Partner Agency: CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)
Location(s): 797 7th Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Name of Site Supervisor and Title: Latino Youth Enrichment Programs Manager

CTEP Program Description

The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the “digital divide” for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Join AmeriCorps CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all.  CTEP is a project of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN)


Site History and Mission

CLUES was founded in 1981 by Latinos for Latinos who shared a vision for improving the quality of life of the Latino population in Minnesota, as well as a commitment to community building. Our mission is to advance the capacity of Latino individuals and families to be healthy, prosperous, and engaged in their communities. As a multi-faceted, one-stop hub, CLUES works to advance and empower over 20,000 members of the Latino and immigrant communities throughout Minnesota annually through an integrated range of supports and programming that is culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate for our multicultural and multigenerational clientele.

The Teen Tech Center at CLUES offers young people (ages 11 to 25) the opportunity to work on projects they find meaningful to their lives using technology and the arts. In The TTC, youth can design their own music, art, newsletters, robots, science simulations, computer games, animation, and much more.



The Youth Technology Careers Trainer (Careers Trainer) equips students with self-advocacy skills, demystifies the culture and decodes discipline-specific language and norms for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STE(A)M). The Careers Trainer is responsible for assisting in the daily support and operation of the CLUES Teen Tech Center. Core responsibilities include, among other duties, supporting youth in their project development, facilitating workshops and training for youth and adult participants, daily coordination and maintenance of the Center, as well as some administrative duties. 

The CLUES Teen Tech Center offers young people (ages 14 to 18) the opportunity to work on projects they find meaningful to their lives, using computers and technology. In the Center, youth can design their own music, art, newsletters, robots, science simulations, computer games, animation, and much more. 




  • Facilitate one-on-one mentoring relationships as well as class, course and/or workshop driven trainings in areas of graphic design, JavaScript coding, 3D printing, product design, digital music-making, robotics, and train in any areas where new technology is present for students to explore.
  • Create, develop, and facilitate training and content for both youth and adult participants in collaboration with Workforce Development team, and other departments across the organization.
  • Nurture STE(A)M student’s academic success and support students’ pursuit of their academic and career aspirations.
  • Help Teen Tech Center members develop projects (e.g., help them come up with ideas, gather materials, get started, locate mentors to work with them, and support their ongoing work).
  • Provide basic computer maintenance, including file management, trouble-shooting, and technical support to Teen Tech Center members, participants, and mentors.
  • Provide administrative support for the Clubhouse program, including keeping records of participants and keeping the Tech Center space organized.
  • Support other programs and activities at CLUES with Teen Tech Center expertise and resources.  
  • Provide community outreach to involve a diverse group of young people, parents, teachers, and community leaders in the Teen Tech Center and related programs. 
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteer mentors, ensuring they work effectively with Center members and participants. 
  • Support youth, and other members, in planning for the future, including pursuing academic and job opportunities that leverage their skills and experience. 


General Duties

  • Promote the mission, operating values, and agency services of CLUES within the community.  
  • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, agency policies and other applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
  • Carry out all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required. Management may modify, change or add to the duties of this description at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  




Education, Experience & Key Abilities* 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or related field, and 5 years’ experience in Information Technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English and experience exercising cultural sensitivity and awareness working with Latinx youth required.
  • Experience with computers and interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool.
  • Demonstrated experience developing training materials and workshop content highly preferred.
  • Public speaking and group and individual facilitation skills highly preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and a talent for making people feel welcome and included.
  • A passion for learning and helping others to learn.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 

*Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.


Language Skills 

  • Effective communication in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing, required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written materials, including reports, contracts, and proposals.  
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and information in an organized and effective manner, including writing reports. 
  • Ability to maintain accurate documentation and respond appropriately to questions from clients, co-workers, management and external parties.  


Mathematical Skills  

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in common units of measure at a high school graduate level minimum required. 


Reasoning Ability  

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills 

  • Proficient working knowledge of email software, the Internet, databases, and common Windows-based programs, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.  
  • Must be willing to attend training to advance technical skills and maintain appropriate skill levels to perform job duties. 



Background check

  • Must pass a criminal background check.  As a condition of continued employment, staff person may be required to submit to periodic re-verification of these background checks.


Physical Demands

  • Generally presents standard office or classroom environment. Must be able to use telephone and computer on a regular basis.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

  • Standard office or classroom environment with moderate noise level.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Equipment and Tools Used

  • Telephone, computer, copy/fax machine, calculator, and other common office equipment.

Tools and equipment listed are some of the typical tools and equipment; other equipment may be used as needed.