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Instructor, DevOps

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Posted about 1 month ago

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for technology skills training. Fullstack offers comprehensive training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.

"Fullstack Academy has been a life-changing experience" is something we hear often and the reason why we come to work everyday. We’re looking for a Part-Time Instructor to help transform the lives of our students, and through them, their communities and economies.


As an Instructor at Fullstack Academy, you'll scale your impact as a DevOps professional by training the next generation of DevOps talent. You’ll create dynamic learning experiences through deployment of instructional best practices that are student-centered and designed to meet the needs of adult learners. You’ll co-facilitate lessons from the curriculum and will serve as subject matter expert to students and staff. You will support students through exercises designed to build knowledge and skills and promote grit, problem-solving and a collaborative learning community. Ultimately, you will prepare students for the next chapter in their lives as they seek employment in the DevOps field.

This role reports to a Lead Instructor and is supported by a collaborative instructional team and dedicated support staff to ensure an exceptional experience for each student in the cohort.

This is a part-time, remote role, as classes at Fullstack Academy are delivered synchronously and are 100% online. A cohort runs for 26 weeks of instruction, with the weekly part-time commitment is expected to be 15 hours:

  • 2 weeknight sessions per week (either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur, 3 hours each night)
  • 1 Saturday session per week (4 hours)
  • 5 hours of prep, office hours, student communications, team meetings, etc.

    In this role, you will:

    • Create a positive, professional and inclusive learning environment, by:
      • Teaching select lessons in accordance with learning objectives and fidelity to session plans provided by Fullstack
      • Employing strategies known to meet the needs of adult learners, including leveraging tech tools, instructional best practices and connecting content to the real world by sharing industry insights and professional experiences
      • Managing regular communication with students to align on progress, expectations, celebrate milestones and address concern areas
      • Providing individualized student support during synchronous class sessions and outside class synchronously during office hours and asynchronously through timely communication
      • Evaluate student performance and progression toward competencies based on course deliverables and course rubrics, by:
        • Providing constructive and timely feedback to students in the cohort, escalating concerns in a timely manner to the Lead Instructor
        • Assisting in the management of Performance Action Plans for individual students who need additional support
        • Serve as role model for students and as an ambassador for our brand, by:
          • Exhibiting professionalism and an ethical and empathetic approach when engaging with Fullstack staff, students, and the public
          • Promoting student retention and amplify student satisfaction by creating a positive classroom culture for the Learning Team, communicating timely with students and leveraging effective interventions and sharing of resources
          • Encouraging teamwork and seek feedback for continuous improvement

            You are a great candidate for this role is you have:

            • 2+ years of DevOps Work Experience
            • 2+ years of experience working on AWS
            • Experience working with linux networking, python, java, or terraform
            • A passion for DevOps, and to impact lives and business outcomes
            • A passion for teaching and an ability to explain complex technical concepts
            • A history of choosing a path of integrity
            • You’re an exceptional candidate for this role if you also have:

              • Are an AWS Academy Accredited Educator for at least one AWS Academy course, especially:
                • AWS Academy Cloud Architecting
                • AWS Academy Cloud Developing
                • AWS Academy Cloud Operations
                • Have 1 or more AWS certifications, especially:
                  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
                  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
                  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
                  • Have experience teaching in an immersive "bootcamp" type of environment or continuing education style classes
                  • Part-Time Instructors are hourly, non-exempt employees and can expect to work approximately 15 hours per week and should not exceed expected hours without manager approval.

                    Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act disclosure:

                    The expected compensation for this role for candidates from Colorado is $40-$43 per hour for candidates who fulfill the qualifications for the role.


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