Self-Paced Program (SPP) Advisor - Summer 2023

New York City or Remote /
Summer Programs /
Seasonal
/ Remote
Girls Who Code is seeking enthusiastic instructional Advisors for our 2023 Self-Paced Program. Our curriculum is designed to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls and non-binary students with the skills and resources to pursue academics and careers in the technology and engineering sectors, as well as build bravery and confidence. Our flexible virtual program is unique in its approach by offering students across the country to participate in a self-paced computer science class that includes asynchronous instruction with weekly synchronous support and community-building opportunities.
- Students in our beginner level course offerings will have 6 weeks to complete class projects focused on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python in our web development and cybersecurity courses. 
- Students will also have access to an intermediate level course that covers deeper Python concepts in our newest track: Data Science!

We believe all girls have the interest and ability to code. Our Self-Paced Program Advisors encourage, nurture, and mentor students through our program. Each Advisor will support multiple cohorts over the course of 6 weeks toward success. Advisors will be responsible for attending 6-7 hours of synchronous calls each week including facilitation of SPP Advisor and Partner events, Student Hours, meetings with co-Advisors and Instruction Manager, and weekly Roundtables. Self-Paced Program Events (internally referenced as SPP Events) are a chance to build community with community-building activities and content-driven programming challenges. Student Hours are an opportunity for students to get additional synchronous support while they work through the course while also allowing students to complete projects in a collaborative virtual co-working space. Join us in welcoming these students into a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the US!

Applicants must be a rising senior in college (or equivalent level of experience) at the start of the program.

Key Program Dates:
Training: June 20-22, 2023
Program Start: July 3, 2023
Program End Date: August 18, 2023
Hourly Rate: $30/hr
Positions Available: 24

Responsibilities:

    • Co-advise and support five cohorts of 50-60 high school girls and non-binary students through completion of a Self-Paced Summer Program by maintaining an exciting, engaging, and accessible virtual environment.
    • Meet with your Co-Advisor weekly to share classroom notes/observations, plan the next SPP Event, and review student feedback.
    • Review GWC-provided materials for SPP Events and Student Hours, and adapt those materials as needed to effectively facilitate your upcoming Events and Student Hours.
    • Schedule and co-facilitate SPP Advisor and Partner Events to engage in sisterhood activities or icebreakers in order to build stronger relationships.
    • Schedule and co-host live events and sessions with other Advisors to troubleshoot students’ questions, review misconceptions, or provide debugging tips based on projects.
    • Support in the completion of administrative duties including taking attendance, administering programmatic surveys to students, and completing daily and end of program surveys in a timely fashion. Note: You will share responsibilities with your Co-Advisor. 
    • Review student project submissions and provide them with supportive, constructive comments and/or feedback. Note: You will share review responsibilities with your Co-Advisor. 
    • Facilitate community and discussion in our Girls Who Code Self-Paced Program Discord server by posting engaging questions, updates, and responding to questions and student posts. 
    • Act as a representative of Girls Who Code in SPP Events and during Student (Office) Hours.
    • Effectively address students’ challenges and questions via Zoom, Discord, and Student Hours to ensure that all students are engaged and actively learning course material.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with all Girls Who Code staff to support seamless delivery and execution of tasks and activities.
    • Understand and follow all escalation procedures for any student issues that arise during the program.
    • Always act with maturity and appropriate discretion when interacting with students, other teaching staff, family members/guardians, and partner contacts.
    • Meet with the supervising Instruction Manager on a weekly basis to review feedback and check in on student progress or concerns. 
    • Attend weekly Roundtable presentations for continuous professional development throughout the program.

Qualifications:

    • Enrolled in their final year, or have already received a BA or BS in computer science or a related field by the start of the program.
    • Must be able to commit to working up to 30 hours during the 6-weeks of the program (July 3 through August 11th), plus a few days of virtual training and preparation time prior to the program's start date. Advisors are paid for attending the training and completing all deliverables.
    • Ability to commit to the following hour requirements: 
    • Training + Week Zero Prep Time ~ 25 hours; Training will be a mix of asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Synchronous sessions will take place on Tuesday, June 20th through Thursday, June 22nd, 2023.  
    • In Program Work Time ~ 30 hours per week 
    • Experience with at least one programming language, Python preferred. Our curriculum teaches HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python. While you will not be delivering lessons you will be supporting students during Student Hours and help them troubleshoot their projects.
    • Interest in and/or desire to learn more about Cybersecurity and Machine Learning
    • Must be coachable and model a growth mindset. Advisors should be willing to provide, accept, and implement feedback about their or their partner’s facilitation or classroom management approach in order to better serve the needs of girls in the program. 
    • Effectiveness and patience in guiding Girls Who Code activities, keeping discussions on track, and thinking quickly/creatively in the face of unexpected questions or comments.
    • Ability to adapt to various learning styles and honor individual differences of students in a virtual classroom.
    • Must be able to collaborate with other team members and share responsibilities.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Exceptional communication skills.
    • Timeliness and dependability in attendance throughout the program, including all training sessions prior to program start and post-program reporting requirements.
    • Believe that all girls can code!

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Previous teaching, tutoring or mentoring experience, especially in computer science is strongly preferred.
    • Experience facilitating and discussing Cybersecurity and/or Machine Learning topics and/or lesson plans. 
    • Experience with facilitating virtual zoom meetings and navigating online learning platforms.
    • Experience within academically and culturally diverse classroom communities.
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.