Coach, Software Engineering, Austin at Flatiron School
What We Look for in Coaches:
The goal of any teacher or coach is to drive outcomes. We are looking for people who LOVE TEACHING. We make it a mission to seek out teachers who can infect, infuse and inspire with passion, wisdom, positivity, and humor. They show students how to love what they do, and how to better love who they are.
The Software Engineering Coach will:
Make No Little Plans
Build for scale by communicating with Lead Instructors on the pace of the class, identify and deploy content for the coming week to meet the predefined learning objectives, create/iterate/review assessments to diagnose student strengths and weaknesses.
Execute on experimental efforts in curriculum and pedagogical style pursuing our collective unending quest to provide the best experience and most positive outcomes.
Develop and lead student project sprints throughout the semester.
Create a safe and collaborative environment where students understand that helping their peers betters their own experience.
Find what to love. Leverage passion as a force for motivation by sharing what you are passionate about with your students and working those topics into lesson plans as appropriate.
Embrace change and thrive in ambiguity by helping students and staff with real time efforts, like debugging a student’s project or assignment, and escalating issues that you need help with in a timely manner.
Use feedback from students gathered via class surveys to greatly exceed the minimum bar.
Integrate feedback from team members on progress of class to set pacing and determine tactical interventions.
Greatly exceed the minimum bar by guiding students to solutions without immediately providing the answer.
Alway be a beginner and push yourself to become a better educator by preparing and delivering lab reviews and lectures.
Collaborate with teammates to address outstanding issues on upcoming curriculum content.
Provide feedback to team members by conducting weekly 1 on 1s and over-communicating on a daily basis.
Empower others to succeed by conducting interviews for instructors and students for future cohorts. Strive to ask questions and provide solutions rather than simply pointing out problems.
Embrace transparency by using suggestions to begin discussion.
Qualifications for Software Engineering Coach:
- Passion for teaching
Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Over our five years as a school, we’ve helped over one thousand students learn to code and launch careers in tech. To achieve these outcomes, we’ve never let ourselves stop growing – we’ve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students’ learning experience.
For the next step in our growth, Flatiron School has joined the WeWork family. In WeWork, we’ve found a partner who shares the mission we’ve had since the beginning: to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. And that mission won’t change. As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.