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JavaScript Development Instructor

General Assembly

Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, business, and more, both online and at campuses around the world. Our global professional community boasts 40,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting.

In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top tech talent and spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.

In this 10-week part-time course, students learn how to add interactivity to websites, work with APIs and build a single-page app using JavaScript. We are looking for an instructor who is passionate about JavaScript and excited to teach students a set of cutting-edge skills in our JavaScript Development course.

This is a remote teaching position, so applicants can be located anywhere in the US!

Skills and Qualifications

  • You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and trajectories of eager General Assembly Students.
  • You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience working with JavaScript.
  • You are experienced in utilizing JavaScript for the following tasks: manipulating the DOM using vanilla JS and jQuery, making API calls and parsing JSON data, saving data using a back-end-as-a-service provider like Parse or Firebase.
  • Nice to have: experience with any front-end JS framework (Angular, React, Meteor, Ember, Backbone, etc.).
  • Preferred, but not required:
    • Experience working in a remote environment, and use of requisite tools (i.e. video conferencing, messaging, etc.)
    • Backgrounds in adult learning, pedagogy and curriculum development
    • Background in workshop facilitation and professional development

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teach 3 hours per evening, 2 days a week, for 10 weeks.
  • Commit a few hours per week to office hours and ddapt pre-built GA curriculum and lesson-plans to reflect industry trends and offer personal insights
  • Adapt pre-built GA curriculum and lesson-plans to reflect industry trends and offer personal insights
  • Work alongside GA staff and teaching team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.
  • Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.
  • Facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community.
  • Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of learning a new suite of skills
  • Assist students outside of class as necessary.

General Assembly is a licensed school in all states that we operate in, and some states require instructors to be licensed to teach. If hired, you will be required to submit and be approved as an instructor in relevant states. Directions for becoming licensed will be shared with you during onboarding. Licensure requirements vary by state, but you may be required to provide academic transcripts and to answer questions pertaining to moral character, professional conduct, education, and work history. General Assembly will pay for all licensing fees.

Competencies:

  • Technical Expertise – Technical Skills
  • People Management  – Directing, Motivating, and Directing Others & Managing Diversity
  • Instructional Expertise – Planning, Presentation Skills, Patience, Time Management, Listening Skills
  • Self-development – Self-Knowledge, Learning on the Fly, Personal Learning

Licensure

General Assembly is a licensed school in all states that we operate in, and some states require instructors to be licensed to teach. If hired, you will be required to submit and be approved as an instructor in relevant states. Directions for becoming licensed will be shared with you during onboarding. Licensure requirements vary by state, but you may be required to provide academic transcripts and to answer questions pertaining to moral character, professional conduct, education, and work history. General Assembly will pay for all licensing fees.

For Applicants in Los Angeles: Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For Applicants in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.