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What to expect during the application process?
BootUp's interview process consists of three interviews, plus a final assignment specific to your designation.
The review process starts once the application closes. Selected candidates will proceed to a brief phone interview conducted within two weeks of the application closure. Those candidates who make it to the second round of interviews will have a more in-depth video or phone call with the Hiring Manager and team members. After the second interview, we ask the top 3 candidates to complete a homework assignment. These finalists will be compensated for their time while they complete the project. After presenting the homework assignment, the last interview will be conducted with the Hiring Manager.
If selected, a conditional offer will be extended to the candidate. Once background checks and negotiations have been completed, we will extend the final offer and determine the start date and onboarding.
From start to finish, the hiring process takes about 6-8 weeks from when we close the job application.
About BootUp Professional Development
We prepare and empower teachers and implement elementary coding and computer science programs nationwide in order to reach ALL students, creating equitable access to 21st-century skills.
BootUp PD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has worked with over 60 school districts to implement elementary computer science, supporting over 3,500 teachers and reaching over 220,000 students around the country. BootUp’s teacher lesson plans, interest-driven coding curriculum, and resources are available for teachers and students at no-cost at www.bootuppd.org.
BootUp believes in creating a world where true and measurable equity is paramount. We strive to empower those who can most positively, and brilliantly, effect change for centuries to come – our underserved and under-represented students.
We strongly value and prioritize being honest and having strong principles for doing what we do. Integrity is consistently one of the first values we want to be known for as an organization and as individuals.
BootUp's successes over the years are a result of our ability to collaborate on a team with diverse backgrounds, expertise, opinions, perspectives and experiences.
We are constantly striving for innovative and creative solutions that assist with our overall mission and vision. This includes everything from our approach to professional learning to highly engaging interest-driven, project-based curricula.
Part of our success is because our approach is not only based on educational research, but from extensive feedback from a variety of sources. We actively seek out feedback that continues to refine what we do.
Flexible and Relevant
We believe that computer science education is not only growing at a rapid pace, but is iteratively changing over time. We try to stay flexible and relevant by keeping up-to-date on the latest research and practices in computer science education.
Inclusive and Welcoming Culture
All of us at BootUp genuinely enjoy not only the work that we do, but who we work with. We come from varied backgrounds and cultures that are shared and embraced among the team.
Engaging and fun!
Not only do we try and make the professional development and curriculum engaging and fun, but our work environment and collaborations, as well.
Simple and Iterative
We don't like to make things overly complicated. By keeping things simple, we are able to focus on fine-tuning our approach over time in order to continuously improve what we do. This iterative process is similar to the Japanese concept of "kaizen ( 改善)," which encourages team members to think through and share opportunities for improvement.