Instructor, Project Management Program

Digital NEST
Job LocationUS
Job TagFull Time

Location: Gilroy, CA


The Project Management Program Specialist will support the growth of the People, Projects & Leadership (PPL) program by developing, implementing, and instructing the training for the project management career pathway. Overall, this position recruits, instructs, advises, mentors, and coaches members in technical and soft skills development for the project management pathway.

Digital NEST is a growing and thriving organization that aims to create programming that will best serve the youth in the community. For this reason, we are always looking critically at our programs with the intent of improving any growth areas that present themselves. Ideally, the candidate for this position will be someone who demonstrates a high degree of flexibility, adaptability, and patience as we proceed to further build out the Project Management program.


  • Implementation of the Project Management Program
  • Youth Outreach & Engagement for the Project Management Program
  • Represent the NEST in a professional, constructive and compelling manner to stakeholders at meetings, on social media, at public events and in media products or written publications.
  • Provide general support to fundraising efforts expected of all staff: showcase members and member work, speak articulately about programming and be a model representative and evangelist for Digital NEST in the community.
  • Serve as a role model for Members regarding career aspirations, becoming tech-savvy and social enterprise.
  • Participate in NEST evening and weekend programs and events on an occasional basis; facilitate youth involvement in these programs and events.
  • Transport herself/himself to NEST facilities and to outreach locations.


  • At least 3 years of full-time, formal experience or industry recognized credentials in a related field in project management.
  • At least 1 year of full-time experience teaching youth using culturally responsive experiential learning pedagogies and instructional methods.
  • Accountable for performance outcomes/KPI attainment at the project level (each course, each series, each season, a cadre, a cohort, each partnership, etc.)
  • Ability to work with immediate supervisor to develop plans to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  • Ability to support and coordinate team members’ input and ideas.
  • Ability to regularly communicate with team and supervisor to ensure flow of ideas and progress towards goals.
  • Ability to work with peers to ensure that team projects are working toward the same goal.
  • Ability to carry out the full scope of a fixed set of work skills, and may also work across departments to achieve a goal.
  • Ability to adapt to changes and to collaborate to help define the Project Management program.

Employer Insights:

  • Non-profit company willing to make exceptions on experience needed – clarify willingness to learn and why you are drawn to the role
  • Youth classes offered in Front End Web Development, IT, Web Design and Video Production

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