Interview Prep TA

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Interview Prep TA

Job description

Reporting to: CodePath Instructional Program Manager


Organizational Overview

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.


About the Role

Our Interview Prep TAs are passionate about sharing their technical skills with students from underrepresented groups in tech. TAs are responsible for supporting participants in the CodePath Technical Interview Prep program in every step of their journey. They attend class sessions and move between breakout rooms to assist students in small groups, in addition to leading office hours outside of class sessions. The TA role is a part-time, 8 - 10 hours per week commitment for 12 weeks during Fall 2021, plus an additional 5 - 10 hours of training prior to the start of the course.

The time commitment for TAs is as follows:

  • Class Dates: Tues, Sept 14 - Sat, Dec 11 (Skip Nov 22 and 27 for Thanksgiving week)

  • Class Times: Class sessions are Tuesdays 4 - 6pm PST and Saturdays 10am - 12pm PST. TAs are expected to attend all class sessions.

  • Office Hours: TAs will lead one office hour session per week, in addition to attending class sessions. Office Hours schedule TBD.

  • Prep time: TAs are expected to spend an additional 5 hours per week reviewing class materials to ensure they are prepared to help students and ready for office hours.


About Us 

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.

Requirements

Key Activities

  • Circulate during breakout room practice to facilitate conversation, help students with points of confusion, and ensure strong participation from all students.

  • Lead weekly office hours to support students through their assignments.

  • Develop strong relationships with program participants to support their growth and development throughout the program.

  • Assist with answering technical questions on Slack.

  • Review all session material prior to attending class to ensure strong understanding of the content.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to increasing equity in computer science and the tech industry at large.

  • Currently studying or have completed a degree in Computer Science (or related field).

  • Experience navigating the technical interview process.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and coach others toward understanding complex concepts.

  • Alumnus of CodePath’s Advanced or Intermediate Technical Interview Prep preferred but not required.

CodePath Core Values

  • We keep our promises to students
  • We exist to empower others
  • We encourage and celebrate diversity
  • We believe in continuous growth and excellence
  • We love to experiment and try new things

About the Current Team

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 about diversity and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a richer work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission.