HACK THE HOOD TECHNICAL TEACHING FELLOW
Locations: OAKLAND, CA and Bay area
Job Category: Fellowship, paid, full-time, seasonal (18 weeks)
Spring and summer 2017
Hack the Hood has a growing network of youth-focused partner organizations, tech companies, local government and young people ages 16-25 we are working with around the Bay area to scale our programs and bring our 6-week immersive bootcamp to local communities in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, the East Bay and the Central Valley.
Founded in 2013, Hack the Hood introduces low-income youth of color to basic coding and careers in tech and connects them with training, mentors and resources so they can move toward tech entrepreneurship and careers in tech. Over the course of our bootcamps and our follow-up Accelerator, A-team programs, Hack the Hood participants evolve into young web development professionals with strong education and career goals.
For 2017, Hack the Hood is seeking to bring on Technical Teaching fellows to work with us and our partners as instructors in our immersive 4-day a week, 6-week boot camps in Winter/Spring 2017 and summer 2017, as well as in our Membership program, an after-school/weekend program based in Oakland and San Francisco.
Fellows will work with our programming and instruction teams to improve and deliver the technical boot camp instruction and be in the classroom as the lead web development and technical resource 4 days a week during the bootcamp program. The role includes teaching clinics and workshops on building websites with Weebly, using HTML and CSS, SEO,introductions to mobile OS, Android, and basic coding languages (PHP, JS, Python/Ruby) and preparing young people for testing and entry into coding boot camps and college CS courses.
The Technical Teaching fellow will also be a coach and resource for young people who are interested in careers in tech, studying CS, web and digital design, and online marketing in both college and certificate programs, and who are looking to build portfolios of work and career plans to advance their goals. They will offer small group and 1:1 mentoring to support youth.
WHO IS A GOOD FIT FOR THIS ROLE?
This is a terrific role for a technically skilled human being who would like to empower innovative young people of color to use technology to build careers and businesses. The best candidates will have solid, hands-on experience working in areas of tech that relate to the consumer and front-end focused curriculum of Hack the Hood, and the ability and patience to teach skills through partner programming and hands-on instruction, vs. online learning or lectures.
Our best candidates will combine their professional experience and skills with some experience working with young people ages 16-25, ideally in a structured setting. Being a problem-solver, with experience with and empathy for urban youth, and the resiliency to work in a diverse team in a fast-paced, youth-focused environment is critical. The Fellow will combine team management skills and agile development skills with managing technical instruction and digital design, with support from a broader team. Successful candidates will have a zest for using social media and tech tools, and be comfortable with smart phones, apps, Agile/SCRUM methodology, Google Docs and other tools.
Successful candidates will also approach our community already understanding our principles of youth development, with demonstrated experience and/or empathy with our approach, or be able to show a strong readiness to learn.
Hack the Hood will invite one of the cohort members to serve as the cohort manager. Responsibilities will include working with the core team to schedule cohort specific meetings and events. The Fellow chosen for this role will receive additional compensation for their time and effort as the cohort manager. Please indicate in your cover letter if this is of interest to you.
Hack the Hood’s youth development principles:
The Technical Teaching Fellow is an intensive, rewarding full-time role that we expect will take up 3 months of time per fellowship sprint.
The team will orient the Fellows during the first three weeks of the Fellowship. The Fellows will then take part in the teaching and orientation happening during Hack the Hood partner training in early June, and begin to work with the programming team and their partner site teams in mid-June to early July. During July and August, Fellows will be key members of the boot camp teaching teams.
This is a paid position, with a competitive non-profit salary. Status is as a full-time, seasonal employee.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com with Technical Teaching Fellow in the subject line.
This is a contracted position with no benefits.