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

LaunchCode CodeCamp:

St. Louis Teaching Assistant


LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through education, apprenticeships and job placement in technology. We're seeking a hyper-motivated Teaching Assistant to assist with the delivery of our new CodeCamp in St. Louis.

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.

LaunchCode's Immersive CodeCamp

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

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#.

The Teaching Assistant:

  • Supports the Lead Instructor in delivering course content
  • Helps the Lead Instructor in administering the course, including grading and attendance
  • Works one-on-one with every student in the class to ensure optimal support and learning

The job is fast-paced and multi-faceted. It's also super fun ' a pretty sweet deal if you ask us.

You're perfect for this role if you are

  • Can program in a variety of languages, including object-oriented; dynamically- and statically-typed; compiled and interpreted
  • Have experience presenting programming concepts in both verbal and written settings
  • Stay up-to-date on current programming trends and practices
  • Possess a strong desire to work with driven individuals and help them succeed
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can demonstrate an outcome-oriented work ethic

Position Type

This is a full time, contract position based at the William J. Harrison Center in St. Louis.  The period of engagement is April 1st - July 5th.

Compensation is $14,400 for the total duration.

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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