The Educator Assistant for Geeking Out Kids of Color will help the Educator(s) 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 as directed by their lead. Professional development is an ongoing expectation of this position and may lead to opportunities as a full Educator.
Educator Assistant (Seattle, WA)
Part Time - 20 hours
$19 - $23 / hour
Start date: Immediate
We encourage college students to apply! Flexible Schedule
Assisting with 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 at the direction of their lead
Reflection of that day’s classroom session, with areas of celebration and areas of opportunity for improvement and growth
Assisting with attendance tracking
Curriculum Development 25%
Working with other educators in creating a program for subsequent classroom curricula under the supervision of of an experienced lead
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
Professional Development 10%
Attendance of workshops in which team members will learn emerging skills helpful to performance of role
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
Available up to 20 hours between 10 am - 8 pm Monday through Friday. Must be available to attend the occasional morning, evening, and weekend meeting.
Must have experience working with multicultural youth who are overcoming intersecting barriers to success.
Multilingual skills are a plus.
Interest in building curricula for and teaching Computer Science and/or Coding.
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 have ability to take direction from experienced peers well and implement the desired steps in the curriculum
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.