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Virtual Lead Instructor

Company: LaunchCode
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Virtual Lead Instructor


LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through education, apprenticeships, and job placement in technology. We're seeking a hyper-motivated Lead Instructor to lead our CodeCamp class.

Are you passionate about sharing your coding skills with others? Have programming chops and communication skills? Does the thought of preparing people for employment sing to your soul? Then you, my friend, should contract with us.

LaunchCode's Immersive CodeCamp

Immersive CodeCamp is a 14-week, full-time course taking a deep dive into in-demand technologies and skills. Thanks to the smaller class size of approximately 30 students, each student will have access to more personal, hands-on mentorship and individualized support from our instructors. The course curriculum is managed by LaunchCode and delivered by the Lead Instructor. The curriculum consists of coding and web fundamentals using JavaScript, Angular, and C#/.NET, with additional job-ready skills taught through project-building and career readiness.

Lead Instructor Responsibilities

As Lead Instructor, your responsibility is to broadly ensure the overall success of the class alongside your team of Teaching Assistants (TAs). You will plan and deliver lectures, provide insight to TAs, and have final say in coordination with LaunchCode's Candidate Engagement Manager on what happens during each class session. You will also be the primary liaison with LaunchCode staff, communicating feedback and any changes you plan to make. This role and the course TAs report directly to LaunchCode's Candidate Engagement Manager.

The CodeCamp Lead Instructor:

  • Is responsible for the execution of all aspects of the course related to student learning, including lectures, review sessions, and facilitating student activities
  • Support and assist LaunchCode staff in organizing supplementary activities and content, such as guest lectures and employer site visits
  • Is responsible for all course administration related to classroom activities, including grading, attendance, student evaluation, and student communications
  • Manages other course staff
  • Works with course staff to ensure maximum support of each student, including identifying student performance problems and working with students to create pathways for improvement
  • Works with LaunchCode staff to manage student enrollment and learning status, and regularly report course and student progress


  • Ability to empathize and work with learners from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong, outcome-oriented work ethic
  • An ability to thrive and be an effective team member in high-intensity environments
  • Proficiency in topics covered
  • Willingness to learn in-depth the topics they are less familiar with
  • General alignment with LaunchCode's educational philosophy
  • Ability to lead and coach Teaching Assistants

The job is fast-paced and multi-faceted. It's also super fun. A pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.

You're perfect for this role if you

  • Have substantial work experience as a developer and/or experience teaching at the college level
  • Have experience teaching (formal or informal; e.g. hands-on mentoring of a junior developer might fall into this category)
  • Have experience managing a team
  • Possess a passion for technology/programming/problem solving
  • Are engaged in the local tech scene

Position Type

Full Time - Remote Contract. Length of the contract will run approximately 16 weeks. Period of engagement is as soon as possible through an estimate of November 30th, 2021. Compensation is determined by St. Louis Community College.

Class meets Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm CT. Class starts July 26th, 2021 and is estimated to run through November 23rd, 2021. The Lead Instructor is required to attend training sessions and student interviews prior to class start Class is planned to currently meet virtually as we continue to follow guidelines set by public health officials related to COVID-19. Due to class being virtual, we are accepting applications from outside of LaunchCode's hub locations. Please note that all course staff would still be expected to be available at the class times listed above.

To Apply

Apply online by filling out the form above. No phone calls, please; we're busy kicking butt and taking names (and tech jobs). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We highly recommend applying as early as possible for the best chance of moving forward.

We Heart Diversity

LaunchCode supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities. We strongly encourage folks from immigrant communities and communities of color, as well as those who identify as women, LGBTQ, or under-resourced to apply. LaunchCode is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Program and employment policies of LaunchCode are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Keywords: LaunchCode, St. Louis , Virtual Lead Instructor, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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