Outreach Coordinator - Western NY
Benetech - Remote - Full time
The Outreach Coordinator - Western NY will be responsible for outreach to and training in Erie County, Niagara County. The Outreach Coordinator is an independent contractor working PT 20 hour/week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as Bookshare’s local representative in your assigned geographic area
- Schedule and deliver training on accessible ebooks and Bookshare to the Education Service Center staff and educators in your assigned geographic area
- Represent Bookshare at conferences and other events in region
- Provide bi-weekly and monthly reports of your efforts to Benetech staff on a timely basis
3-5 years’ experience as an educator of K-12 students with special needs and/or as a trainer of educators of students with special needs
Working knowledge of assistive technologies and accessible instructional materials, especially those used by students with print disabilities
Proven experience delivering informative and engaging face-to-face presentations to large groups
Proven experience leading effective hands-on lab workshops and online webinars
Ability to work well with school administrators, educators, parents, and students
Ability to travel on a weekly basis if needed within your assigned geographic regions
Fluency in Spanish desirable (but not required)
3 or more years
Do you have a passion for using technology to bring about social change? If so, consider joining Benetech's team!
Benetech, a non-profit technology company constantly strives to find and create scalable technology solutions.
We have four main program areas - Human Rights, Global Literacy, Environment and Benetech Labs; focusing on projects that offer the greatest social return on the funds invested. Jim Fruchterman, social entrepreneur and MacArthur Fellow, founded Benetech in 1989 and leads the organization as its CEO.
We are headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, in the middle of Silicon Valley and within walking distance of Stanford University. Most employees work from this location however we have several programs that operate in other states in the US and globally.