Jobs at The Last Mile
We are training incarcerated individuals to become professional web developers. We work inside prisons. Our students are denied access to the Internet. While working inside prison has its obstacles, the drive and determination with which our students tackle their own challenges inspires us to do our best.
Job Title: Classroom Facilitator (CIW)
Work Location: California Institution for Women
Reports to: Director of Program
Annual Salary: Commensurate, based on experience
Classroom Facilitators work on-site with state prison inmates enrolled in Code.7370 software training program. This role combines teaching, mentoring, supervisory, and administrative tasks to ensure a positive and supportive learning environment. Facilitation is one of many teaching methods, but it is the primary method used in this role. Awareness and sensitivity to diverse identities is key to creating a learning environment for Code.7370 students to succeed.
- Facilitate peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, group work, and class discussion.
- Create and facilitate discussion topics in the LMS (Learning Management System).
- Adjust, develop, and schedule curriculum to fit student needs, facility culture, and unforeseen barriers.
- Research and provide knowledge and resources to students.
- Manage classroom including opening and closing room for students and maintaining all required prison security protocols.
- Keep records of any student or equipment issues.
- Provide feedback to The Last Mile program and curriculum team.
- Advocate for each student’s well-being including empathetic listening and establishing rapport with correctional staff and CIW education faculty.
- Communicate with Curriculum Director and Virtual Mentorship program to implement and improve curriculum content and live instruction.
- Empower students to set and work towards individual goals and self-advocate.
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree with demonstrated academic, professional, and/or volunteer experience working with diverse groups in a leadership position; bachelor’s degrees in computer science, humanities, or a social science
- Interest in coding, new technologies, and/or entrepreneurship; comfortable working with computers and navigating websites.
- Preference given to those with experience working with incarcerated individuals and/or at-risk youth
Responsibilities and Qualifications:
- Excellent communication skills including empathetic listening.
- Excellent situational awareness and the ability to remain calm under stress and variable conditions.
- Confidence speaking to groups of various size in a teaching situation.
- Comfortable sketching concepts and solutions on a whiteboard.
- Able to distill novel, complex problems into discrete, actionable components using analogous teaching methods.
- Able to guide students to discover answers to their own questions.
- Maintain a positive and supportive attitude at all times.
- Provide honest and constructive feedback and appropriate encouragement to students.
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a cover letter and resume.