Coding Coordinator

9 Dots - Los Angeles, California - Full time

Coding Coordinator

Programs Department

Reports to Program Lead

9 Dots is a community of educators, researchers, and engineers committed to bringing computer science (CS) to all students - particularly those from underserved communities. We believe in creating learning environments that engage every student, foster joy, and promote fearlessness and rigor in problem solving. We aim to empower students by transforming the way they voice their ideas, understand their world, and imagine their future. Our goal is to make it easy for schools to offer computer science courses. In K-5, we pair curriculum and software, developed in-house, with instructional support to ensure that students have exceptional CS learning experiences.

This is your time to give back to the communities that need you most.

This is a full-time, entry level opportunity for outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals - of all academic majors and career backgrounds - who commit to supporting CS education in Los Angeles-area public schools. This position offers the coding and instructional training to thrive in a CS classroom. As part of our staff training program, Coding Coordinators learn CS fundamentals and advanced instructional techniques in order to support site teachers at our partner schools.

Role Summary

On-site Teacher Support Responsibilities

  • Uphold 9 Dots mission and values
  • Work with school site teachers to deliver whole class instruction, small group instruction, or 1:1 interventions for learners at all levels
  • Deliver exceptional professional development, developed by 9 Dots’, to partner teachers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner school administration and school site teachers
  • Coordinate and support coding instruction at partner schools 4 days a week
  • Implement feedback from Program Lead to improve lesson plans and/or instruction
  • Review weekly lessons and prepare all materials for school distribution
  • Serve as point-person for site teachers at partner schools

Professional Development and Computer Science Fundamentals Training Responsibilities

  • Receive formal instructional coaching from our master teachers through classroom observations and professional development sessions
  • Learn software fundamentals: block coding, Javascript, CSS, HTML
  • Learn to think like a software engineer

Requirements

  • Belief in 9 Dots’ mission to make transformative CS education accessible to all students
  • Commitment to social justice through education
  • Desire to learn new skills and professional competencies
  • Fearless problem solver ready to take on challenges as they arise
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to self-manage and work independently
  • A proactive communicator
  • Driver’s License and reliable transportation

Bonus

  • Experience working with students
  • Experience with web-based coding educational tools, such as code.org, Scratch, etc.
  • Background in Computer Science, Education, or Cultural Studies

Start Date: June 17, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA

We Provide

  • Full health care, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 12 days PTO + 9 Dots Holidays
  • Professional Development reimbursement
  • Retirement Investment Plans (401k)
  • Experience within a nimble and rapidly-growing organization
  • Open and collaborative environment
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Dog-friendly work space @ 9 Dots headquarters

Application

To apply, please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Jackie Howe (jacqueline.howe@9dots.org) or apply at this link: tinyurl.com/9dotsapp

Contact

Jackie Howe

jacqueline.howe@9dots.org

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Teaching

Experience Level

Entry Level

9 Dots

9 Dots is a community of educators, engineers, and researchers who are committed to bringing equitable Computer Science education to all Title I students throughout Los Angeles. 

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