LOCATION: Dallas, TX
REPORTS TO: Director, Social Ventures & Innovation
The Social Ventures team at Per Scholas is launching a new, large-scale, customized training effort and has contracted with a large US-based technology services company to train local talent for in-demand technology roles. We are a small, multi-disciplinary team seeking individuals who can ensure the success of this new initiative.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Per Scholas is seeking a multi-talented Instructor and Technology professional to deliver high-quality instruction to a diverse student population who are seeking to acquire skills and credentials that will prepare them for entry- to mid-level career opportunities in technology.
The Instructor must be a talented and passionate Big Data Developer with a deep understanding of Object-Oriented design and extensive experience in Java, Big Data, and Hadoop technologies. You must be self-directed, self-motivated, and comfortable making intermediate-level decisions to adapt processes and curriculum delivery based on industry demand and class needs. We are looking for someone who is both business savvy and has technical knowledge and experience to meet the talent gaps among employers in the industry. The right candidate is able to apply industry experience to a classroom setting while identifying the skill levels of students and aligning instruction to fit students needs using course materials and hands-on instruction. The Instructor collaborates with peers on working with students and works with the Managing Director to change policies and procedures, identify and develop new and relevant training, and assist with strategic planning.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO US:
WHY WORK HERE?
We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance and take contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.
You’ll enjoy company retreats, a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.
ABOUT PER SCHOLAS:
Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as IT professionals, and we create on-ramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; and New York. To date, Per Scholas has trained 6,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.
Platform by Per Scholas, a new series of customized training tracks that put students in direct hiring pipelines with major technology employers, is an extension of the Per Scholas workforce development model. Platform students receive free hands-on training, career development resources and interview opportunities with technology employers to help take their career to the next level.
If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email Suzanne McShane, Talent Acquisition Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to viewing your application!
Equal Employment Opportunity
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