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IT Instructor

Training | Bay Area, CA | Part Time and Contract

Job Description


The Stride Center is a nonprofit that creates access to economic mobility for low-income adults by providing a comprehensive career development program including in-depth technical training in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), preparation to test for industry-valued, stackable ICT certifications, training in professional acumen, career essentials, and life skills, and job placement assistance.

The mission of our training department is to provide our students the tools to build a better life through a high quality technical and workforce-readiness education in a structured environment that will ensure their success.

We are a fast-paced, team-oriented organization that is expanding. We are ambitious in our pursuits, passionate about our mission and creative in our execution. We encourage professional development by exposing team members to all aspects of the organization. We offer competitive compensation, generous benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.

Job Title: IT Instructor

Start Date: Training to start immediately for courses beginning January 2018

Location: Stride Center HQ, 1212 Broadway, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612 Positions available in Oakland, Santa Clara, San Jose and San Pablo

Reports to: Training Manager

Employment Classification Type: Part-time, non-exempt

Compensation: 22.00-25.00/HR DOE 


  • Self-driven, results-orientated with a positive outlook and focus on quality instruction
  • A natural planner who critically assesses own performance
  • Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with senior management
  • Reliable and an effective communicator
  • Must be able to motivate students for maximum success

Professional requirements:

  • Must be mature and domestically secure
  • Reliable and able to work flexible hours on occasions when required
  • Must be able to communicate well in person, phone and in writing
  • Must be professional and businesslike

Minimum qualifications:

  • Candidate must have Industry certifications e.g. CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Microsoft, Cisco for the pertaining course
  • At least two years teaching experience is preferred
  • Ability to create effective lesson plans
  • Manage student data-tracking database
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation

Must have experience with the following:

  • Configuring and troubleshooting hardware and software 
  • Configuring and troubleshooting the desktop and user environments
  • Active Directory
  • File Permissions and File Sharing
  • Microsoft Office Applications

Classroom training:

  • Provide student materials
  • Conduct lectures and lab exercises
  • Track student attendance
  • Develop daily lesson plans
  • Enforce student policies (e.g. dress code, attendance, classroom protocol and culture)

Preparatory Responsibilities:

  • Document classroom activities
  • Prepare daily lesson plans
  • Track student activities
  • Create monthly student evaluations
  • Participate in weekly instructor’s meetings