RE:CODED TECH MENTOR
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 leveraging technology and entrepreneurship to create education and livelihood opportunities for youth affected by conflict. To support our mission, Re:Coded is seeking experienced Java Developers to work on a one-on-one basis with our fellows. This is an exceptional opportunity to use your skills to help a refugee gain access to much needed programming expertise.
As a mentor, your primary role is to provide technical guidance and support to your fellow based on his or her needs. At different points in the relationship, you will share ideas, provide feedback, identify helpful resources and serve as an advocate for your fellows whenever an opportunity presents itself.
Commitment: 1 - 2 hours per week for 6 months
The tech mentor program is an excellent opportunity if you love to teach others and have a talent for explaining complex concepts in simple terms!
HOW IT WORKS
- We will match you to a fellow via an email introduction based on your experience and common personal traits.
- We expect you to make the initial contact with the fellow within one week of assignment.
- You and your fellow will decide together on a mutually beneficial time to communicate at least once a week for an hour. Remember that Iraq can be 8 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 2-5 hours ahead of countries in South America and Europe.
- In order to ensure that the mentor program is meeting its objectives, the Re:Coded team will periodically solicit feedback from both fellow and mentor to see how the relationship is developing and discuss ways to improve the program.
As a mentor, we expect that you commit at least one hour per week until the end of January 2018 over Skype – or similar free voice and video application – at a time that works for both you and your fellow.
If you miss one week, we ask you to reschedule the call within 15 days so that your fellow receives the same hours of coding practice as the other fellows by the end of the program. If you are unable to reschedule, please contact us so that we can facilitate an alternative arrangement.
Although our fellows have a laptop and a portable internet device, connectivity can sometimes be challenging. Please be patient and understanding if the calls are not always of good quality. Turning off your video may help if you are facing problems during your call.