Educator

Seattle, WA

Summary


Job Description 


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

Job Description

Responsibilities



Teaching 50%

  • 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

  • Scaffolding 



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



Administrative 5%

  • Responding to and composing work-related emails

  • Being part of regular all-staff meetings

  • One-on-one progress and debriefing meetings

Requirements

Core Competencies

  • 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.

Application Procedure

Email a resume and cover letter to Carlos@gokic.org, please include LinkedIn profile or quick apply on LinkedIn. Inquiries may be directed to Carlos@gokic.org

Benefits

Benefits:

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.


Employment Practice

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.