Senior Instructor / Program Manager, Oracle Education Foundation
Title: Senior Instructor / Program Manager, Oracle Education Foundation
Location: Redwood City, CA or willing to relocate to the area
The Oracle Corporate Citizenship team seeks a Senior Instructor / Program Manager for theOracle Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle and staffed by Oracle employees. The individual in this role will help manage and deliver the Foundation's program, and will enjoy all the benefits of a corporate job, plus the sense of purpose inherent in a philanthropic educational role.
Candidate must possess:
Passion for teaching and strong classroom management skills, ideally at the high school level
Ability to lead instruction and maintain an exciting, engaging and accessible classroom environment for a highly diverse group of 20-30 students
Extensive knowledge of maker education and relevant hardware/resources
Experience in one or more of the following: 3D design and printing, robotics, game design, physical computing, artificial intelligence, app design
Ability to plan and design engaging, innovative curriculum in various lengths from 5-40 hours
Ability to adapt curriculum according to the needs of the program, school, and students
Affinity for design thinking
Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to deliver our program while simultaneously building it
True grit and the “can do” reliability of a genuine team player
Relentless optimism and a drive to make things better
About our Program:
The Oracle Education Foundation’s mission is to help young people develop the technical acumen, creative confidence, empathy, and grit to become outstanding designers of solutions to people’s needs and the world’s problems.
In classes provided by the Foundation, students learn coding and electrical engineering, and apply these skills to design challenges in which they design, build, and code solutions for real users. The Foundation recruits and engages Oracle Volunteers to help coach students through these classes.
Our classes teach students design thinking, a repeatable, human-centered method for creative problem solving and innovation. Students solve real-world problems using a design thinking approach similar to that taught at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school).
The person in this role will work in collaboration with the Oracle Education Foundation team to develop curricula, lead instruction in classes, recruit and train Oracle Volunteer coaches prior to each class, and provide guidance and support for both coaches and students during these sessions. Classes typically span multiple days, up to two weeks, and serve 20-30 high school students. Each class focuses on a particular domain, (e.g. Chatbots, 3D Design + Production, Internet of Things, Experiential Game Design, etc). The person in this role is responsible for implementing the Foundation’s program in a way that is consistent with the Foundation's mission and core values.
While the majority of our classes take place at the Oracle Conference Center and engage students from Design Tech High School (d.tech), we are currently scaling our program to other schools and locations. As we scale, the person in this role will help develop a library of replicable 5-40-hour classes and recruit and train Oracle Volunteers across the country to deliver these classes. Additionally, this person may help identify and develop partnerships with schools and/or nonprofit organizations where the conditions for success exist.
In addition to the above, the Senior Instructor / Program Manager for Oracle Education Foundation will:
Collaborate with Oracle Volunteering program staff to facilitate Oracle employee volunteerism
Collaborate closely with Oracle Education Foundation’s Executive Director, Senior Program Manager, other Program Managers, and other stakeholders, to evolve the program over time
Help to ensure the relevance and appropriateness of Oracle Education Foundation’s program over time through iteration, innovation, and adaptation to changing conditions
Identify, purchase, and manage materials for classes
Collect, reflect upon, and utilize student and volunteer feedback to inform program direction and instruction
Recruit, train, and manage a team of adult volunteers to support each class
Present to and engage with prospective volunteers at various recruitment events, both in-person and online
Identify potential partnerships with schools, community groups, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate
Bachelor’s degree; degree in education, computer science, or other relevant discipline preferred
5+ years’ experience in K-12 education, maker education, coding, making or a combination
Willingness to try new teaching models
Superb detail orientation as well as vision
Exceptional written and verbal English language skills
Exceptional critical thinking and presentation skills
Excellent time management, organization, and operations skills
Proven ability to inspire and influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Demonstrated success forging, maintaining, and deepening strategic partnerships over time
Ability to represent Oracle Education Foundation and Oracle with passion and professionalism
Ability to travel 5-10% of the time
Technology industry experience a plus
Candidates should send resumes directly to: email@example.com