Grand Circus

REMOTE Contract - After-Hours Full Stack C# .NET Teaching Assistant

At Grand Circus, we train students for jobs in Michigan’s fastest growing tech companies. We know that anyone can be a developer, so we’re passionate about educating career transitions into coding and other skills that lead to high-growth careers. Come make a huge impact with us as our teaching assistant (TA)!

The current opportunity is for a C# .NET TA, part-time Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night (5:30 - 10 p.m.). This is a remote position paid as 1099 contract income.

WHAT DOES A TEACHING ASSISTANT DO?

Grand Circus teaching assistants help change students’ lives by sharing their developer skills and expertise. Teaching assistants work closely with students, Grand Circus instructors, the campus directors, and program managers to ensure that students have all of the technical skills they need to be career-ready at the end of their bootcamp. It is the role of the teaching assistant to help students get the skills not just that they will need to truly be successful on the job, but to be enthusiastic contributors to the tech community overall. In action, this means that teaching assistants are responsible for:

  • Providing feedback to students based on labs and exercises. 
  • Working with Bootcamp Delivery Manager, program manager, instructor, and the GC team in general to share insights about student progress. 
  • Responding to student inquiries on Slack
  • Communicating with program managers and instructors on any student issues
  • Supplementing instruction by providing small-group breakouts including real world examples and context for lessons
  • Building a supportive classroom environment
  • Adjusting curriculum and content to support the instructor
  • Sharing passion and enthusiasm for development


SO, WHAT ARE THE PERKS?

There are a lot of wonderful things to say about being a Grand Circus teaching assistant. It’s hard to beat the feeling that accompanies alumni reaching out to tell you they landed a great new job because of what you taught them. It’s also hard to beat that warm-and-fuzzy feeling that happens when you see it finally click for a student. It also doesn’t hurt that you’re essentially shaping the minds of an army of newbie developers.


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We’re looking for a new teaching assistant who

  • Is able to work approximately 24 hours per week in May and June
  • Learns new material quickly
  • Can demonstrate advanced knowledge of C# .NET, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (through work experience, schooling, technical assessment, or all three!)
  • Communicates complicated programming concepts in beginner-friendly language
  • Is passionate about mentoring and/or teaching
  • Cares deeply about the community
  • Is open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Can handle the fast pace and quick changes of startup life

It would be awesome if our new teaching assistant also…

  • Has knowledge of Angular
  • Has Github experience

HOW TO APPLY:

If this position sounds right for you, we’re so excited to meet you! Email careers@grandcircus.co with your resume and your answers to the following questions. Please use the subject line C# .NET Instructor.

  • What experiences in your life make you uniquely qualified for this position?
  • One of Grand Circus’ core values is “anyone can be a developer.” What does this mean to you?

Skills

Application Development
HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
JavaScript (Programming Language)
.NET Framework
C# (Programming Language)
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Github
Program Management
Programming Concepts
Enthusiasm
Teaching
Mentorship