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Web Development Instructor


Web Development Instructor

Position Summary

Instructional Designer needed to help implement our newest class offering, YWeb Career Academy (YWeb). YWeb is an employment service program that trains women and people of color to become web developers/designers. The three-month program covers technical skills such as design, HTML, CSS, and Javascript and employability skills such as project management, interview practice, and resume writing. Traditionally, women and people of color are underrepresented in the technology field.

The YWeb Instructor works directly with the YWCA Allentown team to create a syllabus outline and curate external content sources to help turn a high-level syllabus into reality. This contract position will design and develop learning and practicing experiences. The goal is to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies in an effective and appealing manner. This is a paid, remote, contract position.

 Job Duties & Responsibilities

Supervisory:

None. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Apply tested and proven educational techniques and instructional design theories, philosophies, practices, and methods to help design a first-in-class syllabus that teaches current concepts in Frontend Web Development.
  • Develop exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
  • Collaborate with YWebCA’s Curriculum team to identify audience’s training needs, craft learning outcomes and build a compelling learner experience, enhances retention and knowledge transfer.
  • Think pedagogically to break down technical concepts into digestible units and modules.
  • Curate external material to supplement our current Frontend curriculum.
  • Collaborate with YWebCA’s Curriculum team to author high-quality projects that are worthy of being part of a learner's portfolio.
  • Propose updates to existing material to reflect current standards in Frontend Development.
  • Review newly produced content and provide targeted feedback.
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc)
  • Decide on the criteria used to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Perform ambiguous tasks with little or without guidance and support and the ability to suggest actions without having all the information

Position Requirements or Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Professional experience or training as a Frontend or Full-Stack developer
  • Proven working experience in instructional design and with instructional technology
  • At least three years of related work experience highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge 
  • Knowledgeable with libraries such as Bootstrap and Material UI
  • Organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently on an assignment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
  • Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English, strongly preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Position Title:

Instructional Designer/Program Developer

Manager’s Title:

Executive Director

Benefits:

None

Location:

Remote

Status:

 Independent Contractor; paid bi-weekly

Hours:

As required (Approximate 25 hours/wk)

Salary:

$15,000 for a 15-week contract

Last Revision:

06/10/21

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