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Data Navigators 2.0 Instructor in Training

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This is a paid opportunity.

Providence Public Library (PPL) is currently seeking a candidate for the position of Data Navigators 2.0 Instructor in Training for the Teen Squad program. PPL's Teen Squad program empowers teens to be content creators by exploring and learning new technology skills that are transferable to the real world. The Data Navigators 2.0 course provides a foundation of data analytics basics including: 1) posing a question, 2) collecting relevant data, 3) cleaning the data using spreadsheet software, 4) visualizing that data using industry accepted software, and 5) analyzing data for insightful trends and correlations. The Data Navigators 2.0 Instructor in Training will shadow and teach alongside the current Data Navigators 2.0 Instructor and Teen Educators with the goal of teaching future Data Navigators 2.0 courses independently. The Instructor in Training will learn the Data Navigators 2.0 curriculum and assist teens with instruction and support throughout this course. The course runs January 29 - May 30, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:45am - 12:45pm (55 instructional hours) with additional planning time of up to 27 hours. 

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified and will then join the course that is underway. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This position will report to the Lead Technology Specialist, and work closely with the Teen Educator, Teen Librarian, and Workforce Development Specialist. Duties will include but not be limited to; learning and teaching the Data Navigators 2.0 curriculum and actively assisting a group of teens throughout the data analytics course while they complete their digital badge tasks and choose and complete their final projects.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS ● Demonstrated interest in working with youth ages 14 - 18; ● Thinks creatively; ● Has patience, a good work ethic, and a sense of humor; ● Adapts to various situations while maintaining a calm demeanor; ● Ability to help create and maintain a positive learning environment; ● Demonstrates strength in the 21st Century skills of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Communication, Engagement in Own Learning, and Perseverance; ● Effective time management skills; ● Ability to develop and implement lesson plans and curriculum; ● Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning; ● Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with supervisors, instructor, and teens in the class; ● Presents a positive image of the library to the community; ● Other responsibilities as required for the success of the program. 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS ● Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel; ● Advanced knowledge of Tableau or willingness to learn; ● Ability to use collaboration tools such as Google Drive or SLACK; ● Experience teaching in a formal or informal educational setting a plus (not required); ● Experience with micro-credentialing a plus (not required). 

Please submit cover letter and resume. Materials will be reviewed as they are received. 
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: E-mail: 

Equal Opportunity In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Providence Public Library are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. PPL is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. PPL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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