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Pursuit // increasing economic oppty thru tech
 
Long Island City, NY    Posted: Monday, May 30, 2022
 
   
 
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Pursuit is a social impact organization that creates economic transformation for high-need, high-potential individuals through our technical training programs. We are not just another coding boot camp. We are a mission-driven organization that goes beyond technical instruction to offer coaching, career development, & employer partnerships that help our Fellows secure high-paying software engineering jobs & thrive in their new careers.

We are One Big Team

The passionate & collaborative team at Pursuit gives its all to achieve our mission. And its not just staff. We work with employer partners that love hiring our Fellows because they are so well prepared, ranging from big financial firms to scrappy startups, & everything in between. We also activate & engage hundreds of volunteers that come from all areas of the tech industry. These experts & professionals help keep our curriculum fresh & our standards for achievement high by participating in our admissions process, as well as program-specific activities such as interview training, DemoDays, Hackathons, & Capstone projects. 

We are expanding our programs to reach even more individuals from low-income backgrounds, & we need more Instructors to train them. Our instructional staff play a vital role in Pursuits mission by teaching our Fellows the technical & coding skills necessary for their future as software engineers.

As an Instructor you will: 

  • Share your knowledge & love of technology with a class of adult learners by leading technical instruction via lectures, activity-based learning workshops, code reviews, & projects.
  • Youll receive support from Instructional Associates (IA) & guide their development as instructional professionals.
  • You will work with our existing robust curriculum created by our in-house team. Instructors at Pursuit are encouraged to contribute feedback, ideas, improvements, activities & assets to our curriculum.
  • Create a positive & professional learning environment, fostering a community that goes beyond the classroom.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the larger program team to track cohort progress through our technical curriculum.
  • Empower Fellows to learn how to create websites & software, leveraging different technologies & coding languages, & instilling a love of learning new tech stacks, which they will need to continue doing in their careers.

What you need to be considered for an Instructor role: 

  • AS or BS in Computer Science is preferred but not required
  • Minimum 1 year software engineering or experience teaching web development 
  • Solid tech skills & professional experience working with front- & back-end javascript, for example Node.js, React/Redux, & Postgresexpect that knowledge to be tested throughout the interview process
  • Experience teaching adult learners or coaching/mentoring junior engineers is highly preferred
  • Ability to coach & mentor with empathy, while holding Fellows accountable for their own development
  • BPSS Certification is a huge plus. Please note that once hired, Pursuit will require Instructors to go through the certification process. We will support the application process & pay for the licensing.

Where youll work: 

  • Virtually, from your home or our community office space in Long Island City, NYC

When youll work: 

  • Four Day Work Week: Sunday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST, Monday - Wednesday from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Pursuit offers: 

  • Great culture where transparency, respect, teamwork, & kindness are valued
  • Data-driven curriculum & teaching methods that we always strive to improve
  • Excellent curriculum team that collaborates with instructors
  • Full-time employment with a program structure designed to give Instructors much-needed time off in between cohorts
  • Opportunities to grow your dev skills by creating & contributing to internal applications & tools 
  • Managers who are trained engineers & educators, & who understand what technical instructors need to grow & thrive
  • Competitive compensation in base, plus bonus & a full benefits package
  • Unlimited PTO & an all-Pursuit week-long holiday the last week of December

Pursuit Values Diversity

Our team has a wide range of backgrounds & experiences, & we value the richness that diversity brings to our organization. We welcome new perspectives & affirm that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, familial or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 
 
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