About We Can Code IT

Join the team that is changing the face of tech by providing diverse and skilled tech talent. We Can Code IT (WCCI) is a woman-owned and led social enterprise that was born in 2014 out of a vision by Melanie McGee, the Founder and CEO. A vision that embraced the fact that large groups within our population were being excluded from the lucrative and rewarding field of Information Technology.
An aggressive vision of diversity and inclusion created the mission for WCCI to champion social equity through technology. We Can Code IT’s vision is to graduate 10,000 students by 2030 with 70% being underrepresented in technology which includes Black and African American, Hispanic/Latin American, Native American, women, Veterans, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

All Of Our Job Openings Include Amazing Benefits:

  • Generous PTO to use as you’d like (volunteer, mental health days, sick time, vacation time, etc)
  • Liberal paid holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Medical Insurance with employer contribution
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • WCCI tuition reduction
  • 401k
  • Insurance consultant available

The work we do at We Can Code IT matters. Each member of our team brings special qualities which lead us closer to achieving our goal of diversifying the tech industry. We are looking for mission-driven individuals that care to make a difference in the lives of individuals and in history. If you’re looking to learn more about a great, mission-driven career, contact recruiting@wecancodeit.org with a copy of your resume and we’ll get back to you within 3 business days.

Current Openings

  1. Java Lead Instructor
  2. Java Associate Instructor
  3. Career Services and Job Placement Specialist

Hiring Now for Part-Time and Full Time Positions at We Can Code IT

1) Senior Lead Java Instructor

Apply to be a Java Lead Instructor (In-person or Remote)

Now is your time to help Junior Software Developers learn all they need to know – and join a mission driven company while you do so!

Open to Remote: Georgia / South Carolina / Pennsylvania / Ohio

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Coach and guide adult students from diverse backgrounds through challenging coursework with interactive, in-classroom instruction in Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Object-Oriented Programming, APIs, REST, and web development
  • Actively mentor students and meet individually with students to discuss goals, progress, and performance
  • Communicate daily with the cohort instruction team to assess student progress and map out student success strategies
  • Assist in developing new curriculum material and inclusion efforts
  • Contribute to campus success by leading various workshops and local campus events
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest technologies and educational concepts
  • Manage your class’s Github repositories and grade students fairly

Who you are:

  • Possesses 6+ years of experience in Java (C# knowledge is a plus)
  • Be a self-starter and natural leader
  • Be an excellent communicator and facilitator
  • Team Player attitude to work as a team and solve problems

Other background that might be helpful, but not required:

HTML | CSS | JavaScript | OOP | API | REST | Eclipse | Spring | DevOps | SQL | TDD |

Physical demands and abilities:

  • Regularly spend long hours sitting or standing and using office equipment and computers.
  • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly.
  • Regularly work on repetitive tasks.
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects.
  • Regularly hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • May use headphones and earbuds.
  • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Regularly understand the speech of another person.
  • Frequently bend to file and maintain files.
  • Occasionally lift 5-10 pounds.

2) Software Instructor Positions

Apply to be a Software Instructor (Full and Part-time)

Join our locations in Columbus, Ohio or Cleveland, Ohio

We have full-time & part-time positions open that are a mix of days / evenings / weekends – are you looking for a role, but with a flexible schedule?

(Open to on-site or hybrid)

The Associate Instructor will assist We Can Code IT instructors both in the classroom and during lesson prep.

You can be located in Columbus, OH or Cleveland, OH!

Open to Remote: Georgia / South Carolina / Pennsylvania / Ohio

Some of the things you’ll be doing include:

  • Being in the classroom to assist the Instructors and help support, assist, plan, and deliver classroom exercises
  • Function as an additional instructional resource to the students
  • Help manage the learning environment & answer student questions in person and online
  • Schedule and lead tutoring
  • Record attendance and topics discussed
  • Advise individuals attending the program
  • Instruct students on topics missed during absences
  • Guide students who are in remediation
  • Track students’ progress through the requirements for remediation
  • Offer assistance on topics in competency requirements
  • Assist instructor in creating and grading assignments and quizzes
  • Collaborate with the instructor on assessing students’ current skill level
  • Communicate with other team members and students regularly to ensure the success of We Can Code IT and our students
  • Provide input on curriculum changes
  • Provide pre-enrollment support
  • Maintain and continue to develop personal technology stack skills
  • Maintain skills in We Can Code IT’s technology stack
  • Lead with We Can Code IT’s mission and values in mind
  • *Other duties as assigned*

Who you are:

  • Excellent Communicator
  • Experienced- 2 or more years of experience with computer programming.
  • Technical – You have technical skills across various technologies and are familiar with some of the following:
    • Java (required) | HTML| Java | JavaScript | SQL | C# is a plus!
    • Team Player
    • Creative Facilitator
    • Energetic and Enthusiastic

3) Career Services & Job Placement Specialist

Apply now on Indeed!

View the listing on HigherEdJobs!

We Can Code IT is looking for a Career Services & Job Placement Specialist to join our team.

Balancing the career readiness and preparation of our students and building strong relationships with businesses and employers, our Career Services & Job Placement Specialists are integral members of the We Can Code IT team.

What you’ll do:

  • Student Coaching & Job Placement Assistance
  • Employer Relations /Business Development
  • Event Support & Data Tracking
  • Curriculum Instruction

What you’ll bring to the position:

  • Career services coaching experience (technology bootcamp or higher education preferred)
  • Experience and a high level of comfortability with business development, employer engagement, and recruiting (tech industry/STEM preferred)
  • Comfortable engaging students both in workshops and one-on-one settings
  • Evidence of strong networking skills
  • Comfortable with change and high degree of adaptability
  • Excellent team player/collaborator
  • High emotional intelligence; able to empathize with others
  • Top-notch prioritization, organization, conflict resolution and time management skills
  • Able to confidently give constructive, positive feedback and navigate challenging conversations with people of diverse professional and life backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student data
  • 2+ years relevant professional work experience