The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 11-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Contract


D.C. Teaching Assistant


LaunchCode is a nonprofit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through education, apprenticeships and job placement in technology. We're seeking hyper-motivated Teaching Assistants to assist with the delivery of our LC101 class in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

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 contract with us.

LaunchCode's LC101

LC101 is a unique course that helps students develop the coding skills that will prepare them for apprenticeships in computer programming and information technology. LC101 combines a world-class online curriculum with dynamic in-person instruction and specialized skill tracks tailored to align with employer demand.

Teaching Assistant Responsibilities

Teaching Assistants (TAs) assist with instruction, lead and maintain an advisory group of 8 - 12 students, and assist students through the coursework. As an advisory group leader, TAs assist students in coursework, provide reteaching for subjects covered, and lead their advisory group through small group exercises. TAs are required to become familiar with the class material and assignments before the class begins. This role reports to the course Instructor.


  • Knowledge of technical concepts
  • Passion for programming
  • Strong communication skills - Leading small groups, and one on one instruction
  • Perception/Patience (knowing when a student needs help)
  • Growth Mindset

You're perfect for this role if you are

  • A great leader
  • Detail oriented
  • Proactive
  • Experienced in teaching, mentoring, or tutoring
  • Armed with a solid understanding of technical concepts (LC101 graduate, CS student or graduate, professional programmer, programming enthusiast engaged in the local tech scene)

Position Type

Part Time - Contract

Teaching Assistants will work 6-8 hours a week. As contractors, TAs are not eligible for employee benefits.

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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