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Summer Lead Instructor - Intro to Python in Oakland

Mission Bit

Oakland, california


Job Details

Temporary

3/18/2024


Full Job Description

About Mission Bit

Mission Bit is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that inspires youth of color to explore the world of STEM with project-based computer science education that embraces their identities. We offer a variety of hands-on STEM education programs, including biweekly, semester-long introductory coding courses.

The role

As a Lead Instructor, you will be at the forefront of high-quality computer science education by connecting with students to foster an engaging and welcoming classroom environment!

You’ll use Mission Bit’s in-house project-based curriculum to plan three lessons per week. This is a highly visible, student-facing role that reports directly to the Innovative Learning Manager.

We’re proud to provide training to all instructional staff to prepare them to teach, along with ongoing support throughout the semester!

If you have a passion for community, social justice, and coding, and if you want to uplift Bay Area youth and bridge the tech divide, then this might be the opportunity for you!

This is a seasonal, semester-based, hybrid role based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 16+/- hours per week.

Schedule

Instructor Training

  • May 24, 2024 - June 7, 2024 (Hybrid Schedule)

Class Dates

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:45 AM - 2:45 PM
  • June 11, 2024 - July 24, 2024

Weekly Meetings

  • 1 hour a week to meet with the instructional team (Virtual)

Additional dates:

  • Demo Day: July 26, 2024, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • End-of-semester interview: 30 minutes between July 29, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Hours

  • 16+/- hours per week

Location

  • in-person at TBD

What you’ll be doing:

70% Teaching, prep, and student support

  • Create an inclusive and community-based classroom culture surrounding the Mission Bit core values of social justice, community, accountability, smart risks, and love
  • Prepare and facilitate three lessons per week to a diverse group of learners, adjusting your lessons appropriately to best meet students’ learning needs
  • Ensure students are developing sufficient understanding to build their final project at the end of the semester that can be showcased at our Demo Day.
  • Foster individual and meaningful relationships with students.

20% Professional collaboration

  • Communicate and collaborate with the TA and other instructional staff, including any classroom volunteers
  • Attend weekly staff meetings (schedule to be determined at the start of the semester)
  • You must be comfortable suggesting and implementing new ideas that improve the quality and integrity of Mission Bit and our curriculum. You understand that there are always new opportunities for improvement and ways to elevate our standards

10% Communication

  • Communicate course progress to students and their families
  • Communicate student progress and success throughout the course to the Program Staff and Innovative Learning Manager so that we can collectively support students’ learning

Requirements

We’d love to hear from you if you…

  • Have at least 2+ years of experience in relevant coding languages and/or software (this may include college, bootcamps, internships, or workforce experience)
  • Have values aligned with Mission Bit and a passion for sharing CS knowledge
  • Have experience effectively working on a team for technical projects
  • Are comfortable in public speaking situations and have strong communication skills
  • Have experience working with a diverse group of individuals
  • Are self-starting with the ability to effectively work autonomously

It’s not required, but it’s a nice bonus if you…

  • Have experience working with youth, especially in an educational setting
  • Have experience in project-based learning, asset-based teaching, and/or culturally relevant teaching
  • Are bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, or Samoan

Benefits

Pay

$29.00 / hour

Mission Bit is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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