• 08-Feb-2019 to 09-Apr-2019 (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Contract

LaunchCode CodeCamp:

St. Louis Lead Instructor


LaunchCode is a national non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through education, skill building, apprenticeships and job placement in technology.  Our programs are innovative, effective, and scalable, and we have ambitious growth plans.

LaunchCode's Immersive CodeCamp is an intensive, full-time educational experience for those wanting to get started with a career in programming. Upon completion, students apply for LaunchCode's apprenticeship program.

Are you passionate about sharing your coding skills with others?  Have programming chops and communication skills? Does the thought of preparing people for employment -- sing to your soul?  Then you, my friend, should come work here.


CodeCamp is 14 weeks long, with class sizes between 20 and 30 students. The curriculum is managed by LaunchCode and delivered by course staff, which consists of one Lead Instructor and 1-2 Teaching Assistants. The curriculum consists of procedural programming and web programming fundamentals in Python, with additional job-ready skills taught in Java or C#.

LaunchCode is seeking a highly motivated person who will serve as the Lead Instructor for this project. The Lead Instructor will be responsible for executing the course curriculum, instructing students, coordinating instruction with other staff, and assisting students through the coursework.

The Immersive CodeCamp Lead Instructor:

  • Is responsible for the execution of all aspects of the course related to student learning, including lectures, review sessions, and facilitating student activities
  • Support and assist LaunchCode staff in organizing supplementary activities and content, such as guest lectures and employer site visits
  • Is responsible for all course administration related to classroom activities, including grading, attendance, student evaluation, and student communications
  • Manages other course staff
  • Works with course staff to ensure maximum support of each student, including identifying student performance problems and working with students to create pathways for improvement
  • Works with LaunchCode staff to manage student enrollment and learning status, and regularly report course and student progress


The Lead Instructor should have experience:

  • Teaching programming or comparably technical topics at the college level or equivalent
  • Programming in a professional setting
  • Solid knowledge of current programming trends and best practices
  • Programming in a variety of languages, including object-oriented; dynamically- and statically-typed; compiled and interpreted
  • Building and deploying software applications from scratch


The Lead Instructor should possess:

  • A desire to work with driven individuals and help them succeed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong, outcome-oriented work ethic
  • Empathy for learners who are working hard to learn new skills
  • An ability to thrive and be an effective team member in high-intensity environments

Position Type

This is a full time, contract position based at the William J. Harrison Center in St. Louis.  The period of engagement is March 25th - July 5th.

Compensation is $25,600 for the total engagement.

To Apply

Apply online by filling out the form above.  No phone calls, please; we're busy kicking butt and taking names (and tech jobs).  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We highly recommend applying as early as possible for the best chance of moving forward.

We Heart Diversity

LaunchCode supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities.  We strongly encourage folks from immigrant communities and communities of color, as well as those who identify as women, LGBTQ, or under-resourced to apply.  LaunchCode is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Program and employment policies of LaunchCode are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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