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Cybersecurity Instructional Assistant

Company: Per Scholas Inc
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Cybersecurity Instructional Assistant
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
SALARY: $18/hr
Per Scholas is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as an Instructional Assistant within the Philadelphia Operations Training Department. The Instructional Assistant will play an important role in our organization's mission, as he/she trains Per Scholas students to be outstanding entry and mid-level technicians.
This position is considered part-time, you are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours. The total number of hours is determined by the managing director of the Per Scholas site. -The position will continue part-time for a period of at least 60 days. -WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Classroom Facilitation

  • Using a structured and approved curriculum, assist the Technical Instructor in conducting technical training to prepare students for entry to mid-level Information Technology jobs. Technical training competencies include but are not limited to: hardware, software, networking, security, server, mobility, virtualization, cyber security, web development, quality assurance, and project management. -
  • Assist classroom facilitation in a highly interactive, hands-on style. -The IA will consult with the Instructor before providing current students with any review materials, videos or any other support.
  • Using the instructor's evaluations, the IA will form and lead study groups. Topics will be determined by the instructor and the students. These study groups can be held during class time (as approved by the instructor) or before/after class.
  • The IA will consult with the instructor to determine what the activities are going to be for the present and upcoming days, and assist in gathering the necessary tools to conduct the lectures and hands-on labs.
  • The IA will have an understanding of the curriculum and be prepared to conduct a lesson in the event that the instructor needs to be out of the classroom.
  • The IA will ensure that all equipment that is loaned to or used by the students is returned to the instructor, the storage closet, or the person whom it was borrowed.
  • Utilize in-house Learning Management System for assignments, tests, and real-time performance monitoring, and assisting in entering student attendance/grades/scorecards. -
  • The Per Scholas curriculum calls for a maximum of 1.5 hours of lecture in a 6-hour teaching day. -The rest of the time is dedicated to interactive, hands-on lab activities which are led by the Technical Instructor. IA hours are set in accordance with the tech instructor.
  • Class sizes range from 15-24 students.Managing Student Performance -
    • Provide students with ongoing feedback and recognize any challenges early and work with the instructor and/or coaches and students to overcome them.
    • Coordinate closely with students' instructors and career coaches on enforcing program rules and promoting student success.
    • Implementing individualized study plans for students that are struggling in the class.
    • Participate in all required student progress meetings with other members of the team
    • Monitor and enforce student class attendance, dress code, and other program policiesCurriculum
      • Provide input on labs, Learning Management systems, and program policies - -Administrative
        • Participation in staff meetings
        • Conduct real-time student data entry in the PS Academy -WHAT YOU'LL BRING TO US:Professional Qualifications
          • One of the following must be met
            • Must be a graduate of a Cyber Security Track at Perscholas -
            • Must have obtained your CYSA+
            • Recommended by a Per Scholas Technical Instructor
            • If you are an external candidate, you must have the following
              • CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ or CompTia Cysa+
              • Experience as a TA or instructional assistance
              • Ability to teach in a highly interactive and hands-on style
              • Passion for teaching others
              • Flexibility to adapt to changes in schedule
              • Interest in being part of a culture of continuous improvement
              • Team oriented
              • Highly responsive communicator
              • Excellent verbal communication skillsPersonal Characteristics
                • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission.
                • You are data-driven, result-oriented, and a forward-looking catalyst for social change.
                • You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You're excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently.
                • You are an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills. -
                • You are tech-savvy and can learn quickly.
                • You are strong at managing your time and can balance multiple projects and tasks.
                • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying career positions, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.#LI-ONSITE -WHY WORK HERE?We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.You'll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.Per Scholas strives to deliver an equitable compensation and benefits package to support the financial, mental and physical wellness of our staff. We offer 37 paid days off during your first year of employment, Summer Fridays (early close each Friday of the Summer), medical benefits with premiums starting below $20 per paycheck, $1 for $1 matching on 401k contributions up to 6% of pay.ABOUT PER SCHOLAS:Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for more than 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development, and robust employer connections, we prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities at businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 17 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 16,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology. To learn more, visit and follow us on, , , and .QUESTIONS?If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our Talent team at . We look forward to viewing your application!Equal Employment OpportunityWe're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement .Powered by JazzHR

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