About Do Space
Do Space is the first technology library in the United States, designed to empower our community with access to technology and innovative learning experiences. Do Space is operated by Community Information Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Do Space is a technological space for thinkers, makers, learners, and doers. At Do Space, you can do - improve your life, change jobs, learn something, scratch a creative itch, or start a business.
With over 80,000 members, Do Space has reached households, entrepreneurs, and individuals in the Omaha area. Do Space has also been recognized nationally for its innovative model and is committed to making tech accessible for all.
Do Space supports digital equity in the Omaha community, boosts digital skills, and drives innovation, creativity, and invention throughout the region.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Community Information Trust, the Do Space Director is responsible for leading programs, services, staff, and operations of the Do Space facility on site located at 72nd & Dodge Streets in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Do Space Director is the key management leader who carries out the vision and mission of Do Space: to empower our community through access to technology and innovative learning experiences.
The Do Space Director takes a collaborative management approach in overseeing and leading the Do Space team, which is currently eighteen employees. Three positions at Do Space report directly to the Do Space Director: the Community Learning Manager, the Technology Manager, and the Marketing and Operations Supervisor.
Leading the Do Space management team, the Do Space Director is responsible for the strategy and direction of all Do Space functions and departments, including public technology services, educational programs, community outreach and partnerships, facilities, marketing and public relations, and working with the CEO to support the sustainability of Community Information Trust.
The Do Space Director is a future-focused strategist who is always one step ahead, anticipating needs of both staff and the community, and doesn't hesitate to take action to make changes when the situation warrants it. The Do Space Director is a thoughtful, observant leader, and their work in this role shows how much they care about our community.
- Responsible for the successful development, implementation, and continuous innovation of unique technology programs and services, which are designed to serve Do Space members of all ages at all levels of technological ability and expertise.
- Approaches the operation of the Do Space facility with a retail mindset and adopts user experience practices to continuously improve the in-building experience for Do Space members.
- Exhibits strong, consistent leadership and decision-making while operating a public facility during both good times and unpredictable times (i.e. Covid-19).
- Takes a data-driven approach to program and service evaluation; prepares and delivers output and outcome reports on operational performance.
- Ensures Do Space programs and services are cutting-edge, relevant, and impactful.
- Establishes and manages community relationships to strategically adapt programs and services to community needs as they shift over time.
- Sets the vision and direction for Do Space marketing initiatives, including the website, social media, advertising, and Do Space-related public relations.
- Responsible for managing the Do Space budget and related fiscal reporting processes
- Ensures that Do Space programs and services are equitable to all; actively works to promote racial and social equity in Omaha; serves as a digital equity leader in the Midwest.
- Recruits and retains a diverse, well qualified team or staff and volunteers; coaches, manages, and develops a high performance team.
- Works with the Chief Executive Officer on revenue-related projects and programs to support the sustainability of Community Information Trust.
- Manages numerous complex projects at once; meets deadlines by exhibiting stellar time management skills.
- Provides outstanding customer service to our members and exhibits a commitment to and passion for serving the people of Omaha.
- Serves as a persuasive and passionate public speaker while representing Do Space in both the local and national media.
- Exhibits leadership, sound judgement, and professional demeanor in all interactions; makes difficult decisions and manages complex, sometimes unpredictable situations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and/or experience required.
- Demonstrated success in developing, launching, promoting, and evaluating educational programs and services.
- Management experience and strength in hiring, recruiting, developing, coaching, and retaining individual teams.
- Experience operating a retail or community space, program, and/or service, and success in building and maintaining community relationships.
- Demonstrated thought leadership in technology, innovation, community engagement, or other related areas.
- Experience managing budgets and a record of sound fiscal management.
- Experience managing complex projects, resulting in measurable successes and growth.
- Public speaking experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Bilingual ability is a plus in serving our diverse community.
Classification: Director, Full-Time, Exempt
Pay Grade: $75k min - $90k max + benefits
To apply, please email your resume, salary expectations, cover letter, and a completed Do Space job application form (available here: https://goo.gl/YkbJV4) to Rebecca Stavick, Chief Executive Officer, at [email protected].
Community Information Trust is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.
This job is perfect for you if:
You're passionate about technology and you're eager to learn more.
You enjoy meeting new people and working directly with the community.
You're not satisfied with the status quo.
You foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community and workplace.
You view failure as a learning opportunity.
You move quickly and hustle to find new ways to overcome obstacles.
You're comfortable with being uncomfortable.
You take pride in mentoring others.
You have a sense of humor and imagination.
You'd thrive in a position where every single thing you do, you're making a difference.