Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is seeking individuals for the following positions:

RockSpot Wifi Network Technician

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is looking to hire a freelance wifi network technician to assistant the organization in the installation of a public point-to-point wifi network in Far Rockaway, Queens. The technician should have proficiency with wifi bridges and routers, network programming, and ability to effectively communicate set up to the Technology Program Coordinator and RWA Staff. The wifi network technician will also assist the Program Coordinator in developing curriculum on network installation, maintenance, and programming to support a group of high school interns who will manage and program the network.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher. Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science or 3 or more years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in wifi network technology installation at the community-level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Submit cover letter and resume to:  Attn: Applicant for WIFI Technician 


Part-Time Technology Program Coordinator

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance has an exciting part-time opening for a program coordinator with a diverse skill set to manage two pilot technology programs:

First Wave is a new pilot, intergenerational program focused on building technology skills, social connectivity, and emergency preparedness in local seniors and immigrants through tech-consultations and workshops in partnership with local tech-savvy youth. First Wave seeks to engage emergency-vulnerable populations without technology or English-language proficiency to become knowledgeable users of email, smartphones, cellphones, and computers. Workshops may include 21st Century communication (e-mail, Skype, Google handouts), open- source technology platforms, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) as provided by MIT's MITX or Harvard's edX initiatives. Workshops and trainings will be led by First Wave high school- and college-age interns to build the leadership, job-readiness, and community engagement skills of local teens.

Digital Stewards Program is a new program to train local youth to install and maintain a new public wifi network around the Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment. This community infrastructure project will be installed around the community with local partners as a resilient local network aimed to prevent future loss in communication during emergencies or flooding. Digital Stewards is a training program with an aim to ensure that the local community has the skills and resources to repair or reconfigure the network. Upon completion of the training program this team of neighborhood "Digital Stewards" will be the first to respond in troubleshooting the network, provide support, and train others to take care of the RockSpot wifi network in the Eastern Rockaway community. The Digital Stewards will also manage and program a community splash page for the wifi network, " a community board," with announcements, videos, news, and events supporting the local community.


  • Bachelor's degree. Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree or 2 or more years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience providing technology-oriented educational programming for diverse populations, particularly in collaboration with youth and seniors.
  • Familiarity with wifi network technology, especially point-to-point networks.
  • Proficiency with video editing, graphic design, and Adobe Suite.
  • Experience creating curriculum or activities for seniors and managing youth participants or volunteers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual candidates in Spanish and/or Russian strongly encouraged to apply.

Submit cover letter and resume to:  Attn: Applicant for Technology Program Coordinator

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

In 2007, Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends college. Hear more about Jadel's story.