IT Academy Job Postings

The two job postings below are for Open Positions to start a new and innovative program, called the IT Academy, which is a crucial part of the NYC: ATWORK Training Academy, powered by Cisco and sponsored by NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. These key positions will have the amazing opportunity to get “on the ground floor” in establishing an exciting new joint venture between a non-profit organization and government to create the first Training Academy in the country to serve people with disabilities! And based on the success of the program, these two new roles will provide consultation and leadership for future planned Academies sponsored by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities’ NYC: ATWORK and ICD – Institute for Career Development. As a result, these two new teaching positions will successfully complete the Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) training and certification program to achieve proficiency in Cisco Academy curriculum and teaching methods. And obtain their teaching license from the New York State Education Department’s Adult Career & Continuing Education Services’ Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) to conduct training at ICD-Institute for Career Development.


IT Academy Instructor

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm
Location: 123 William Street 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

The Institute for Career Development (ICD) – which is a fast-growing, dynamic not-for-profit workforce development organization based in New York City; and, for 100 years, ICD has been a leader in the field of vocational rehabilitation, helping individuals with disabilities experiencing challenges or barriers to transform their lives through career development and employment – seeks a dynamic technology instructor with a track record of success to lead a new and innovative Training Academy sponsored by the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and ICD as part of NYC: ATWORK. Of note, NYC: ATWORK (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/employment/nyc-at-work.page) is an initiative to build partnerships and expand coalitions by connecting people with disabilities who are unemployed or underemployed to meaningful, living wage jobs across the five boroughs. This initiative focuses on creating a centralized pipeline of talented candidates including transitioning youth, college students and graduates and recipients of state vocational rehabilitation services.
The selected candidate will teach Cisco Networking certification classes for the IT Academy. Additionally, the selected candidate will lead the development of the curriculum and work plan for this academy, and future academies. Certifications offered in this first class include: Cisco CCENT (Certified Entry Networking Technician), Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) in Networking (Routing & Switching), and Cisco CCNA in Cyber Security.

The qualified candidate must have the above Cisco CCNA certifications, and experience in curriculum development, methodology, content, and delivery of interactive, facilitation-based training utilizing multiple teaching platforms including classroom, web-based, hands-on, and self-directed instruction.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 months to 1 year experience working in the IT Field, as well as 1+ year(s) of teaching experience and facilitation of training to young adults and adults required.
  • Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) strongly preferred, but will subsidize the right candidate. Industry security certifications a plus.  Must have excellent knowledge of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.  Ability to teach in a highly interactive and hands-on style, and to analyze and synthesize technical information.
  • Must have passed or be willing to take and pass the CCNA Cyber OPS Exam and relevant training in order to teach the class.
  • Expert knowledge of the Cisco Academy and its curriculum, including Networking, Routing, Switching, and LAN/WAN Technologies.
  • Must be proficient in TCP/IP suite including but not limited to IP/TCP/UDP/ARP/DNS/DHCP/HTTP.
  • Experience using Cisco Routers, Switches, ASA’s security monitoring tools preferred.
  • Experience in course development, instruction, and facilitation of training for adults.

Education, Certificates/Licenses:

  • Must have an AA degree, BA preferred
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Networking and Cyber Security
  • CCNA Cyber OPS

Work Demands & Environment:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Active listener with ability to build rapport with diverse learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate blended learning training models (i.e., classroom facilitation, web-based instruction; student self-directed learning, etc).
  • Good record-keeping skills to accurately track attendance, program participation, and other data.
  • Minimum commitment of 18 months to ensure project lifecycle continuity.
  • Frequently move computer/network equipment weighing up to 20 pounds to set up classroom instruction.

Special Education Technology Instructor


Position Type: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm
Location: 123 William Street 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

The Institute for Career Development (ICD) – which is a fast-growing, dynamic not-for-profit workforce development organization based in New York City; and, for 100 years, ICD has been a leader in the field of vocational rehabilitation, helping individuals with disabilities experiencing challenges or barriers to transform their lives through career development and employment – seeks a dynamic Special Education Technology Instructor for its Information Technology (IT) Academy courses, specifically with a track record of success teaching and adapting curriculum for students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. The IT courses are part of a new and innovative Training Academy sponsored by the New
York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and ICD as part of NYC: ATWORK. Of note, NYC: ATWORK (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/employment/nyc-at-work.page) is an initiative to build partnerships and expand coalitions by connecting people with disabilities who are unemployed or underemployed to meaningful, living wage jobs across the five boroughs. This initiative focuses on creating a centralized pipeline of talented candidates including transitioning youth, college students and graduates and recipients of state vocational rehabilitation services.

The qualified candidate must possess experience in curriculum development, methodology, content, and delivery of interactive, facilitation-based training utilizing multiple teaching platforms including classroom, web-based, hands-on, and self-directed instruction. Ideally, the candidate will have experience teaching technology courses, specifically in Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certifications, or is eager to complete the Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) training and certification program, to achieve proficiency in the Academy curriculum and teaching methods.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of teaching experience, as well as in curriculum development. Of utmost importance is the candidate’s deep experience in adapting content and teaching students with disabilities. 
  • Ability to teach in a highly interactive and hands-on style, and to analyze and synthesize technical information.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Approximately 6 months to 1 year working in the IT field, preferred.

Education, Certificates/Licenses:

  • BA or BS degree.
  • Certification in teaching Special Education, and/or background in teaching Special Education preferred.
  • Must have passed or be willing to take and pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Networking and Cyber Security (ICD will subsidize cost of training for the right candidate).
  • Must have also passed or be willing to take Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) training (ICD will subsidize cost of training for the right candidate).

Work Demands & Environment:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Active listener with ability to build rapport with diverse learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate blended learning training models (i.e., classroom facilitation, web-based instruction; student self-directed learning, etc).
  • Good record-keeping skills to accurately track attendance, program participation, and other data.
  • Frequently assist with moving computer/network equipment weighing up to 20 pounds to set up classroom instruction.

Please email resume and cover letter to dgica@icdnyc.org with a subject of IT Academy Instructor.

The Institute for Career Development is an advocate for diversity in the workplace. All candidates will benefit from equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to: race; color; age; religion; pregnancy; sex; sexual orientation; disability; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; genetic information; Veteran status; marital status; or prior protected activity.  ICD complies with all applicable federal, state, and city employment laws.


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AuthorBrigid Maher

ICD is seeking volunteers to help conduct outreach to ICD's many job training program graduates to assess their employment status and to invite them to take advantage of ICD's follow up support services, which include job placement, retention, and advancement supports. Volunteers may also volunteer to help with Job Club activities if interested. Volunteer hours are flexible and will mostly take place during the day. If interested, please e-mail your reasons for being interested and your availability to sscheer@icdnyc.org.

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AuthorKevin Hern