The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 15-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • $15.00
  • Full Time


Teaching Assistant

LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through free education, apprenticeships, and job placement in technology. Are you passionate about sharing your coding skills with others? Do you 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.

PHL Teaching Assistant Responsibilities

LaunchCode Teaching Assistants guide a group of students as their principal education and support point of contact throughout LaunchCode programs, while simultaneously refining their own professional development goals. The team leadership experience will provide the opportunity to grow your own leadership,

people management, and group facilitation skills.

Teaching Assistants complete 3 hours of paid training in teaching and facilitation fundamentals, project and people management, diversity and inclusion, and community building.

This role reports to the LaunchCode Candidate Engagement Manager. Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of back end or full-stack web programming concepts
  • Passion for others learning to code
  • Strong communication skills - comfortable leading small groups and/or providing one on one teaching assistance
  • Perception/patience (knowing when a student needs help and guiding them in how to problem solve to find answers)
  • Growth mindset

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:

  • A great, proactive leader
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experienced in teaching, mentoring, or tutoring
  • Armed with a solid understanding of JavaScript, Angular, Java, Spring, C#/.Net
  • Able to put the knowledge of concepts/technologies taught in our curriculum to practice through your full-time job or project work
  • Bonus points if you're a CoderGirl graduate, CodeCamp graduate, LC101 graduate, CS student or graduate, professional programmer, or programming enthusiast engaged in the local tech scene

Position Type

Full-Time - Contract

This is a contracted, part-time, paid position for LaunchCode's PHL CodeCamp 2022 Program. The class will run for up to 16 weeks, beginning on February 21st with an estimated end date on June 10th. The class will meet on Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:30pm EST.

Class is planned to currently meet virtually as we continue to follow guidelines set by public health officials related to COVID-19. Due to class being virtual, we are accepting applications from outside of our hub locations. Please note that all course staff would still be expected to be available at the class times listed above.

Teaching Assistants will be paid $15/hr and work up to 40 hours per week. As contractors, Teaching Assistants are not eligible for employee benefits through LaunchCode.

We Heart Diversity

LaunchCode supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities. We strongly encourage folks from immigrant communities and communities of color and 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 regarding race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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