The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 14-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Contract


Web Development Lead Instructor - Kansas City


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 Lead Instructor to assist with the delivery of our LC101 class in Kansas City, MO. 

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 class that seeks to provide training for in-demand tech skills that prepare successful students for apprenticeships in computer programming and information technology. LC 101 accomplishes this by using world-class curriculum and expertise from the local community, with additional skill tracks that orient students towards a job in technology.

The Lead Instructor Role 

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

The class will run for 22 weeks, beginning Monday, October 7, 2019, and running through Monday, March 16. The class will meet Mondays & Wednesdays  from 6:00-9pm at Rockhurst University. The instructor can expect to work approximately 12 -15 hours/week on this project.

The instructor will also have the possibility to extend the contract for an additional 9-weeks from Monday, April 6 to Monday, June 8, for LaunchCode's professional development-oriented Liftoff program. 


  • Instruct students during class sessions. This may include: lecturing, one-on-one student mentoring, and developing supplementary material.
  • Adapt instruction methods and material in response to student needs.
  • Coordinate with mentors on hours, course material, and responsibilities.
  • Work with students to determine best practices and individual learning methods.
  • Communicate with LaunchCode to provide updates and address any needs.

You're perfect for this role if you --  

  • Have a high level of  understanding of technical concepts including fundamentals of coding, web development, JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, SQL, OOP, Java, or C#. You do not need to have all these skills but you do have to have a willingness to learn!
  • Love building and deploying software applications from scratch.
  • Are an excellent communicator and public speaker.
  • Plus possess excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Pride yourself on being an effective team member in high-intensity environments and being able to thrive under pressure.
  • Experience working as a professional software developer
  • Have some teaching experience --  but not mandatory.


Commensurate with experience and skills.  As a contractor, no benefits are provided.

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. The employment eligibility of all new hires will be verified using E-Verify. 

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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