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Summer Immersion Program, Instructor

March 10, 2017

Company/Organization: Girls Who Code

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) to serve as support in classroom management, lesson delivery, logistical tasks, equipment managers, etc
-Act as a the on-site representative of Girls Who Code, includes serving as host to executive level guests in the classroom and on field trips, thereby supporting the growth and development of Girls Who Code relationships with important partners
-Effectively address students’ challenges and questions, so as to ensure that all students are engaged and actively learning course material
-Communicate regularly and effectively with all Girls Who Code staff to guide the delivery and flow of talks, activities, and field trips to ensure maximum understanding and intake of material for students
-Counsel students on professional and personal levels, as needed or requested, with maturity and appropriate discretion
-Interface with student families as needed

Qualifications:
-BA or BS in computer science or related field by start of program, pursuing a Masters or PhD is a plus
-Must be able to commit to a full nine 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: Austin, Atlanta, New York City, Newark, Stamford CT, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Miami
-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 and professionalism are a must
-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; exceptional communication 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 15 to 18-year-olds
-Previous experience teaching computer science or a related subject
-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

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