Associate Software Development Instructor - Project Based

Remote - Seattle, WA

Ada Developers Academy is a non-profit, tuition-free coding school for women and gender diverse adults. We focus on serving low income people, underrepresented minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our program consists of two highly immersive parts: six months of focused instruction, and five months of internship at partner companies, where students refine their skills working on real-world code.

About this position

We are looking for an Associate Software Development Instructor to facilitate Ada Build, a pre-Ada program for our Black, Latine, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian applicants to prepare them for the Ada admissions process. As a member of our Pilot Projects team, you will collaborate with fellow instructors to further develop the Ada Build curriculum and learning materials for students progressing in the tech industry. This position will also conduct technical interviews for students applying to our 11-month cohort-based program. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with a salary range of $75,000 - $85,000 (DOE) and excellent benefits.

Core responsibilities

Ada Build

  • Support fellow Ada Build instructor and volunteers to deliver this virtual eight-week beginners Python program quarterly.

  • Facilitate lessons and exercises that engage students in their learning, and further develop their understanding of the Ada Build curriculum

  • Hold consistent office hours for students outside of class time

  • Collaborate with fellow instructors to iterate on the Ada Build curriculum and facilitation strategies

Technical Interviews

  • Conduct technical interviews for the bi-annual student admissions cycle

  • Evaluate Python code samples and participate in live pair programming with applicants to determine readiness for core program

Essential qualifications

  • 2+ years of professional experience as a Software Developer required

  • Strong group facilitation skills in a virtual setting is a plus

  • Professional or volunteer teaching experience in an educational institution or program

  • Recent hands-on experience with Python 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven history of cultivating effective and authentic relationships with others

  • Demonstrated embodiment of Ada’s values in a professional environment 

We hope to be drivers of change, and believe having a team of diverse backgrounds will enable us to strengthen our impact for others. Ada is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at