Hope for Youth, Inc (HYPE) is a nonprofit organization that provides 21st century skills and tech training to girls of color. We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Through computer science education, technology career exposure, and significant leadership & learning experiences, HYPE Scholars grow in civic mindedness & global awareness while preparing for careers of the future. You can learn more about our organization and programs at www.gethype.org.
Hope for Youth, Inc is seeking enthusiastic computer science instructors for our 2021 Summer Coding Camps. Our curriculum is designed to educate, inspire, and equip middle and high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue academics and careers in the technology and engineering sectors, as well as build courage and community. Our virtual and hybrid programs are unique in its approach by offering students across Georgia to participate in a 3 week camp that includes synchronous and asynchronous instruction alongside career and tech professional exploration opportunities.
Our Summer Coding Camps Instructors encourage, nurture and mentor participants, providing them with the essential support needed to build their interest in coding and computational thinking. Join us in welcoming these scholars into a supportive community! Find out more about our programs on our website and check out past student work in our project gallery!
- Lead instruction and effectively facilitate an exciting, engaging and accessible virtual classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 30 students.
- Utilize virtual learning tools and platforms approved and provided by HYPE in the delivery of your virtual lessons and classroom. This may include tools like Google Docs, Google Classroom, Zoom, and Pear Deck. Training and time to practice with tools will be provided by HYPE.
- Prepare for class each day by reviewing HYPE curriculum materials in advance and adapting them to meet the needs of the students in your class.
- Meet with the teaching team daily to share classroom notes/observations, plan the next day’s lesson, and review student daily feedback.
- Complete administrative duties including taking attendance, administering programmatic surveys to students, and completing daily and end of program surveys in a timely fashion.
- Schedule and co-host classroom office hours with your Teaching Assistants (TAs) to troubleshoot students’ questions, review misconceptions, or provide debugging tips based on projects.
- Manage a team of 2 TAs who serve as support in classroom management, lesson delivery, logistical tasks, virtual classroom setup, etc.
- Communicate and collaborate with the HYPE Programs Team to coordinate, schedule, and manage shared Corporate Engagement events and cross-classroom activities like project showcases.
- Support the growth and development of Hope for Youth, Inc relationships with important partners by serving as a representative of the organization during all virtual and in-person program activities including corporate partner engagements, guest speakers, and partner visits to the classroom.
- Effectively address students’ challenges and questions to ensure that all students are engaged and demonstrating understanding of course material.
- Incorporate accommodation recommendations from Hope for Youth, Inc for students who have varying learning needs.
- Communicate regularly and effectively with all Hope for Youth, Inc staff throughout the duration of the program.
- Interface with student’s families, if necessary, in a professional manner and follow proper Hope for Youth, Inc protocol.
- Meet with supervising Program Lead on a weekly basis to review post observation feedback and check-in on student progress or concerns.
- BA or BS in computer science, a related STEM field, or education; must be completed by the start of the program. Equivalent work experience and technical proficiency may be acceptable in lieu of a CS degree.
- Strong desire and willingness to learn computer sciences and/or new programming languages as needed to teach the program.
- Ability to comfortably engage with a variety of program stakeholders ranging from corporate partners, funders, members of the press, and/or technology executives.
- Must be able to collaborate with other educators and share teaching responsibilities amongst team members.
- Demonstrated poise, professionalism and exceptional communication skills.
- Effectiveness and patience in guiding classroom activities, keeping discussions on tasks 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.
- Must be coachable and model a growth mindset. Teachers should be willing to provide, accept, and implement feedback about their or their teacher partner’s instruction or classroom management approach in order to better serve the needs of girls in the program.
- 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!
- Must be able to commit to at least 1 (one) three-week teaching engagement, plus the week of preparation time (“Week Zero”).
- Synchronous class time is generally from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, but there are other synchronous duties during the program. We generally recommend staff are available for synchronous duties and meetings from 9:00 am – 3:00 PM (note, Teaching Teams have some flexibility around scheduling some meetings and duties). Program dates:
- Round 1 Week Zero: June 1 – 4th; Classes Run: June 7th –25th
- Round 2 Week Zero: June 28th – July 1st; Classes Run: July 5th – 23rd
- Ability to commit to the following hour requirements: Week Zero Prep Time ~ 25 hours per week; In Program Work Time ~ 35 hours per week
- Additionally, candidates must be able to commit to a multi-day Virtual Teacher Training workshop prior to the program’s start date. Teachers are paid for attending the training and completing all deliverables.
- Previous experience teaching computer science or a related subject.
- Experience with facilitating virtual zoom meetings and navigating online learning platforms.
- Demonstrated experience and maturity in managing a classroom of thirty middle or high school students in a virtual environment.
- Experience teaching an academically and culturally diverse classroom community.
- Technical industry experience a plus.
- Pursuing a Masters or PhD is a plus.
NOTE: If you are selected for an interview, you will receive more information about how to prepare for the teaching and technical portions of your interview.
Interested applicants may send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.