Lead Instructor

Remote, US
Competitive Salary
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Organization Type
What we are looking for:
The Lead Instructor teaches aspiring developers precisely what they need to succeed on a development team. The Instructor will not just teach individuals code; they will teach them to act, think, and work like professional developers. This person will manage a highly immersive, three month boot camp for the most committed, passionate and vetted students. Additionally the Lead Instructor will be responsible for managing a team of other educational staff and projects.

What you'll do:
  • Lead and instruct a Software Guild course in both the in-person and online modalities.
  • Carrying out and attaining the mission and goals of the department.
  • Develop an employee-oriented company culture with emphasis on quality, continuous improvement, and retention.
  • Work with leadership and HR staff to recruit and interview potential employees.
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff including overseeing onboarding, assisting with professional development, work scheduling, and communicating department goals.
  • Empower team members to take responsibility for performance and goals. Build a culture of accountability and regular feedback.
  • Ensure that team members are following classroom procedures.
  • Collect feedback from students and staff members and assist senior leadership with adjusting and creating policies that improve experience and outcome.
  • Monitor industry trends and employer feedback to ensure the curriculum is up to date and identify new opportunities.
  • Adjudicate and document conflicts in oversight area, bringing them to senior leadership if necessary.
  • Periodically observe and review performance of team members, ensuring compliance with Guild policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with operations team members to ensure that events and extracurricular activities that involve instructor staff executed at a high quality level.

What you need:
  • Desired: Bachelor's/Master's Degree
  • Minimum: High school diploma/GED
  • 3 years of experience in software development in one of the two stacks we teach: Microsoft .NET (C#/ASP .NET/SQL Server) or Java (Java/Spring/MySQL).
  • Experience in Python
  • Ability to emphasize and show the meta-skills and core concepts of professional software development
  • Proven experience and subject matter expertise in field of software development
  • High level of empathy, patience, and an ability to encourage students who are struggling, offer additional challenges to students who are excelling, and always offer and encourage open and honest communication
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team both virtual and in-person.

Special Position Requirements:
The position will need to travel up to 50%.

At Wiley, we welcome you for who you are, the background you bring, and embrace individuals who get excited about learning whether online or by book. Learning is for everyone, and so is our workplace. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion. It's in our differences that we empower the way the world learns. Wiley is a diverse, global organization and we areproud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wiley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We evaluate qualified applicants and treat all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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