Employer: CodeCombat

CodeCombat is searching for engaging coding instructors to teach CodeCombat Online Classes to our at-home learners. Students sign in from across the globe to learn JavaScript and Python through our educational CodeCombat game. Our team of instructors teach Private classes for individual students as well as Group Classes (up to four students) in a remote setting. Lesson plans and level solutions are provided.

This is a part-time, remote contractor role overseen by CodeCombat’s Online Classes Product Lead.

What You’ll Do

  • Instruct students aged 8-16 in Python, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Send prompt personalized updates, feedback, and awards celebrating educational milestones with guardians at key points in the student’s learning journey
  • Actively communicate with guardians via email and Zoom
  • Monitor Google Calendar and emails for new class requests
  • Collaborate with Education and Operations teams to identify pain points and coordinate class scheduling
  • Daily update of student attendance sheet and admin protocols
  • Participate in group meetings with CodeCombat Instructors and members of CodeCombat’s Online Classes team
  • Promote an appreciation and passion for Computer Science amongst our students

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field AND/OR currently enrolled in an accredited education program in Computer Science or a related field
  • Saturday availability AND/OR weekday availability 3pm Eastern or later
  • Strong knowledge of Python, JavaScript and familiarity with HTML, CSS; comfortable teaching K-12 students
  • Ability to conduct classes in a remote classroom environment with minimal distractions
  • Camera-confident; Ability to foster an engaging, fun and meaningful connection with learners in a remote setting
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced start-up–be resourceful when needed, embrace change and showcase adaptability in a dynamic environment
  • Clear and responsive communication in Slack and email
  • Detail-oriented with administrative tasks
  • Identifies with CodeCombat’s vision to evolve education through game-based learning

Bonus Points (nice to have but not required)

  • Additional CS languages (coffeescript, Lua, C++)
  • Fluency in languages other than English
  • Prior teaching experience with online game-based learning tools

Who We Are

CodeCombat is seeking to reinvent the way that computer science is taught, both at home and in the classroom. We’re focused on gamifying the classroom and home learning environments to create a more effective and engaging space for children to learn. In other words–we teach coding with video games! Our programming games are sold to schools and parents around the world.

We are a small, tight-knit team dedicated to providing an enjoyable, meaningful place to work. Team members pursue a healthy work/life balance with flexible working hours. All of our team members work remotely from all around the world, with concentrations in San Francisco and Beijing.

Our Values

Our work is purposeful.

We bring our personal best every day, because our game-based learning can be life-changing for young people.

Strength comes from interdependence.

We recognize that each of us is central to the mission of CodeCombat. We know our differences create strength and resilience. We engage one another with respect for who we are, not only what we do. We create community with intention, because we need each other–and because it’s fun.

Kind, not just “nice”.

We don’t let fear of not being “nice” get in the way of the direct communication that underpins healthy relationships. We build strong connections through honest dialogue, even when the conversations are difficult.

Structure can be liberating.

Transparent processes let us focus on making the right decisions–and they create channels for diverse voices to speak. Eliminate information silos and shadow structures; create known communication channels and clear responsibilities.

We can operate at any speed.

We’re thoughtful about how fast we go. We pay attention when the lights change. Sometimes we walk.

Learning and growth go hand-in-hand.

Every experience is an opportunity to learn, and our team is growing every day. When we think we know it all, it means we have more to learn.