Career & Professional Development Instructor (Contractor, Part Time)
Lambda School is on a mission to pioneer a new model of accessible higher education with no upfront costs and where the school invests in the students instead of the other way around. We are rethinking learning so that we can address the needs of both students and employers in tandem. We’re a progressive alternative to traditional college and fast track bootcamps. Lambda is an intensive program and an immersive live, online curriculum that teaches people the hard and soft skills they need to launch a new tech career. We offer both full time and part time courses to our students.
Lambda has successfully completed funding rounds with premier tier venture investors and we have students in almost every State across the United States. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who want to change the way the world thinks about higher education and unlock human potential, regardless of circumstance.
If that sounds exciting to you, let’s talk. Our success depends on building teams who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we don’t just accept differences – we celebrate them. Lambda School welcomes a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups and non-traditional backgrounds who can appreciate the diverse student communities that we serve and are looking to grow into. This includes women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
This is a student-facing role on the Career and Professional Development team, reporting to the Manager of Career and Professional Development. As a Career and Professional Development instructor, you're tasked with the critical work of ensuring students are prepared to succeed in their job search and careers with confidence and competence. You'll be the face of the careers curriculum for your cohort of students, delivering lessons on resumes, LinkedIn, job searching, interviewing, offer negotiations, etc.
You must be comfortable teaching to large groups of adult learners in an online setting. You are open to feedback, bring positive energy to your interactions with students, consider creative ways to engage your audience, and use data to drive your decisions. You understand that there are always new opportunities for improvement and ways to elevate our standards, and most of all, you relentlessly advocate for students and keep their needs at the center of your priorities.
The schedule for this role is every other Monday evening from ~3pm-7:30pm Pacific time, and will amount to five hours every two weeks. The teaching schedule is set, but may vary depending on Monday holidays or other student vacations. Additional hours may be required during on-boarding.
What you'll do:
- Facilitate weekly career and professional development lessons to students via Zoom
- Respond to student questions and serve as a subject matter expert for all career-related inquiries
- Disseminate resources to students to support their ongoing professional development
What you'll have
- 3+ years experience as a career coach, technical recruiter, or professional development facilitator ideally in a position working with technology students/professionals
- If your highest education is High School Diploma or GED, you are required to have 5+ years of working experience in a relevant industry If your highest education is a College Degree (proof required), you are required to have 3+ years of working experience in a relevant industry
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience public speaking with large groups, ideally over remote and video platforms
- Knowledge and understanding of professional norms across fields, and meticulous attention to detail when it comes to spotting grammatical errors in resumes or helping a student tailor their answer to a tough interview question
- Experience working with diverse groups of individuals
- Experience working with a variety of technical platforms, ideally Zoom, Slack, and Airtable
Lambda School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Lambda School is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.