DCTP is hiring an Equitable Internet Initiative (EII) Coordinator to support the program director.
Detroit Community Technology Project’s (DCTP) mission is to use and develop technology rooted in community needs that strengthens human connections to each other and to the planet. Born from the Detroit Digital Justice Principles, we work to demystify technology and expand digital literacy in our communities
Through EII, a program of DCTP, we are creating the world we want to see. EII supports and develops historically marginalized residents to build and maintain neighborhood-governed internet infrastructure that fosters accessibility, consent, safety, and resilience.
The Equitable Internet Initiative Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the implementation and expansion of EII in Detroit neighborhoods. The coordinator will work with the EII Director to develop and implement program timelines, activities, goals, and trainings. They will support the development of the Data Justice programming and ensure that data justice is implemented throughout all EII programming.
This position is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, with a salary range of $42,000 - $45,000 and a competitive benefits package. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this job will operate in a remote capacity.
If you believe you are a good fit and are excited to join our team, please apply! Applicants should send a cover letter with responses to the questions below, resume, and at least three references to email@example.com with your last name and “EII Coordinator” in the subject line.
- How would you define community technology and why is it important?
- What would Detroit look and feel like if equitable internet was available to every resident?
- How do you establish and nurture authentic relationships within your networks (family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc)?
- What is your special sauce when working in a team dynamic?
Apply by: May 21
Start date: June 14
DCTP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages Detroit residents, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, women, Queer and Trans, and disabled candidates to apply.
About the Role
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties required.
- Support EII Director in the implementation of the Digital Stewards workforce program
- Support EII Director in developing and implementing internal/external program timelines
- Support EII curriculum development and updates
- Ensure that Data Justice is prioritized throughout all EII programming
- Develop and manage EII program materials for anchor organizations and Digital Stewards
- Provide support to the EII team to support launch of the EII Collective
- Coordinate logistics for EII programming, trainings and events
- Participate in biweekly Digital Steward meetings
- Work with Chief Network Engineer and IT Manager to support EII anchor organization neighborhood expansion
- Assist with the development and implementation of EII program evaluations
- Work with DCTP Administrative Manager to ensure EII activities and news are communicated on blogs and social media
The successful candidate will possess or demonstrate the following:
- High levels of integrity, optimism, and resourcefulness
- Commitment to the DDJC Digital Justice principles and Equitable Internet Initiative principles
- Commitment to digital privacy, safety, and consent
- Outstanding organization and attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience in grassroots campaign organizing
- Comfort with cloud-based applications and third party communications platforms (such as Google Drive)
- Event planning, operations and/or logistics background