About Tech Elevator
Responsibility and Inclusion
At Tech Elevator our mission is to elevate people, companies, and communities, and since 2015 we’ve been transforming lives through technology education. In 2020 we were listed as the 16th fastest growing education company in the US, and we’ve consistently led our industry in performance outcomes.
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce.
Through our 14-week, full-time coding boot camps and company partnerships, we teach students and employees from diverse backgrounds to become software developers while also helping them to build necessary career-readiness skills and career connections through our nationally recognized Pathway Program™.
Founded in 2015, with a focus on quality and care in everything we do, we’re proud of our outcomes. As an early member of the Council on Integrity Results in Reporting (www.cirr.org), Tech Elevator has taken a proactive approach to transparency. Our results speak to our focus on quality outcomes and on student success which has earned Tech Elevator top industry recognition.
Summary: The Instructor will teach technical skills and support career change among our student
population. At Tech Elevator, our instructors are accomplished software developers who have a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise with our students. We believe that a great mentor can be the catalyst for successful transformation. As such, our instructors are at the heart of the Tech Elevator experience. Teaching technical skills and supporting career change is challenging work, but when the students have a great experience and succeed in their transformation, the work is both meaningful and personally rewarding. You will have the rare opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of your students.
We stand far above other programs because of our mission and the drive of our employees. Our results reflect our focus on our mission to elevate people, companies and communities. We have built a business where we help people not only get jobs but careers that are satisfying and help companies fill positions with local candidates in the communities where they reside and serve. We do all of this keeping quality and authenticity in mind.
INSTRUCTOR PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Responsible for effectively utilizing the Tech Elevator curriculum to facilitate technical education of
Ensures that lectures are approachable, focused, engaging, and valuable, being:
Mindful of examples that can be understood by a novice
Timely in the objectives being covered in the time allotted
Enthusiastic with his/her/their delivery
Conveys a sense of enthusiasm for programming and the field of software development that can
motivate and inspire students
Maintains students’ respect and confidence by being consistently knowledgeable and prepared to
present curriculum material
Complies with the record-keeping policies and procedures related to student performance (e.g.
grading, attendance, quiz scores, etc.).
Responsible for maintaining a high campus job placement rate by supporting the Pathway
Collaborates with campus Pathway Director(s) to maintain a holistic view of individual student
performance across both technical and career-readiness curricula
Effectively facilitates and supports the technical content of the Pathway Program (e.g. technical
interviewing, “Career Paths in Tech” session)
Supports the efforts of the Pathway Director(s) and promotes student participation in the Pathway
Responsible for looking after the individual needs of students in order to promote a high
graduation rate while maintaining a consistent level of technical competence among graduates.
Takes an interest in and ownership of the academic progress and performance of individual
Effectively utilizes student mentoring sessions to assist with areas such as technical review,
tutoring, mentoring, and development of side projects
Recognizes and takes appropriate and timely action when necessary to address students’ poor
academic performance or personal misconduct
Responsible for maintaining technical expertise and staying current with the software development
Is knowledgeable of all facets of the Tech Elevator curriculum, self-identifying gaps where
additional experience and learning is needed in order to effectively deliver a given curriculum topic
Seeks ways to improve Tech Elevator’s curriculum and educational practices and contributes to
improving the “state of the art” at both the campus and organizational level
Stays abreast of current developments and trends in the field of software development
Shares knowledge and expertise in areas outside of Tech Elevator’s core curriculum with students,
colleagues, and the broader software development community.
Participate - Takes both initiative and responsibility in their role. Engages with others in a positive,
meaningful and collaborative way. Does more than show up; adds value to the work they do, their team,
the broader company, and its mission.
Appreciate - Shows respect and empathy for students and fellow team members. Shows gratitude in big
and small ways. Brings positivity to the organization by actively acknowledging the contributions and
impact of others. Is passionate about the quality of their work and the impact they make on students,
coworkers and the community. Empowers and encourages teammates to use their talents to the best of
Elevate - Demonstrates growth-orientation and self-motivation to advance beyond the status quo. Always
seeking opportunities to learn, improve and positively impact outcomes. This includes encouraging those
around them to lean forward, try new things and elevate each other.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience, and attributes:
8+ years of experience with hands on development
Strong knowledge and experience with .NET (C#/ASP.NET/MS SQL) OR Java (Tomcat/Spring MVC)
Knowledge of Agile Experience mentoring, coaching and/or leading junior developers
Strong communication skills Genuine desire to help others learn
Strong visionary skills and creativity
Comfortable guiding students through structured lesson plans while giving real world examples
Ability to stand for at least 5 hours at a time
Ability to work some evenings
The well being of our employees is incredibly important to us, therefore we offer the following benefits:
Retirement Plan with company match
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a home-based position. This position is open to residents of, and may be performed remotely from,
Washington, D.C., and from any state except Colorado.
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents
will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All
employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further
understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed
except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.
Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)