Lead Instructor | Contractor

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Lead Instructor | Contractor

Job description

About the Role

Lead instructors are responsible for providing in-class instruction and student support during the course. This can include creating lesson plans, working with co-instructors and teaching assistants to coordinate in class activities and support, answering student questions, instructing highly engaging course materials and ensuring the course is meeting program KPIs while integrating student feedback throughout the program. 


To be successful in this role, you will be a technical leader in one or more expert area/s; iOS, Android, Cybersecurity, Full Stack Software Engineering, Web Development, Technical Interview Prep. You are a well-rounded educator and/or trainer who is interested in contributing to best-in-class academic programs for underestimated student populations. You are a dynamic, inspiring technical expert with a desire to create inclusive educational spaces and a passion for empowering students, particularly those who identify with underrepresented groups in tech. 

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

    • Plan for lessons to be highly engaging and industry relevant, with CodePath provided curriculum.

    • Work with Program Manager to oversee the course and work with other co- instructors as needed.

    • Participate in syncs with instructors and teaching assistance leading up to the start of the course, as an onboarding and to make sure instructors feel well prepared to run effective sessions during the program.

    • Participate in check-ins with instructors during the course, shadowing some of the other instructor’s sessions, and providing instructors feedback.

    • Use course feedback to implement course improvements and propose curriculum changes that ensure KPIs are met.

Qualifications

    • Computer science (or related field) degree, or comparable experience working in/learning software development.

    • Experience with one or more of CodePath course topics; iOS, Android, Cybersecurity, Full Stack Software Engineering, Web Development, Technical Interview Prep.

    • A passion for training the next generation of developers and some experience teaching in educational, volunteer or in a work settings for online learning environment. 

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.