Kenzie Academy is always looking for professionals that are as passionate about education as we are. If you are excited about changing the world of tech and helping underserved communities get the education they deserve then Kenzie Academy is where you belong!

Below are our current job openings. Please check back frequently as we are always growing and looking for new talented team members to join our mission.

Facilitator and Curriculum Development Roles

Web Development Instructor

About Kenzie Academy from Southern New Hampshire University:

Kenzie Academy from Southern New Hampshire University is pioneering a new model in education to develop people hungry for a career in tech. Utilizing cutting-edge curriculum, industry practitioners as teachers, and on the job, project-based learning, we are closing the talent gap and developing innovators with skills, passion, and purpose. Kenzie offers programs in software engineering and UX engineering.

The Role: Kenzie Academy is looking for Web Development Instructors with expertise in MERN [MongoDB, ExpressJS, ReactJS, & NodeJS] to teach our students as part of a 9-month full-stack web development program. This is a remote, contract position with negotiable pay.

This is a unique opportunity to serve communities otherwise overlooked by the tech industry. You will interact directly with students, facilitators, and instructors to continually iterate on lessons and activities. 

You will teach students the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You will also be teaching the in-demand technologies of Mongo, Express, React, and Node. 

What you’ll do:

  • You will serve as a subject matter expert within an instructional team.
  • You will continuously mentor and develop a group of facilitators, who work directly with groups of students, ensuring facilitators can lead delivery of all technical aspects of the curriculum.
  • You will provide instruction and support to students in various programs, especially students who are struggling or otherwise unable to receive adequate support from facilitators.
  • You will deliver demos (live lectures) via video conferencing. These demos may be recorded for ongoing dissemination by Kenzie Academy. Additionally, you will create recorded lectures to further expand Kenzie’s resource library. 
  • You will be available to coach students one on one or in a small group setting during assigned office hours.
  • You will collaborate with all Academic team members (Sr. Instructors, Instructors, Facilitators, Student Coaches) ensuring all team members are working together to deliver the best academic experience possible and all students are able to access available resources. 
  • You will lead an instructional team to monitor data dashboards on an ongoing basis. You will work with the Director of Facilitation and your facilitator team to deliver weekly support sessions to students who need the additional resources, based on the findings of the data. When students fall behind or encounter a challenging life situation, you will collaborate with a Student Success Manager to help students get back on track.
  • You will work closely with our learning science team to provide feedback and suggestions regarding pacing and changes to curriculum based on data and classroom experiences. This includes directly contributing to our instructional guides.
  • You will collaborate with our in-house product team on building internal tools to deliver content and track student performance.

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years industry experience in software development. Relevant teaching experience, or demonstrated technical ability (through technical interviews, work product, and portfolio of engineering or teaching work) may be considered as equivalent. 
  • For Front-End courses:
    • You are skilled at programming in Javascript, and you are comfortable with HTML and CSS.
    • You are comfortable with the React library and Node runtime environment.
    • You are proficient in at least one other language (especially Python, Java, or C).
  • For Back-End courses:
    • You are skilled and knowledgeable in Python, Flask, SQL, Bash, and Git.
    • You are proficient in at least one other programming language (preferably JavaScript).
  • You have experience working on a remote team and using remote communication tools such as live chat, video conferencing, and virtual breakout rooms.
  • You have a desire to teach students of all ages and backgrounds in computer programming.
  • You are excited to experiment with new approaches to education.
  • You are a passionate problem-solver.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You have taught introductory programming or computer science classes for 1+ years.
  • You have experience working with teams of teaching assistants, tutors, or similar instructional support staff.
  • You have experience training and mentoring instructional support staff to “lead through questioning” and engage effectively with students with diverse learning styles.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You enjoy translating ideas into words, visuals, and examples.
  • You have experience working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Kenzie Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Kenzie does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO INFO@KENZIE.ACADEMY

Curriculum Developer

About Kenzie Academy:

Kenzie Academy is pioneering a new model in education to develop people hungry for a career in tech. Utilizing cutting-edge curriculum, industry practitioners as teachers, and on-the-job project-based learning, we are closing the talent gap and developing innovators with skills, passion, and purpose. Kenzie offers programs in Software Engineering and UX Engineering.

 

The Role:

Responsibilities include:

  1. Developing project-based learning opportunities, including the creation of starter code, writing step-by-step instructions, and collaborating with our Learning Science team to develop grading rubrics.
  2. Writing content to introduce or reinforce topics related to provided learning outcomes. In some cases, content is already written but needs to be revised for improved accessibility.
  3. Collaborating with instructional staff to incorporate instructor and student feedback into the curriculum.
  4. Train and prepare instructional staff on technical aspects of the curriculum.
  5. Recording videos of live walkthroughs or quick explainers.
  6. Creating quizzes and other types of formative assessments.
  7. Proofreading and testing curriculum with a beginner’s mindset.

About You:

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of industry experience in software development. Relevant teaching experience, or demonstrated technical ability (through technical interviews, work product, and portfolio of engineering or teaching work) may be considered as equivalent. 
  • You are skilled at programming in Java.
  • You have experience working on a remote team and using remote communication tools such as live chat, video conferencing, and virtual breakout rooms.
  • You have a desire to teach students of all ages and backgrounds in computer programming.
  • You are excited to experiment with new approaches to education.
  • You are a passionate problem-solver.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You have taught introductory programming or computer science classes for 1+ years.
  • You have experience working with teams of teaching assistants, tutors, or similar instructional support staff.
  • You have experience training and mentoring instructional support staff to “lead through questioning” and engage effectively with students with diverse learning styles.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You enjoy translating ideas into words, visuals, and examples.
  • You have experience working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • In addition to Java, you are experienced in Javascript, Python, or another programming language.

 

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to info@kenzie.academy.

     

More About Kenzie 

Kenzie Academy was founded to tackle a major opportunities gap. Fast-growing technology companies concentrated in expensive coastal cities are struggling to hire tech talent. Meanwhile, a large population of aspiring individuals across the country could help fill these talent needs. Kenzie’s mission is to equip people in the US with the necessary skills, experience, and access needed to build successful careers in tech.

 

Who We Serve & Where We Work

Kenzie believes access to the forward-looking education required for modern careers should be available to the best and brightest, regardless of where they come from, or what their financial circumstances are. Demographically, Kenzie focuses on creating access to well-paying tech jobs for individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Geographically, Kenzie focuses on catalyzing tech ecosystems in the Midwest.

 

Kenzie vs. Coding Bootcamps

Kenzie Academy addresses the gap between four-year universities and short-term coding bootcamps. As advancements in tech continue to accelerate, traditional universities are struggling to keep up with the latest programming technologies. While coding bootcamps attempt to tackle the skills gap through six to twelve week programs, they produce graduates who are not yet ready to fill the stringent demand of today’s employers. Kenzie believes one-year programs are better at preparing graduates for the job market.

EEOC: Kenzie Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Kenzie does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO INFO@KENZIE.ACADEMY

Operations

Assistant Vice President of Technology

Kenzie Academy, in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University, is looking for an Assistant VP of Technology (in a traditional technology company, this is a VP-level title) to join our fast-growing startup that’s reimagining education for the new century. You will report to the Associate VP of Operations & Technology. To learn more and apply click HERE.