Virtual Site Lead (UK) - Summer 2023
England or Remote /
Summer Programs /
Girls Who Code is seeking enthusiastic Site Leads for our 2023 Virtual Summer Immersion Program's International classrooms. Our curriculum is designed to educate, inspire, and equip girls and non-binary students ages 14-17 with the skills and resources to pursue academics and careers in the technology and engineering sectors, as well as build bravery and confidence. Our virtual program is unique in its approach by offering students around the world the opportunity to participate in a 2-week virtual class that includes synchronous and asynchronous instruction alongside university and career exploration opportunities. In total there will be three rounds of our 2-week programs throughout the summer, with 1-week between rounds for Teaching staff and Site Leads to prepare. Please note that our International classrooms will only be running in Round 2 and Round 3.
We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Our Virtual Summer Immersion Program Site Leads work with our Instructors and Teaching Assistants to encourage, nurture and mentor girls and non-binary students through our program. Site Leads do this by conducting virtual classroom observations, facilitating virtual check-ins with Teaching Teams, providing coaching and support, and acting as a communication liaison between classrooms and GWC central office. In addition, Site Leads will help manage the relationship with Summer Immersion Program partners with guidance from Girls Who Code’s Curriculum and Program Operations teams. Find out more about our Summer Immersion Program on our website.
Program and Training Dates
- Round 2 starting Monday, July 3rd through Friday, July 21st, 2023
- Round 3 starting Monday, July 24th through Friday, August 11th, 2023
- PLEASE NOTE: The dates above are inclusive of the prep week and the 2 weeks of program time for each round.
- Additionally, candidates must be available for mandatory, multi-day, virtual training sessions from June 26th (in the evening) - June 29th. Staff are paid for attending the training and completing all deliverables.
Time Commitment: Please read carefully.
- Must be able to commit to both rounds of teaching, plus each week of preparation time (“Week Zero”).
- Synchronous class and partner engagement time is generally from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM BST (British Summer Time), but there are other synchronous duties during the program.
- We generally recommend staff are available for synchronous duties and meetings from 9:00-5:00 PM (note, Teaching Teams have some flexibility around scheduling some meetings and duties).
- Ability to commit to the following hour requirements: Week Zero Prep Time ~ 15 hours per week and In Program Work Time ~ 30 hours per week
- GWC is closed on 7/4 for a US National Holiday.
Responsibilities: Instructor/TA Coaching & Development
- Regularly observe each virtual classroom and Teaching Team in order to provide feedback and actionable suggestions around instructional practice and classroom culture (on a weekly basis).
- Facilitate weekly virtual check-in meetings with the Teaching Team to review observation feedback, share updates from GWC central office, review student progress and classroom concerns.
- Brainstorm solutions and approaches to classroom management issues.
- Encourage Teaching Teams to implement instructional best practices such as promoting engagement with breakout rooms, constructing structured checks for understanding, scaffolding the lesson, etc.
- Encourage and act as a thought partner with Instructors and TAs on ways to adapt lessons to their classroom’s interests and strengths.
- Ensure classroom responsibilities and tasks are divided fairly amongst Teaching Team members.
- Provide coaching for any communication issues within the Teaching Team.
- Work through any challenging projects or concepts with the Teaching Team.
- Communicate about Instructor and TA development, classroom progress, issues or concerns regularly with your manager during weekly check-ins.
- Respond to slack messages, calls, and emails in a timely fashion.
- Review and approve timesheets submitted by Instructors and TAs.
- Submit performance feedback for assigned Instructors and TAs once the summer program concludes and complete an end of program check out meeting with each Teaching Team member.
Responsibilities: Partner Engagement and Relationship Management
- Assist Teaching Teams in maintaining a professional and responsive relationship with the partner/host point-of-contact according to guidance provided by GWC Central staff.
- Clarify and remind the teaching staff of details for virtual engagement opportunities throughout the summer.
- Represent Girls Who Code externally in meetings and engagements with GWC partners.
- Escalate any issues with the partner according to the established GWC reporting process.
- Communicate lesson feedback to the GWC Curriculum + Instruction Team on a regular basis through weekly surveys, and other communication channels (Slack, email, etc.) as needed.
Responsibilities: Student Emergencies and Issues
- Help teachers and TAs address and escalate to GWC central offices of urgent needs, such as illness or absences.
- Follow established escalation procedures for any student or family issues that arise during the program.
- This is a UK-based role and successful candidates will be required to show satisfactory evidence of their right to work in the UK before commencing in the role.
- BA & BSc degree; Bachelor of Education strongly preferred.
- 4+ years teaching, administration, or other in-school experience.
- Experience leading and managing an effective and supportive classroom environment for students.
- Demonstrated poise, professionalism, and exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Ability to comfortably engage with a variety of program stakeholders ranging from corporate partners, funders, members of the press, and/or technology executives.
- Consistently maintains a positive attitude and builds strong relationships with the Teaching Teams, students, and partners.
- Timeliness and dependability in attendance throughout the program, including all training sessions prior to program start and post-program reporting requirements.
- Commitment to Girls Who Code’s mission.
- Experience teaching in an academically and culturally diverse classroom.
- Prior experience coaching and developing teachers.
- Experience with facilitating virtual zoom meetings and navigating online learning platforms.
- Prior experience with Girls Who Code.
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.
Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.