2018 Summer Immersion Program, Instructor

Girls Who Code is seeking enthusiastic computer science instructors for our 2018 Summer Immersion Program. The 7-week program is unique in it’s approach. Our curriculum is designed to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue academics and careers in the technology and engineering sectors, as well as build bravery and confidence.

We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Our Summer Immersion Program Teachers encourage, nurture and mentor girls, providing them with the essential support needed to build their interest in coding and computational thinking. Join us in welcoming these girls into a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the US!!

Find out more about our programs on our website and check out past student work in our project gallery!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: (Please read carefully)
To apply for a role as an Instructor you must submit the following in our online application system:
1) A current resume or CV
2) A cover letter: Please include in your cover letter a summary of your computer science and/or teaching experience, as well a description of how you heard about this role, what motivated you to apply, and why you believe you’d be successful.
Responsibilities

Lead instruction and effectively maintain an exciting, engaging and accessible classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 20 high school girls
Manage and assess students’ progress in and proficiency of hard and soft computer science skills (includes administering program evaluations to assess student’s understanding)
Manage 1 – 2 Teaching Assistants (TAs) who serve as support in classroom management, lesson delivery, logistical tasks, equipment management, etc.
Support the growth and development of Girls Who Code relationships with important partners by serving as a representative of the organization during all program activities including guest speaker and partner visits to the classroom, field trips, and on-site learning opportunities
Effectively address students’ challenges and questions to ensure that all students are engaged and demonstrating understanding of course material
Communicate regularly and effectively with all Girls Who Code staff throughout the duration of the program
Counsel students, as needed or requested, with maturity and appropriate discretion
Interface with student families, if necessary, in a professional manner and following proper protocol

Qualifications

BA or BS in computer science or related field; must be complete by the start of program
Equivalent work experience and technical proficiency may be acceptable in lieu of a CS degree
Pursuing a Masters or PhD is a plus
Previous experience teaching computer science or a related subject
Must be able to commit to a full eight week summer program schedule from June/July- August (exact dates are determined by location)
Must be able to commute within or to one of the following markets: Atlanta & Alpharetta GA; Austin; Charlotte NC; Chicago; Miami; New York City; Newark; San Francisco Bay Area
Additionally, candidates must be able to commit to a multi-day teacher training workshops prior to the program’s start date
Fluency in at least two programming languages, JavaScript and/or Python preferred
Ability to comfortably engage with a variety of program stakeholders ranging from corporate partners, funders, members of the press, and/or technology executives
Demonstrated poise, professionalism and exceptional communication skills
Enthusiasm for the curriculum and overall program experience
Effectiveness and patience in guiding classroom activities, keeping discussions on task and thinking quickly/creatively in the face of unexpected questions or comments
Ability to adapt to various learning styles and respect for individual differences of students in the classroom
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Timeliness and dependability in attendance throughout the program, including all teacher training sessions prior to program start and post-program reporting requirements
Believe that all girls can code

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience and maturity in managing a classroom of twenty high school students
Experience teaching in an academically and culturally diverse classroom community
Technical industry experience
Experience in one or more of the following: mobile phone development, robotics, web development and design, algorithms

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: (Please read carefully)
To apply for a role as an Instructor you must submit the following in our online application system at https://jobs.lever.co/girlswhocode/6855261b-d15a-4764-ab82-7861211a34f0
1) A current resume or CV
2) A cover letter: Please include in your cover letter a summary of your computer science and/or teaching experience, the course(s) you would be interested in teaching this summer, as well a description of how you heard about this role, what motivated you to apply, and why you believe you’d be successful.

Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.