Web Development Education Apprentice: Remote Instruction

Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 18, 2021 (12 d ago)

Work Location: Remote or San Francisco

Reports to: Remote Instruction Manager

Annual Salary: Commensurate, based on experience

The Last Mile, a non-profit based in San Francisco, is the first prison program in the US to provide in-prison software engineering training. The goal is to prepare students for employment as front-end developers and web designers post-release. Students learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python and more. We believe that having a job is the key to successful reentry and breaking the cycle of incarceration. A projected shortage of nearly 1 million software engineering jobs by 2020 means that these jobs skills will be in demand. Through in-prison software engineering training and continued mentorship post-release, The Last Mile bridges the gap between incarceration and freedom.

The TLM Education Department is looking for talented and motivated former TLM program participants who are interested in developing professionally and academically as part of the Web Development Education Apprenticeship. This position is an 8-month full-time position, during which you will provide support to current TLM students, classroom facilitators, and remote instructors while simultaneously pursuing continuing education and professional development opportunities. This role presents a unique opportunity to develop on-the-job professional skills, work towards long-term career goals, and give back to the TLM community by helping current students.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Remote instruction (75%)
    • Provide technical support for classrooms facilitators and Remote Instructors during instructional sessions
    • Keep track of time and provide feedback on the content and engagement levels of students for each session
    • Take technical notes on Remote Instruction sessions
    • Assess student performance on classwork assigned during Remote Instruction Sessions.
    • Collect and track data about class performance and lesson effectiveness
    • Provide feedback on lesson plans and suggest topics to cover in upcoming lesson plans
    • Collaborate across teams on departmental projects and initiatives
    • Participate in regular team and department meetings

  • Continuing Education and Professional Development (25%)
    • Work with TLM staff including the Remote Instruction Manager and Chief Operating Officer to define long term professional goals.
    • Participate in online coursework related to professional goals.
    • Participate in mentorship sessions with industry leaders to build career readiness skills.
    • Work with other TLM departments to gain experience in different roles.

You are a strong fit for this job if….

  • You have experience with learning inside the justice system
  • You have great communication skills
  • You have a passion for cutting-edge technology and web development
  • You work well with a team
  • You love using data to inform decision making

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Former TLM program participant.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the MERN stack.
  • Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
  • Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Available to attend weekly team and department meetings, either in person or virtually.
  • Works well in team environments.
  • Believe that anyone can learn to code.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching or software engineering experience.
  • Strong communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@thelastmile.org if you are interested.

TLM is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and second chances at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other protected class.


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