication. With 579 students in our building, it's essential to have comprehensive and thoughtful systems in place to serve our student and teacher community in order to have seamless access to our various technological resources. QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong communication • Demonstrated ability to build relationships • Ability to work with community partners • Experience researching and implementing ideas • Strong desire to learn and grow as a professional • Demonstrated leadership ability • Excellent oral, written and organizational skills • Flexible, curious and goal-oriented personality • Sense of humor FINANCIAL AWARD: VISTAs receive a living stipend, health insurance and have a choice between a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a cash stipend upon completion of term. For more information on AmeriCorp
  • VISTA visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/. TRAINING: VISTAs receive 2 weeks of on-site orientation and ongoing professional development throughout the year. SERVICE TERM: September 2020 – September 2021 HOW TO APPLY: Please apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=95782&fromSearch=true Application deadline is July 31, 2020. No phone calls. The Learning Community is AA/EOE. All interviews are conducted in accessible locations. QTPOC encouraged to apply.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Technology
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Learning Community is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Employment at The Learning Community
    • 21 Lincoln Avenue
    • Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863
    • Phone: 401-722-9998

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