CodePath.org is an early-stage nonprofit dedicated to offering an accelerated pathway into the technology industry for college students all across the US, with an emphasis on serving underserved, low-income, and first-generation students. We offer a variety of courses and services to students both directly on-campuses at colleges and remotely using video classrooms with instructors and TAs. All of these courses and services are offered to students entirely for free, funded directly by the technology industry in order to invest in the next generation of talented software engineers.
Our vision is that every student in college, regardless of background or personal circumstances, should have the opportunity, skills, network, and pathways available to become a confident and successful software engineer in the tech industry. CodePath.org develops and delivers a wide variety of programs and supports students over multiple years, reaching students in college starting before Freshman year and then all the way through to post-graduation and entering full-time software roles.
CodePath.org provides curriculum and programs for college students all across the United States, often offered for-credit at campuses, including at many HBCUs, HSIs, women’s colleges, and state colleges. CodePath.org is supported directly by the technology industry including Microsoft, Facebook, Walmart.org, and many more.
For more information, check out our website at CodePath.org.
80% of minority Computer Science students will drop out before graduation, and we believe it’s a problem of inspiration, support, and access. We have an opportunity to improve the college Computer Science experience for tens of thousands of students at over a hundred universities. We add on-campus industry courses and career support that make our students 3X more likely to succeed in tech.
Your mission is to guide the development of the courses, lead the distributed team of instructors, curriculum developers, and student leaders, and ensure the quality of the classrooms across all campuses. We’re financially supported by great partners like Facebook, Microsoft, and many others that believe that we’re creating systemic change, and you would be a big part of that impact.
Students often tell us that our industry, project-based courses are their favorite CS experiences. Professors love that we handle curriculum updates, grading, and student technical support. Best of all, our courses are free for students and universities.
As Head of Programs, you will be responsible for strategic program development, team and program management, and curriculum development. You will collaborate closely with others including marketing, partnerships, and operations to drive our program direction and delivery across the organization.
You would eventually be hiring and managing a small internal team and would be working with a wide range of part-time contractors and facilitators, as well as engaging thousands of students, professors, and student leaders through our scaled in-person and remote technical courses. Additional details about this leadership role:
We currently offer college students across the US an accelerated pathway into the tech industry including building out their resume / LinkedIn, creating a project portfolio, starting their internship search as early as possible, being confident in technical interviews at top companies, and building practical industry skills to become a confident high-performing software engineer on the job. We’ve already had thousands of students complete our courses across dozens of college campuses and we plan to expand to thousands of new students and many new campuses over the next year.
Our courses and support can span a student’s four years while they are in college, with students participating in multiple classes, joining our career center, contracting with us, and having ample opportunities to TA or help other students as well. We run many of our courses as full-length semester-long courses (blended between instruction/labs and online content) either running directly on campuses across the US-led by trained professors/students and/or also via virtual classrooms with live instructors/TAs. We serve thousands of students every year across a variety of courses and auxiliary workshops, all offered entirely for free to students.
Our courses include a unique blended learning platform (built specifically for our courses), grading/feedback on submissions, responsive student technical support, live instruction from industry experts, and TAs/mentors to support and guide student learning. Our courses/programs offered fit into four impact categories: programs to inspire students early on in their college journey, programs to fill in gaps in software fundamentals and technical interviewing, programs to provide highly practical in-demand skills such as cybersecurity or mobile development, and career center workshops and fairs to directly connect students to industry internships and roles.
You can read a lot more about our programs and philosophies in-depth by checking out our Programs and Pedagogy handbook.
Our ideal candidate has experience working in education, possesses strong leadership, writing, and communication skills, and can develop strong collaborative relationships with industry experts, professors, and other educators. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to CodePath.org’s mission and vision. Additional qualifications include:
We are committed to professional growth and fulfillment at work. Benefits include:
We are individuals from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and unlikely stories, all connected by a single dream: a world in which regardless of background, socioeconomic status, gender or race all people have pathways to reach their full potential.
With a staff and board that cares deeply cares about diversity and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a richer work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission.
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