2020 SIP Site Lead
Multiple Locations /
Summer Immersion Program /
Girls Who Code is seeking enthusiastic Site Leads for our 2020 Summer Immersion Program. The 7-week program is unique in its approach. Our curriculum is 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, as well as build bravery and confidence.
We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Our Summer Immersion Program Site Leads work with our Instructors and Teaching Assistants to encourage, nurture and mentor girls through our program. Site Leads do this by observing classrooms, providing regular coaching and support to teaching teams, facilitating communication between the classroom and the GWC central office, and helping manage the relationship with Summer Immersion Program partners with support and guidance from Girls Who Code’s Partner Engagement team. Find out more about our programs on our website and check out past student work in our project gallery!
- Teacher/TA Coaching & Development
- Regularly observe each classroom and teaching team in order to provide feedback around instructional practice and classroom culture (typically on a weekly basis).
- Brainstorm solutions and approaches to classroom management issues.
- Encourage teaching teams to implement instructional best practices such as circulation, checks for understanding, scaffolding, etc..
- Encourage and thought partner with teachers and TAs on ways to adapt lessons to their classroom’s interests and strengths.
- Provide coaching for any communication issues within the teaching team.
- Work through any challenging projects or concepts with the teaching team.
- Communicate about teacher and TA development, classroom progress, issues or concerns regularly with your Senior Site Lead manager.
- 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 the GWC Partner Engagement Manager and other GWC central staff
- Clarify and remind teaching staff of details of engagement opportunities throughout the summer.
- Escalate any issues with the partner or host site according to the established GWC reporting process.
- Communicate lesson feedback to the GWC Curriculum Team on a regular basis through weekly surveys, and other communication channels (Slack, email, etc.) as needed.
- 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.
- Specific Duties
- Respond to calls and emails related to the responsibilities listed above in a timely fashion.
- Conduct weekly classroom observations and provide feedback to the teaching staff and GWC management.
- 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.
- Participate in a virtual weekly check in with your Senior Site Lead and at least one programmatic check-in with a full-time GWC Curriculum team member.
- Review and approve time sheets submitted by teachers and TAs. 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.
- Bachelor’s degree required; 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.
- Must be able to commit to a full 8-10 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.
- Ability to commit to the following hour requirements in each region:
- 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 teaching team, 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.
- ~The following markets will require ~30 hours per week: NYC, Bay Area
- ~The following markets will require ~25-30 hours per week: Dallas,New Jersey (Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, Raritan)
- ~The following markets will require ~10-15 hours per week: Charlotte, NW Arkansas
- ~The following markets will require ~5 hours per week: Boston, Cincinnati
- Experience teaching in an academically and culturally diverse classroom.
- Prior experience coaching and developing teacher
- Prior experience with Girls Who Code.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: (Please read carefully)
To apply for a role as a Site Lead you must submit the following in our online application system:
1) A current resume or CV
2) In place of a cover letter, please respond to 3 short answer questions. Your responses for each question should be at least 150 words, but no longer than 350 words in length.
Why do you want to work with Girls Who Code? Why do you want to be a Site Lead for the Summer Immersion Program specifically?
Which of our core values do you believe is most important to your role as a Site Lead in the Summer Immersion Program? Why?
What does an inclusive and supportive classroom environment look like to you? What is the teacher doing and saying? What are students doing and saying?
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.