Code School Teaching Assistant

We’re looking for one or more teaching assistants to help us grow our DeltaV Code School in Cedar Rapids. You’ll be responsible for:

  • Assisting in teaching the curriculum, including:
    • Helping students every day during class work hours
    • Leading instructional sessions ranging from the entry-level 101 by yourself, through advanced 401-level courses with our instructors
    • Improving the curriculum over time and providing feedback on the program itself
  • Assisting in administration of the program (grading, admissions, etc)
  • Developing real world applications for startups and corporate partners when classes aren’t in session

This role is ideal for a recent college graduate or early career developer with a strong computer science background, and ideally with some formal or informal teaching experience. This is a hands-on role: you’ll get down and dirty with the code, working with the students on a daily basis to help them work through challenges and push them to get a strong understanding of modern software development practices.

And you’ll get to do this in a brand new code school classroom in our facility in the NewBo district of Cedar Rapids.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensure the best possible, highest quality learning environment for students
  • Assist with instruction according to the guidelines and rules set forth in the Instructor Handbook
  • Proactively assist student learning in-person and online
  • Be available to students outside of class, in person, as needed
  • Grading homework and other student work
  • Support the instructors and other teaching assistants with the curriculum, as appropriate
  • Instruct 101 courses on a limited number of Saturdays throughout the year
  • Attend community tech events on occasion
  • Contribute content for our blog on occasion

Skills & Qualifications

  • 2+ years professional software development experience and/or 2+ years of Computer Science classroom experience with several years of non-professional code experience. In either case, you’d better have a solid demonstration of your work in a Github repo. You need to be sufficiently nerdy to grow the curriculum at DeltaV!
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills. You need to balance your nerdiness with an approachable, patient, focused demeanor.
  • Highly organized individual able to keep multiple projects and tasks on track at once
  • Consistently interested in the consumption of new technologies and incorporating these into existing curriculum

Some details you should know:

  • This can be either a part-time or a full-time, hourly role.
  • You’ll be required to pass a background check as a part of the on-boarding process
  • Pay is commensurate with experience and should be near market rates.
  • Benefits include health/vision/dental via Wellmark and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan through Vanguard with company match.

If you are interested, email us at jobs@newbo.co with:

  • a resume
  • some cool projects you’ve worked on (ideally, URLs of public applications if possible. Tell us your role in those projects)
  • examples of instructional materials you’ve created / used
  • a link to your GitHub page