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Blockchain Program Instructor

Organization Profile

The Gray Matter Experience is a Chicago-based non-profit whose mission is to unlock the self-determining power of Black youth and strengthen their ties to community through real world experience in entrepreneurship. TGME provides coaching, capital, curriculum, connections, and community to level the playing field for teens to enter the entrepreneurial space. Since 2016, TGME has supported 95 social entrepreneurs in the launching of 9 teen-run businesses and exposed over 600 teens and young adults to entrepreneurship practices. 

We are launching a “Blockchain 101” program to expose students to the benefits of this emerging industry. Students will achieve a working knowledge of blockchain technology and how to leverage it, as well as a clear understanding of its impact on their daily lives. This program will provide students with real world experience using blockchain technology through coaching, capital, curriculum, and community. We aim to create the next generation of entrepreneurs who can use blockchain technology to amplify their solutions to real-world problems.
 

Position Overview

This position will assist with the delivery of TGME’s curriculum within select high school classrooms and moderation of our guest speaker sessions. The individual in this position is primarily responsible for independently leading sessions and activities. Furthermore, this position will focus on exposing students to basic concepts of blockchain technology through short content lessons and activities. We are seeking a dynamic “de-gen” facilitator with blockchain experience who can engage with high school students who come from a variety of backgrounds including some of Chicagoland's most underserved communities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead sessions held during the school day, or during after school program hours, (on an as-needed basis) throughout the duration of the school year; (virtual or in-person)

  • Understand TGME curriculum and relate this information to students in an engaging manner. Help tailor presentations in efforts to create the most effective end product

  • Foster an inviting and safe environment for students 

  • Promote regular attendance and active participation of students

  • Maintain entrepreneurial theme of program by exposing students to potential opportunities to solve current problems within the industry 

  • Maintain routine and necessary communication with other TGME staff members 

  • Attend all scheduled TGME trainings and meetings as required

  • Provide post program feedback on curriculum and overall student experience to TGME staff

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working with high school or young adult aged youth in program setting

  • High school diploma required 

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about entrepreneurship and blockchain technology

  • Strong technology skills w/ ability to navigate Google Suite and learn other necessary operations software 

  • Strong organization and communication skills (comfortable with presenting)

  • Ability to supervise students in an average 10:1 ratio, teen:instructor ratio

  • Maintain professional communication between students, speakers, and TGME staff

  • Ability to engage with all youth regardless of background

  • Proactive mindset with the ability to adapt to changing situations and remain flexible

  • Ability to creatively finds ways to engage with students to increase program enthusiasm

  • Ability to utilize social media professionally to support TGME program & marketing initiatives

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EEO:

The Gray Matter Experience is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.

 

We look forward to adding you to our team! We know your work with us will be both impactful for the organization and for your personal development. 

Email the Gray Matter Team with questions about this role.