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Apple Swift Coding Instructor | Robotics Coach
College Track San Francisco

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Apple Swift Coding Instructor | Robotics Coach

College Track San Francisco
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Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 29 days ago
Job Role
Teacher
Employer's Industry
Education

Job Description

ABOUT COLLEGE TRACK:

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning a college degree.

In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have ten centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area, with more than 3,200 students on the path to upward social mobility.

OUR COMMITMENT:

From the summer before ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes barriers that prevent students from earning their college degrees by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

OUR VALUES:

At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.

  • COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.
  • PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story.
  • JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.
  • AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.
  • EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR?

College Track is searching for motivated, committed, and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. These leaders must be devoted to working relentlessly to ensure that all CT students develop the social-emotional and academic skills needed to succeed in high school and college.

OPEN POSITIONS:

Apple Swift Coding Instructor: Part-time, non-exempt | 8-15 hours per week | $20 per hour

Robotics Coach: Part-time, non-exempt | 2-6 hours per week | $25 per hour

Apple Swift Coding Instructor:

Apple Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It’s designed to give developers more freedom than ever. Swift is easy to use and open source, so anyone with an idea can create something incredible.

The responsibility of the Apple Swift Coding Instructor is to guide 9th grade students through a provided curriculum using iPad apps. Curriculum will guide and support both learners and instructors such that no prior coding knowledge or experience is required. Facilitator is responsible for sharing feedback on curriculum in order to support program refinements and for meeting additional responsibilities as assigned by the Student Life Director or College Track San Francisco staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited college or currently working toward degree
  • A passion for College Track’s work
  • Previous teaching or workshop facilitation experience strongly preferred
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • A willingness to learn about coding alongside high school learners and colleagues
  • An interest in developing youth as community and STEM leaders
  • Availability to participate in and support with one leadership building event per class cycle (per academic semester)
  • A creative, growth mindset
  • Potential new-hire must be available to attend Apple Professional Learning Training on January 24, 2020

While not required, the ideal candidate also possesses the following traits:

  • A shared lived experience to College Track students
  • Facilitating and teaching experience with first-generation college students
  • Foundational understanding of standard coding languages
  • Experience working with iOS devices and learners

Sample Schedule:

During the academic year, College Track’s operation hours are generally from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Programming generally runs from 4:30 PM to 6:50 PM; Period 1 begins at 4:40 PM and ends at 5:40 PM and Period 2 begins at 5:50 PM and ends at 6:50 PM.

  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Meet with Student Life Director to review lesson for the week. Discuss areas of strength and growth from the previous week, and align on objective for current week.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Preparation for programming - arrange iPads and Apple pencils; make sure devices have all necessary systems updates, apps, and content loaded prior to students arriving; arrange supplemental equipment (e.g. projector, speaker system, etc.).
  • 4:30 PM - 4:40 PM: Unity Circle - A daily ritual that brings together everyone present at the site to build community.
  • 4:40 PM - 5:40 PM: Period 1 - Facilitation of Apple Swift Coding lesson.
  • 5:40 PM - 5:50 PM: 10-minute Break
  • 5:50 PM - 6:50 PM Period 2: Facilitation of Apple Swift Coding lesson.
  • 6:50 PM - 7:00 PM Clean up: Return computers and/or iPads and Apple pens to charging station; dispose of any and all trash; ensure classroom is neat and orderly.

Robotics Coach:

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is an international youth organization that operates a number of youth-based STEM-oriented competitions such as FIRST Robotics and FIRST Tech Challenge. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators of the next generation. By engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, FIRST inspires innovation and fosters well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

The responsibility of the Robotics Coach is to guide and mentor students with varying technology skill levels through the process of designing, building, and operating a robot. The robot kit is reusable from year to year and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited college or currently working toward degree
  • A passion for College Track’s work
  • Experience in one or more of the following technical areas is highly desirable: Leadership Management, Technical Management, Mechanical, Electrical, or Robotic Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Industrial Fabrication
  • Previous teaching or workshop facilitation experience strongly preferred
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent professional verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with strong attention to details
  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, and proactive
  • Collaborative team player who values diversity
  • Strong learning orientation; accepts and incorporates direct feedback

Sample Schedule:

During the academic year, College Track’s operation hours are generally from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Programming generally runs from 4:30 PM to 6:50 PM; Period 1 begins at 4:40 PM and ends at 5:40 PM and Period 2 begins at 5:50 PM and ends at 6:50 PM.

  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Meet with Student Life Director to review lesson for the week. Discuss areas of strength and growth from the previous week, and align on objective for current week.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Prepare all needed materials for the day’s session (e.g. tools and equipment).
  • 4:30 PM - 4:40 PM Unity Circle: A daily ritual that brings together everyone present at the site to build community.
  • 4:40 PM- 5:40 PM Period 1: Facilitation of Robotics lesson.
  • 5:40 PM- 5:50 PM 10-minute Break.
  • 5:50 PM - 6:50 PM Period 2: Facilitation of Robotics lesson.
  • 6:50 PM - 7:00 PM Clean up: Return all tools and equipment to their designated space; dispose of any and all trash; ensure classroom is neat and orderly.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Business Overview

Our Story

  Grounded in a fundamental belief.

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. We believe that every student has the potential to change the world. We also believe that the most powerful way to unlock that potential is through a four-year college degree.

By making a 10-year promise to our students, we remove the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers to earning a bachelor’s degree and a life of opportunity, choice, and power. As college graduates, our students rise above systemic social and cultural barriers to contribute their talents to the world.

This work has truly never been more important.

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