Flatiron School is looking for a Full-Time Instructor to work with our students for a 15-week Synchronous in-person program. You will be responsible for coordinating and delivering key components of a student’s course structure, like weekly one-on-ones and study groups, and act as their go-to technical resource as they work through the program. You’ll work with fellow faculty and staff to develop and deliver course material, troubleshoot student issues, build community within our student body, and overall create productive, inspired, employable practitioners of a technical craft. Additionally, you will act as an on-campus presence and point of contact for Software Engineering students in your designated cohort. Expected work hours for this role is 9 AM - 6 PM. This role requires individuals to teach onsite at our NYC campus location.
- Work directly with students as their dedicated leader for the course, elevating them to meet our technical bar.
- Maintain the cadence of the course: Keep students on track, monitor each individual’s progress, and design and implement learning or service interventions when students fall behind, in partnership with program leadership.
- Create, prepare and deliver daily lectures that engage and promote student learning.
- Hold regular one-on-one and group coaching sessions with students that serve as tutoring, motivational, or debugging sessions — whatever particular student(s) need(s) that day to keep on track for their goals.
- Help students in real-time, through one-on-one meetings and live conversations, tending towards the most high-fidelity experiences.
- Facilitate Education Operations in Flatiron School’s Learning Management System.
- Review coursework by students and provide specific, highly qualitative and useful feedback.
- Lead project sprints, helping students scope and execute larger technical projects to demonstrate mastery of each content module.
- Conduct assessments, holding students to a high bar of mastery for each content module and coaching them on how to deepen their understanding of the material.
- Build community within student groups by identifying, creating, and implementing connective experiences, like Feelings Friday and Motivational Monday study groups, Slack discussions, and student pairing sessions.
- Monitor and engage in student discussions, jumping in to help with technical challenges and participating in non-technical conversations that develop community.
- Leverage passion as a force for motivation by sharing what you are passionate about with students and working those topics into lesson plans as appropriate.
- Be available, responsive, excited, and kind: A teacher who holds students to high standards, puts people above process, and creates the kind of learning environment that stretches people beyond what they thought they could achieve.
Collaborate thoughtfully and impactfully with colleagues:
- Use student feedback gathered via class surveys, team members, and students to continuously improve the student’s learning experience.
- Assist colleagues in developing and executing learning interventions that progress students forward.
- Collaborate with the Curriculum and Teacher Training teams to deliver feedback from students and staff about what resources and improvements would drive the best student experiences.
- Be an exemplar of Flatiron School’s values in your work and your interactions: Make No Little Plans, Strive for Excellence, Be a Lifelong Learner, Work Together, Radiate Positivity, and Nurture Difference.
- Assist in the interviewing and onboarding process for new instructors.
- Participate in internal and external events.
- May occasionally substitute if needed.
- BA Degree and/or equivalent experience.
- 2+ years of practitioner experience in the Software Engineering field.
- Prior instructional or training experience is a plus.
- Possess empathy and a strong desire to act as a mentor.
- Strong communication skills, and great judgment about what communications to use in a particular situation or on a particular medium.
- $85K - $110K Annually
About Flatiron School
Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to launch careers in tech. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now offer programs in software engineering, data science, product design, and cybersecurity to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Since our inception in 2012, we’ve provided thousands of students with skills, community, and an immersive outcomes-driven program. To achieve these outcomes, we’ve never let ourselves stop growing – we’ve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students’ learning experience.
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