General Assembly offers a variety of 8-12 week part-time courses in business,technology and design, which aim to help students level-up in their careers, or explore a new field. Instructional Associates are key members of the instructional team; they support student learning and track student progress during the transformative and challenging experience at General Assembly. We are looking for Instructional Associates who are experts in the following subjects:
- Back-End Web Development
- Data Science
- Digital Marketing
- Front-End Web Development
- Mobile Development (iOS)
- Product Management
- User Experience Design
- Visual Design
Please note: IAs are hired on a rolling basis. Please submit an application, and a GA producer will reach out when there is an open position for one of our upcoming classes.
Skills and Qualifications:
- You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and trajectories of eager General Assembly Students.
- You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are trying to figure something out.
- You have at least one year of experience in the content area you are applying to IA for.
- You have a deep understanding of the topics covered in the course. (See the topics outlined for each course here.)
- Nice to have: Prior experience as a IA, tutor or mentor.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
- Be present and engaged in every class session.
- Hold weekly office hours. Help students with homework and projects, and provide remediation to students who are falling behind.
- Provide feedback on student homework and projects.
- Mentor students, drawing from your own experience. You have the ability to put yourself in the students’ shoes and understand the stress and workload they are experiencing. Use this advantage to both encourage students and be there when they need emotional support.
- Stay in touch with instructors and GA staff. Work alongside the rest of the team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students. Provide them with feedback on how the students are doing, what troubles the students are having, and which students might need additional coaching or are having a difficult time.
- Stay up to date with the class work. This involves being prepared with knowledge of the homework and which topics are currently relevant. If need be, create extra resources and materials to enhance the learning experience.
- Facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community. Encourage student participation and student collaboration.