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JOB: Java Technical Expert & Educator, C4Q

Java Technical Expert & Educator

C4Q is looking for a passionate and talented Java technical expert and educator to teach in our Access Code program. The Java educator will teach our Android cohort alongside an Android expert and educator.

The Java Instructor should have a no-fail attitude and be prepared to work with other C4Q instructors and teaching assistants to do whatever it takes to provide the appropriate curriculum, instruction, leadership, mentorship, and support to ensure student success. This person should have experience in tech and the startup environment, an interest in teaching, and a passion for C4Q’s mission.

About C4Q:


We believe that people from every community—across ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background—should have the opportunity to learn to code, gain jobs in tech, and create companies of the future.

We are transforming the tech industry by empowering underserved, low-income, and underrepresented communities with skills, networks, and opportunity through our innovative Access Code program. This intensive program in mobile app development prepares participants with no prior coding experience for developer jobs at the hundreds of innovative startups and tech companies that are looking to hire the next generation of talent. With support from leaders in business, philanthropy, and technology including Blackstone, Robin Hood Foundation, and Google, we are pioneering new pathways from poverty to the middle class.


Graduates are quadrupling their annual income from $18,900 to over $85,000 with jobs at leading tech companies such as Pinterest, Buzzfeed, OKCupid, and many others. Program cohorts are inclusive, diverse, and reflective of the industry we aim to create with at least 50% women, 60% underrepresented minorities, 40% immigrants, and 50% without 4-year college degrees. The most recent cycle of the program successfully trained over 50 developers, and the program will double to graduate over 100 developers in the coming year.


-Work with other instructors and teaching assistants to 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

-Develop Java curricula that match the needs of participants from a wide-range of educational and socio-economic backgrounds

-Work with the Android Expert and Educator to ensure that the curricula are consistent and cohesive

-Assist the Access Code Director and other Instructors to develop entrepreneurial workshops relevant to today’s tech industry


-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science

-Passion for teaching and mentorship

-Engineering experience at a tech startup

-Compassionate and able to work with a broad range of students

-Entrepreneurial mindset and an ability to excel in a startup environment, working under tight deadlines and under pressure

-Strong mission and values alignment with C4Q

-Strong work ethic


-Work with bright, passionate, innovative people from across disciplines to improve accessibility to tech education across New York City

-Build creative mobile applications and technical products 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

We are looking for full-time, part-time, and part-time hourly instructors. We offer competitive salaries as well as health, dental, and vision benefits.

To apply, please email Rina at directly. Please include a resume and cover letter.



Rina Goldfield

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) | @c4qnyc | linkedin

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