Full-Time Data Science Instructor

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About the role:

Journey is looking for an experienced, energetic, data scientist with an interest in teaching. As a data science instructor you will be responsible for leading lectures on various topics, assigning course work, grading, and mentoring students on a 1-1 basis. You will work closely with other instructors and members of our education team, and follow along with our pre-built curriculum and teacher guide. You will work as an instructor for our Concordia Bootcamps program (a partnership between us and Concordia University) and have a direct impact on changing peoples lives through education.


This is a full-time contractual position which will last 14 weeks. Our Full-Time Bootcamps run for 12 weeks, Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm (see below for full schedule expectations).


You can review the program and upcoming course dates here: https://concordiabootcamps.ca/courses/data-science-remote/


Responsibilities:

  • Teach a class of beginners (in collaboration with 1-2 other instructors and the Lead Instructor) with the goal of ensuring they graduate ready for junior level roles in Data Science
  • Act as coach/mentor to students as they work their way through the course
  • Care profoundly about every student's success
  • Present lectures on Math, Stats, Python, Pandas, SQL, Data Visualization, and more
  • Communicate regularly with the Administration Team and Lead Instructor to provide ongoing updates on the students' process and feedback
  • Follow each student independently and ensure that they develop a mastery of the subject matter

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching (as a TA), coaching, managing or supporting junior staff or managing projects
  • Experience in the field of Data Science, have graduated from a Data Science Bootcamp and/or have an educational background in Data Science
  • Outgoing, personable, friendly and empathetic
  • Comfortable explaining difficult concepts because of your ability to dissect and disseminate them into bite-sized, understandable ideas
  • Well-versed in both front-end and back-end development
  • Strong active listening skills and ability to motivate
  • Ability to help all students equally - both those that are excelling and those who are falling behind, with patience, kindness and empathy
  • Lifelong learner who loves sharing their learnings and experiences with others
  • Loves the idea of helping people lead better lives through education

Salary & Benefits:

  • Fixed amount of $17,500 CAD for the entire duration of the contract (divided into monthly instalments)
  • Fully remote work
  • Work with an amazing and fun team
  • Possibility to extend your contract and teach more courses

Schedule Expectations

Full-Time instructors can expect to work approximately 40 hrs per work for the duration of the bootcamp and are expected to be online and available to both the administrative team and students 30 minutes prior to and after class for a schedule of 9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Instructors can also expect approximately 10-15 hours of onboarding the week prior to the start of the bootcamp and 5-10 hours of grading and off-boarding the week after the end of the bootcamp as well as an additional 30-60 mins every 2-3 weeks for Instructor meetings with the Lead Instructor. This amounts to a total of approximately 500 hrs.

About Journey Education

Journey provides digital skills training with courses, workshops, and events all offered online. Our product lineup currently includes courses in Web Development and Data Science, with new products on the way. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Journey works with highly experienced instructors to develop cutting-edge, real-world training and meaningful educational products that help people unlock their potential.


At Journey, we are building an environment where our employees feel included and heard. Diversity and inclusion are important to us and we strongly encourage applications from minorities, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.