Through an NDIA Working Group of digital inclusion practitioners revising their work to be socially distant and/or remote, NDIA has created a baseline job description for a Digital Navigator.
In the great tradition of “surfing the internet as we build the internet”, here’s a sample basic Digital Navigators job description. Borrow and customize as needed.
Our Digital Navigators model can be adapted to the capacity you have available, be it newly dedicated full-time employees, cross-trained staff, or volunteers. Several NDIA affiliates have started with a helpline.
Inspired by social workers, the Digital Navigator model includes identifying what a community member wants to accomplish online, and guiding them through getting a home internet subscription, finding adequate devices, and building digital skills.
More below! Please send any feedback to Sabrina.
Thank you to the NDIA Working Group:
Karisa Tashjian from Providence Public Library, Wanda Davis from Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center, Stephanie Miller from Multnomah County Library, Marian Christmon from Nashville Public Library, Margaret Käufer from STEM Alliance, Amy Sheon from NDIA Senior Fellow and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Stephanie Miller from Multnomah County Library, Brian McGuirk from Multnomah County Library, Tracy Treece from Denver Public Library, Chrissie Powell from Byte Back Baltimore, Mark Rivera from Byte Back DC, Shauna Edson from Salt Lake City Public Library, Casey Miller from Tech Goes Home Chattanooga, Juliet Fink-Yates from Philadelphia Office of Innovation, Daniela Fairchild from RI Office of Innovation, Alison Ascher Webber from Digital US / World Education, Priyanka Sharma from Digital US / World Education, Bob Reeder from Rural LISC, Priyanka Sharma from Digital US / World Education, Kami Griffiths from Community Tech Network, Stephen Minor from Community Tech Network, Alfonso Oliveras from New York State Library, Stacey Wedlake from Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA), Andy Stutzman from Drexel University/Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC Philly)