The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 19-Nov-2019 (CST)
  • Training
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Other
  • Contract

LaunchCode CodeCamp:

Web Development Lead Instructor

Philadelphia, PA


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. We're seeking a hyper-motivated Lead Instructor to assist with the delivery of our new CodeCamp in Philadelphia.

LaunchCode's Immersive CodeCamp

LaunchCode's Immersive CodeCamp is an intensive, full-time educational experience for those wanting to get started with a career in programming. In this program, students acquire modern and practical web development skills in a small class led by effective teaching staff.

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


LaunchCode is working with a Fortune 100 Technology & Entertainment company to provide CodeCamp to their current employees who are seeking to transition. The course is 13 weeks long, with a class size of 12 students. The curriculum is managed by LaunchCode and delivered by course staff, which consists of one Lead Instructor and one Teaching Assistant. The curriculum consists of an introduction to professional web development in JavaScript and additional job-ready skills taught in Java.

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
  • Supports and assists 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

You're perfect for this role if you have experience... 

  • Teaching programming or comparably technical topics at the college level or equivalent
  • Programming in a professional setting
  • Maintaining 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 in Philadelphia. The period of engagement starts in mid-March 2020 and lasts for 14 weeks (1 week of training / preparation and 13 weeks of course delivery).

Compensation ranges between $24,000 and $28,000 for the total engagement, commensurate with experience. 

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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