TALENT DEVELOPMENT TRAINER
Location: Sanliurfa, Turkey
Start Date: September 1, 2017
Duration: 7 months (with possibility of extension contingent on the availability of funds)
Deadline: August 22, 2017
Technology is changing the way the world responds to crisis - and Re:Coded is at the center of it all. We are a fast-growing humanitarian innovation startup equipping refugees and vulnerable youth in conflict affected areas with fundamental coding skills and professional experience that together create access to careers in technology.
Re:Coded runs a signature coding bootcamp for refugees and displaced youth between the ages of 17 and 30 - the first of its kind in Iraq. We provide technical and language training to extraordinary human beings who would not otherwise have access to first-rate materials, mentorships, and education and job opportunities. We believe in the strength of diversity, the beauty of code, and the power of education. We believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, the doors of which should be closed to no one.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for someone to teach and coach the incredible individuals who participate in our coding bootcamp. Because our students have a good comprehension of English, your role is to get them up to speed with business communication, technical vocabulary, design thinking and agile methodologies. You will also be a career coach, helping students to write resumes and covers letters, finesse job interview skills and fine-tune business pitches. You will work in a fast-paced team environment and collaborate on a daily basis with other members of the Re:Coded team to ensure the goals of the program are met.
A native or near-native speaker
You have an excellent command of English and are able to express yourself clearly and thoughtfully when speaking or writing. A gifted grammarian with impeccable insight into idioms, you’re primed to provision preposition practice at the drop of a hat.
A soft skills savant
You can craft great cover letters, refine cluttered curricula vitae, and draft formal emails. You know your way around an interview and would feel comfortable conducting mock interviews and interview trainings.
Enthusiastic about teaching
You have a talent for explaining complex concepts in simple terms. You can keep a classroom full of students engaged while also identifying and helping out those in need of a little extra assistance. You live for that look in the students’ eyes when something just clicks.
Interested in technology
Programming experience is not required, but a baseline of technological literacy is preferred. Part of everyone’s job — not just the coding trainers — is keeping fellows motivated and excited about what they’re learning.
Adaptable and industrious
You’re flexible and ready to brainstorm solutions when a situation arises. In a fast-paced, dynamic workplace, even the best-laid plans occasionally come undone. Perhaps the students struggle more than expected with a particular concept, and the curriculum has to be tweaked to account for an extra day of practice. Things will come up in the students’ lives that necessitate extracurricular assistance. You can handle it all — bring it on!
Organized and goal-oriented
You’re able to structure lectures and assignments to explain the important concepts, but you can also recognize when it’s time to move on to the next item on the agenda. You love it when students ask questions, but you always keep an eye on the high-level goals and know to not get too bogged down in the minutiae.
Aware and compassionate
You’re perceptive, caring, and nonjudgmental. Your classroom is a safe space for all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing trait. Many of our students lead exceedingly complicated lives, so it’s important to be tolerant and empathetic. However, if a student tries to make the learning environment in any way hostile for their peers, you feel comfortable escalating the issue so that it can be dealt with swiftly.
An excellent communicator and collaborator
You interact professionally with students, peers, partners, and the press, and you always represent Re:Coded well. In and out of the classroom, you set a shining example for your students on how to communicate and operate in the professional sphere.
- Plan, prepare and deliver curriculum to 30 students.
- Prepare and set tests, examination papers and exercises.
- Mark and provide appropriate feedback on oral and written work.
- Coach and support students with career-related training such as resume and cover letter writing, mock job interviews and online employment application.
- Basic classroom administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.
- Document and communicate lessons learned on an ongoing basis with team.
- Participate in and contribute with weekly team sprints to track program performance.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, Business, Design or relevant field of study.
- At least 2 years of prior teaching experience or experience delivering training.
- Comfortable using digital learning platforms.
- Metalinguistic skills an asset.
- Fluency in English and Turkish required; working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
- Turkish citizen or legally authorized to work in Turkey.
- A competitive salary commensurate with experience.
- A range of training and growth opportunities for further professional development.
- A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet amazing people, influence countless lives, and leave your mark on the global effort to combat the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII.
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Talent Development Trainer by August 22nd and let us know why you think you'd be a great fit for our organization! Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications without CV or cover letter will not be considered.