DOROT, was founded in 1976 by Columbia University students seeking to make a difference for older adults in their community. We provide a dynamic partnership of seniors, volunteers and professionals dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Our wide array of programs – conducted onsite, in the home and in the community – are designed to combat loneliness and social isolation. During the pandemic, DOROT’s programs have pivoted to offering services virtually, via Zoom and over the phone. Compassionate care and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of our programs and staff.
DOROT’s client’s range in age from 60 to over 100, vary in physical mobility and economic status, and come from diverse backgrounds. DOROT serves the Jewish and wider community and offers a lifeline of support to older adults in Manhattan and Westchester and beyond.
DOROT is an innovative leader in mobilizing volunteers of all ages to improve the lives and health of the elderly and address the challenges of an aging society. We bring the generations together in mutually beneficial partnership, engaging over 6,000 volunteers a year in meaningful and impactful programming.
About the Connect Through Tech Department
The Connect Though Tech (CTT) Department leverages technology to provide programs to older adults that support social connections and help them access the resources and information they need to live independently in an increasingly digital world. The CTT department’s growing portfolio of programs currently includes: 1) Tech Coaching where volunteers are matched with DOROT clients to provide one-to-one assistance for seniors to grow their confidence and skills in using technology. These visits take place in via the client’s home, remotely or at community locations 2) Living Well Digitally, programs that encourage older adults to embrace technology by focusing on the “what” and “how” of different technologies to enrich and improve daily life 3 )DOROT’s long-standing teleconference program, University Without Walls (UWW), which connects home-based older adults to a vibrant community of lifelong learning and social engagement while exploring topics on arts, literature, health, current events, support groups and more.
The Coordinator, Development & Operations of Technology Programs for Older Adults, is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining robust programs that enable older adults to use technology to enhance their social engagement and connect to resources that support independent aging. They/she/he will develop program models that address the unique needs of late tech adopters and ensure the positive and productive engagement of a specialized corps of volunteers. These programs are designed to keep pace with the ever-changing array of technology options can serve as a model for replication by other organizations. The ideal candidate is passionate about keeping older adults socially connected and building their comfort and confidence to access resources in an increasing digital world. The coordinator is a highly proactive and critical thinker who can transform big picture goals into detailed program structures and logistical protocols that have measurable and lasting impact.
Attributes & Experiences
The salary range for this position is $52,000-$65,000, based on experience.
Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.
It is the policy of DOROT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.
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