Manager of Instruction, Summer Immersion Program

New York City or Remote /
Curriculum & Instruction /
Full-time
The GWC Curriculum & Instruction Team is searching for a passionate and curious Manager of Instruction to prepare and develop a growing network of educators who bring the GWC mission to the classroom. This person will be responsible for supporting the design and delivery of effective teacher and facilitator training and support as well as supporting the refinement of our teacher-facing curriculum materials for the Summer Immersion Program (SIP) and Clubs program. In this role, you will also manage 1-2 seasonal Instruction Managers and Coaches and up to 3 Site Leads to provide coaching and support to summer teaching staff. 

You will report to the Senior Manager of Instruction and will work in close partnership with the People & Culture, Research, Operations, and Programs teams. The position affords a great opportunity to have a tangible impact on students and teachers and help close the gender gap in the technology sector. This is a full-time position.

About Our Programs
SIP is a live, virtual, 2-week introductory computer science course for current 9th-11th grade students. SIP participants learn web development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry through incredible company partners like EA, Pfizer, and ViacomCBS. Clubs offers over 120 hours of project-based, plug-and-play programming through Girls Who Code HQ, our official program platform. With a flexible curriculum that can be adapted to Facilitator’s unique needs, GWC provides step-by-step guidance from getting started to recruiting students and celebrating their accomplishments. We also include comprehensive online training and live support so that anyone can start and Facilitate a Club.

Your portfolio will include:

    • Update existing and create new training modules as needed for Instructors, TAs, and Site Leads for the Summer Immersion Program (SIP) to ensure curriculum understanding and align teaching staff with GWC’s approach to the classroom and organizational values.
    • Provide feedback as needed to support hiring for SIP by reviewing and providing feedback on JDs, interview protocols, and programmatic messaging.
    • Coordinating and supporting logistics of virtual training(s) for 200+ seasonal summer staff with the support of a Senior Associate of Instructor Support.
    • Support the design, implementation, and delivery of ongoing remote (and if needed in-person) training and professional-development for SIP staff.
    • Collaborate with the People & Culture and Programs teams to support teacher training, onboarding, evaluation, and offboarding logistics. 
    • Manage and oversee a team of seasonal Instruction Managers to support Site Leads and SIP Staff and address concerns or challenges that may arise in the classroom.
    • Design and deliver in-program professional development (PD) opportunities and resources to address teacher challenges that arise during SIP.
    • Design and deliver professional development (PD) opportunities and resources to support our Clubs Facilitators.  
    • Observe GWC programs (e.g. SIP, Clubs, Loops, etc.) in action and use your observations to inform your in-program support, training, and curriculum development practices. 
    • Review GWC curriculum materials with an eye towards instruction and pedagogy as needed.
    • Contribute to the broader training and professional development strategy for GWC Teachers and Facilitators across existing GWC programming and new programs and pilots as needed.
    • Participate in local and national Computer Science Education events and share Girls Who Code’s insights and best practices with external stakeholders.

Qualifications:

    • Have at least 4 years of relevant experience with at least 2 of those years including teaching experience with middle and/or high-school students and/or adults
    • Hold a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Education fields, or have commensurate or demonstrable experience in STEM
    • Experience coaching, developing and/or supporting STEM and/or computer science teachers.
    • Have strong organizational and project management skills. You can keep track of timelines, clearly communicate with multiple stakeholders, and you are great at documentation. 
    • Have strong facilitation skills and be able to bring energy and enthusiasm to delivering training and professional development for our SIP staff
    • Be able to develop and implement training and support mechanisms that instill instructor confidence and competence
    • Have excellent people skills with an ability to balance priorities, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external partners
    • Be able to support the logistics and implementation of our Summer Immersion Program as it relates to our teaching staff as needed
    • Be able to approach difficult situations with staff and/or students with calm, poise, and a solutions-oriented approach before and during the program
    • Be able to navigate ambiguity and be willing to ask questions and learn new skills to move a project forward
    • Have very strong leadership abilities and willingness to pitch-in, problem solve, and identify areas of improvement across the organization
    • Be able to learn new systems, tools, and technologies quickly in order to build training modules and support resources
    • Have strong writing skills and be able to craft engaging, age-appropriate prose for teachers and volunteers
    • Be comfortable working and collaborating with in-person and remote team members
    • Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction
    • Be an intellectually curious and responsive team contributor, delivering and receiving feedback regularly
    • Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment.
    • Believe that all girls can code, and be excited to work to close the gender gap in tech

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Have experience managing instructional coaches
    • Have knowledge of computer science education space
    • Have demonstrated success in teaching computer science or STEM subjects to middle and/or high-school students and/or adults
    • Have familiarity with Understanding by Design, Universal Design for Learning, and/or Agile Development Methodologies
    • Are proficient in at least one programming language (for example: Scratch, HTML/CSS, Python, Swift, Arduino-C or JavaScript)
    • 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.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.