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Lead Instructor

INCO

Remote (Birmingham) | Full-Time

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Company description

INCO Academy is a workforce accelerator that up-skills people from underserved or underrepresented backgrounds for the digital economy. Through intensive digital training courses, we help fledgling tech professionals learn the hard and soft skills required to find a job in tech. Since launching in March 2020, our courses have received over 10,000 applications, and we have awarded over $1M in scholarships to ensure our beneficiaries incur no costs.

Job description

INCO Academy is a workforce accelerator that up-skills people from underserved or underrepresented backgrounds for the digital economy. Through intensive digital training courses, we help fledgling tech professionals learn the hard and soft skills required to find a job in tech. Since launching in March 2020, our courses have received over 10,000 applications, and we have awarded over $1M in scholarships to ensure our beneficiaries incur no costs.

With training sites present across a variety of countries such as the US, Australia, France, Ireland, Germany, the UK, Poland and Luxembourg, and a rapidly growing global team, this is a groundbreaking global project enabling people from all walks of life to find meaningful work in one of the highest growth industries today.

INCO Academy is part of INCO.org, an international NGO with a mission to leverage innovation for positive change.

The program

INCO Academy has partnered with Google.org to make an IT course accessible co-built by Google and Coursera to people facing barriers to employment to boost their employability in the digital space, with a focus on Ethnic Minority, Under-represented or Ethnically diverse youth.

This (approx.) 10-week certificate program prepares learners for an entry-level job in IT support via an innovative curriculum developed by Google. The course is hosted on Coursera, with an overview available here

Examples of virtual assessments include: computer assembly, networking simulation, writing effective support documentation, routing paths and subnets, wireless networking, device software management, public key or asymmetric encryption and incident handling.

The role

We're looking for instructors to lead our 10-week Google IT Support Professional Certificate program. In addition to the self-guided aspects of this online course, the role of the Instructor will be to implement additional learning tools to best support learners throughout their journey. Our objective is to support the training of 400 learners in 2021 across the UK.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing practical guidance and comprehensive mentorship to learners throughout their training journey via tutoring, peer study groups, office hours, and psychosocial support;
  • Implementing (and participate in the creation of) the learning infrastructure designed by our Pedagogical Engineer;
  • Maintaining the pace of learning by facilitating daily online workshops focused on the topics students will have studied independently;
  • Supplementing curriculum materials with localised content where necessary;
  • Building a vibrant community of learners from a range of different backgrounds and ensuring a motivating and supportive virtual study environment;
  • Providing 1:1 support to students where necessary.
  • Monitoring progress of learners through data collection and sharing insights with the Program team and partners to facilitate next steps in the learning journey.

As Lead Instructor for this course, you will work closely with INCO Academy’s Program Manager in the UK as well as our Pedagogical Engineer based in Dublin. You will also join a global team of INCO Academy staff present in multiple countries. 

Preferred Experience

  • An IT Technician with industry experience in IT support, System Analysis, Database Administration and/or other additional fields.
  • Experience and interest in conducting online training, mentoring and/or tutoring and ease working with a range of virtual tools
  • Experience working with learners facing barriers to employment is a plus;
  • Fluency in English is a must;
  • Ability to work remotely while maintaining close links with the core team through regular and transparent reporting.
  • A passion for teaching and making a difference to the lives of others

INCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer.

Contract length: 6 months

Expected start date: 24/05/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: £22,500.00-£25,000.00 per year


Salary range £22,500 — 25,000