Summer Immersion Program, Instructor

Multiple Locations
Seasonal, Full-Time

Girls Who Code is seeking enthusiastic computer science instructors for the 2017 Summer Immersion Program, a 7-week summer program 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.

We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Our Summer Immersion Program Teachers encourage, nurture and mentor girls, providing them with the essential support needed to build their interest in coding and computational thinking.

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


    • Lead instruction and effectively maintain an exciting, engaging and accessible classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 20 high school girls 
    • Manage and assess students’ progress in and proficiency of hard and soft computer science skills (includes administering program evaluations to assess student’s understanding) 
    • Manage 1 - 2 Teaching Assistants (TAs) to serve as support in classroom management, lesson delivery, logistical tasks, equipment managers, etc
    • Act as a the on-site representative of Girls Who Code, includes serving as host to executive level guests in the classroom and on field trips, thereby supporting the growth and development of Girls Who Code relationships with important partners
    • Effectively address students’ challenges and questions, so as to ensure that all students are engaged and actively learning course material
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with all Girls Who Code staff  to guide the delivery and flow of talks, activities, and field trips to ensure maximum understanding and intake of material for students
    • Counsel students on professional and personal levels, as needed or requested, with maturity and appropriate discretion
    • Interface with student families as needed


    • BA or BS in computer science or related field by start of program, pursuing a Masters or PhD is a plus 
    • Must be able to commit to a full nine week summer program schedule from June/July- August (exact dates are determined by location)
    • Must be able to commute within or to one of the following markets: Austin, Atlanta, New York City, Newark, Stamford CT, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Miami
    • Additionally, candidates must be able to commit to a multi-day teacher training workshops prior to the program's start date.
    • Fluency in at least two programming languages, JavaScript and/or Python preferred
    • Ability to comfortably engage with a variety of program stakeholders ranging from corporate partners, funders, members of the press, and/or technology executives - demonstrated poise and professionalism are a must
    • Enthusiasm for the curriculum and overall program experience
    • Effectiveness and patience in guiding classroom activities, keeping discussions on task and thinking quickly/creatively in the face of unexpected questions or comments, 
    • Ability to adapt to various learning styles and respect for individual differences of students in the classroom 
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills; exceptional communication skills
    • Timeliness and dependability in attendance throughout the program, including all teacher training sessions prior to program start and post-program reporting requirements
    • Believe that all girls can code 

Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience and maturity in managing a classroom of twenty 15 to 18-year-olds
    • Previous experience teaching computer science or a related subject
    • Experience teaching in an academically and culturally diverse classroom community
    • Technical industry experience
    • Experience in one or more of the following: mobile phone development, robotics, web development and design, algorithms

Please include in your cover letter a summary of your computer science and teaching experience as well a description of how you heard about this role, what motivated you to apply, and why you believe you'd be successful.

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.