Job Title: Lead Teaching Assistant
PVN ID: SI-2011-003768
Category: Instruction and Social Service

Job Description

General Description

ABOUT THE TECH TALENT PIPELINE: The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP), is the City of New York’s tech industry partnership, launched in 2014 by Mayor Bill de Blasio to support the inclusive growth of the NYC tech sector and prepare New Yorkers for 21st century jobs. The NYC TTP works with 385+ companies, 17 local colleges, and additional public and private partners to define employer needs, develop training and education models to meet these needs, and scale solutions throughout the city, delivering quality talent for the city’s businesses and quality jobs for New Yorkers.

The Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) Residency Program at the College of Staten Island, an internship placement program is seeking a Lead Teaching Assistant. Applicants must have high-level JavaScript and classroom experience. The lead teaching assistant is expected to work with the instructor to guide project work and facilitate tutorial and project completion with around 45 CUNY computer science majors. This bootcamp will be held entirely online.

Anticipated timeframe Jan 4 th – Feb 1 st , 2021. Approx. 120 hours needed total. Hours are expected to be 30 hours per week @ $26/hr. 

Other Duties


  • Assist the lead instructor with teaching web development and is prepared to teach sections of the course in the event the lead instructor is absent
  • Help the lead instructor with assigning and managing daily learning breakout groups
  • Understand student group and individual needs and assign tutors accordingly
  • Manage and answer daily help tickets during learning sessions and project sessions
  • Track student academic performance and engage with students to help them successfully complete their training and work with the TAs to assign additional tutoring or modify the support hours to meet students needs
  • Support students with building group projects in class, and completing individual projects
  • Review and grade student assignments, including pre/post assessments & capstone projects
  • Assist the lead instructor with designing assignment and updating curriculum



  • Mastery of full stack web (React, Node/Express), Postgres, Sequelize, and mobile technologies
  • Mastery of Git and industry GitHub workflows
  • Experience teaching or learning in an online environment


  • Familiarity with security, Heroku/Surge, and Docker
  • Prior experience working as a teaching assistant in CUNY or a Bootcamp

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Economic Development, Continuing Studies
Part Time
Pay Range
Hour(s) a week
Closing Date
Jan 06, 2021 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit