Cohort Lead, Data Science at Flatiron School

Posted in Admin - Clerical 5 days ago.

Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

Flatiron School

As a Data Science Cohort Lead, you will be leading a specific group of Data Science students through a rigorous academic program to set them up for success. You will be responsible for coordinating key components of a students course structure, such as weekly one-on-ones, assessments, and project reviews, and act as their go-to technical resource and inspiration as they work through the program. Youll work with fellow Flatiron School staff to guide students through the course material, build community within our student body, troubleshoot student issues, and overall create productive, inspired, employable practitioners of a technical craft. A cohort Lead needs to be comfortable guiding students through applied and experiential learning activities across a breadth of skill areas that are expected of data science professionals.


  • Work directly with students, elevating them to meet our technical bar.
  • Maintain the cadence of the course: Keep students on track, monitor each individuals progress, and design and implement learning or service interventions when students fall behind.
  • Hold regular one-on-one and group coaching sessions with students that serve as tutoring, motivational, or debugging sessions whatever particular student(s) need(s) that day to keep on track for their goals.
  • Help students in real-time, through one-on-one meetings, chat, and live video conversations, tending towards the most high-fidelity experiences.
  • Facilitate Education Operations in Flatiron Schools Learning Management System.
  • Review coursework by students and provide specific, highly qualitative, and useful feedback.
  • Lead project sprints, helping students scope and execute larger technical projects to demonstrate mastery of each content module
  • Conduct assessments, holding students to a high bar of mastery for each content module and coaching them on how to deepen their understanding of the material.
  • Build community within student groups by identifying, creating, and implementing connective experiences, like Feelings Friday and Motivational Monday study groups, Slack discussions, and student pairing sessions.
  • While lecturing is not an instructors main responsibility, lecturing may be required occasionally.
  • Monitor and engage in student discussions, jumping in to help with technical challenges and participating in non-technical conversations that develop community.
  • Leverage passion as a force for motivation by sharing what you are passionate about with students and working those topics into lesson plans as appropriate.
  • Be available, responsive, excited, and kind: A teacher who holds students to high standards, puts people above process and creates the kind of learning environment that stretches people beyond what they thought they could achieve.
  • Use feedback from students gathered via class surveys, team members, and students, to reflect, adjust, and continually improve your practice; assist colleagues in developing and executing learning interventions that move students forward.
  • Collaborate with the Central Data Science Education team and Data Science Lecturers to deliver feedback from students and staff about what resources and improvements would drive the best student experiences.
  • Be an exemplar of Flatiron Schools values in your work and your interactions: Make No Little Plans, Pursue Mastery, Work Together, Radiate Positivity, Be Scrappy, and Nurture Difference.


  • Strong Knowledge in Data Science in Python, starting from data manipulation and management to advanced Machine Learning techniques like Deep Learning.
  • Strong communication skills, and great judgment about what communications to use in a particular situation or on a particular medium.
  • Service orientation: Youre delighted to help people succeed, whether thats your colleagues at Flatiron School, or the students youre teaching.
  • The ability to work cross-functionally with a variety of colleagues, from Curriculum Writers to Data Science Lecturers, to engineers and designers.

Compensation Expectations:

$70K - $80K Annually

About Flatiron School

Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to launch careers in tech. Weve been teaching since 2012, and now offer programs in software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Since our inception in 2012, weve provided thousands of students with skills, community, and an immersive outcomes-driven program. To achieve these outcomes, weve never let ourselves stop growing weve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students learning experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Flatiron School provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran, military status or any other legally protected characteristic. This includes recruiting, hiring, working conditions, benefits, and other employment matters such as pay, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, and reduction in force. It is the policy of Flatiron School to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment and to ensure equal opportunity in all terms and conditions of employment or potential employment. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Flatiron School values and encourages diversity and solicits applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Flatiron School is committed to working with people from all walks of life. If you require a reasonable accommodation in any part of the employment process, please contact


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