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Digital Literacy Persistence Coach

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BakerRipley

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BakerRipley students in Digital Literacy seek to master the necessary computer skills to reach their academic and professional goals. The Volunteer Persistence Coach has a vital role in helping BakerRipley students to complete their Digital Literacy (Computer Skills) studies. The Volunteer Persistence Coach meets students on their first day of classes, maintains students'' attendance records and contacts students who miss classes. Periodically, the Volunteer Persistence Coach refers struggling students to the Digital Literacy Coordinator and Digital Literacy Coach to receive additional support services as needed.

What will this achieve?
-Support internal early alert system to identify students who need additional support
-Improved student retention by initiating the coordination of program staff and resources
-Encourage frequent and open communication to encourage student persistence and program completion

What will I need to do?
-Monitor student attendance and practice hours
-Meet students on the first week of class to establish rapport and clarify role/expectations
-Review attendance data and follow up with students who are absent to develop a plan for consistent attendance
-Review practice hours and follow up with students who are not completing their individual work
-Refer struggling students to DL coordinator for appropriate intervention

What's required for me to be successful in this volunteer role?
-Cultural Sensitivity and Mutual Respect: Ability to interact professionally with students of diverse backgrounds, developing a rapport with students as the primary drivers of their own learning and success.
-Proficient in workplace computer skills, particularly MS Office and Google Suite.
-Attention to detail.
-Willing to learn Zoom.
-Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are strongly preferred.

Where would I be volunteering? Choose from the following options:

-Remote Volunteer Persistence Coach
-In-person/Hybrid Volunteer Persistence Coach -- Gulfton Campus
-In-person/Hybrid Volunteer Persistence Coach -- East End (Central Office)

What's the time commitment?
To get you started, we''ll provide training, initially with a 1-hr. online session, followed by links to self-paced training modules.

Please commit to 2 shifts per week, each 90 minutes long. You can choose EITHER Mon. and Wed., OR Tues. and Thurs.

Classes will run from Wed., Sept. 15, 2021 through Thurs., Dec. 16, 2021.

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About BakerRipley

Location:

4450 HARRISBURG BLVD, Suite 200, HOUSTON, TX 77011, US

Mission Statement

BakerRipley, formerly known as Neighborhood Centers Inc. brings resources, education and connection to more than half a million people throughout Texas each year. For more than a century, we have offered innovative solutions to help low-income families in emerging neighborhoods get a foothold in the region’s economy. We work with residents in more than 70 service locations to help them discover the strengths and skills necessary to become productive, prosperous and self-sufficient. BakerRipley is a United Way agency.

Description

BakerRipley has a rich history in building communities that work since its early days when it was part of the Settlement House movement in the early 1900′s. When Alice Graham Baker founded the agency in 1907, the main intention behind it all was to help every resident of Houston have an opportunity for an education, for health, for work, and to become an informed participant in democracy.

100 years later, the purpose of BakerRipley hasn’t changed one bit.

What makes Houston so great are our vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods - the true engines of any metro. We believe that neighborhoods are the bridges between individuals and the regional economy. When we strengthen underserved neighborhoods, we can see how the quality of life is raised for everyone not just in that community, but the entire region.

We exist to keep our region a place of opportunity for everyone who is working for a better life.

BakerRipley is the largest charitable organization in Texas and hosts a network of over 70 services sites that helps more than half a million people each year. We fulfill our mission to bring resources, education, and connection by working with our neighbors side by side.

When we strengthen underserved neighborhoods, we can see how the quality of life is raised for everyone not just in that community, but the entire region.

BakerRipley is leading the way for building healthy neighborhoods across the country.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Adult Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Please commit to 2 shifts per week, each 90 minutes long. You can choose EITHER Mon. and Wed., OR Tues. and Thurs.

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