Thank you for your interest in working with the Education Justice Project’s computer lab. EJP is one of the few college-in-prison programs in the country with a dedicated computer lab. It is an important resource for our students at Danville Correctional Center. It offers a place for students to work on their assignments, a teaching site for for-credit courses, and is the location of various workshops that we offer the students.
The responsibilities of our computer lab team include providing guidance and training for our on-site team of computer support, working with the computer lab advisory committee at the prison, and providing training for new EJP instructors. It is also responsible for ensuring that the computer lab is a purposeful “third space” that comfortably and efficiently supports the various functions that take place within the room. Familiarity with computer lab environments is required. Previous experience with computer hardware and relevant software is a definite plus. And as of this summer, we are excited to share the return of the Pit Crew. This group of inside members meets monthly with outside members of the Computer Lab team and is responsible for offering peer-to-peer computer support and instruction, as well as facilitating orientations for new users of the computer lab.
Current and ongoing projects include design and implementation of the Server Refresh and its subsequent follow-up. Collaboration with GIES to complete their onsite Canvas LMS for College of Business Certificate programs. Developing and strengthening the community and knowledge in the Pit Crew and beyond!
All applications are welcome. However, because EJP aims to create a supportive learning environment for our incarcerated students, we especially encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds align with those of our students. This includes members of racial minority groups, first-generation degree holders, and individuals from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Please note that the educational offices are on the second floor of the prison and that there is no elevator.
According to Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) policy, if you are formerly incarcerated within Illinois or are actively visiting a friend or family who is incarcerated in IDOC, it is unlikely you will be able to receive IDOC clearance. Unfortunately, this is beyond our control.
Please complete the form below. After we receive your form, we will contact you to discuss your application. If you have any questions, please contact the current computr lab coordinator, Steve Cox, at email@example.com