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Pursuit // increasing economic oppty thru tech
Long Island City, NY    Posted: Sunday, November 20, 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. 

Our Fellows are successful in part because of our amazing instructional staff. Key to the success of our instructors is the Instructor Manager. As the IM you will lead a group of instructors, coaching on best practices & ensuring they have the skills & tools needed to be their best. 

As an Instructor Manager you will: 

  • Manage a group of instructors, driving the team to reach program goals
  • Conduct classroom observations, performance evaluations & create professional development plans for the cohort & individual instructors to continually improve pedagogy
  • Spearhead workshops & activities that respond to the needs of cohort
  • Partner with the curriculum team to ensure that instructional staff have the necessary tools to deliver excellent classroom experiences, iterating on curriculum & classroom materials
  • Analyze data on Fellow performance, both individual & as a class, working with a big cross functional team to forecast success metrics & drive toward intended outcomes
  • Play a pivotal role in recruitment by hiring, training, & developing the careers of the current team to ensure that we will always be able to staff new classes
  • Strong preference for this Instructor Manager to be our resident technical expert, ensuring were delivering cutting edge technical instruction & assessing tech skills properly

What you need to be considered for an Instructor Manager role: 

  • Experience as a lead instructor or as a software engineer
  • Experience coaching teams or individuals, either as a formal manager or as a mentor
  • Passion for teaching & mentorship
  • Strong preference for experience as a software engineer, developing web applications using JavaScript & React
  • Strong preference for knowledge of our tech stack: Postgres - Express - React/Redux - Node.js, aka PERN - but technical expertise in any type of software engineering will suffice
  • Nice to have: 
  • Jest, Cypress, React Testing Library/Enzyme, & automation platforms such as CircleCI

Where youll work: 

  • Virtuallyfor nowfrom your home or our community office space in Long Island City, NYC
  • Because we are One Big Team, we are having conversations on what a return to in-person work schedules would look like & are actively gathering feedback from staff & fellows to determine the best course of action 

When youll work: 

Pursuit has two class schedules: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 6:00pm & a nights & weekends schedule that is Monday - Wednesday 2:00 - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 6:00. 

  • Ideally we want this person to support the Nights & Weekends instructional staff & would need some flexibility to work outside a standard schedule. We can find a varied schedule that works for everyone.

Pursuit offers: 

    • Great culture where transparency, respect, teamwork, & kindness are valued
    • Competitive compensation in base, plus bonus & a full benefits package
    • Unlimited PTO & an all-Pursuit week-long holiday the last week of December


$110,00 - $130,000

The range above is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, & recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted.  If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

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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