The Educator for Geeking Out Kids of Color will develop and implement our established curricula, including but not limited to curriculum building and scaffolding, teaching, youth and family engagements such as recruitment, showcases, relationship building, and communications. Professional development is an ongoing expectation of this position which includes the attendance of workshops, conferences, and ongoing self-directed reading.
Educator (Seattle, WA)
Full Time - 32 hours
$23 - $27 / hour
Benefits: health insurance
Start date: Immediate
Preparation for classroom activities, virtual or in-person
In-class teaching, leading students through various activities and providing structure at a pace that considers all students’ capacity to follow along
Reflection of that day’s classroom session, with areas of celebration and areas of opportunity for improvement and growth
Tracking attendance and noticing trends over time
Evaluation and feedback of individual’s performance and improvement
Engaging with partners at respective sites
Curriculum Development 25%
Working with other educators in creating a program for subsequent classroom curricula
Testing curricula for the purposes of ensuring high standard of quality and enjoyment
Youth and Family Engagement 10%
Recruitment of students to enroll in our programs
Showcasing our programs’ successes
Building relationships with our partners and community members
Communications via email with all vital members and participants of our organization
Professional Development 10%
Attendance of workshops in which team members will learn emerging skills helpful to performance of role
Conferences with similar non-profit organizations in further professional development
Readings on topics that parallel our mission and help create disciplinary breadth
Growth and Empowerment Process
Responding to and composing work-related emails
Being part of regular all-staff meetings
One-on-one progress and debriefing meetings
Knowledge of critical race theory with the ability to teach youth
Cultural competency (know positionality within classroom environment),
Basic knowledge of computing and coding
Foundational knowledge of teaching techniques and classroom management
Knowledge and skills to support social emotional development in children
Basic knowledge of child development
Knowledge of project management (setting deadlines, planning, goal settings, etc.).
Preferred Education, Experience, Abilities
A bachelor’s degree or associate's degree with a background in math, science, social science, and/or English. Technology majors receive extra consideration..
Available a minimum of 32 hours between 10 am - 8 pm Monday through Friday. Must be available to attend occasional morning, evening, and weekend meetings..
Must have experience working with multicultural youth who are overcoming intersecting barriers to success.
Additional consideration given to: Two or more years teaching/training experience, two or more years working with youth academic program development, and/or two or more years of relevant work experience managing large groups of volunteers and/or interns, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Multilingual skills are a plus.
Interest in building curricula for and teaching Computer Science and/or Coding.
Engaging and managing volunteers
Knowledgeable around racial & gender theory, decolonization in education, and critical white theory.
Coming from a background similar to the community we serve is desired.
Must be a self-starter, dependable, have strong problem-solving skills, and have the ability to use good judgment as necessary.
Must have reliable and independent transportation.
Must be committed to creating and sustaining a learning environment in which students and fellow employees feel safe, supported, and encouraged; foster an environment that is inclusive, culturally rich, and bias-free.
About Geeking Out Kids of Color
GOKiC, www.gokic.org, is a BIPOC led nonprofit organization with a mission of the liberation of BIPOC youth through technology and mentorship, by developing decolonized tech education programs to nurture community leaders of change.
GOKiC also offers a generous paid time off plan, medical, dental, vision, orca transportation cards, and 403(b) plan (Starting summer of 2022).
As of October 18, 2021, GOKiC staff are required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been granted a religious or medical exemption. Philosophical exemptions are not permitted.
Geeking Out Kids of Color is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation, and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.