Turing School of Software & Design is seeking an Associate Instructor to join our growing instructional team. Applicants will be considered for both the Front-End and Back-End teams.
Turing offers intensive instructional programs for adults working to become professional software developers. Beneath the surface, Turing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to change the landscape of the technology industry by training a diverse, passionate, and highly skilled workforce capable of building the software that’ll change the world.
Associate Instructors report to the Director of their program: Louisa Barrett (FEE) or Sal Espinosa (BEE). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Facilitate evaluations and assessments of projects and individual student progress
- Deliver approximately eight hours of whole-group instruction per week
- Create, edit and improve instructional materials that are aligned with the learning goals of the Turing curriculum
- Research, prepare, and deliver lesson topics in a way that is both engaging and effective
- Work and teach in our office in downtown Denver during the hours 8:15-5:00 daily in addition to occasional special events outside of these hours
- Make a two-year commitment to teaching at Turing
- Support and lead professional development and Gear Up sessions
- Interview potential students
High quality applicants will have some or all of the following:
- Experience working as a professional software developer or delivering professional-quality academic software work
- Experience with full-time teaching in K-12 or adult environments
- Willingness to organize and instruct classes of 20+ students
- Excellent written communication skills, both in technical and non-technical contexts
- Ability to hypothesize, plan, execute, and iterate in extremely rapid cycles
- Comfort with taking the kernel of an idea and independently seeing it through
Metrics of Success
Performance in this role will be measured by:
- Performance of and feedback from students in the instructed module
- Direct classroom observation by the Program Director and the Director of Professional Learning
- Feedback from the module instructional team
The employee can expect to:
- Have a starting salary of $89,971 with approximately a 1.2% raise every seven weeks
- Be considered for promotion to Instructor when their skills and capabilities grow
- Have fully paid premium health insurance and 50% coverage for family in addition to long-term disability insurance
- 401(k) savings program with 2% employer match
- Group Life Insurance (with benefit equal to yearly salary)
- Be covered by our flexible minimum leave policy of at least 15 days per year
- Be covered by our maternity/paternity leave policy ensuring at least 8 weeks of fully paid leave
- Work in our office in downtown Denver during the hours 8:15-5:00 daily
We believe that embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational values is a way to intentionally make space for positive outcomes to flourish. Accomplishing these goals starts with creating a culture that encourages diversity. Changing recruiting and hiring practices can help reach candidates from different population segments, which we believe is a critical component to fulfilling our organizational mission.
For this position, initial reviews and phone screens will not begin until optional applicant self-reporting demonstrates that the pool is, at a minimum, made up of 30% people of color and 30% non-male applicants. In the event that a sufficient pool has not applied after recruiting efforts of 90 days, the application period will close and current applicants will be allowed to move forward in the process.
This information will be collected via a separate anonymous electronic form sent after the application is received. This electronic anonymous form will be collected by an employee that is not involved in the interview process for new candidates. Once the data from the anonymous form indicates that the above percentages of pool diversity are reached, the hiring team will be notified that the screening and interview process may begin for the new position.
Applicants can anticipate the following selection process:
- Initial application submitted via Google Form
- Send Cover Letter and Resume to Ellen Mary [email protected].
- Screening review of initial applications leading to some candidates being invited to interview.
- A 30-minute interview with at least one current staff member.
- Applicants moving forward will be asked to teach a short sample lesson or complete a comparable performance task
Interested applicants can send questions about the position to Ellen Mary Hickmann, Director of Professional Learning at [email protected].