Program Manager: Coding4TX Teacher Coach and Community Manager

WE’RE LOOKING FOR AN AUSTIN-BASED TEACHER COACH & COMMUNITY MANAGER

Code/Interactive is seeking an enthusiastic Austin-based program manager with an education background and coding experience. The program manager will expand the Coding4TX program to ensure that students are getting access to an incredible computer science education, including curriculum internalization & curation, teacher coaching & support, data collection & analysis, and special program design & delivery.

ABOUT CODE/INTERACTIVE & CODING4TX

Code/Interactive is inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and technology leaders by helping students nationwide learn, build, and collaborate with technology. Our three-part program empowers in-school educators to teach the fundamentals of web development & computer science, challenges students to validate, prototype, & pitch technology-based solutions to societal problems at coding summits, and provides career-inspiring office visits & panels, scholarships, and internship opportunities.
Coding4TX is an initiative to ensure that all students in Texas have access to an exceptional computer science education. Coding4TX, the product of a local family foundation, brings together different players in the education space; Code/Interactive executes the curriculum brokerage, coaching, and school relationship management arms of this initiative.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct Teacher Coaching

  • Internalize and specialize in computer science curricula
  • Coach a portfolio of teachers to academic excellence in their schools
  • Observe teachers, reflect, and give constructive feedback on projects for a variety of development lessons
  • Locate and publish resources for your portfolio of teachers
  • Summarize and report teacher proficiency and student mastery of academic content
  • This responsibility will be between 50% and 90% of your weekly work and should be a passion for you

Partner School Management

  • Maintain relationships with C/I teachers, schools and partners at campuses around our Central Texas headquarters in Austin to ensure student curriculum success
  • Assist with event logistics for student coding summits, incubators, and office visits at tech companies and manage the collection, organization, and updating of any student records
  • Recruit and onboard schools

Other Program Management

  • Design & implement additional program deliverables, events, or projects for a variety of development lessons, code/design camps, and/or summer series
  • Recruit teachers and tech mentors to accompany students to hackathons and trips during the program

There are a lot of initiatives within the program team and the organization. As such, you may be asked to contribute on other team-wide projects as well. In time, we might also evolve the role’s responsibilities if there are other projects that are a better fit or an organizational priority at the time (such as summit program design, program operational management, or metrics collection and analysis).

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • You have to care about what we do – providing life-changing opportunities for an incredible group of students. We believe in this and want to increase our impact; you should too.
  • You see a career trajectory that includes computer science and teacher coaching; you have experience in the classroom and are able to lead a portfolio of teachers to student success.
  • You have significant teaching experience; the minimum we’re looking for:
    • 5 years formal classroom teaching
      OR
    • 2 years formal classroom teaching combined with 3 years of teaching outside the classroom (e.g, running a summer coding camp)
  • You have experience with front-end programming languages, especially HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Formal training or experience with front-end development or other programming languages preferred.
  • You’re a stellar communicator – both written and verbal – and people coach. You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, including the capacity to coordinate details, multi-task and generate creative solutions
  • You can naturally build relationships with people and care about their experience as part of the Coding4TX community.
  • You know the specifics of the Texas education landscape, including state standards, laws, protocol, and how to navigate these areas.
  • You’re excited about the size of our organization, contributing to a variety of different projects, and are excited that your role will grow and evolve. You are comfortable working remotely from the organization’s NYC HQ.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and work experience.

This role requires regular travel throughout Central Texas, and quarterly to other regions, in order to visit and observe classrooms and facilitate professional development sessions. Additionally, this role at times requires the ability to lift large and/or heavy packages in order to set up and tear down coding/design summits and professional development events.

WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE

  • $55,000 per year salary + fully-covered health care (with access to discounted vision & dental and premium health care plans)
  • A position at a small organization that is nearing an inflection point in its growth and wants to scale – there are and will continue to be lots of opportunities to exercise large levels of ownership over our work
  • Vacation days, schedule flexibility, winter break, and summer Fridays

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

We are aiming for a June 1, 2017 start date for this role. There is some flexibility with this date for an exceptional candidate, especially those who currently work in schools and have to finish the academic year.

Please submit your application using the form below.

Please direct any questions to Chris Ott (chris@weare.ci), Vice President of Operations and Development at Code/Interactive.

Please reference Job Requisition #17-03-0002 with any email communication.

Apply Now! - 2017-04 - Program Manager, Coding4TX Teacher Coach & Community Manager

  • Let us know about yourself and your experience by sharing your resume, professional website, and/or LinkedIn page (or any combination of the three).Have a cool side project or portfolio you want to share with us? Feel free to include the url to that as well.
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  • Please include a sample lesson plan that you have delivered to a group of students in either a K-12 classroom or out of school program.You are welcome to use a computer science or STEM lesson plan if you'd like but the subject matter of the lesson isn't important to us; we're more interested in seeing and hearing your thought process for designing a lesson plan that you've previously delivered.
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