Hack the Hood project
Term of contract: March 15, 2018 - August 15, 2018
Compensation: $15K - $18K, negotiable
Location: OAKLAND, CA,
The Evaluator will work closely with the Chief Innovation Officer, Hack the Hood (HTH) staff and a team of consultants to coordinate and oversee the evaluation strategy of an online video "mentor matrix" library that can be used in the context of relationship-based career coaching to enhance youth knowledge about tech careers and confidence in pursuing them. This career exploration tool will lift up the successes of professionals of color for youth to see. This is a new way to engage industry in the training and mentoring of a more inclusive future workforce. The video library will be part of a larger toolkit, that includes an online curriculum, research report and white paper. The finalized toolkit will be published online and shared with the wider field of workforce development agencies, community based organizations and tech companies.
Goals for the first 90 days:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, portfolio link (optional) and references to email@example.com with "Contract: Evaluator" in the subject line.
Location: OAKLAND, CA
Job Category: Full Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Oakland Program Director
Hourly Rate: $25/hour
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 after school coding programs, Hack the Hood participants evolve into young web development professionals with strong education and career goals.
For 2018, Hack the Hood is seeking to bring on Technical Teaching Fellows to work with us in our immersive 4-day a week, 6-week boot camps in summer of 2018 in Oakland.
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 person 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 hands-on instruction.
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 teaching basic coding languages to a diverse array of youth.
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’s youth development principles:
BOOT CAMP SCHEDULE
The successful candidate will have experience in the following:
How to apply: email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Ricardo Bonilla, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position: Bootcamp Lead Instructor
Location: Oakland, CA
Job Category: Full Time, Seasonal
Reports to: Oakland Program Director
Dates: June 5 - Sept 1
The boot camp lead instructor manages both the delivery of instruction, skills, and experiences in the Hack the Hood boot camp, and manages the core team working to provide transformative experiences for the youth during the program. The lead instructor is also a core ally and partner for the Small Business web development work that happens during boot camp. The role includes teaching coding, project management, HTML/CSS and 21st century workplace skills to youth, evaluation and funder surveys, coaching and conducting portfolio reviews, managing other staff, working with volunteers and mentors, participating and preparing participants for tech company site visits and managing students’ development and execution of web sites for small business clients.
The successful candidate is energized to transform young people’s lives by exposing them to technology careers, coding skills, entrepreneurship and tech innovation. The lead instructor has experience teaching tech skills, some coding, design, and digital marketing curriculum for youth ages 15-24. The candidate also has youth development experience with strong classroom management skills. Successful candidates will have a zest for using social media and tech tools, and be comfortable with smart phones, apps, Google Docs and other tools. The successful candidate is both relationship and outcome driven, and an active problem-solver who enjoys relating to youth ages 16-25, and to adult allies. A social justice lens on tech inclusion is a plus.
BOOT CAMP SCHEDULE
The is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a committed team doing important, innovative work in Oakland. The position offers growth opportunities, great community engagement and tangible measurements of outcomes and impact in a dynamic, flexible environment