Ada Developers Academy, a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England, is an intensive software developer training program for women and gender diverse people. In one year, students are taught programming techniques and best practices to enable them to become junior developers. The program consists of two distinct parts, six months in the classroom, and five months of internship, where students refine their skills working on real-world code.
At Ada, teachers lead by example, demonstrating their passion for learning and their commitment to a high standard of excellence. In addition to excellent instruction on the core concepts of web development, teachers lead discussions, guide inquiry, support students in their projects and challenges, and provide feedback to students and each other.
The Software Development Instructor is responsible for preparing students for software development careers by teaching our 6-month intensive programming training course to students who are otherwise not prepared to enter the tech industry as developers. The Software Development Instructor will work very closely with a co-instructor to deliver curriculum to their students.
Essential Job Functions
- Collaborate with the classroom team to provide consistent, high quality education to Ada students every day;
- Communicate empathetically with new learners and set up a positive environment for learning, including instilling a sense of strong community and collaboration over competition;
- Lead classes, giving interactive lectures and leading programming exercises for approximately three hours per day;
- Design and conduct periodic student assessments, and provide detailed, actionable and constructive feedback to students;
- Create and grade daily lesson plans, assignments, and projects;
- Manage student pairing and grouping and provide guidance in a project manager role through team projects;
- Design and manage processes for effective student learning; willingness and passion to grow as an educator in methodologies and pedagogy;
- Commit to, practice, and instill in our students Ada’s core values around collaboration over competition, inclusion, and advocacy for self and others.
As an instructor at Ada Developers Academy, you should be passionate about teaching and excited to take part in directly addressing the diversity imbalance in computer software careers. In addition, the following skills are required:
- Two or more years of previous teaching experience in an educational institution or program;
- Experience in programming, with a high aptitude for learning and applying programming concepts languages;
- Ability to wear multiple hats and work in a start-up like culture, getting things done and contributing to a constantly learning and growing organization;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Stellar intra and interpersonal skills;
- High EQ;
- Leadership and group facilitation experience, particularly with multiple cultures and backgrounds;
- Demonstrated and proven commitment to diversity and inclusion;
- High-energy self-starter and presenter;
- Knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) social justice topics, such as: privilege, micro aggressions, etc;
We strongly encourage online applications. Please submit a resume and cover letter below.
We strongly encourage people of color and others, who will bring a strong commitment to, and previous success, supporting populations of diverse cultural perspectives to apply.
As an EOE/AA employer, Ada Developers Academy/TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, and/or veteran or disability status.