Hiring A BIT Bridge Academy Teaching Assistant

The Blind Institute of Technology (BIT) is seeking a BIT Academy Teaching Assistant. We are seeking a part-time, local professional who has experience working with people with disabilities in an educational environment. This is a joint effort between Blind Institute of Technology, Three Talents Advisors LLC, and area employers.

Our goal is to train adults with disabilities on skills that are in high demand by local companies and place them into competitive, long-term jobs in the IT industry. This innovative program is the first of its kind in Denver, Colorado and represents a great career opportunity for the right individual. Professionals with disabilities are often trapped in the revolving door of not having experience but not being given the opportunity to gain experience. BIT aims to change that through partnering with Fortune 500 companies and other organizations to place candidates in positions that match their skill sets.

The BIT Academy upskills and reskills professional-ready individuals with disabilities to fill roles in the IT industry. Currently, we are offering IT training to local individuals with disabilities that will result in globally recognized technology certifications in IT and an introduction to cybersecurity, networking, and cloud computing. We will expand this program with future cohorts and add new certifications determined by labor market needs and demands as well as by recommendations from sponsoring companies.

This program will be the first of its kind to be offered in the Denver area, so it is a groundbreaking opportunity that we expect to receive high exposure. Bring your skills and experience with technology and working with people with disabilities into the classroom for a rewarding and ground-floor opportunity to make an impact.

We are seeking an experienced, local Teaching Assistant who:

  • Can assist with leading this program on a part-time basis. We estimate this program as 25-30 hours per week.
  • Can answer questions and help reinforce class material with students in the absence of an instructor.
  • Has IT experience or has IT aptitude and interest in an IT related role.
  • Can learn the Cisco NetAcad network academy course material and assist the instructor in the program as well as help the students with their assignments and learning.
  • Will help ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the course syllabus and program expectation.
  • Will communicate to management requirements for suggested accommodations with sufficient notice to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement prior to class.
  • Will help maintain and submit accurate documentation in regard to attendance, pre-post exams, lab sheets, student progress/snapshots, and accreditation/state required documents, and others as required.
  • Will assist in the evaluation and documentation of student progress, student advising, and support of academic success for at-risk students.
  • Will assist with course/program evaluation and continuous improvement.
  • Will assist, as requested, in the marketing/promotion of the program to prospective students and sponsors by providing information regarding course content and objectives.

The ideal candidate for BIT Bridge Academy will possess the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with people with disabilities preferably in a classroom setting. Prefer Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education or IT related field.
  • Passion for teaching and/or helping people with disabilities achieve success and employment.
  • A strong interest in technology, preferably someone who may be interested in acquiring a Cisco Certification (Cisco Certified Technician, CCNA, etc).
  • Effective presentation, communication, and technology skills.

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to bridge-academy@blindit.org.