Teaching Assistant

  • 4811 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO
  • Full-time

Company Description

LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through free education, apprenticeships, and job placement in technology. Are you passionate about sharing your coding skills with others? Do you have programming chops and communication skills? Does the thought of preparing people for employment sing to your soul? Then you, my friend, should contract with us. 

We only accept applications through our website (https://launchcode.aaimtrack.com/jobs/609352.html).

Job Description

LaunchCode Teaching Assistants guide a group of students as their principal education and support point of contact throughout LaunchCode programs, while simultaneously refining their own professional development goals. The team leadership experience will provide the opportunity to grow your own leadership, people management, and group facilitation skills.

Teaching Assistants complete 3 hours of paid training in teaching and facilitation fundamentals, project and people management, diversity and inclusion, and community building. 

This role reports to the LaunchCode Candidate Engagement Manager.


Position Type

Part-Time - Contract 

This is a contracted, part-time, paid position for LaunchCode's LiftOff August 2021 Program. The class will run for up to 9 weeks, beginning on August 8th with an estimated end date on September 27th. Class will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 CST. 

LiftOff is a free program for candidates with existing technical skills looking to make the next step towards landing a job in technology. It teaches project development and career-readiness skills such as interviews, resumes prep, and more.

Class is planned to currently meet virtually as we continue to follow guidelines set by public health officials related to COVID-19. Due to class being virtual, we are accepting applications from outside of our hub locations. Please note that all course staff would still be expected to be available at the class times listed above.

Teaching Assistants will be paid $12.50/hr and work 5-6 hours per week. As part-time contractors, Teaching Assistants are not eligible for employee benefits through LaunchCode.

We only accept applications through our website (https://launchcode.aaimtrack.com/jobs/609352.html).

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of back end or full-stack web programming concepts
  • Passion for others learning to code
  • Strong communication skills - comfortable leading small groups and/or providing one on one teaching assistance
  • Perception/patience (knowing when a student needs help and guiding them in how to problem solve to find answers)
  • Growth mindset
The job is fast-paced and multi-faceted. It's also super fun! A pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.


You're perfect for this role if you are:
  • A great, proactive leader
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experienced in teaching, mentoring, or tutoring
  • Armed with a solid understanding of JavaScript, Angular, Java, Spring, C#/.Net
  • Able to put knowledge of concepts/technologies taught in our curriculum to practice through your full-time job or project work
  • Bonus points if you're a CoderGirl graduate, CodeCamp graduate, LC101 graduate, CS student or graduate, professional programmer, or programming enthusiast engaged in the local tech scene



We only accept applications through our website (https://launchcode.aaimtrack.com/jobs/609352.html).

Additional Information



We Heart Diversity
LaunchCode supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities. We strongly encourage folks from immigrant communities and communities of color and those who identify as women, LGBTQ, or under-resourced to apply. LaunchCode is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Program and employment policies of LaunchCode are nondiscriminatory regarding race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.