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Pursuit // increasing economic oppty thru tech
Long Island City, New York City    Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020
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About Pursuit

At Pursuit, all employees have the opportunity to make a profound, positive social impact. We are building a dynamic, impactful, ambitious, brilliant hard-working team to achieve our goals & support our national expansion.

Pursuit is a social impact organization that creates transformation where its needed most. Through our intensive, four-year software developer training program, we teach high-need, high-potential adults the technical skills & industry smarts needed to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, & become the next generation of leaders in tech. 

Our graduates are hired by leading companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, BlackRock, & JPMorgan Chase, & increase their average annual salaries from $18,000 to over $85,000. By connecting talent with opportunity, Pursuit empowers graduates to transform their families, tech companies, & communities across the nation. Read about our work in the New York Times: Income Before: $18,000. After: $85,000. Does Tiny Nonprofit Hold a Key to the Middle Class?

About the Role

Pursuit is looking for passionate Instructors to teach the 7.0 Cohort. Instructors should have a no-fail attitude & be prepared to work with their co-instructors, Pursuit Core team members, & volunteers to do whatever it takes to provide the appropriate curriculum, instruction, leadership, mentorship, & support to fellow student success. Qualified Instructors will have demonstrated professional experience working with React & an interest in teaching. 

Pursuit HQ is located in Long Island City, Queens, but our office is currently closed in accordance to state-mandates regarding Covid-19 safety. Staff is working remotely until further notice.


  • Deliver full-class instruction
  • Lead small-group & one-on-one sessions for fellows in need of additional review
  • Monitor chat & answer fellow questions
  • Grade fellow work; offer robust written & verbal feedback to fellows
  • Spearhead workshops & activities that respond to the needs of cohort
  • Build & refine curriculum materials

About you

  • Demonstrated experience developing web applications using JavaScript & React
  • Passion for teaching & mentorship
  • Compassionate & able to work with a broad range of students
  • Strong work ethic & reliability

Nice to Haves

  • Background in program development or education
  • Experience working with Pursuit Fellow demographic

Our Values & Culture

At Pursuit, we operate as One Big Team, supporting one another & ensuring that everyone from staff to funders to board members & volunteers are aligned in our efforts to bring transformation to our community. Our values underscore everything we do.

Giving Our All: We have a strong moral & ethical purpose. It's a privilege to have the responsibility of our daily work & immense impact on the world. Our purpose coupled with exceptional passion creates a high sense of urgency & deep commitment to our students, to our community, & to each other.

Delivering Outcomes: Because our students deserve it, because our investors expect it, & because each of us demand it. We work with the best -- & we are immeasurably grateful for the time, resources, skill, & care that every member of our community invests in our mission. We earn their faith in us, renew their commitment, & thank them by delivering outcomes to each & every one of our stakeholders.

Data Driven, Human Judgement: We cant manage anything we cant measure. Data & analysis give definition & ownership to what we do. Evidenced-based decision making allows us to understand our impact & improve over time. At the same time, our work is about what things could be. We are driven by the potential of humanity & the faith in whats possible. Our work is about beating the odds & overcoming the counterfactual.

Our Benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, we are happy to provide employees with a range of benefits. Our offerings include premium health, dental, & vision insurance, flexible paid time off, robust 401k matching, discounted gym memberships, & a fun & active workplace that includes drinks, snacks, & fun team events.


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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