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.