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Information Technology Instructor
Location: San Jose
Posting Date: August 10, 2015
More info: Apply Here
The Information Technology Instructor – Bay Area, CA will report to the Associate Director of Academics and will teach the basics of computer applications and computer network support from an existing but evolving curriculum. Emphasis in the classroom is on the students learning from each other and through their own curiosity. The foundation of Year Up’s business model is high expectations and high support. Instructors spend much of their time guiding students in professional behavior, helping them to build confidence, and advising them on choices that will help them reach their goals. Instructor I’s are also key members of the local academic team, and may be expected to take on additional projects at the request of the Associate Director of Academics.
To be successful in this role, youll bring a passion for education, strong classroom experience, and a depth of diverse knowledge of technology, and its application in the corporate workplace. Youre someone who finds satisfaction in developing and delivering creative, interactive lessons, and serving as an advisor and coach to our young adults.
The Information Technology Instructor I will also interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.
- Instruct Information Technology courses of approximately 20 students daily, using curriculum that aligns to college-level courses, and includes computer application, hardware and networking
- Produce and instruct high quality, student driven and project-based classes daily in which students learn, are challenged, and enjoy the learning process
- Provide guidance for self-directed learning and provide one-on-one tutoring outside of class
- Manage the classroom successfully following the Year Up contract and behavior modification model
- Work with other instructors to refine and document the Business Communications curriculum
- Identify key competencies for instruction to meet both college-level course requirements and industry-workplace needs
- Hone assessment tools to measure learning and growth of Year Up students and to ensure successful transition of students to corporate internships; make use of these tools to continuously monitor and evaluate Year Ups performance
- Ensure that students communications abilities and professional skills meet the needs of internship and University partners
- Take on additional academic projects as needed at the request of the HIRING MANAGER TITLE
Academic Team/Learning Community Member
- Attend and participate in ongoing curriculum planning meetings with Academic team
- Attend and participate in weekly Academic Team Meetings and periodic Professional Development workshops and trainings Serve as an advisor/mentor for a small number of current students
- Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
- Participate in staff meetings and trainings
- Bachelors degree in a relevant field (Information Technology, Computer Science etc.) required, Bachelors degree in a non-technical field plus relevant industry standard certification: A , MCSE etc. acceptable
- 1-3 years of experience as an educator, additional experience as an industry/corporate training a plus
- 1 years experience teaching or working with urban youth preferred
- An interest in implementing progressive methodologies and in creating a hands on, interactive learning environment
- Experience managing projects with exceptional attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills, mature interpersonal style and the ability to interact with a diverse range of people, strong team work skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
- A desire to collaborate and be part of the learning team Moderate degree of technical literacy required; strong technical literacy a plus
- Experience with curriculum, syllabus development and lesson planning
- Experience with student assessment; and a talent to continuously evaluate the curriculum to identify what is working and what improvements can be made
- Experience with eLearning, computer-enhanced teaching, and blended learning approaches preferred
- Proficiency with various Learning Management Systems (i.e. Schoology, Moodle, Sakai), and virtual and online video tools for teaching and learning (i.e. Second Life, Adobe Connect) preferred
- A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
- Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
- Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
- Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
- Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit. and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $90 million, Year Up will serve over 2,700 students in 2015 nationwide.
Year Up takes three approaches to closing the Opportunity Divide. Our core sites are based on our founding program model direct service programming where facilities, staff, infrastructure, academics, and all other aspects of the program are managed by Year Up staff. The Professional Training Corps (PTC) is a community college based model that provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful workforce training. In this model, students are dual-enrolled in the community college and Year Up; technical skills are taught by college faculty, while Year Up staff provide professional skills and other wrap-around services. Lastly, our Employer Based Solutions are created in collaboration with employer partners; custom solutions are developed to meet critical business needs and solve for skills gap challenges in the marketplace.
Consistently voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.
Please visit http://www.yearup.org… to learn more about working at Year Up, and to see a list of current opportunities.
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