Job Title : Classroom Facilitator (San Quentin)
Work Location: San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin, CA 94964)
Reports to: Director of Programs
Annual Salary: Commensurate, based on experience
We believe that having a job is the key to successful reentry and breaking the cycle of incarceration. A projected shortage of nearly 1 million software engineering jobs by 2020 means that these jobs skills will be in demand. Through in-prison software engineering training and continued mentorship post-release, The Last Mile bridges the gap between incarceration and freedom.
The Classroom Facilitator works on-site with people incarcerated in a state prison who are enrolled in the Code.7370 web development training program. This role combines teaching, mentoring and supervisory tasks to insure a positive and supportive learning environment.
Arrive at classroom location prior to arrival of students and open class for program use. Maintain all required prison security protocols, and secure the classroom at the end of each day. Maintain records of any student or equipment issues. Coordinate class instruction and curriculum. Facilitate class work and projects, and work with the participants to develop their skills in the designated program. Interface with the Last Mile Curriculum Development staff and volunteer instructors to resolve questions from the class and interpret the live instruction. Maintain regular contact with all students in order to evaluate class progress, and record relevant data in accordance with guidelines provided. Provide regular feedback to the Last Mile executive team in order to facilitate continuous course improvement, and to maintain standards of excellence.
Required Responsibilities and Qualifications:
- Excellent communication skills including clear speaking and empathetic listening.
- Excellent situational awareness, and the ability to remain calm under stress and variable conditions.
- Confidence speaking to groups of various sizes, primarily in a teaching situation. Should be comfortable sketching concepts and solutions on a whiteboard, and be able to distill complex ideas into understandable components using analogous teaching methods.
- Should be comfortable taking random Q&A, and should know how to properly respond if unable to give an immediate correct answer to a question.
- Maintain a positive and supportive attitude at all times. Provide honest and constructive feedback and appropriate encouragement to students.
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
- Preference given to those with experience working with incarcerated individuals, at-risk youth or similar environment.
- Working knowledge of Web Development technologies and practices is a plus but not required.
TLM is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and second chances at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other protected class.