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Web Development Teaching Assistant

Fullstack Academy

4 months ago

Job type: Part-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: Teaching

Fullstack Academy is the premier technology skills accelerator providing immersive, intensive, rapid courses (e.g. bootcamps) that bridge the skills gap between our students and employer partners. Fullstack Academy was started inside Y Combinator and was recently acquired by Zovio, a rapidly growing NASDAQ-listed education technology company to address the “education to employment” opportunity in America.

Fullstack Academy operates Fullstack-branded bootcamps in New York and Chicago and nationally through several world-class University partners. Offering curricula in Web, Software Development, Cybersecurity and Data Science, our three to six month bootcamps have changed the lives of thousands of students and re-defined where employers are finding top talent.

"Fullstack Academy has been a life-changing experience" is something we hear often and the reason why we come to work everyday. To help us share Fullstack’s success with the world and find the best bootcamp students, we’re looking for a Part-Time Fullstack Instructional Associate to help transform the lives of our students, and through them, their communities and economies.


As an Instructional Associate (IA) for our partnership program with the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), you will help instruct our part-time bootcamp students looking to build a professional web development skill set. You’ll support students through exercises designed to embed key web development concepts. You’ll guide students through the development of stellar projects. You’ll facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community. You’ll collaborate with our dedicated support and administrative staff to ensure an exceptional experience for each student in our program.

This is a part-time role that will report to our University Program Manager, with a dotted-line to our Head of Academics. Classes will be delivered 100% online. The part-time hours are as follows:

  • A cohort runs for 26 weeks of instruction, with an average of 12-15 hours per week
  • 2 weeknight sessions per week, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm PT
  • 1 weekend session per week, from 9:00am to 1:00pm PT (may be Saturday or Sunday)


In this role, you will

  • Assist the Lead Instructor with teaching Web Development and other technology topics by answering help tickets during learning workshops and covering for the Lead Instructor should he/she be absent
  • Grade technical assessments and provide 1-on-1 feedback to students
  • Hold office hour sessions with students during the weeknights and occasional weekends (done virtually)
  • Track student academic performance and engage with students to help them successfully complete their course
  • Assist in the project management of student projects
  • Create a positive, professional and inclusive learning environment and culture for our students


You are a great candidate if you have:

  • 1+ years of professional work experience as a software engineer preferred, or currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science or computer engineering
  • A strong understanding of at least some of the core technologies of fullstack JavaScript development: Node.js, PostgreSQL, HTML/CSS, React
  • Experience teaching or mentoring: Working at a bootcamp, TA’ing in college, creating educational content via YouTube, mentoring junior developers, volunteering to teach, or prior experience as a teacher are all great experience
  • An interest in learning topics within our course curriculum
  • A desire to work in a fast-moving environment with a high degree of ownership and independence
  • A love of software development and a passion for growing the careers of a diverse new generation of software engineering professionals
  • The ability and stability to consistently meet a 26-week commitment to our students

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place: USA Only.

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