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General Assembly


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Join General Assembly as a Lead Instructor and Transform Careers with Cutting-edge Tech Education


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100% Remote- Sydney Australia

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Organisation summary

General Assembly (GA) is at the forefront of educational innovation, equipping tens of thousands with today’s most in-demand tech skills since 2011. Recognized globally, GA offers programs in web development, data, design, and marketing, catering to over 95,000 alumni. GA not only empowers individuals but also helps companies by transforming their teams through strategic learning, with over 21,000 employees from elite firms having benefited from our corporate training programs. Honored by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and lauded by Fast Company for World-Changing Ideas, GA is a beacon of learning and innovation in the education sector.

Role Summary

  • Collaborate with co-instructors to guide students through a transformational educational journey.
  • Enhance leadership and mentoring skills alongside veteran instructors and instructional coaches.
  • Encourage and support students to continue learning beyond the curriculum.
  • Customize global curriculum for teaching, creating lesson plans, and share insights.
  • Build a supportive and dynamic learning environment that caters to diverse learning styles.

Role Requirements

  • Passion for teaching and shaping the next generation of web developers.
  • Minimum of 3 years in a software development team.
  • Knowledge in Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in front-end and back-end development, particularly in JavaScript.
  • Experience with full-stack JavaScript, JS MV* frameworks, SQL/NoSQL databases, and an additional object-oriented language.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Part-time teaching hours over a program duration, including evenings and Saturdays.
  • Preparation of lessons and materials using existing GA curriculum content.
  • Provide timely feedback and support to students.
  • Collaborate with GA staff to meet diverse student needs.
  • Guide students through a final project to demonstrate their skills to employers.
  • Create a collaborative and positive classroom experience.
  • Inspire students through the challenges of learning new skills.

Since 2011, General Assembly (GA) has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, marketing, and more, both online and at campuses across multiple countries. Our global professional community boasts more than 95,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting.

In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top diverse tech talent and spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.

We are looking for instructors:

Our Software Engineering Immersive course is a life-changing educational experience where our students learn the skills and mindsets to take on new careers as web developers. We are looking for a lead instructor with strong JavaScript experience to play a key role on our growing instructional team.

Although remote, this role is based in Australia and you must have an ABN to be eligible. Please ensure you have the right to work under an ABN before applying.

Why teach our Software Engineering Immersive?

If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by sharing your love for software development with the next generation of developers, we’d love for you to consider joining our team. We deliver more than just skills training, and are looking for teachers who share our vision for a community of lifelong learners pursuing work that they love. As a teacher, you will join us to:

  • Work closely with one or more co-instructors to guide students through a rigorous, transformational journey.
  • Become a better leader, and mentor as you learn from veteran instructors and our world-class instructional coaches.
  • Inspire and support students as they identify their passions and drive their own continued learning beyond the curriculum.
  • Adapt our global curriculum and use it to guide your teaching, building your own lesson plans as needed and contributing back your lessons learned over time.
  • Facilitate a safe, supportive, and energetic community that welcomes the various needs and learning styles of your students.

What do we teach?

We adapt both our global curriculum and local approach to the technical trends and hiring environment of the times and cities we work in, but today our primary educational approach centers around JavaScript. In general, our curriculum is scaffolded to follow the historical evolution of software engineering. We start by teaching the fundamentals of programming and web design through JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. About 25% of our course (normally unit 2 of 4) focuses on Rails MVC or similar framework, using that context to introduce databases, security, and other foundational knowledge. The rest of the course (units 3 and 4) focuses back on JavaScript. We cover API development in Node, then tackle one or more front-end MV* frameworks (Backbone, Angular, Ember, React). We also cover all sorts of other things that junior web developers need to know, like source control, team collaboration, and developer workflow.

We give students the chance to spend focused time building at least 4 major projects, in addition to other smaller projects and labs. About 20% of overall class time is spent on dedicated project work.

Skills and Qualifications

  • You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.
  • You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and careers of the newest generation of web developers.
  • You have at least 3+ years of experience working on a software development team.
  • Familiarity with Computer Science topics, such as: Recursion, Sorting, Search, Linked Lists, Stacks and queues, Sets, Trees, Search Tries, Graphs, Hash tables, and Design patterns
  • You have working experience in both front-end and back-end development, and are fluent in:
    • HTML and CSS
    • Full-stack JavaScript (strong JavaScript highly preferred)
    • At least one JS MV* framework (Angular, Backbone, or React preferred)
    • SQL databases (we generally use PosgreSQL)
    • NoSQL (we generally cover MongoDB and Redis)
    • At least one additional object-oriented language (Python preferred)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teach 16 hours per fortnight for duration of the program (Tuesday/Thursday evenings or Monday/Wednesday evenings, and Saturdays)
  • Instructors will need to commit a few hours per week preparing lessons and materials, leveraging existing GA curriculum content.
  • Work closely with co-instructors or teaching assistants to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.
  • Work alongside GA staff and teaching team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.
  • Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.
  • Facilitate a dynamic, collaborative, and positive classroom community.
  • Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of learning a new skill set

Unless otherwise noted, remote positions can be performed from the following approved General Assembly operating countries.

United States of America (states of operation may vary), Canada (provinces of operation may vary), United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore.


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