CTP Technology Instructor

Title: Computer Training Program (CTP) Technology Instructor
Location: Spokane, Washington
Dept.:  Employee & Community Services
Reports to: Computer Training Program Supervisor
Hours: Full Time M/F


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as technology instructor within an introductory computer skills training program for adult learners with a wide variety of visual conditions and computer experience levels. Curriculum development and implementation is required.  This position is located at the Inland Northwest facility, in Spokane, WA.


  • Coordinate, plan and deliver all aspects of the introductory skills curriculum for the Computer Training Program
  • Work with supervisor and coworkers to formulate curriculum and engage in a variety of instructional methods including but not limited to; individual training, group instruction, demonstrations, meetings and workshops
  • Ensure ongoing student skill development
  • Provide ongoing status reports regarding the progress of each student – reports should be completed in a thorough, timely, and detailed manner for each student
  • Develop and conduct surveys and assessments to identify individual and organizational training needs
  • Coordinate with Employee and Community Services and Human Resources staff to conduct creative and effective outreach to Lighthouse employees and others as appropriate
  • Maintain files, skills database, provide documentation, data collection, reports, and summaries as needed – all materials should be created and updated in a timely manner, as close to time of service as possible
  • Participate in the development of annual budget and work plans
  • Work with Development to ensure continued successful funding and marketing of program
  • Serve as a liaison with DSB, other agencies and the community to ensure long-term sustainability and success of the Computer Training Program
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Windows applications, including MS Office suite and Internet Explorer. Knowledge of alternative browsers (Firefox, Chrome, etc. a plus)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adaptive software for blind and low vision users, such as Zoomtext, Magic and Jaws.
  • Knowledge of mobile operating systems with an emphasis in accessibility features in mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android) a big plus
  • Demonstrated ability to research curriculum and develop additional materials as needed
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and effectively
  • Creativity & flexibility; ability to change approach as needed, willingness to try multiple approaches depending on needs of individual student
  • Ability to take initiative, function autonomously, and be dependable, while working in close coordination with CTP coworkers, supervisor, and other Lighthouse staff
  • Kind, courteous, and professional demeanor at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including in written materials, teaching materials, email, as well as in in-person communication, both one on one and in group settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically about the programs and services we offer
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel as needed, possibly for extended periods, between Seattle and Spokane locations, BSCs, as well as to conferences, trade shows, and other events


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Education or related field or Associate/Technical degree in Professional Technical Education or related field plus equivalent experience desired.  Equivalent training/experience considered.
  • Strong technical skills and extensive knowledge of Windows computer hardware and software applications – Mac/iOS/android skills and experience a plus
  • Minimum 2 years of successful teaching/training experience
  • Mature judgment and sensitivity in interpersonal relations and among diverse groups

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bilingual a plus
  • Strong braille and computer braille skills

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@seattlelh.org or to:

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn.: Don Helsel
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144

Telephone: (206) 436-2160
Fax: (206) 436-2244
TTY: (206) 324-1388

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