2020 SIP Site Lead

Girls Who Code

About the organization

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.


ResponsibilitiesTeacher/TA Coaching & Development
Regularly observe each classroom and teaching team in order to provide feedback around instructional practice and classroom culture (typically on a weekly basis).
Brainstorm solutions and approaches to classroom management issues.
Encourage teaching teams to implement instructional best practices such as circulation, checks for understanding, scaffolding, etc..
Encourage and thought partner with teachers and TAs on ways to adapt lessons to their classroom’s interests and strengths.
Provide coaching for any communication issues within the teaching team.
Work through any challenging projects or concepts with the teaching team.
Communicate about teacher and TA development, classroom progress, issues or concerns regularly with your Senior Site Lead manager.

Partner Engagement and Relationship Management
Assist teaching teams in maintaining a professional and responsive relationship with the partner/host point-of-contact according to guidance provided by the GWC Partner Engagement Manager and other GWC central staff
Clarify and remind teaching staff of details of engagement opportunities throughout the summer.
Escalate any issues with the partner or host site according to the established GWC reporting process.
Communicate lesson feedback to the GWC Curriculum Team on a regular basis through weekly surveys, and other communication channels (Slack, email, etc.) as needed.

Student Emergencies and Issues


Bachelor’s degree required; Bachelor of Education strongly preferred.
4 + years teaching, administration, or other in-school experience.
Experience leading and managing an effective and supportive classroom environment for students.
Must be able to commit to a full 8-10 week summer program schedule from June/July- August (exact dates are determined by location)
Ability to be at each classroom you are assigned for up to 5 hours per week; please note that the number of classes will vary by location.
Ability to commit to the following hour requirements in each region:

~The following markets will require ~30 hours per week: NYC, Bay Area, LA area, Chicago
~The following markets will require ~25-30 hours per week: New Jersey (Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, Raritan)
~The following markets will require ~10-15 hours per week: Boston, Dallas, Charlotte, NW Arkansas
~The following markets will require ~5 hours per week: Philadelphia, Wilmington DE, Hartford CT, Houston

Demonstrated poise, professionalism, and exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to comfortably engage with a variety of program stakeholders ranging from corporate partners, funders, members of the press, and/or technology executives.
Consistently maintains a positive attitude and builds strong relationships with teaching team, students, and partners.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for a role as a Site Lead you must submit the following in our online application system:
1) A current resume or CV
2) In place of a cover letter, please respond to 3 short answer questions. Your responses for each question should be at least 150 words, but no longer than 350 words in length.
Why do you want to work with Girls Who Code? Why do you want to be a Site Lead for the Summer Immersion Program specifically?
Which of our core values do you believe is most important to your role as a Site Lead in the Summer Immersion Program? Why?
What does an inclusive and supportive classroom environment look like to you? What is the teacher doing and saying? What are students doing and saying?

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