Instructor, Oracle Education Foundation

Oracle Education Foundation - Redwood City, California - Full time

The Oracle Corporate Citizenship team seeks an Instructor for the Oracle Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle and staffed by Oracle employees. The individual in this role will help manage and deliver the Foundation's program and will enjoy all the benefits of a corporate job, plus the sense of purpose inherent in a philanthropic educational role.

Candidate must possess:

●Passion for teaching and strong classroom management skills

●Ability to lead instruction both online and in-person

●Ability to maintain an exciting, engaging, and accessible classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 20-30 high school students

●Ability to lead open-ended project-based classes

●Experience in one or more of the following: 3D design and printing, app design, artificial intelligence, data science, game design, physical computing, programming, robotics

●Willingness to try different teaching models, support students who are new to the topic, and challenge students with more experience

About our Program:

The Oracle Education Foundation’s mission is to help young people develop the technical acumen and creative confidence to design outstanding solutions to people’s needs and the world’s problems.

In classes provided by the Foundation, students learn technological skills, and apply these skills to design challenges in which they design and build prototype solutions. The Foundation recruits and engagesOracle Volunteers to help coach students through these Instructor-led classes.

Our classes teach students design thinking, a repeatable, human-centered method for creative problem solving and innovation. Students solve real-world problems using a design thinking approach similar to that taught at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school).

Recently, the Foundation has begun to incorporate futures thinking into its design challenges. Students are introduced to future skills such as how to make sense of loopy complex systems, build a pop-up crew, and befriend the machines.

The person in this role will work in collaboration with the Oracle Education Foundation team to implement curricula, lead instruction in classes, work with Oracle Volunteer coaches prior to each class, and provide guidance and support for both coaches and students during these sessions. Classes typically span multiple days, up to two weeks, and serve 20-30 high school students at a time. The person in this role is responsible for implementing the Foundation’s program in a way that is consistent with the Foundation's mission and core values.

In addition to the above, the Instructor for Oracle Education Foundation will:

●Collaborate closely with all members of the Foundation team

●Work either in-person or in a hybrid model

●Collect, reflect upon, and utilize student and volunteer feedback to inform instruction

●Engage in professional learning around technology, pedagogy, design thinking, and futures thinking

●Assist in many of the day-to-day operations of the Foundation:

     ○Recruit, train, and manage a team of adult volunteers to support each class

     ○Present to and engage with prospective      volunteers at various recruitment events, both in-person and online

     ○Manage communications with volunteers and partners (e.g. schools and nonprofits)

     ○Schedule and organize events

     ○Manage data related to classes, students, and volunteers

Additional Qualifications:

●Bachelor’s degree in education, computer science, or other relevant discipline preferred

●5+ years of experience in secondary education, maker education, computer science education, or a combination preferred

●Experience with design thinking and/or futures thinking a plus

●Superb detail orientation as well as vision

●Exceptional written and verbal English language skills

●Exceptional critical thinking and presentation skills

●Excellent time management, organization, and operations skills

●Ability to represent Oracle Education Foundation and Oracle with passion and professionalism

●Ability to travel 5-10% of the timeReach out to foundation_ww@oracle.com with any questions.

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Oracle Education Foundation

Oracle Education Foundation's mission is to help young people develop the technical acumen and creative confidence to design outstanding solutions to people’s needs and the world’s problems.Check out oraclefoundation.org for more information.
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