Organization Summary

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.

Position Summary

Hope for Youth, Inc is seeking enthusiastic computer science teaching assistants 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 summer learning that includes synchronous and asynchronous instruction alongside career and tech professional exploration opportunities.

Our Summer Coding Camps Teaching Assistants 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!

Responsibilities

  • Support Instructor in maintaining an exciting, engaging, and accessible classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 30 students
  • Meet with the teaching team daily to share classroom notes/observations, plan the next day’s lesson, and review student feedback.
  • Provide support in classroom management, lesson delivery, logistical tasks, classroom setup, etc.. For example you will be: leading portions of the lessons or activities, supporting students during class and through the virtual chat rooms, taking attendance, etc..
  • Co-host classroom office hours with another Teaching Assistant (TA) or Instructor to troubleshoot students’ questions, review misconceptions, or provide debugging tips based on projects.
  • Support in the completion of administrative duties including taking attendance, administering programmatic surveys to students, and completing daily and end of program surveys in a timely fashion. 
  • Act as a representative of Hope for Youth, Inc in the classroom and during partner engagements.
  • Incorporate accommodation recommendations from Hope for Youth, Inc for students who have varying learning needs.
  • Effectively address students’ challenges and questions via the virtual tools provided and office hours to ensure that all students are engaged and actively learning course material.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with all Hope for Youth, Inc staff to support seamless delivery and execution of talks, activities, and partner engagement.
  • Understand and follow all escalation procedures for any student issues that arise during the program.
  • Always act with maturity and appropriate discretion when interacting with students, other teaching staff, family members/guardians and partner contacts.
  • Meet with supervising Program Lead on a weekly basis to review post observation feedback and check-in on student progress or concerns. 

Qualificiations

  • Declared or Intended BA or BS in computer science or a related field by the start of program.
  • Experience with at least one programming language, JavaScript preferred.
  • Must be coachable and model a growth mindset. Teaching assistants 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. 
  • Effectiveness and patience in guiding classroom activities, keeping discussions on track 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 a virtual classroom.
  • Must be able to collaborate with other team members and share classroom responsibilities.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Timeliness and dependability in attendance throughout the program, including all training sessions prior to program start and post-program reporting requirements.
  • Believe that all girls can code!

Requirements

  • Must be able to commit to at least 2 (two) two-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 7 – 11th; Classes Run: June 14th –25th 
    • Round 2 Week Zero: June 28th – July 1st; Classes Run: July 5th – 16th  
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous teaching, tutoring or mentoring experience, especially in computer science is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with facilitating virtual zoom meetings and navigating online learning platforms.
  • Experience within academically and culturally diverse classroom communities.

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 hr@gethype.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.