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Technical Interview & Job Readiness Instructor (Contract, Part Time Evening Hours)


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Location: Posted: Oct 14, 2021

Job Description

Lambda School is on a mission to pioneer a new model of accessible higher education with no upfront costs and where the school invests in the students instead of the other way around. We are rethinking learning so that we can address the needs of both students and employers in tandem. We’re a progressive alternative to traditional college and fast track bootcamps. Lambda School is an intensive program and an immersive live, online curriculum that teaches people the hard and soft skills they need to launch a new tech career. We offer both full time and part time courses to our students. Lambda School has successfully completed funding rounds with premier tier venture investors and we have students in almost every State across the United States. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who want to change the way the world thinks about higher education and unlock human potential, regardless of circumstance. If that sounds exciting to you, let’s talk. Our success depends on building teams who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we don’t just accept differences – we celebrate them. Lambda School welcomes a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups and non-traditional backgrounds who can appreciate the diverse student communities that we serve and are looking to grow into. This includes women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Because the success of our business is directly connected to the success of our learners landing jobs, the Technical Interview & Job Readiness Instructor position is critical to achieving this shared goal. Our learners are not only attending lambda to gain the technical knowledge and skills they need to become jr developers or jr data scientists, they are also here to learn the soft skills needed to land their first job in tech. This instructor will guide the learners through their job readiness part of the program ensuring their verbal communication, written communication, interviewing skills, and GCA testing is top notch to ensure they achieve their career goals. Our program and our staff are fully remote. The school operates on Pacific Time and this role covers our full-time learners. *** This is a part-time contractor role up to 10-12 hours per week during weekdays between 4PM and 6 PM or 7PM and 9PM Pacific Time zone. ***

What You'll Do:

    • Teach live classes via Zoom explaining technical interviewing and job search best practices.
    • This is a part-time contractor role up to 10-12 hours per week during weekdays between 4PM and 6 PM or 7PM and 9PM Pacific Time zone.
    • Guide your learners to excel in technical interviewing, technical resume writing, job search and applications, LinkedIn & Github profile buildout, and support in their development of soft skills and professional behaviors.
    • Allocate time for proactive outreach for academic help on a weekly basis.
    • Provide learner support in the form of office hours, live chat, and 1:1 sessions as needed. Provide and document curriculum feedback on a regular basis
    • Report to Lambda School on learner progress and successes throughout the course.
    • Develop teaching strategies to maintain high learner engagement
    • Demonstrate high empathy and ability to encourage learners who are struggling as well as provide additional challenges to the learners who are excelling
    • Collaborate cross-functionally

What You'll Need:

    • 3+ years experience in technical recruiting and/or career coaching is required
    • 2+ years of teaching experience is strongly preferred
    • Worked with and/or providing career support to software developers and/or data science roles is strongly preferred
    • Ability to coach learners on how to improve their professional skills to set them up for success during their technical job search
    • Expert level understanding of technical interviewing
    • Process-oriented with exceptional attention to detail
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Self-starting with the ability to effectively work autonomously with little oversight
    • Extremely comfortable and compelling in public speaking situations
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
    • Data-driven approach: you’re motivated by metrics, and use these to inform how you approach your work
    • Create solutions that scale: you identify ways to make processes more efficient and do more with less, without sacrificing quality
    • A growth mindset: you’re always looking for ways to improve yourself and your environment
    • You stay up to date on trends in the technical recruiting industry
    • Motivation: you are a rockstar at finding ways to motivate everyone around you
Lambda School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Lambda School is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability. Apply for this job

About LambdaSchool

Lambda School trains people to be software engineers for free in exchange for a share of future income.

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