Access Code - Lead Instructor (Android)

C4Q is looking for an extremely passionate and extraordinarily talented Android expert to be our Access Code - Lead Android Instructor to lead curriculum development and adult tech education for non-traditional audiences. This person will be a pioneer educator, committed to our goal of growing an inclusive tech community through education and excited to build upon the success of our Access Code pilot.  Access Code aims to strengthen, diversify, and expand the NYC tech workforce by providing high-quality tech courses to adults who traditionally lack access. In the upcoming cycle, we are expanding the program to serve those with less educational attainment and also to the 65% of New Yorkers who don't have a college degree and earn less than $32,000 a year.  This person should have a no fail attitude and work together with the C4Q team to do whatever it takes to provide the appropriate instruction, mentorship, and support to ensure student success.

We are the only non-profit nationwide training software developers. We are confident there are extraordinarily talented adults from nontraditional audiences who would excel in tech if given the opportunity and the skills. As Queens becomes a center for New York City tech, we want to invest in building the skills of individuals from our community and expand the pipeline of technical talent.


  • Work with bright, passionate, innovative people from across disciplines to improve accessibility to tech education across New York City
  • Build creative mobile applications with students & the C4Q team
  • Creatively apply your skills to solve interesting problems as we grow our organization
  • Change the lives of students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds 


  • Develop a comprehensive Android curriculum that matches the needs of participants from a wide-range of educational and socio-economic backgrounds

  • Train adults who have no previous background in technology - with a variety of educational attainment from public universities to community college to no degree at all - and transform them into mobile developers employable at the best tech startups  

  • Assist the Access Code Director to recruit and identify the highest potential applicants for the Access Code program

  • Assist the Access Code Director to develop entrepreneurial workshops and mentorship program

  • Advise Executive Director, academic institutions, foundations, and government leaders on the finding from C4Q Access Code and formulate tech education policy

  • Develop a deep understanding of Access Code student progress and ability, and provide supplemental instruction and assistance to ensure graduate success

  • Lead C4Q volunteer instructors to provide technical workshops


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science and Android development, preferably with previous teaching experience

  • Three to five years of engineering experience at a leading tech startup

  • No fail attitude -- whatever it takes to provide the appropriate instruction, mentorship, and support to ensure student success

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Painstakingly detail oriented and rigorous

  • Compassion and ability to work with a broad range of students

  • Excited about the opportunity to work with community college students

  • Ability to excel in a startup environment, working under tight deadlines and under pressure

  • Knowledge of current issues in inclusion and access, tech education, experience working with non-traditional audiences is a major plus

  • Knowledge and interest in workforce development and education policy a plus

  • Strong mission and values alignment with C4Q



Please send your resume and a brief statement about your interest to The title of the email should be “Application for Access Code - Lead Android Instructor - [Your Name]”.


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