At Thinkful, we believe that if schools put in even half the amount of effort that students do the outcomes would be better for everyone. People would have a path to a fulfilling future, instead of being buried under debt. Employers would benefit from a workforce trained for today. And education could finally offer students a return on their investment of both money and time.
Students enroll in Thinkful courses to gain the valuable technical and professional skills needed to take them from curious learners to employed technologists. As a Course Mentor, you will support students by acting as an advisor, counselor, and support system as they complete the course and land their first industry job. To achieve this, you will engage with students using the below range of approaches, known as Engagement Formats. Course Mentors are expected to provide support across all formats when needed.
Mentor Sessions: Meet with students 1-on-1 in online video sessions to provide technical and professional support as the student progresses through the curriculum.
Group Sessions: Host online video sessions on topics of your expertise (in alignment with curriculum offerings) for groups of student seeking live support between mentor sessions.
Grading: Reviewing student checkpoints submissions and delivering written feedback, including analysis of projects and portfolios.
Technical Coaching: Provide in-demand support to technical questions and guidance requests that come to the Technical Coaching team through text and video in a timely manner. This team also provides the TA support for immersive programs.
Assessments & Mock Interviews: Conduct 1-on-1 mock interviews and assessments via video calls and provide written feedback to students based on assessment rubrics.
In addition to working directly with students, Course Mentors are expected to maintain an environment of feedback with the Educator Experience team, and to stay on top of important updates via meetings, email, and Slack. Ideal candidates for this team are highly coachable, display genuine student advocacy, and are comfortable working in a complex, rapidly changing environment.
3+ years relevant professional work experience
Node.JS and React.JS at an industry level; full MERN stack proficiency a plus
Demonstrates genuine student advocacy and empathy for beginners
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Must be coachable and adaptable to a fast-paced work environment
Must have a reliable, high-speed Internet connection and webcam
Teaching, mentoring and/or coaching experience a plus
This is a part-time role (10-25 hours a week)
Fully remote position, with a flexible schedule
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