CodePath is a national non-profit that is reprogramming higher education to create the most diverse generation of software engineers, CTOs, and founders. We deliver industry-vetted courses and career support centered on the needs of Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, and low-income students. Our students train with senior engineers, intern at top companies, and rise together to become the tech leaders of tomorrow. As of 2023, we've served 10,000 students a year nationwide, and we plan to scale up to ~100,000 students a year by 2028.

Founded in 2017, CodePath has taught over 26,000 students and delivered courses across over 110 universities. We are supported by some of the largest and most well-respected organizations, including Amazon, Andreessen Horowitz, Blue Meridian Partners, Comcast, Google, JP Morgan Chase, Knight Foundation, Meta, New Profit, and Salesforce, among others. In 2024, CodePath was recognized as one of the Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company.

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About the Thrive Scholar Summer Academy Web Program

The program is designed to give students exposure to and competency in web development tools, concepts, and skills in order to set them up for success in pursuing CS courses at college and future technical career opportunities. Targeting rising college freshman, the program will offer an introductory web development course as part of Thrive’s overall Summer Academy 2 programming in summer 2024.


Time Commitment - Part Time Lead Instructor will need to be available during the following dates: June 3rd - August 9th, 2024

Pre-Program: June 3rd - June 29th, 2024

  • Instructor Onboarding & Training: June 3rd - June 24th, 2024 up to 50 hours total. This includes weekly virtual synchronous training sessions and asynchronous program preparation

  • On Location Dates: June 26th - August 3rd, 2024

  • On Location Onboarding & Orientation: June 26th - June 29th 

During Program: July 1 - Aug 3rd, 2024

  • Thrive Scholars will NOT observe the July 4th holiday

  • 12.5 hours / week of in-class instruction,  Two possible class times - morning hours or afternoon hours of 2.5 hrs/day M-F

  • 2 hr/wk structured academic time - hands on working sessions and just-in-time reinforcement sessions based on student needs 

  • Up to 12 hr/wk lesson planning, meetings, grading, and feedback

Post Program: Aug 5th - Aug 9th, 2024

  • Up to 10 hours

  • Close out and scholar feedback submissions

  • Program retrospective

  • Move out Aug 9th


Other Program Details

  • Program Location: Northwestern University, Chicago

  • Housing: Room and board will be provided, and covered by Thrive Scholars, for non-local faculty and assistant instructors

  • Students: ~100 scholars - rising freshman (exact number to be determined, not to exceed 114) - divided into 4 cohorts

  • Curriculum core technologies: Basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript • Flexbox and Layouts • Utilizing Async/Await • Animation • Web Design Principles


About The Role 

Location: Chicago, United States

Duration: Contractor, June 3 - August 9, 2024

Reports To: Instructional Program Manager 

Compensation: $75-125 per hour

Our Instructors are passionate educators and technologists who are deeply invested in providing opportunities for students identifying with underrepresented groups in tech. Instructors are responsible for the overall in-class experience of participants in the Thrive Scholar Summer Academy program.

The lead instructor will be responsible for delivering a world class student experience for the duration of the 5 week program teaching CodePath’s web development 101 course. In this course, students learn frontend web fundamentals in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The students will work to bring a website to life with animations as they progress through the program. This website will be centered around a cause they care deeply about, with the project threaded throughout the course. Students apply their learnings to the project, adding new features to their website in each unit. This course is a beginner-friendly introductory course that requires no prior knowledge.  The lead instructor will deliver lessons, facilitate collaborative structured academic time, and support students in designing and executing their own original projects. In addition they will support with data collection and communication across all stakeholders to maximize program success and learnings.



  • Lead technical lessons 5 times per week to teach students the fundamentals of web development using HTML, CSS, and Javascript

  • Facilitate 2 hs/wk of structured hands on working sessions and just-in-time reinforcement sessions based on student needs 

  • Serve as the primary instructional point of contact for students in the program

  • Adapt and create instructional materials from the course curriculum provided, and provide meaningful feedback to our curriculum team as the course progresses

  • Develop strong relationships with program participants to support their growth and development throughout the program



  • 2+ years of instructional experience with a demonstrated track record of educational excellence

  • Strong understanding of core technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript

  • Nice to have: experience in Angular, React.js, Node.js, and foundational database knowledge. Our ideal candidate has strong familiarity with relational databases (e.g. Postgres, MySQL, etc.)

  • Computer science (or related field) degree, or comparable experience working in/learning software development

  • Experience working through shifting priorities and learning, while maintaining organization and control

  • Formal experience working as a web developer in core technologies a plus 

  • Experience developing technical curriculum (and interest in playing a role in the development process of the SITE curriculum) a plus

  • Tech nonprofit, startup experience a plus



This is a seasonal, part-time (up to 30 hour/week) position. 

Candidates will be paid a competitive hourly rate for up to 9 weeks of part time training and program instruction. Our hourly band is $75 -$125 an hour, and the average compensation for full program participation is $24,000 for the summer program. 

Candidate hourly rate is dependent on experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range.

This position is not eligible for medical, dental, or vision benefits or paid time-off. 

Pay range
$75$125 USD



We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision premiums paid at 90% for FT positions and their dependents 

  • Flexible vacation and sick time policy with 12 company paid holidays plus a week long "winter break" office closure from Christmas to New Years. Employees take the time when they need it

  • Flexible workplace and work schedule

  • CodePath provides a laptop, monitor, and ergonomic office setup  

  • Annual professional development stipend 

  • Ability to voluntarily contribute pre and post-tax earnings to our 401k plan

  • Employer Provided Short Term Disability and 10 weeks paid leave to support our employees in growing their family

  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization

  • Frequent opportunities to connect with students, universities, and communities we serve

  • Opportunities to engage, collaborate and partner with top technology companies, venture capitalists, and engineering leaders


About the Current Team

We are individuals from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and unlikely stories, all connected by a single dream: a world in which regardless of background, socioeconomic status, gender, or race all people have pathways to reach their full potential.

With a staff and board that cares deeply about diversity and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a richer work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission.

Note: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive at CodePath to apply for this role.

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