The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 14-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Contract


LaunchCode's Immersive CodeCamp 

Saint Louis Teaching Assistant 


LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placement in technology. We're seeking a hyper-motivated manager to lead NASA-safety-check-level-crucial elements of our Impact program and help us expand tech greatness in the St Louis area. Are you a person who's always listening for connections? Got an earnest drive to open doors to opportunity for others and make an impact on their lives? Do people you meet on the bus or waiting in line often find themselves telling you their life story, and before you know it, you've discovered that your friend's aunt is exactly the person they need to meet to solve a problem? If so, then you've come to the right place.

Immersive CodeCamp Teaching Assistant

CodeCamp is approximately 14 weeks long, with class sizes between 25 and 35 students. Curriculum is managed by LaunchCode and delivered by course staff, which consists of one Lead Instructor and 1-2 Teaching Assistants. Curriculum consists of procedural programming and web programming fundamentals in Python, with additional job-ready skills taught in Java.

LaunchCode is seeking highly motivated individuals to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) for CodeCamp. TAs are responsible for assisting with instruction, working closely with students, and helping with course administration. 


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


  • Experience programming in a variety of languages, including object-oriented; dynamically- and statically-typed; compiled and interpreted
  • Ability to present programming concepts in both verbal and written settings
  • Must stay up-to-date on current programming trends and practices
  • A strong desire to work with driven individuals and help them succeed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An outcome-oriented work ethic

Position Type

This is a full-time contracted position. The period of engagement begins October 2019 running for approximately 14 weeks. This position is located in the metro St. Louis.


Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. 

To Apply

Apply online by filling out the form above.   No phone calls, please. References should be available upon request. 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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