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Job Opening: IT Instructor Position at Year Up Bay Area

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    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Title: Information Technology Instructor Office: Year Up Bay Area Location: San Francisco POSITION OVERVIEW: The IT Instructor
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 23, 2011
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      Title: Information Technology Instructor
      Office: Year Up Bay Area
      Location: San Francisco

      The IT Instructor role is a year-round, full-time position that incorporates teaching, curriculum development, advising, group facilitation, and committee work. Reporting directly to the Director of Academics, the instructor will teach Introduction to Computer Applications and Hardware, and Networking courses from an existing but evolving curriculum. Our classroom emphasizes a student-centered learning environment that has real-life application.

      Every instructor at Year Up is more than just a technical trainer. The foundation of our business model is high support and high expectations for our students. As such, instructors spend much of their time guiding students in professional behavior, helping to build their confidence, and advising them on choices (personal, professional, and educational) that will help them to reach their goals. In addition, every instructor works collaboratively with a dedicated group of professionals as part of a comprehensive "learning community" to ensure the success of students. Instructors also participate in committees, site meetings, and other activities that enable our organization to operate and grow successfully. As a Year Up staff member the IT Instructor will also advise to 3 - 4 students per class cycle and facilitate interactive workshops for a learning community of 40 students.

      Note – due to the growing, evolving nature of Year Up Bay Area and the qualifications of the candidate, this role may be designed as a Information Technology Teaching Fellow.

      Classroom and Academics
      • Plan and teach IT classes 5 days a week, 1 – 3 hours/day (including software, hardware, and networking lessons)
      • 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
      • Tutor students outside of class, as necessary

      Learning Community and Year Up Staff Member
      • Attend and participate in weekly Learning Community Meetings, Staff Meetings and Debriefing Sessions
      • Advise three – four students during the six month Learning and Development Phase (and support advisees through their six month internship phase)
      • Plan and facilitate various Learning Community events and interactive workshops
      • Serve as site support for staff and student IT issues; troubleshoot computer, program, and printer problems as necessary
      • Participate in events designed to support the movement towards closing the opportunity divide such as the Walk for Opportunity, galas, e.t.c.

      • A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
      • An understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
      • A commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • At least 2 years' experience as an educator; additional experience as an industry/corporate trainer is a plus
      • Intermediate- to expert-level proficiency in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, Windows XP and Windows 7, Windows Vista, networking & troubleshooting, TCP/IP basics, understanding of internal components, and knowledge of PC hardware support
      • Strong, dynamic interpersonal skills - experience working with diverse individuals and groups
      • Experience teaching or working with urban youth, preferably within the 18-24 age range
      • 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
      • An interest in implementing progressive teaching methodologies and in creating a hands-on interactive learning environment
      • Strong communication and teamwork skills
      • Comfortable with change in a fast moving environment
      • Bachelor's (or master's) degree in a related field

      This role may also be designed as an IT/QA Instructor if the candidate has the following additional qualifications:
      • Intermediate- to expert- level proficiency in the following areas: system development life cycle, software testing, static testing, dynamic testing, white box and black box testing, test management, defect management, and test automation
      • 12-24 months experience working in QA roles in the software, gaming, or product development industries recommended but not required

      Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Year Up also offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare, dental, 401(k) match and vacation.

      Founded in 2000, Year Up is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experiences and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up recognizes that the Opportunity Divide—specifically, historical barriers to education and professional work—is driven by race, ethnicity, national origin and socio-economic status. Year Up seeks to close the divide by setting high expectations and providing high support for our young adults.

      Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships. Year Up lives by and adheres to a core set of values that reflects an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. With a $40 million operating budget, Year Up will serve more than 1,400 students in 2011 across eight sites in Atlanta, Baltimore (community college pilot program), Boston, Chicago, New York City, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. In 2009, when 75% of non-profits either did not grow or remained flat, Year Up grew its revenue by 23%, enabling us to increase the number of students we serve by 56%.

      Year Up has the distinction of being rated one of the Top 10 non-profits in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, one of the 50 best nonprofits to work for by the NonProfit Times, and one of the best non-profits to work for by Opportunity Knocks. Other awards include Fast Company Magazine's Social Capitalist Award for innovative business model and social impact in 2005, 2007, and 2008. In 2009, the Harvard Business School published a case study on Year Up's origins and success.

      Please visit www.youtube.com/yearupinc to hear Founder and CEO, Gerald Chertavian share his motivation for starting Year Up.

      TO APPLY:
      Please apply through our website: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA8/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=YEARUP&cws=1
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