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Professional Development Facilitator

BootUp is seeking a full-time Professional Development Facilitator to join our team to bring computer science and coding to ALL elementary students. How would you like to promote equity in computer science, work with teachers and school districts, and build your sphere of influence far beyond your classroom or school?

Professional Development Facilitators will lead in-person professional development as well as provide highly engaging, content-driven virtual professional development to their assigned districts. Extensive travel to districts nationwide is required for this role. Applicants should have integrity and professionalism and enjoy working with and supporting teachers and district administrators to implement district-wide elementary computer science.

Successful applicants will have the following required qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to equity in computer science education
  • Demonstrated success (3+ years) working in a Kindergarten - 8th grade school setting
  • Prior experience leading in-person or virtual professional development for K-8 teachers
  • Keen interpersonal and communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the capacity to coordinate details
  • Ability to travel and an excitement about experiencing different locales and cultures
  • Self-motivation and the ability to perform independently
  • Willingness to learn and flexibility for change
  • Comfort with feedback and interest in adapting based on that feedback
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and work experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with K-8 computer science content, particularly in an educational setting
  • Certified teacher (with or without a degree)
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to generate creative solutions
  • Experience working in a classroom setting with students of all abilities
  • Special education experience
  • ELL and/or multilingual experience

Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide engaging professional learning for teachers in both in-person and virtual settings
  • Provide model teaching and coaching support to teachers at assigned districts
  • Once assigned districts, schedule PD and coach directly with teachers and districts
  • Communicate with district administrators, instructional coaches and teachers
  • Document professional development and coaching through notes, photos, and/or video
  • Create and update district action plans for each assigned district
  • Train and support school district instructional coaches (train-the-trainer model)
  • Facilitate collaboration within local professional learning communities
  • Respond to feedback from multiple sources
  • Share and learn with others at BootUp and within the larger CS education space
  • Note: BootUp provides an extensive onboarding and training program, and all PD content and curriculum have already been developed. Therefore, specific content knowledge is not required.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply!

BootUp PD, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We know diversity makes us stronger and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our applicants and employees. BootUp is committed to equal employment opportunity [regardless of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or disability]. BootUp PD is an E-Verify Participant.

Why Work With Us

We are a dynamic team working towards equitable computer science education. As a PD Facilitator, you will earn $60,000 - $70,000 depending on experience, as well as:

  • Fully remote workspace
  • Unlimited PTO to recharge and refresh
  • An allowance to set up your at-home office with the necessary equipment
  • A monthly allowance for home Wi-Fi and cellular phone expenses
  • Flexible working hours - we trust that our team can manage their time and will get the job done
  • $950 per month allowance for health insurance, dental insurance and/or vision insurance
  • Simple IRA plan matched up to 3% of total compensation by BootUp
  • Opportunities for further learning and development
  • A culture of acceptance and inclusivity

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.

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter to careers@bootuppd.org along with any questions you may have.

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