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Help us create a better future

At Free Geek we’re passionate about creating a better future by sustainably reusing technology, enabling digital access, and providing education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

We do this by refurbishing and recycling used technology to provide computers and technology skills training to individuals in exchange for volunteer service. Free Geek also grants computers to schools, nonprofits, and charitable organizations.

What makes Free Geek different from other employers?

We’re giving back to the community

In 2016, Free Geek recycled 1,062,000 pounds of e-waste with the support of 45,000 volunteer hours. 42,330 technology products were returned to the community to be re-used.

Your professional development is important to us

We believe that career and personal development are essential for job satisfaction. That’s why our staff is encouraged to explore work areas outside of their normal job duties. Whether it’s taking an on-site class or attending a conference, we make sure that you have the training and education you need to do your job to the best of your abilities.

We take care of each other

We’re serious about letting our employees share in Free Geek’s successes. Our generous benefits package includes paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, health care, vision and dental benefits, and much more. But the benefits don’t stop there — we’ll keep you powered up at work with a constant stream of snacks, coffee, and tea. You’ll also receive a free laptop after 6 months of working with us — and two Free Geek t-shirts a year to show your pride!

We’re committed to diversity

At Free Geek, we embrace diversity and celebrate what everyone brings to the table, and that makes for a fun and innovative environment. We’re passionate about creating an accepting community and enabling meaningful opportunities for everyone in our workplace.

Current Openings

Title: Digital Navigator
Department: Digital Inclusion
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Digital Inclusion Program Manager
Physical Strength: Light 
Class: Union
Salary: $15.00 per hour

At Free Geek we sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential. We’re proud to be a leader in digital inclusion. None of this would be possible without hiring and developing the best employees. 

Free Geek  is a leading nonprofit technology refurbisher, founded in 2000, headquartered in Portland, Oregon with a national presence. Free Geek serves more than 35,000 Oregonians each year. To continue our growth, we are seeking a Digital Navigator to help us in continuing toward our goal of including everyone in our digital future!
 

Summary

This position is responsible for assisting individuals or small groups in our community, or specific eligible group(s) who need affordable home internet service, affordable internet-capable devices, and/or coaching in introductory digital skills by performing the following duties.
 

Essential Duties

1. Receives, returns, or initiates contact with clients seeking assistance or identified by Free Geek for assistance.

2. Helps track and organize application data, keeps accurate and timely records, and reports outcomes as required.

3. Communicates and coordinates with co-workers across Free Geek departments

Expected hours for this position are 38/week. Please see the full job description for further responsibilities and requirements. This position is benefits eligible. Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, a Retirement plan with employee matching,  Life Insurance, and Short and Long Term Disability coverage. 

At Free Geek, we believe in curating a group of people passionate in creating options which provide the best benefit to our community. As an organization under union, we fundamentally believe that happy people put in good work. Considering this, we provide an extensive benefits package including accrued PTO and sick leave, as well as an Infant at Work program for new parents. We are also provided with kindly donated food every week for staff to grab at their disposal.  

People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources at hr@freegeek.org or 503-232-9350 x128.

This search is open to INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates. For best consideration, please apply by 6pm, Friday December 4th, 2020.  To apply, send an email to jobs@freegeek.org with a cover letter, and resume.