Lead Instructor, Data Science

| Chicago

Flatiron School is seeking a Lead Instructor, Data Science for our Chicago, IL campus. We are looking for people that LOVE TEACHING. We make it a mission to seek out teachers who can infect, infuse and inspire with passion, wisdom, positivity, and humor. 


The Lead Instructor, Data Science will:


Make No Little Plans

  • Build for scale by planning, writing, and delivering lectures in accordance with the progress and pace of the class.
  • Pilot our experimental efforts in curriculum and pedagogical style pursuing our collective unending quest to provide the best experience and most positive outcomes.
  • Develop and lead student project sprints throughout the semester.


Radiate Positivity

  • Create a safe and collaborative environment where students understand that helping their peers betters their own experience.
  • Find what to love. Leverage passion as a force for motivation by sharing what you are passionate about with your students and working those topics into lesson plans as appropriate.


Be Scrappy

  • Embrace change and thrive in ambiguity by helping students and staff with real time efforts, like debugging a student’s project or assignment, while devoting time and effort to developing the macro learning plan.
  • Move quickly by prepare your own lectures but anticipating last minutes changes based on the class' progress and learning goals.


Pursue Mastery

  • Use feedback from students gathered via class surveys to greatly exceed the minimum bar.
  • Integrate feedback from team members on progress of class to set pacing and determine tactical interventions.


Work Together

  • Provide feedback to team members by conducting weekly 1 on 1s and over-communicating on a daily basis.
  • Empower others to succeed by conducting interviews for instructors and students for future cohorts.



Qualifications for Lead Instructor, Data Science:


  • Strong knowledge in Data Science, Data Analytics, R, Python, etc.
  • Strong knowledge in Statistics, Mathematics and Machine Learning
  • 2+ years of professional experience as a data scientist
  • Prior experience teaching code to a class of students
  • Able to work cross-functionally with a variety of people from curriculum writers to engineers and designers


About Flatiron School


Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Over our five years as a school, we’ve helped over one thousand students learn to code and launch careers in tech. To achieve these outcomes, we’ve never let ourselves stop growing – we’ve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students’ learning experience.


For the next step in our growth, Flatiron School has joined the WeWork family. In WeWork, we’ve found a partner who shares the mission we’ve had since the beginning: to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. And that mission won’t change. As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.

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