Site Lead

Multiple Locations
Seasonal, varies

Girls Who Code believes all girls have the interest and ability to code. Our Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a 7-week intensive designed to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue academics and careers in the technology and engineering sectors.  Our teaching staff members encourage, nurture and mentor girls, providing them with the essential support needed to build their interest in coding and computational thinking.

We are seeking enthusiastic, responsible Site Leads to guide and support our teaching teams and ensure that our students have the best possible experience during the Summer 2017 program.

Find out more about our programs on our website and check out past student work in our project gallery!

Functional Responsibilities

    • Student Emergencies and Issues
    • Help teachers and TAs address urgent in-classroom needs, such as illness or absences
    • Follow established escalation procedures for any student or family issues that arise during the program
    • Teacher/TA Development
    • Brainstorm solutions or new approaches to classroom management issues
    • Encourage teaching teams to implement instructional best practice such as cold calling, checks for understanding, scaffolding, etc.
    • Provide coaching for any communication issues within the teaching team
    • Partner Engagement and Relationship Management
    • Assist teaching teams in maintaining professional and responsive relationship with the partner/host point-of-contact
    • Clarify and remind teaching staff of details of engagement opportunities throughout the summer
    • Escalate any issues with the partner or host site according to established reporting process
    • Curriculum Support
    • Work through any challenging projects or concepts with the teaching team
    • Encourage teachers and TAs to adapt lessons to their classroom’s interests and strengths
    • Communicate any lesson feedback to the GWC Curriculum Team

Specific Duties

    • Respond to calls and emails related to Responsibilities listed above
    • Lead weekly check-ins with assigned classroom teaching teams (in person strongly preferred)
    • Report and log any classroom issues related to Responsibilities listed above with GWC through the appropriate channels
    • Conduct frequent classroom observations and provide feedback to the teaching staff and GWC management
    • Review and approve timesheets submitted by teachers and TAs
    • Participate in virtual weekly check in with full-time GWC Instruction team member 
    • Attend meet-and-greet and graduation events classrooms
    • Represent Girls Who Code externally at field trips and regional events organized by GWC staff 
    • Submit performance feedback for assigned teachers and TAs once summer program concludes


    • Must be able to commit to a full nine week summer program schedule from June/July- August (exact dates are determined by location)
    • Ability to be at each classroom you are assigned for up to 5 hours per week; please note that the number of classes will vary by location.  
    • The following markets will require 30-40 hours per week: NYC, Bay Area, Chicago, Boston, LA, DC, and Seattle
    • The following markets will require 15-20 hours per week:  Miami, Atlanta, Newark and Austin 
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Bachelor of Education strongly preferred
    • 2 + years teaching experience
    • Demonstrated maturity and strong classroom management skills
    • Experience teaching in an academically and culturally diverse classroom a plus
    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and builds strong relationships
    • Personal qualities of warmth, dependability, responsiveness, initiative, flexibility, knowledge, and credibility
    • Prior experience with Girls Who Code preferred, but not required
    • Commitment to Girls Who Code’s mission

Please upload a cover letter that explains your interest in this position and what motivated you to apply.

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, alienage or citizenship status, 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.