Samaschool, a program of the global nonprofit, Samasource, equips low-income people to access and secure work in the ‘independent work’ or ‘gig economy’. Samaschool provides training and a connection to this form of work to help low-income individuals build a digital CV, onramp into the workforce, and rebuild confidence and skills.
We are at the forefront of the future of work, leveraging technology to connect low-income and unemployed individuals to on-demand and gig economy work.
Samaschool has been named one of the “13 most innovative schools in the world” by Business Insider and recognized in TechCrunch, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Wired, and Fast Company.
Samaschool works with a variety of community-based organizations throughout the city to prepare trainees to obtain and succeed in performing work through digital labor platforms. We are looking for a highly-motivated Program Manager to serve as a lead instructor, ensure our programs are implemented with quality, research work platforms and continuously improve our offering, and support our students and partners to prepare participants for gig work and long-term career success.
Reporting to the Samaschool NYC Director, this individual will support Samaschool to enhance and grow our nascent program in New York City. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching soft skills, workforce readiness, or entrepreneurship to diverse low-income communities and will have familiarity with digital labor platforms. They will be familiar with adult learning practices and be able to lead effective trainings that ensure students secure and sustain work. Ideal candidates will also have experience working with technology and using it to communicate with a wide range of audiences.
Ideal candidates will have the following:
Please note we operate a virtual office in NYC. The Program Manager will work both from home and from our partner sites across New York City while delivering instruction.