Contract Front End Instructor (12 weeks) starts May 15
We’re looking for a developer who is well versed in Front End Development to join our Corporate Training team on a contract basis here in Indianapolis, beginning May 15.
What we believe in:
First and most importantly, here are a few of our values when it comes to teaching someone how to be a developer:
Thinking over syntax – We believe syntax is the easy part of programming and that we are successful when we’ve helped someone learn to think like an engineer.
Quality over quantity – We’re interested in training true professionals, not getting as many people into our classes as possible.
Real projects over scripted assignments – People learn programming best by tackling hard problems with a mentor, not following a list of steps and taking a quiz.
Emphasis on open source – We deeply value the open source mindset and intentionally create and contribute to open source projects.
About our Corporate Training Team:
In recent years, IT departments have evolved from the purveyor of technology to the agents of change in their organization. Because of this dramatic role shift, companies are falling further and further behind in the race to hire top technology talent. In fact, according to a recent survey of CIOs, 65% feel that lack of talent will keep their organizations from keeping up with the fast paced technological changes. The Iron Yard’s Corporate Training Team was designed to bridge this gap.
First, we collaborate with our clients to create a custom curriculum using our immersive, bootcamp style business model. Then, we bring in our expert Instructors to facilitate and train those teams to meet the needs of the changing technology industry. And finally, we focus on measurable outcomes to achieve the highest return in a short period of time. What our clients are left with are a team of newly trained developers who are capable of taking on more advanced projects. By investing in their current workforce, clients are seeing better talent retention and lower hiring costs. Take a look at this video to learn more.
As an Instructor, you will:
Teach the predetermined curriculum to students in a comprehensible and concise manner, keeping students attention for the duration of the lecture (bonus points for humor!)
Be comfortable managing a small classroom of 15-20 students
Meet with students 1:1 prior to class to discuss expectations, guidelines and tools for success
Meet with students 1:1 throughout the duration of the class to discuss progress, goals and questions/ concerns
Assess student performance and communicate information to clients or Program Managers on a consistent basis
Provide answers to students questions during and outside of lecture time
Your qualities and experience:
Great communication skills, especially in distilling complex subject matter
You believe in our mission and are excited about building our culture
A good sense of humor – intensive classes don’t work if it’s all work and no play
Bonus points if you’ve:
Run an in-person or online workshop
Had previous teaching experience
Participated in the open source development process
Spoken at conferences and/or Meetups
Got a passion for and/ or experience in web accessibility