Summer Coding Instructor

Chicago, Illinois and Austin, TX
Feb 07, 2019
Mar 09, 2019
Job Function
Education / Teaching

Girls Who Code is seeking enthusiastic computer science instructors for our 2018 Summer Immersion Program. The 7-week program is unique in it’s approach.  Our curriculum is designed to  educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue academics and careers in the technology and engineering sectors, as well as build bravery and confidence.

We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Our Summer Immersion Program Teachers encourage, nurture and mentor girls, providing them with the essential support needed to build their interest in coding and computational thinking.  Join us in welcoming these girls into a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the US!!

Find out more about our programs on our website and check out past student work in our project gallery!


  • Lead instruction and effectively maintain an exciting, engaging and accessible classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 20 high school girls
  • Manage and assess students’ progress in and proficiency of hard and soft computer science skills (includes administering program evaluations to assess student’s understanding)
  • Manage 1 Teaching Assistant (TA) who serves as support in classroom management, lesson delivery, logistical tasks, equipment management, etc.
  • Support the growth and development of Girls Who Code relationships with important partners by serving as a representative of the organization during all program activities including guest speaker and partner visits to the classroom, field trips, and on-site learning opportunities
  • Effectively address students’ challenges and questions to ensure that all students are engaged and demonstrating understanding of course material
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with all Girls Who Code staff throughout the duration of the program
  • Counsel students, as needed or requested, with maturity and appropriate discretion
  • Interface with student families, if necessary, in a professional manner and following proper protocol


  • BA or BS in computer science or related field; must be complete by the start of program
  • Equivalent work experience and technical proficiency may be acceptable in lieu of a CS degree
  • Pursuing a Masters or PhD is a plus
  • Previous experience teaching computer science or a related subject
  • Must be able to commit to a full eight week summer program schedule from June/July- August (exact dates are determined by location)
  • Must be able to commute within or to one of the following markets: Atlanta & Alpharetta, Austin, the Bay area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas (Plano, Addison), Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey (Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, Raritan), New York City, NW Arkansas, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC area or Wilmington (Delaware) - Please note that additional cities may still be added and this posting will be updated accordingly.
  • Additionally, candidates must be able to commit to a multi-day teacher training workshops prior to the program's start date
  • Fluency in at least two programming languages, JavaScript and/or Python preferred
  • Ability to comfortably engage with a variety of program stakeholders ranging from corporate partners, funders, members of the press, and/or technology executives
  • Demonstrated poise, professionalism and exceptional communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for the curriculum and overall program experience
  • Effectiveness and patience in guiding classroom activities, keeping discussions on task and thinking quickly/creatively in the face of unexpected questions or comments
  • Ability to adapt to various learning styles and respect for individual differences of students in the classroom 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Timeliness and dependability in attendance throughout the program, including all teacher training sessions prior to program start and post-program reporting requirements
  • Believe that all girls can code!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and maturity in managing a classroom of twenty high school students
  • Experience teaching in an academically and culturally diverse classroom community
  • Technical industry experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following: mobile phone development, robotics, web development and design, algorithms